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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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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
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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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