By Anthony Karl Erdelji
Painting Gemstones is extremely simple:
Step 1: Paint the stone a metallic color such as copper, silver, bronze or gold. I prefer gold.
Step 2: Paint the stone with Tamiya Clear paint. I usually use red, blue, or green. Tamiya Clear paints are transparent paints part of the Tamiya paint line.
Step 3: When your done with the entire model and its sealed, paint some gloss coat onto the stone.
Step 4: Rejoice
Here are some alternative gem painting techniques using the above method donated by Doc Brandi Weed:
A bright silver, like Citadel's Mithril
Silver, works really well with 'cool' colors like blue, green, and purple.
Sometimes blue over gold makes a rather greenish stone.