Today's post is just a simple diagram that I created last night on the flow of gems in Guild Wars 2. Some people have been a little bit confused in thinking that they could purchase gems, using gold, from ArenaNet. This is not the case. You can purchase them with gold from other players, but not from Arenanet. Hopefully this will eliminate a bit of the confusion--or, given my artistic ability, it will make you more confused than ever before.
Gems will be a monster market in Guild Wars 2. Making gold off of gems will be as simple as the age old strategy of buy low, sell high. When the supply is high you will buy, buy, buy. When it is low you will sell, sell and sell some more.