Jewelcrafting - how should I prepare for 5.4?

100 Human Death Knight
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I would post this in professions but it's usually pretty dead there.

I just resubbed today, and I only have about 10k give or take. People have been mentioning preparing for 5.4, and I'm just wondering what all the fuss is about and what I should do / where I should look to prepare to make the most gold when 5.4 hits. Any help is appreciated!
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90 Night Elf Rogue
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I haven't been reading the patch notes but, typically, when a new patch drops JCers can gouge up prices to insane levels, and everyone will buy them anyways in a rush to gem new gear.

To prepare, I'm guessing people are stock-piling gems to cut and AH.

If you want to do that, then you'll have to get lots and lots of uncut gems, either by mining and prospecting, or getting a bunch of ore to prospect another way, then be ready to cut colored and primal gems as needed to take advantage of the high prices they'll be going for.
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100 Human Paladin
aus
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Going into a major patch you want raw materials not cash.
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100 Human Death Knight
9855
This helps a lot. Thank you guys, I'll try to get most of my patterns by then and get a bunch of gems!
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87 Goblin Priest
10670
The panda patterns aren't to hard to come by. You need to get 3 of each blue gem to get a new pattern, although if you have tons of extras of a color you don't like, you can still do the daily CD for it, and get a random cut if you already have that color's patterns maxed out.
For the meta gems, your best bet is to do golden lotus dailies, as you'll usually get a meta pattern from the end box, or even from the gao lai chest over in the ruins.

What's annoying is no new rings or necklace patterns so far.
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