Like I mentioned yesterday, there’s a bug on the auction house that makes posting crafted gems (like lvl9 and above) impossible. The gems show up in your auctions, but don’t show up on searches and people aren’t able to buy them. Luckily, after a day of trying this and that, I found a way to fix the problem.
Here’s what you do:
Step 1 – Buy cheap items with 2 sockets on the auction house
Look for something like “Armor”, “Chest Armor”, “Level 20″, “Magic” and “Has Socket – 2″ and sort by Buyout. Somewhere around page 30 you should find cheap items with sockets. Buy them, send them to your stash and create a game.
Step 2 – Put the gems into the items
Take the items, put 2 gems into them and pay your friendly neighborhood blacksmith a visit. If you have more than two gems of the same type you’ll need to get all of them into sockets before you start salvaging.
Step 3 – Salvage the items
Gems are automatically removed and placed in your inventory, if you salvage an item.
Step 4 – Profit
Congratulations! You beat the Diablo 3 gem bug! You can now put the gems on the auction house. I tested this with Flawless Square Rubies and it worked. Sold them within minutes.
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(Edit 1: After a few people having problems with this I tested a little more. This workaround only seems to work if you use two gems of the same type in an armor with two sockets)
(Edit 2: If you have a stack of more than 2 gems, you’ll have to “hide” all of them in items, before you start salvaging them. If you have some leftovers in your inventory, the whole thing will still be broken)