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Elder Scrolls Online Jewelry Crafting Explained

Here's everything you need to know about Jewelry Crafting in Elder Scrolls Online, including how to unlock it, where to find the materials you'll need, and more.
Elder Scrolls Online Jewelry Crafting Explained
Shreyansh / Zenimax Online

Elder Scrolls Online has a wide array of complex gameplay attributes that you may find overwhelming at first. Jewelry crafting is one such attribute that, while optional, is essential for crafting build-altering Traits and gear pieces. 

If you're curious to know the ins and outs of crafting jewelry in ESO, including details like how to unlock it, its mechanics, resource collection, and more, you're in the right place. Here's our guide that covers everything you need to know about crafting jewelry in ESO. 

HowTo Unlock Jewelry Crafting In ESO

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Jewelry Crafting is part of the Summerset Chapter. (Picture: Shreyansh / Zenimax Online)

You can unlock Jewelry Crafting in ESO by purchasing the Summerset Chapter. Summerset is part of the Necrom Collection or High Isle Collection, so if you have purchased those, you already have unlocked the option to craft Jewelry.

Even if you don't own Summerset, you can still gather the resources necessary to craft Jewelry, though you won't be able to craft anything. Once it's available, you can find jewelry crafting stations next to other crafting stations in almost every Zone in the game. 

How To Craft Jewelry In ESO 

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Look for Jewelry Crafting Stations in towns. (Picture: Shreyansh / Zenimax Online)

You will find the following options to tinker with at jewelry crafting stations: 

  • Refine
  • Creation 
  • Deconstruct
  • Improvement 
  • Research 
  • Sketches

Select the Creation column, and you will find the option to craft a Ring or a Necklace, the materials required to craft those pieces of Jewelry and Traits that you can embed in the jewelry you craft. 

Traits in ESO are perks, which you can unlock and embed on a piece of gear by researching it. Researching will destroy the Trait's original gear in the process. It also takes 3 to 6 hours in real time to research, so return to the crafting station once it's done. 

Where To Find Materials To Craft Jewelry In ESO

Before you can craft anything, you will need raw materials like Pewter Dust. To get these, you will need to find Seams full of dust materials. You can find these near cliffs and on beaches. Just look for rocky places throughout Tamriel, and you should be able to find Seams that you can mine for valuable materials. 

The required material for crafting jewelry depends on your character's level:

Raw Material Character Level
Pewter Level 1-25
Copper Level 26-50
Silver  Champion Level 10-60
Electrum Champion Level 70-140
Platinum Champion Level 150-160

How To Upgrade Jewelry In ESO

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Select the Improvement column in the crafting station to upgrade jewelry. (Picture: Shreyansh / Zenimax Online)

To upgrade a piece of jewelry in ESO, select the Improvement column, and you will find the option to improve its tier. 

There are four tiers of quality in ESO:

  • Fine (Green)
  • Superior (Blue)
  • Epic (Purple)
  • Legendary (Golden)

Below are the resources you need to upgrade various tiers of jewelry in ESO

Resource Jewelry Tier
Terne Fine
Iridium Superior
Zircon Purple
Chromium Legendary

Jewelry Crafting Skill Line In ESO

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Have a look at the Jewelry Crafting skill line in ESO. (Picture: Shreyansh / Zenimax Online)

Once you have tried your hands on crafting jewelry in ESO, you gain access to its skill line. It has some neat passive abilities that you should unlock if you want to become more proficient in this art.  

Below you can find all the Passive abilities in the Jewelry Crafting skill line:

Passive Ability Description
Engrave (1-5) Allows the use of Pewter Ounces, Copper Ounces, Silver Ounces, Electrum Ounces, Platinum Ounces.
Keen Eye: Jewelry (1-5) Jewelry Seams in the world will be easier to see when you are 20-40 meters or closer.
Jewelry Extraction (1-3) Improves the chances of extracting Jewelry Crafting ingredients and allows the refining of more powerful Platings from raw materials.
Lapidary Research (1-4) Reduces research time up to 25%
Platings Expertise (1-3) Increases the chances of improving items with platings.

What Are Jewelry Crafting Writs In ESO

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Find Felarian in the city of Alinor in Summerset. (Picture: Shreyansh / Zenimax Online)

Jewelry Crafting Writs are daily quests that you can pick up from equipment crafting boards all over Tamriel. Completing these quests will get you random rewards like new pieces of Jewelry, valuable crafting materials, and Inspirations (XP for leveling up crafting). 

However, before you gain access to Jewelry Crafting Writs, you need to get the Jewelry Crafting Certificate. For this, head to the city of Alinor in Summerset and talk to Felarian. You can find his exact location in the screenshot below:

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Felarian's location in the city of Alinor. (Picture: Shreyansh / Zenimax Online)

Completing Felarian's quest will get you certified, and now you should be able to pick up Jewelry Crafting Writs from crafting boards. 

That's everything you need to know about Jewelry Crafting in ESO.