Jewelry Crafting Guide - Elder Scrolls Online

Jewelry Crafting Trait Research Guide

Researching traits in Jewelry Crafting in The Elder Scrolls Online is important, than only once you have researched a trait you can craft a ring or a necklace with that specific trait. In addition, if you plan to craft specific sets, they usually require a certain amount of researched traits for it to be craftable.


  • Hunding's Rage Set - Requires 6 researched traits before you can even attempt to craft it.

Trait Research Time

The time it takes to research a trait gets exponentially longer.

Trait ResearchResearch Time
16 hours
212 hours
324 hours
448 hours
596 hours (4 days)
6192 hours (8 days)
7384 hours(16 days)
8768 hours (32 days)
91536 hours (64 days)
Total3066 hours (127,75 days)

  • ESO Plus offers a 10% trait research time reduction, therefore you will need slightly less time to complete this.
  • The ingame Crown Store also offers Instant Jewelry Research scrolls that can reduce the time needed for trait research.

Jewelry Crafting has a total of 2 items:

  • Ring
  • Necklace

That means you will have to research 2 x 9 = 18 traits in total! With this skill line you will only be able to research one trait at a time of each item, compared to other professions where you can research 3 at a time.

Lapidary Passive

The passive Lapidary Research reduces the overall time needed to research traits by up to 25%.

[Lapidary] Passive

  • Level 1 - 5% Research Time Reduction
  • Level 2 - 10% Research Time Reduction
  • Level 3 - 20% Research Time Reduction
  • Level 4 - 25% Research Time Reduction, limits max research time to 30 days.

Research Order

You should decide on a specific research order. The first few traits will be researched in no time, therefore it is recommended to research the more important traits at the beginning and the more useless traits at the end.

For you to research a trait you need a ring or necklace with the trait that you want to research, you can either get these from monsters, quests or you can buy them in the guild store.

Research Trait Process Jewelry Crafting Guide ESOJewelry Trait Research

Conclusion jewelry Crafting Trait Research

While the Jewelry trait research is not particularly difficult, it requires a lot of time and careful planning. Players often forget about it and the days or weeks pass without researching anything, that means it will take way longer to research all the traits.


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