Here's why Gems will gold cap you faster than Glyphs:
- If you managed to get all the jewelcrafting recipes then you are going to have atleast a dozen gem cuts which sell for 60-120 more gold than the raw gems cost to make them.
- Players go through gems more frequently then glyphs.
- The meta gems can make even more profit individually than the epic gem cuts.
- Players will sell you tons of gems in trade as well as via COD because they are so easy to get.
- It's difficult for other jewelcrafters to get all the recipes and so you will often have decent competition for more common cuts but very little competition for rarer ones.
- The brilliant glass will make you gold every single day with very little effort.
- If you managed to get all the rare cuts as well as the epic ones you are going to make an additional 1k gold per day from these extra cuts.
- Having an alchemist to support your craft (transmuting meta gems and epic gems) allows you to make even more profit from your cuts.
- You can quickly and efficiently manage your gem business just like glyphs thanks QA3. A single gem sale will average out to about the same profit as 5-10 glyphs.