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Before we start with the info on how rings are created, let's look how the value of an item increases with tradeskilling (just remember value doesn't equal what you'll get from shop). We'll use QL 200 items:
As shown, with Platinum Ring we can get x12 times initial value or x12 times what we'd get for the gem that's not processed. And of course, more precious the metal used for ring, higher gain in value. (This also works for Shadowland gems. They no longer lose value after you've cut them.)
You will need the following items:
You can get the Jensen Gem Cutter, the Wire Drawing Machine and Generic Ring Template from Electrical and Mechanical Engineering terminals in shops.
First step is cutting the gem. For that we need the Jensen Gem Cutter.
|This process takes x5 in Mechanical Engineering and x1.9 in Agility Skills based on the QL of the gem.|
Now we need to set proper ring template. For that we take Liquid metal (check our Small Ingot Processing guide to see how we get that) and use the Wire Drawing Machine on it.
|We'll need x4.5 for Silver, x4.8 for Gold and x5.5 for Platinum in Mechanical Engineering Skill based on the QL of the gem. Wire Drawing Machine must be at least 30% of the QL of the Ingot.|
Now we need to get our Generic Ring Template and combine it with the Platinum Filigree Wire.
|We'll need x4.1 in Mechanical Engineering and x1.5 in Agility Skills for Silver, x4.8 in Mechanical Engineering and x1.65 in Agility Skills for Gold, x5.5 in Mechanical Engineering and x1.8 in Agility Skills for Platinum.|
All that is left is to apply the gem to the Ring. Since it's the ring that sets the final QL, the gem must be within QL 80% of it.
|We'll need x4.65 in Mechanical Engineering and x1.72 in Agility Skills for Silver, x4.72 in Mechanical Engineering and x1.77 in Agility Skills for Gold and x5.5 in Mechanical Engineering and x1.93 in Agility Skills for this process.|
Applying uncut gem takes a fraction less skill, but since cutting gems needs about same amount of skills as applying them to Rings, you shouldn't have problems one way or the other.So let's check what gems can be used and their value at QL 200 (top QL for most gems, we'll tell when this isn't so):
1,500 credits , gem exists only as QL 1
320,000 credits, gem exists up to QL 300
600,000 credits, gem exist up to QL 250
700,000 credits, gem exists in QL 200-250 and once cut they are renamed to Soul Sphere by Divaad.
There are quite a few other Rubi-Ka gems out there, but unfortunately those can't be used in creating Rings.
Information originally provided by Trgeorge.
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