I asked these questions last night in Nation and got conflicting responses before the posters admitted they really didn't know and were speculating. So I'm going to ask here in hopes someone has a definitive answer or experience with the matter.

First, I'm assuming awakening crafted gear (for instance, going from Ayanad to Erenor) will preserve tempering, lunastones and lunagems. I know they vanished in the old system when you recloaked, but this new system is different. Can anyone confirm that these are preserved in crafted gear?

Second, if the above is true and I awaken an item with 5 socketed gems and the awakened item only has four slots (due to the lower grade), what happens to that 5th socketed gem?

Thanks in advance for helping out, I appreciate it.

Colt