How to Draw Gems

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Gems are special mineral stones that are prized because they are rare and beautiful. Since ancient times, gems have been collected and made into jewelry.

Some, such as the diamond, are valued for industrial uses due to their hardness. Diamonds may be used to cut metal or as the sharp edge of certain medical tools.

Most gems have a crystalline structure, but some, such as amber, which comes from tree resin, do not.

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Because of their expense, gems are used as symbols. Gems are often associated with royalty. The gems that belong to the king and queen may be referred to as the "crown jewels."

Gems may symbolize riches or wealth. Gemstones are also associated with marriage and engagement because diamond rings are often exchanged on these occasions.

In popular culture, gems are used in video games. In some games, gems are collected by the player and are equated to points. In other games, gems are awarded to be used as a form of in-game currency.

Some games, such as Bejeweled, are centered around gemstones. Bejeweled is a tile matching puzzle game in which players match different types and colors of gemstones.

Would you like to draw some precious gemstones? This easy, step-by-step gem drawing tutorial is here to help.

All you will need is a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Gems

How to Draw Gems: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a pentagon, or five-sided shape, with rounded corners. This will form the first gem. Then, draw a diamond to form the second gem.

How to Draw Gems: Step 2

2. Next, you'll draw a number of differently shaped gemstones. Draw a hexagon, or a six-sided shape. In the center, draw a rectangle but do not connect the corners. Instead, draw short straight lines to connect the primary lines of the shape. For the final gem, draw two straight lines like an open-ended triangle. Then, draw two shorter straight lines at an opposite diagonal from the first. Finally, connect these using a horizontal line, fully enclosing the shape.

How to Draw Gems: Step 3

3. Draw short lines inward from each of the corners of the pentagon. Then, connect these using slightly curved lines. This gives this gemstone a three-dimensional shape.

How to Draw Gems: Step 4

4. Draw a curved horizontal line across the middle of the diamond. Then draw straight lines from the top and bottom corners to the central line. These lines should form two triangular shapes. These lines give the gem a three-dimensional appearance.

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How to Draw Gems: Step 5

5. On the central gem, draw curved vertical lines between the upper and lower corners. Then, draw short straight lines from the remaining corners to the curved lines. Finally, draw straight horizontal lines to connect the curved lines. This gives the gemstone a three-dimensional appearance.

How to Draw Gems: Step 6

6. Draw an "X" shape in the upper, lower, and side sections of the central gem. This accentuates the cut appearance of the gemstones.

How to Draw Gems: Step 7

7. Draw straight lines between the upper corners and the lower point, forming a triangle shape. Then, draw a straight horizontal line between the remaining corners. Finally, use two short straight lines to enclose a triangle shape in the upper section. This gives the gemstone a three-dimensional appearance.

How to Draw Gems: Step 8

8. Draw a smaller hexagon shape within the existing hexagon. Then, draw short straight lines between the corners of the two hexagons. This gives the gemstone a three-dimensional appearance.

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How to Draw Gems: Step 9

9. Draw an additional straight line between each of the short straight lines, accentuating the cut of the gemstone.

How to Draw Gems: Step 10

Color your gems. Gemstones can come in almost any color. Common precious stones include green emeralds, red rubies, and purple amethyst.

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