But have you ever felt like you have too much inventory to possibly move? The above image is only about 1/4 of what I've acquired this weekend, and as you can see, there's still prospecting to be done as well as a full mailbox of ore.
A few people do a few different things and call it the Obsidium Shuffle, so here's an outline of what I actually do myself:
Blue quality gems - Cut and AH
Carnelians - Carnelian Spikes => DE
Hessonite - Hessonite Bands => AH Blues/DE Greens
Alicite - Alicite Pendants => AH Blues/DE Greens
Jasper - Jasper Rings => AH Blues/DE Greens
Zephyrite - Cut and Vendor
Nightstone - Nightstone Chokers => AH Blues/DE Greens
I keep a small stockpile of Jasper/Zephyrite/Nightstone for daily days to use for my own purposes and to possibly sell, but with so many people doing it the prices don't often rise on JC daily days.
I use the Celestial Essences to make an assortment of profitable scrolls and sell excess dust on the AH but it's very difficult to avoid flooding the dust market.
However, with the stock I currently have I feel I'd get more stock than I could move in the realm of jewelry. I'm thinking I'll likely continue as I have been but also DE the blue jewelry; this will let me create more scrolls that require shards while also allowing me to move my materials without flooding the market of blue jewelry out.]
JMTC's carnival topic for March is about specialization or diversification; I intend to make a post about it this weekend. Right now I've just got enough on my hands trying to find diverse ways of unloading all these gems!
I'll likely transmute certain ones, such as Carnelians, since the Inferno Rubies move very quickly while possibly cutting and vendoring alicite. I'll need to crunch some numbers, but I think that may work out in my favor. I have so much dust, I have too many Alicite Pendants to sell, and the amount of time it would take to DE all of those necklaces turns me off to the idea of continuing as I have in the past.
Do you guys all have any interesting or unique ways that you unload gems or enchanting mats?
Edited to Add: I'm getting a lot of great input, thanks guys! Unfortunately meta gems would require me to proc pretty much every one to be profitable on my realm, but I'm glad that's working for y'all! *rolls around in a pile of unsold gems*