What? 19,000 dropped gems for one top tier gem? That's a bit ridiculous lol
I take it they're going to have another cube to accomplish the transmutation?
"Transmutes" are done through the Jeweler artisan now. 19k is a lot for an individual. I guess the most feasible way to get one is to buy various quality gems from other players to make things go faster. Gems are also re-usable this time around so they won't have to collect dust in your inventory while you're upgrading them.