In the Patch 4.0.1 PTR, the cooldown on epic gem transmutes has been removed. That means we will see a significant influx of epic gems when this patch goes live, as people desperately try to cash in epic gem sales. There will be a fallout, and then the prices will stabilize, slightly drifting upwards and settling at about 33% of their current value.
My guess is that cut epic gems will be holding value at around 50-75g each once all the dust has settled. Perhaps less for the lesser desired gems.
Here’s how it will go down:
- Epic gems will be cut and sold in bulk. Prices wall drop significantly as undercutting takes hold in the AH.
- Eternals, Rare gems, and Saronite Ore will all slightly increase in price, as Alchemists try to suck up raw materials to cash in on the new transmute freedoms.
- Prices will stabilize after a week or so, but will not return to their current values.
That’s my prediction. Of course, this all depends on your server’s economy and continued need for gems.
If you want to sell off your epic gems at the current prices, do so now, because the Patch is looming. It’s a pretty certain thing the patch will be live next Tuesday, with possibly one more background download to take in.
PS I had no pic relevant to this, so you get a Ruby Sanctum shot