|This article is about the Diamond. You may be looking for her other form.|
No one can ever find out we did this. I never want to look back.
|—"A Single Pale Rose"|
Pink Diamond was a Homeworld Gem and a member of the Great Diamond Authority that continues to rule over the Gem race in her absence. She was in charge of Earth's colonization until she staged her own death to live as Rose Quartz and liberate herself from her role as a Diamond. Her original form made its debut in the episode "Jungle Moon".
Her first physical appearance was in "Jungle Moon", wearing a magenta-pink cropped shirt with puffy pink shoulder pads, pink gloves, and a skirt. Later on, when we saw her body below the waist, we also learned she wears short puffy magenta pants, white stockings and a pair of pink slippers with white pom poms floating over each of them. She has short, fluffy pale pink hair, and magenta eyes with diamond-shaped pupils. Pink Diamond, like Rose, appears to wear lipstick. Her pink gemstone is located on her navel and displayed in a large pentagon-shaped opening. Her mural in the Moon Base shows her to have large, jagged hair instead of the smaller, fluffier hair she has in person. A difference between her and the other Diamonds is that her gemstone is an inverted-side view of a round-cut diamond as well as being smaller than her peers. Nonetheless, she is still much taller than lower-ranking Gems.
You have so many worlds, and I don't even have one! It's not fair! I. Want. One! I want my own army! I want my own planet! I deserve it! I'm just as important as you!
|—Pink Diamond to Yellow Diamond, "Jungle Moon"|
However, being on Earth significantly changed her outlook and demeanor, learning to love life and desiring to be free of Gem society. This led to her decision to abandon her life as a Diamond and become a rebel in the form of a Rose Quartz.
Pink Diamond was created thousands of years ago. In her early days, Pink was not allowed to carry out the duties of a Diamond. On one specific occasion, Pink Diamond watched Yellow Diamond send out a fleet of Gems to begin colonizing a planet at the Jungle Moon Base. Pink was fascinated by the duties of a Diamond but frustrated at the same time since Yellow had so many colonies and she couldn't even have one, prompting the two to argue and yell at each other. The exchange ended with Pink walking away and smashing one of the Moon Base's windows out of frustration.
After begging Yellow and Blue for so long, Pink Diamond was eventually allowed to control her own colony: the planet Earth. Pink was in charge of all of the structures built on Earth as well as Gem production in its Kindergartens. In addition, Pink Diamond would capture humans from their families and store them in her Zoo to be showcased as alleged "trophies" of her conquest. The true intention of this, however, is not known.
At some point during Earth's colonization, Pink Diamond became enthralled by the life on Earth. Wishing to live among it and protect it, she took upon the identity of a Rose Quartz, and founded the Crystal Gems, with only her Pearl being aware of her true identity. To become Rose, she merely shapeshifted into the appearance of a typical Rose Quartz and changed the position of her gemstone to expose the bottom of it instead of the front.
Pink Diamond created a false origin story for Rose Quartz, which was that she was an ordinary Quartz created on Earth who fulfilled her duty, until becoming fascinated by life on Earth and rebelling against Homeworld to defend it.
At some point, Blue Diamond, with Yellow present, scolded and lectured Pink on making excuses about why the colony could not be finished, including claiming the presence of too many organic beings, difficulty in dismantling their cities, as well as the growing Rebellion. Blue advises her to simply smile and wave - appearing unfazed by the rebels - and that her Gems will fall back in line.
She would change between being Rose Quartz and Pink Diamond for hundreds of years during the Rebellion, until creating a plan to stage her own death. Pink Diamond had Pearl shapeshift into the form of Rose Quartz and poof her with "Rose's" sword while making it look like she was shattered by swallowing fake gemstone shards, mimicking the appearance of her own. Before initiating the plan, Pink Diamond made sure Pearl could never physically speak of what truly transpired. Amongst the witnesses of her "shattering" was Eyeball.
The Gems formerly serving her were reassigned to the other Diamonds, but regardless, still refer to her as their Diamond.
Jasper mentions that one of the reasons she has been fighting her whole life is because of what Rose did to Pink Diamond, her Diamond.
The Gems and the Rubies revisit the Moon Base where Eyeball takes a moment to pay her respects to Pink Diamond. Eyeball also reveals that the Moon Base belonged to Pink Diamond. After explaining how well the Earth colony was doing under Pink Diamond's supervision, Eyeball claims that she saw Rose shatter Pink Diamond herself.
Steven asks Garnet if Rose really shattered Pink Diamond, and she confirms it. Garnet says that Rose had to shatter Pink Diamond for the Earth to be "free", and for everyone to be who they are today.
Blue Diamond visits the Earth to pay her respects to Pink Diamond one last time. It is revealed that she was shattered in present-day Korea, where her palanquin lays abandoned.
Garnet mentions that during Pink Diamond's reign on Earth, she stole humans from their families as trophies of her conquest and put them in her Zoo.
During the tour of Pink Diamond's Zoo, Holly Blue Agate reveals that each of the Quartzes stationed there originally belonged to Pink Diamond. Holly Blue also reveals that Blue Diamond took over the Zoo to preserve Pink Diamond's legacy.
Blue Diamond returns to Pink Diamond's Zoo, where she is found and scolded by Yellow Diamond for still mourning Pink Diamond after thousands of years. It is revealed that Pink Diamond made Rose Quartzes and that they are all bubbled because one of their kind was responsible for the rebellion and her demise. While Yellow Diamond wishes for their destruction, Blue Diamond wants them kept in the bubbles.
Steven wonders why Rose would bubble Bismuth for wanting to shatter Gems, but then shatter Pink Diamond herself.
Steven turns himself over to Aquamarine, claiming to be Rose Quartz: the Gem who shattered Pink Diamond.
Blue Diamond states that Pink Diamond was shattered with a sword. It is revealed by the defending Zircon that Pink Diamond was shattered in front of her entire entourage but is puzzled by how that could be the case. To defend Steven in a trial against the Diamonds, Zircon states how it is doubtful that Rose Quartz was able to get past Pink Diamond's entourage full of soldiers, Agates, Sapphires, and her Pearl.
Zircon comes to the conclusion that Rose had not committed the crime, but someone who had a great amount of authority and Pink Diamond's trust, which allowed them to get past her attendants. She accuses the Diamonds of being capable of such a thing, which shocks Blue Diamond and makes Yellow Diamond furious.
Garnet explains that 5,750 years ago, Pink Diamond was ravishing the Earth and begins to tell a flashback story, only to get cut off by Steven, who says he already knows what happened.
Stevonnie ends up on a moon that was formerly the base of operation for a past colonization effort led by Yellow Diamond. During a dream, they recall one of Pink Diamond and Yellow Diamond's interactions, in which Yellow Diamond (envisioned as Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran) states that "Pink" does not act as a Diamond should. Pink Diamond (represented as Stevonnie) storms off in anger. The true appearance of Pink Diamond then appears as Stevonnie's reflection right before they punch a window pane in the base in frustration.
Pink Diamond appears in a flashback told by Garnet. When word came across to Pink Diamond of a Rose Quartz asking questions to her fellow Gems about the life on the Earth Pink summoned Rose at once. Pink Diamond asked Rose what she had been saying to the other Gems, and when Rose pleaded with Pink Diamond to spare the life on the planet Pink Diamond gave a wicked, empty laugh. Pink Diamond told Rose to return to her post. Pink Diamond then discovered that Rose's message was resonating with the other Gems. An enraged Pink Diamond called for her Diamond allies, Yellow and Blue Diamond. After the war took a turn for the worst against the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz is seen shattering Pink Diamond, her silhouette showing a collapsing pose and shattering into multiple pieces.
Steven has a dream of the past conversation between Pink and Blue Diamond. As the two Diamonds walk away, Steven sees Pearl with Rose's sword, unsheathing it behind Pink Diamond, and then suddenly glaring back at him.
After his dream in the Moon Base, Steven believes Pearl is the true culprit behind Pink Diamond's shattering. When he asks Pearl about it, she suddenly covers her mouth. Sometime afterwards, Steven receives a text from Pearl, implying that she wants to tell Steven details surrounding Pink Diamond and her death, but cannot. Pearl reveals she herself did not send it, and sends Steven inside of her Gem to find it.
Steven goes through multiple phases of Pearl's past until he reaches the moment after Rose Quartz supposedly shattered Pink Diamond. He finds what he believes to be Pink Diamond's shards on the ground and approaches "Rose". It is revealed that this figure was not Rose, but Pearl shapeshifted into her form. Steven is shocked but was already under the impression that she was the true culprit. However, Pearl opens her hand to reveal Pink Diamond's unharmed gemstone. Confused, Steven is again sent further into her past memories - to the moments right before Pink Diamond was shattered.
He finds himself in Pink Diamond's palanquin and discovers the memory of Pearl and Rose discussing their plan to shatter Pink Diamond, as well as what they hoped to achieve by doing so. When Pearl is convinced it is the right thing to do, Rose Quartz reverts to her original form as Pink Diamond to finally enact the plan.
After witnessing the events that transpired, Pearl's inner self-returns her cellphone to Steven, and he is sent back to the real world. Pearl tells Steven that she had wanted to tell him the truth about Pink for a long time. Steven then reiterates what he had learned, revealing the shocking truth to Garnet and Amethyst in the process.
Pink Diamond possessed standard Gem abilities, including shapeshifting, weapon-summoning, fusion, bubbling, regeneration, and superhuman strength/durability. Her other abilities have been shown while she was in the form of Rose Quartz.
- Gemstone Creation: Pink Diamond is able to create non-sentient gemstones, as well as gemstone shards, with dirt by using her breath and bare hands. She utilized this ability to fake her death by making gemstone shards mimicking her own's appearance.
Earth was Pink Diamond's first and only colony. Many Gems were created on this planet, including Rose Quartzes, Amethysts, and Jaspers. Pink Diamond also created a Zoo, supposedly to display specimens of the human species as trophies. Blue Diamond was also involved in Earth's colonization, arriving on Earth to help fight the rebellion when it was still only a small problem. Gems regarded Pink Diamond very highly, creating a mural of her at the Moon Base. Pink Diamond also had control over a court which included Agates, Sapphires, and her own personal Pearl.
After Pink Diamond was believed to be shattered, the other Diamonds mourned her death in different ways; Blue Diamond fell into a deep depression and sought to preserve everything she could of Pink Diamond, while Yellow Diamond developed a simmering rage and sought to destroy all reminders of her in an unsuccessful attempt to feel better. Even thousands of years later, Gems still mourn her death; Eyeball states that what happened to her was a tragedy, and Jasper fought the Crystal Gems in the present day in her honor, even choosing to perish rather than accept help from her killer as a final act of loyalty.
While the Diamonds still remember Pink Diamond very well, it appears that they try to censor anything involving her and her death to Gem-kind, since some newer Gems like Leggy are not aware of Pink Diamond's existence.
Pink Diamond's Zoo in the present day, now owned and operated by Blue Diamond, is the central hub for all things related to Pink Diamond. Most of the surviving Gems created on Earth, even the defective ones, help maintain and guard the facility and humans are still kept there under good conditions. In addition, every Rose Quartz gemstone is bubbled and placed in Pink Diamond's chamber inside the Zoo.
Oh, Pink. I'm sorry... I'm so sorry... I should've done more. Yellow says it'll all be over soon. I wonder what you would think. This is your planet, after all. I still think it is.
|—Blue Diamond, "Steven's Dream"|
First there were too many organics, and then their cities were too difficult to dismantle, and- and now these Crystal Gems? We're tired of your excuses, Pink!
|—Blue Diamond, "Can't Go Back"|
Blue Diamond also appears as a motherly figure to Pink. While meeting her with Yellow on the moon base she scolds her over her excuses as to why colonization of the Earth should cease. But after her frustration passes and Pink becomes noticeably upset she changes her tone and begins to comfort and reassure Pink.
♫ Yes, of course, we still love her. And we're always thinking of her. Don't you know I miss her too? ♫
|—Yellow Diamond, "That Will Be All"|
I want to live here with human beings. I want to live here with you! We'll both finally be free.
|—Pink Diamond as Rose Quartz, "A Single Pale Rose"|
Pink Diamond was a villain.
|1. "Full Disclosure":||Absent||14. "Historical Friction":||Absent|
|2. "Joy Ride":||Absent||15. "Friend Ship":||Absent|
|3. "Say Uncle":||Absent||16. "Nightmare Hospital":||Absent|
|4. "Love Letters":||Absent||17. "Sadie's Song":||Absent|
|5. "Reformed":||Absent||18. "Catch and Release":||Absent|
|6. "Sworn to the Sword":||Absent||19. "When It Rains":||Absent|
|7. "Rising Tides, Crashing Skies":||Absent||20. "Back to the Barn":||Absent|
|8. "Keeping It Together":||Absent||21. "Too Far":||Absent|
|9. "We Need to Talk":||Absent||22. "The Answer":||Absent|
|10. "Chille Tid":||Absent||23. "Steven's Birthday":||Absent|
|11. "Cry for Help":||Absent||24. "It Could've Been Great":||Pictured|
|12. "Keystone Motel":||Absent||25. "Message Received":||Absent|
|13. "Onion Friend":||Absent||26. "Log Date 7 15 2":||Absent|
|1. "Super Watermelon Island":||Absent||13. "Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service":||Absent|
|2. "Gem Drill":||Absent||14. "Monster Reunion":||Absent|
|3. "Same Old World":||Absent||15. "Alone at Sea":||Absent|
|4. "Barn Mates":||Absent||16. "Greg the Babysitter":||Absent|
|5. "Hit the Diamond":||Absent||17. "Gem Hunt":||Absent|
|6. "Steven Floats":||Absent||18. "Crack the Whip":||Absent|
|7. "Drop Beat Dad":||Absent||19. "Steven vs. Amethyst":||Absent|
|8. "Mr. Greg":||Absent||20/21. "Bismuth":||Absent|
|9. "Too Short to Ride":||Absent||22. "Beta":||Absent|
|10. "The New Lars":||Absent||23. "Earthlings":||Mentioned|
|11. "Beach City Drift":||Absent||24. "Back to the Moon":||Pictured & Mentioned|
|12. "Restaurant Wars":||Absent||25. "Bubbled":||Mentioned|
|1. "Kindergarten Kid":||Absent||14. "The Zoo":||Absent|
|2. "Know Your Fusion":||Absent||15. "That Will Be All":||Mentioned|
|3. "Buddy's Book":||Absent||16. "The New Crystal Gems":||Absent|
|4. "Mindful Education":||Absent||17. "Storm in the Room":||Mentioned|
|5. "Future Boy Zoltron":||Absent||18. "Rocknaldo":||Absent|
|6. "Last One Out of Beach City":||Absent||19. "Tiger Philanthropist":||Absent|
|7. "Onion Gang":||Absent||20. "Room for Ruby":||Absent|
|8/9. "Gem Harvest":||Absent||21. Lion 4: Alternate Ending":||Absent|
|10. "Three Gems and a Baby":||Absent||22. "Doug Out":||Absent|
|11. "Steven's Dream":||Mentioned||23. "The Good Lars":||Absent|
|12. "Adventures in Light Distortion":||Mentioned||24. "Are You My Dad?":||Absent|
|13. "Gem Heist":||Mentioned||25. "I Am My Mom":||Mentioned|
|1. "Stuck Together":||Absent||14. "The Big Show":||Absent|
|2. "The Trial":||Mentioned||15. "Pool Hopping":||Absent|
|3. "Off Colors":||Absent||16. "Letters to Lars":||Absent|
|4. "Lars' Head":||Absent||17. "Can't Go Back":||Flashback|
|5. "Dewey Wins":||Absent||18. "A Single Pale Rose":||Flashback|
|6. "Gemcation":||Flashback||19. "TBA":||Absent|
|7. "Raising the Barn":||Absent||20. "TBA":||Absent|
|8. "Back to the Kindergarten":||Absent||21. "TBA":||Absent|
|9. "Sadie Killer":||Absent||22. "TBA":||Absent|
|10. "Kevin Party":||Absent||23. "TBA":||Absent|
|11. "Lars of the Stars":||Absent||24. "TBA":||Absent|
|12. "Jungle Moon":||Debut||25. "TBA":||Absent|
|13. "Your Mother and Mine":||Flashback||26. "TBA":||Absent|
- Most of the ancient ruins on Earth have the Pink Diamond symbol, such as the Ancient Sky Arena. In many cases they appear shattered or in bad condition, symbolizing her supposed violent death. It is yet to be revealed whether this is coincidental symbolism or intentional vandalism.
- Pink Diamond is sometimes represented with pink flowers resembling those in the mallow family, such as an hibiscus or hollyhock, in some official posters.
- A bush with pink flowers has grown around Pink Diamond's abandoned Palanquin.
- Pink Diamond's Palanquin has a flower structure, and Pink Diamond's Zoo also has flower symbols on its walls.
- The signing poster for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 is an example of an official poster where a pink flower represents her.
- The signing poster for San Diego Comic-Con 2016 shows one of those pink flowers (mallow) on Jasper's suit, representing its connection with Pink Diamond while the remaining characters appear with roses due to their connections with Rose Quartz.
- The national flower of South Korea, the location where Pink Diamond was supposedly shattered, is a pink mallow that bears a striking resemblance to the ones illustrated, named Rose of Sharon or Rose Mallow (Hibiscus syriacus).
- The Moon Base was created for Pink Diamond.
- Pink Diamond's gemstone is pictured on the currency in Beach City, though this is likely purely coincidental.
- Interestingly, Pink Diamond is the only Diamond so far not to have a similar gemstone to Yellow Diamond's. Blue Diamond's, being kite-shaped, still has a similar facet, while Pink Diamond's gemstone has an inverted, traditional look of how diamond gemstones are typically cut.
- She shares the same skin and hair color with Lars. Lion's fur colors are also identical to both Pink Diamond and Lars' skin and hair colors.
- In "Rose's Scabbard", Rose tells Pearl that they can never go home if they win the Rebellion, despite Rose Quartzes being exclusively produced on Earth. According to Rebecca Sugar, it was intended to foreshadow her true identity as Pink Diamond.
- Pink diamonds are caused by deformation in the lattice of carbon atoms, where isolated planes of carbon atoms were pressed together early in the diamond's formation and remained that way. These planes mirror the normal atom lattice, and are referred to as 'mechanical twinning'. Pure diamonds are transparent and colorless.
- Recent studies show nitrogen atoms and vacancies in the lattice may also be involved in the coloration of pink diamonds.
- Pink diamonds are the rarest diamond color after red.
- Recent studies show nitrogen atoms and vacancies in the lattice may also be involved in the coloration of pink diamonds.
- Diamond is the official modern birthstone for April, and it is also used as an official sixty-year anniversary gemstone.
- Diamonds are the stone of truth and victory.
- It is associated with lightning and fearlessness, and for its properties of protection.
- The diamond, in its rarity and beauty, is a symbol of purity and innocence, love and fidelity, and embraces the strength of character, ethics, and faithfulness to oneself and others.
- Diamond is the transparent, gemstone-quality crystalline form of carbon and it is indeed one of the hardest known natural substances on Earth.
- Diamonds' hardness is the result of adamant chemical bonds between the carbon atoms.
- There is no other gemstone in the same family as diamond, although there are a variety of very similar gemstones.
- Diamond is pure carbon and is chemically the same as graphite.
- Although traditional colorless or "white diamonds" are by far the most popular colored diamonds, yellow and brown diamonds are actually the most commonly occurring diamonds.
- Other diamond colors include pink, red, orange, blue, green, gray, and black.
- Specific colors will trade under specific names.
- Brown and yellow diamonds are often referred to as "champagne" or "cognac" diamonds.
- Some famous pink diamonds include the Pink Star Diamond, the Pink Sunrise Diamond, and The Condé.
- Diamond deposits are found worldwide, the most notable being Africa, Australia, and India.
- Approximately half of the world's diamonds come from Central and Southern Africa.
- Canada has recently become a main commercial source for fine white diamonds.
- Pink diamonds represent love, creativity, and romance.
|Pink Diamond's gemstone is located on her navel. It is in the shape of an upside down, five-sided diamond similar in appearance to the side view of a Round Brilliant Diamond Cut.|