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    why is dark jade so expensive?

    some of the similar gems sell for under 1g on my server but dark jade sells for 10-14g. Why is this?

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    supply and demand?

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Something to do with Icy Prisms I think. Yesterday my GM asked us to scrape together Dark Jades and the other mats if we could.

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by frankster
    some of the similar gems sell for under 1g on my server but dark jade sells for 10-14g. Why is this?
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    funny. on my server it is chalcedony, the expensive one.
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathmotron
    funny. on my server it is chalcedony, the expensive one.
    Recently the prices for Chalcedony gone up to 20g/each aswell

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Stormscale has expensive Dark Jades and Chalcedony... around 10g per

    Yet the Purple one is like 15g for 20... still nice when a Prism pops out an epic to help balance out those costs

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathmotron
    funny. on my server it is chalcedony, the expensive one.
    Same on mine - think it's because of the Damaged Necklace and ofc Icy Prism

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Shadow Crystals are the ones that end up costing me the most if I have to buy them... Dark Jade and Chalcedony are less expensive, but still more than Bloodstones, Sun Crystals, and Huge Citrines.

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathmotron
    funny. on my server it is chalcedony, the expensive one.
    Yeah same on my server.

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Since Frozen orbs are even more common than before, the prices for Dark Jade and Chalcedony have skyrocketed...both are around 15-20g a piece, kinda annoying considering the fact that I have around 40-60 of every other coulour in my bank.

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Dark jade go for 1-2g each on our server.. all green gem does.. except for chalcedony.. which go for 20g a piece.. (yeah, really)
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    You could go take advantage of it
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?


    I get a LOT more dark jade, chalcedony and shadow gems from prospecting cobalt. The tables are reversed with saronite... lots of sun crystal, bloodstone and huge citrine.
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Well it is because it is a mat needed to transmute Earthseige Diamond. Along with Huge Citrine and Eternal Fire. I always save money by buying an Eternal Water and getting it transmuted (they are like 5g on my server Fire on the other hand is almost 50g sometimes. When you get Earthseige Diamond cut it can sell for about 50g on AH
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elementium
    Something to do with Icy Prisms I think. Yesterday my GM asked us to scrape together Dark Jades and the other mats if we could.
    Most of the green WoTLK gems got a boost in prices and blues are the market in which you can make enormous amounts of money. Epics dont sell often unless you sell on a wednesday (raid reset=new gear= new gems= epics) or on weekends. Blues keep selling for all the alts gearing with the LFD
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Blues? =O On my server, those damn things sell for <10g, sometimes hitting their minimum AH sale price at 4.5g. -with Scarlet rubies at 15-25g.
    And green gems resting at less than 1g each... Apart from Dark jade at 10g and Chalcedony at 15g... Freaking lovely. Not had an epic gem or Dragon's Eye from an Icy prism in about a week and a half either. Economics work, right?
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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deathmotron
    funny. on my server it is chalcedony, the expensive one.
    Same, and I use 3-4 stacks of saronite to get one, not sure why it so much rarer than the other ones.

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    simple answer, because people are asshats.


    buy saronite ore, prospect it if you're a jc or have a jc friend do it. Then you'll have all the green gems that you'll ever want and usually saronite ore goes for 13g-16g a stack.

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    Re: why is dark jade so expensive?

    1. Supply and demand or
    2. some asswipe manipulating the prices (buying all off the AH and posting back on for much more)

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