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According to this site, the Jeweler can, besides removing and combining gems, also add new sockets to existing items.

I just acquired the Jeweler, but I can see no such option in his menus.

Do I have to upgrade him to a certain level to unlock the skill?

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Diablo III Base Game

According to Blizzard, the Artisan cannot add sockets, and the game guide is erroneous (to be updated in the future):

Artisans cannot add sockets to items. That information about the jeweler in the game guide of our website is erroneous and we're in the process of updating it.

Socketing was a feature that was in the game very early on, but ultimately it didn't end up enhancing the play experience as we had hoped.

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how lame. gems are really powerful in this game. :P –  heishe May 19 '12 at 6:54
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will probably come in one of the expansions :)) –  ptikobj May 25 '12 at 7:21
    
This answer is now, semi correct as Adeese states down below. –  stay Sep 2 at 5:12

There is no way to add a socket to an item using vanilla Diablo 3.

As of Reaper of Souls, the Mystic can enchant an item to add a socket, assuming the following are true:

  • The item can potentially have a socket (i.e. you can't enchant gloves to add a socket)
  • The item has no sockets currently

If an item does have sockets, and you choose to re-roll the Sockets statistic, you could potentially add more sockets if the item can have more (i.e. a chest has 2 sockets, you could re-roll the sockets stat to potentially get a 3rd socket).

In addition, as of patch 2.1.0, you can add a socket to a weapon if you find a Ramaladni's Gift. This will only add a socket to a weapon if the weapon doesn't already have a socket.

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The artisan cannot add sockets to items but you can visit the lady the enchants your weapons and trade one of the magic properties for a socket. . Might be worth it but maybe not

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From what I have read level 9 does not do it. I have seen screenshots at level 10 without the option to add a socket. It might be a recipe that needs to be found first.

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There is no socket add in D3

This was only avalible in D2 expansion ACT5 lord of destruction

Maybe it will be avalible in the D3 expansion Reapers of soul

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