I believe many of players ignore this making money section so I’m sharing you this method.
1st of all you need to understand your cost:-
The costs of crafting gems in D3
This is how much it will cost you to craft the different grades of gems. I have only included the gems that don’t drop as loot. Tome of secrets sell for around 700 gold on the AH:
Perfect square gem (rank 9): 30,000 gold, 3 tomes of secrets
Radiant square gem (rank 10): 50,000 gold, 6 tomes of secrets
Star gem (rank 11): 80,000 gold, 9 tomes of secrets
Flawless Star gem (rank 12): 100,000 gold, 12 tomes of secrets
Perfect star gem (rank 13): 200,000 gold, 15 tomes of secrets
Radiant star gem (rank 14): 400,000 gold, 20 tomes of secrets
Knowing your market
By understanding your market, you’ll know how to profit from them. I had a look at the AH gem market and noted down some prices on perfect square, radiant square and star gems for all 4 colours.
PRICE OF PERFECT SQUARE GEMS IN D3
Amethyst: 63,000 gold
Emerald: 66,000 gold
Ruby: 69,000 gold
Topaz: 63,000 gold
PRICE OF RADIANT SQUARE GEMS IN D3
Amethyst: 243,000 gold
Emerald: 256,000 gold
Ruby: 274,000 gold
Topaz: 242,000 gold
PRICE OF STAR GEMS IN D3
Amethyst: 866,000 gold
Emerald: 978,000 gold
Ruby: 916,000 gold
Topaz: 948,000 gold
If you buy three gems, combine them and sell the new gem, you need to have your costs of raw materials (the 3 gems + tomes of secrets) covered, you need to cover the crafting fee and you need to cover the 15% commodity fee! For example, going with the prices and costs above:
- We buy 3 flawless square amethyst. They cost 4,000 gold each this morning. That’s 12,000 gold.
- You combine them to a perfect square gem. This costs 30,000 gold and 3 tomes of secrets. So a cost of 32,000 gold all in all.
- Total cost so far is 44,000 gold. In order to cover the 15% commodities fee, we need to sell at: 44,000 / 0.85 = 51,764 gold.
- Perfect square amethysts sell for 63,000 gold. If we sell at this price, we get a profit of: (63,000 * 0,85) – 44,000 = 9,550 gold. This is pretty good and could net you a couple of hundred thousand gold a day, if you set a competitive price.
The example for amethyst also applies to emerald, ruby, and topaz. So you can make a profit, but it ranges between 3,000-7,000 gold.