Lots of new Jewelcrafting recipes went into the latest Beta build, but no new Jewelcrafting recipes on the trainer. From this I assume there won't be any new recipes, although I hope I'm wrong on that. The last 25 points of Illustrious look pretty horrifying (Fire Prism on 1 day CD. Gag.) The 500+ recipes are already blocked off by the daily quest, I don't see a reason to make leveling JC even worse with daily cooldowns for required leveling recipes.
I finally gave up waiting and leveled a bit on my Jewelcrafter. I couldn't get the daily quest to pop for her, so I thought I'd just go in a little bit and see if I could get past whatever glitch was making the quest giver ignore me. Oddly enough, the daily quest popped right up when I hit 475 skill. I was able to do today's quest and I grabbed a screenshot of yesterday's quest from one of my premade characters. I also went over to the Horde side and got their daily :) Here are three of the new Jewelcrafting quests:
I did two of these quests - Elemental Goo and Latest Fashion. For Elemental Goo you just go out and kill elementals until you get 10 goo. The drop rate was kinda crummy, I had to kill over two dozen elementals. Hopefully they'll tweak that before launch. The other one was quick and easy, I just ran around Orgrimmar and tossed stardust on people. The last one also looks pretty easy, make 3 solid zephyrite and turn them in.
In case you guys were wondering, the "perfect" gem cutting ability works on the new gems. I made several perfect cuts while I was leveling up. They have +35 stat value instead of +30 for the normals. The uncommon gems are trainable at 425 and will be yellow to you at 450. They turn green at 467, so you can eek a good 10 points out of them. After that you have to start making jewelry.
The uncommon jewelry recipes all have random stats when crafted. So far most of the random pieces I've gotten have been pretty decent. I did get one "whale" item out of 12 crafted pieces, so that's not horrible. I just sent that one to my enchanter, lol! I discovered something interesting though. Apparently our random jewelry recipes can occasionally proc a blue version. I was pretty tickled when I spotted this - check it out:
All five of these are the same recipe: Hessonite Band. Four of them came out normal greens with various stats typical for one of the classes. One of them came out a blue with a higher iLevel and better stats. Pretty neat right? I'm not sure what the proc rate is, but I'll have to make more jewelry to level up so hopefully I'll get a better idea on that.
I'm gonna hold on Jewelcrafting for a bit longer, I'd like to see if we can get some new recipes in the next week or two. If not I'll go ahead and move forward with it, but for now this is all I'm planning to post. Feel free to submit any questions you have... that don't involve leveling more!