Search, filter and craft gems in the game!

For non-Jewelcrafters, GemHelper serves as a encyclopedia for gems much like what AtlasLoot Enhanced is for instance and reputation loot. With many search filters for the exact gem colours, stats and materials, users can quickly find the best gem to socket into their new equipment without having to harass a Jewelcrafter or check a website about what gems are available.

For Jewelcrafters, GemHelper goes a step further and allows users to craft gems directly from the GemHelper UI with extra options such as "Have Materials" that Enchanters currently have. Jewelcrafters are also able to replace the default Blizzard Jewelcrafting UI.

The gem tooltips will list the materials needed to craft it or the location where the gem can be found/purchased. Currently, the database contains 565 gems. All gems should be (more or less) safe to query the server for (the link) because if someone has the gem on the server (in inventory, bank or socketted in gear) and has logged on since the last server reboot, it will be safe to query.

To use GemHelper, type /gh or /gemhelper ingame. If you are a Jewelcrafter, you open the GemHelper window by pressing the Jewelcrafting button on your actionbar or spellbook.

This addon can be used along with CraftList2, ATSW, Skillet.


If you open the GemHelper window via the slash command (/gh or /gemhelper), you will not be able to craft gems from it. You must open the GemHelper window via the Jewelcrafting button on your actionbars/spellbook. This is NOT a bug and is a limitation of the WoW game engine.

What I need

Localization information for various languages:
With the changes before Cataclysm was released many gems got renamed, new names introduced, some removed, etc. I'm unable to accurately update the existing non-English translations of GemHelper. I have enabled the Localization pages for everyone who can, to submit translations to be used for GemHelper.
Also, please review this ticket and post whatever information you can on non-English name structures. Thanks.


Beta Testers: Astrae, Karenwise, Grum
And many thanks to Xinhuan's guild members for helping with gems!

Translators: Thanks to everyone who provided translations for GemHelper.

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  • Avatar of nomeone nomeone Aug 24, 2009 at 05:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I updated the gemhelper, (I can not put gems that without him), put the 6 new rough gems, and all 73 new gems, graphically not perfect, but has all the gems and functional like before, but updated with new gems ...

    I'll send a pm for the author to see what he thinks, let's wait for his response ... hugs

    Last edited Aug 25, 2009 by nomeone
  • Avatar of deandai deandai Aug 23, 2009 at 03:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Update please, thanks a lot .

  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife Aug 07, 2009 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    on login:

    Date: 2009-08-07 11:37:04
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua line 232:
    attempt to concatenate local 'reason' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:232: UIParentLoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:283: TradeSkillFrame_LoadUI()
    GemHelper\GemHelper.lua:1319: in main chunk

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Aoife Divine Alliance of Mok'Nathal
  • Avatar of Radoznali Radoznali Aug 06, 2009 at 10:16 UTC - 0 likes

    3.2 update for this great addon?

  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife Aug 05, 2009 at 21:20 UTC - 0 likes

    any update for 3.2 ?

  • Avatar of ChaosInc ChaosInc Jul 01, 2009 at 02:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Already posted about severe taint issues (Ticket 6), it's now cropping up again WITHOUT DKPProfiler enabled. Turning this mod off gets rid of all the errors. Not sure what's going on, but would be greatly appreciated if this was looked into. I've had to keep this disabled in order to use my own project, which kinda blows. :(

  • Avatar of sanmalice sanmalice May 15, 2009 at 16:15 UTC - 0 likes

    First thank you for putting together an awesome addon!!! Secondly, I don't know whether there is a any interest in adding functionality to this addon but the only thing that I can find to wish for is some boolean logic. I would like to be able to have each stat have two check boxes (one for checked and one for "not" mutually exclusive, or both could be empty) or a check box that when clicked multiple times rotates through being checked then to being "not" then to being empty. The not part of the deal is the functionality that I am looking for, so that I can say I am looking for a gem that will do spell power and haste but I don't want(or "not") attack power. The way the filter by statistic area works at the moment it is one big "or" this stat or this stat or this stat, etc., etc. ideally I want to be able to say this stat and/or this stat but not this other stat. Clear as mud? LOL. if you have any questions send me an email at sanmalice(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks again for an awesome addon!!

    Sanmalice US Aerie Peak

  • Avatar of Imp66 Imp66 Feb 17, 2009 at 20:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Shifting Twilight Opal is listed in the mod, but is not currently in game.

  • Avatar of Xinhuan Xinhuan Jan 09, 2009 at 04:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Finally updated now for Wrath in v1.8.0. :)

  • Avatar of dekimsey dekimsey Jan 09, 2009 at 03:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Or not, RL kept me busy. I'll get to trying to help for this when I can. Maybe this weekend if I remember


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