Intro: This guide was suggested by :iconegirlwinter:, and I haven't done any tutorials in a while, so here we go. Steven Universe is really popular right no, so its no surprise that people would be creating a lot of Crystal Gem OC's. Unfortunately, not all Crystal Gem OC's are that unique, or even too good. This guide will help you create a good and unique Crystal Gem OC.
Name: All canon Crystal Gems (Except Steven, as he is only half Gem) are named after a real kind of gem or mineral. While making up a Gem name might seem like a good way to get out of research, its just lazy and can even make you seem ignorant. And as a rule, don't give your character the name of a canon gem. Google is your best friend with this one.
Gem placement: Gem placement isn't too important, but its still worth mentioning. Every Gem's gem placement is different, but that doesn't mean you can't take inspiration from another Gem for gem placement ideas.
Appearance: The Gems vary in bo