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No one can ever find out we did this. I never want to look back.

—"A Single Pale Rose"
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Pink Diamond was a Homeworld Gem and member of the Great Diamond Authority that continues to rule over the Gem race in her absence. Originally in charge of Earth's colonization, she took the form of a Rose Quartz after her fellow Diamonds refused to allow her to abandon the colony and spare the life on the planet. As her plans escalated into an all-out war, she faked her own shattering in an effort to finally drive Homeworld away from Earth. Afterwards, she took on Rose's appearance as her default form. Her original form first appeared through a mural in "It Could've Been Great" and later a reflection in "Jungle Moon", making an official debut in "Can't Go Back" and "A Single Pale Rose".


Pink Diamond wore a magenta-pink and dark magenta top which was cropped in the middle to reveal her midriff and gem with large, puffy pink and white shoulder pads, magenta pink gloves and a small pink and white skirt. She also wore magenta pink pants which were short and puffy, white stockings and a pair of pink slippers with white pom poms floating over each of them.

She had rose pink skin, short, large and fluffy pale pink hair and magenta eyes with diamond-shaped pupils. Pink Diamond, like Rose, appeared to wear lipstick. Her pink gemstone was located on her navel and displayed in a large pentagon-shaped opening.

Her gemstone was an inverted-side view of a round-cut diamond unlike Yellow and Blue Diamond, and her physical form's projection was smaller than the other Diamonds. Nonetheless, she still towered over lower-ranking Gems.

Her mural in the Moon Base showed her as having larger, more jagged hair instead of the smaller and fluffier hair she had in person.

As stated by Steven in "Now We're Only Falling Apart", after Pink Diamond was poofed during her fake shattering she reformed permanently as Rose Quartz, making Rose her true "default" form.  


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"
As portrayed by Stevonnie, Pink Diamond appears to have had an assertive personality. She expressed her feelings quite loudly, most likely to display her beliefs that she belonged to the Great Diamond Authority. She evidently appeared to be a bubbly, over-friendly Gem as she showed excitement at the idea of contacting a fleet, but in contrast Pink Diamond also seemed to be short-tempered, possessive, selfish, spoiled and needy as shown when she demanded a world and fleet of her own, threw a tantrum and angrily punched one of the glass dome panes of Yellow Diamond's jungle moon base after being told to act like she was significant.

When the stories about how she first ruled over Earth as a colony and held out against a series of full-scale onslaughts were told, she was portrayed and described by former rebels from that same time as being a mercilessly cruel tyrant and yet surprisingly massive coward, laughing callously at Rose Quartz's desperate pleas to spare her colony from eventual destruction and dismissing her so she could be sent back to her post, though later immediately calling for help from the other Diamonds and ultimately all of the Gem Homeworld itself when faced with outright uprisings; it could be implied this would have been her character had she gone down a different and much darker path than the one she ended up choosing.

However, being on Earth significantly changed her outlook and demeanor. Her love of the life on Earth and efforts to save it from the other Diamonds seemingly matured her as she fought against her own Homeworld and gathered the Crystal Gems. This led to her decision to abandon her life as a Diamond and become a rebel in the form of a Rose Quartz.

Unlike the other Diamonds and even before rebelling, Pink Diamond rejected the Gem hierarchy and was extremely informal with her servants. As was stated about Rose, Pink treated everyone equally as she treated Pearl as an equal too, being somewhat exasperated at her overly formal nature and wanting to greet and play around with her Gems emerging on Earth and saying how happy she was to be "fitting in" with the Earth Kindergarten Amethysts without them gesturing through the Gem salute while she posed as a Rose Quartz. As seen in her discussion with Pearl in "A Single Pale Rose", Pink was excited and happy about leaving her life as a Diamond behind and after the war lived rather happily with her friends as Rose Quartz for thousands of years, telling a younger Greg Universe she never missed Homeworld or her previous life.

Despite the negative qualities seen in initial war flashbacks and her first appearance, Pink, as was also stated about Rose, truly possessed a worldview much like that of her human son Steven's. She had a bright, positive and adventurous personality that wanted nothing more than to explore Earth and have fun with her fellow Gems. As seen when she fought as Rose Quartz she was also courageous, fighting in person and on the front lines of the war which unfortunately caused heated arguments between her and Pearl. Despite her earlier selfishness she cared for both her friends and Earth, the very reasons she fought for both. However, as Rose she hid her true nature from everyone except Pearl (the one who originally suggested she take on the form of a Rose Quartz to begin with) who Pink Diamond later swore to secrecy. As a result none of her other allies and not a single one of her enemies knew of her real identity until Pearl revealed the truth to Steven about Pink Diamond's fake shattering thousands of years later.

Pink seemed to have a dim and jaded view on the subject of how her own gemstone kindred, especially Blue Diamond and Yellow Diamond felt about her given the argument with Yellow seen in Stevonnie's dream, the scolding from Blue seen in Steven's dream in "Can't Go Back" and how Pink's pleas to spare Earth always fell on deaf ears. She believed they didn't care for or couldn't care less about her and if she was gone she wouldn't be missed, something which led to her faking her shattering but inadvertently also the corruption of many Earthbound gems.


Pink Diamond was created at least thousands of years ago. In her early days, Pink was not allowed to carry out the typical duties of an actual Diamond. On one specific occasion, Pink Diamond watched Yellow Diamond send out a fleet of Gems to begin colonizing an inhabited planet at the Moon Base orbiting said planet. 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. At some point, Pink Diamond was given her own Pearl.

After begging Yellow and Blue Diamond for so long, Pink was eventually allowed to control her own colony: the planet Earth. Pink was in charge of all structures built on Earth as well as Gem production in its Kindergartens.

In the early stages of Earth's colonization, Pink Diamond and Pearl monitored recent progress at the local Moon Base. She remarked to Pearl she didn't know how dull it really was to run a colony and asked her to check the status of the Prime Kindergarten. When Pearl reported the first Quartz soldiers were emerging, Pink excitedly hopped down to the second floor where Pearl activated the Observation Orb and transformed the room into the Kindergarten. Initially, Pink was ecstatic by the fact that they were, in her own words "creating life from nothing" but soon wished she could actually be there and stated she was unable to do so because Yellow and Blue would reprimand her, in turn prompting Pearl to give her the idea of disguising herself as one of the Quartz soldiers, and to do this Pink merely shapeshifted into the appearance of a Quartz and changed the position of her gemstone to expose the bottom instead of the front. In her disguise, Pink and Pearl traveled to the Kindergarten and later began exploring the colony at Pearl's suggestions. She became enthralled by the life on Earth and realized her colony was not creating life, but again in her own words was "taking life, and leaving nothing behind." Pink pleaded with the other Diamonds to spare Earth but they refused to actually listen each time, Blue even creating a zoo stuffed full of living humans to preserve some of the life from Earth, so she decided to become a rebel in the form of her Quartz disguise and took up the alias "Rose Quartz".

Pink Diamond created a false origin story for her Rose Quartz self which was that she was another ordinary Quartz created on Earth who fulfilled her duties until becoming fascinated by the organic life on Earth and rebelling against Homeworld to defend it. She had originally planned on driving all Gems out of Earth's vicinity, but after witnessing Garnet first form as a fusion, she decided to make the planet a sanctuary for downtrodden, discontent, and outcast Gems and formed the group that came to be known as the Crystal Gems.

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 civilizations and the growing Rebellion. Blue advised her to simply smile and wave - appearing unfazed by the rebels - and that her Gems would fall back in line.

She would change between being Rose Quartz and Pink Diamond for the years during the Rebellion until creating a plan to stage her own death as she wanted to finally put an end to the war and live a new life with the humans and Crystal Gems saying, "If this is really my world, I want to give it to the Crystal Gems." From there, Pink had Pearl shapeshift into the form of Rose Quartz and poof her with "Rose's" legendary sword while making it look like she was shattered by swallowing fake gemstone shards made out of small earth chunks mimicking the appearance of her own. Before initiating the plan, Pink Diamond made sure Pearl could never physically speak of what really transpired. Among the witnesses of her "shattering" were "Eyeball" and Jasper.

The Gems formerly serving her (e.g., Jasper) were reassigned to the other Diamonds, but regardless still refer to her as "[their] Diamond."


Jasper mentioned that one of the reasons she had been fighting her whole life is because of what Rose did to Pink Diamond, her Diamond and Rose's Diamond.

"Back to the Moon"

The Gems and Rubies revisited the Moon Base where Eyeball took a moment to pay her respects to Pink Diamond. Eyeball also revealed that the Moon Base belonged to Pink Diamond. After explaining how well the Earth colony was doing under Pink Diamond's supervision, Eyeball claimed she saw Rose Quartz shatter Pink Diamond herself.


Steven asked Garnet if Rose really shattered Pink Diamond and she confirmed it. Garnet said Rose had to shatter Pink Diamond for the Earth to be "free" and everyone to be who they were in that moment.

"Steven's Dream"

Blue Diamond visited Earth to pay her own respects to Pink Diamond for what she thought was one last time. It was revealed she was believed to have been shattered in present-day Korea where her palanquin lay abandoned. Rose's former partner Greg told Blue he could sympathize with her feelings of pain and loss, much to her shock. Ironically, at the time they never realized they had always mourned over the exact same being the entire time.

"Adventures in Light Distortion"

Garnet mentioned 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. In truth, Pink didn't even come close to agreeing with the idea and although the Zoo was made under her name, it was actually Yellow and Blue themselves who presumably commanded members of their courts to take the humans in the first place.

"Gem Heist"

During the tour of Pink Diamond's Zoo, Holly Blue Agate revealed that each of the Quartzes stationed there originally belonged to Pink Diamond. Holly Blue also revealed that Blue Diamond took over the Zoo to preserve Pink Diamond's legacy.

"That Will Be All"

Blue Diamond returned to Pink's Zoo where she was found and scolded by Yellow for still mourning Pink after thousands of years. It was also revealed Pink actually made the Rose Quartzes that served as the inspiration for her disguise and they were all bubbled because one of their kind was supposedly responsible for the Rebellion and her demise. While Yellow Diamond wished for their destruction, Blue Diamond wanted them kept in the bubbles.

"Storm in the Room"

Steven wondered aloud why Rose would bubble Bismuth for wanting to shatter Gems but then turn around and shatter Pink Diamond herself anyway.

"I Am My Mom"

Steven turned himself over to Aquamarine and Topaz claiming to be Rose Quartz, the Gem who shattered Pink Diamond.

"The Trial"

After Steven messed up the details surrounding Pink's last stand and fall, Blue Diamond stated Pink was shattered with Rose's sword. The defending Blue Zircon remarked that Pink Diamond was shattered in front of her entire entourage but was 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.

Blue Zircon came to the conclusion it was not Rose who had committed the crime, but rather someone who had a great amount of authority and Pink Diamond's trust which allowed them to get past her attendants. She accused the Diamonds of being capable of such a thing, which only shocked Steven and Blue Diamond and made Yellow Diamond furious.


Garnet explained that 5,750 years ago Pink Diamond was "ravaging" the Earth and began to tell a flashback story only to get rudely cut off by Steven, who said he already knew what happened.

"Jungle Moon"

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An infuriated Pink Diamond destroys the glass.

Stevonnie ended up on a moon that was formerly the base of operations for a past colonization effort led by Yellow Diamond. During a dream, they recalled one of Pink and Yellow Diamond's interactions in which Yellow Diamond (envisioned as Connie's mother) stated "Pink" did not act as a Diamond should. Pink Diamond (represented as Stevonnie) stormed 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.

"Your Mother and Mine"

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 to spare the life on the planet she simply gave a wicked and empty laugh, scoffing at the very notion. Pink Diamond told Rose to return to her post but then discovered that her message was resonating with other Gems. In return, an enraged Pink Diamond called for her Diamond allies Yellow and Blue. After the war took a turn for the worst against the Crystal Gems, Rose Quartz was seen reluctantly shattering Pink Diamond, her silhouette showing a collapsing pose and shattering into multiple pieces.

"Can't Go Back"

Steven has a dream of a past conversation between Pink and Blue Diamond at the Moon Base. As the two Diamonds walked away, Steven saw Pearl with Rose's sword, unsheathing it behind Pink Diamond and then suddenly glaring back at him.

"A Single Pale Rose"

After his dream in the Moon Base (which seemingly ended up scaring a shell shocked Lapis Lazuli away for good due to him being unable to explain the vision), Steven believed Pearl was the true culprit behind Pink Diamond's shattering. When he asked Pearl about it, she suddenly stuttered and covered her mouth. Sometime afterwards, Steven received a text from Pearl implying she wanted to tell him the real details surrounding Pink Diamond and her death but could not. Pearl revealed she somehow did not send it and when she proved incapable of retrieving her phone by herself, she sent Steven inside her gemstone to find it.

Steven went through multiple phases of Pearl's past until he reached the moment after Rose Quartz supposedly shattered Pink Diamond. He found what he believed to be the shards from Pink Diamond's gemstone on the ground and approached "Rose". It was revealed that this figure was not Rose, but rather Pearl shapeshifted into her form. Steven was shocked but already under the impression she was the mastermind behind it all. However, Pearl opened her hand to reveal Pink Diamond's unharmed gemstone. Confused, Steven was again sent further back into her memories - to the moment right before Pink Diamond was shattered.

He found himself in Pink Diamond's palanquin and discovered the memory of Pearl and Rose discussing their plan to shatter Pink Diamond out in the open as well as what they hoped to achieve by doing so. When Pearl was convinced it would be the right thing to do and given a final order by Pink Diamond to never directly say anything about it, Rose reverted to her original form as Pink to finally enact the plan.

After witnessing the events that transpired, Pearl's innermost self returned her outermost self's cellphone to Steven and he was sent back to the real world. Pearl told Steven she had wanted to tell him the truth about Pink Diamond for a very long time but simply could not due to being prevented from doing so by her former owner's last command. Steven then reiterated what he had learned, revealing the shocking truth to Garnet and Amethyst in the process.

"Now We're Only Falling Apart"

In Pearl's story to an upset and defused Sapphire regarding why Pink Diamond adopted the identity of Rose Quartz, she was first seen alongside Pearl and remarked on how running a colony was "dull". She asked Pearl to check the pending status of the Prime Kindergarten and it turned out the first Quartzes were due to emerge soon. Excited, she went down to the Observation Orb and had it activated so it displayed the Kindergarten. There, she walked up to the spot where an Amethyst emerged and welcomed her to Earth. However, she simply phased through her due to it all just being a hologram.

Disappointed, Pink Diamond openly wished she could be down there. Pearl offered to escort her to the Kindergarten after using a Warp Pad but she rebuffed this, thinking about the other Diamonds' reactions even though she still wanted to go. Pearl then projected an image of her with some Amethysts, commenting on how she looked so happy. Pink stated her joy wouldn't last very long when Yellow and Blue found out, but Pearl said they would not find out if she took the form of a Quartz. Telling her that was a brilliant idea, Pink then shapeshifted into the form of Rose Quartz for the very first time.

After spending time on Earth, Pink Diamond realized the Kindergartens and the rest of her colonization were not creating life all from nothing; they were taking all the life and leaving nothing in its place instead. Pearl immediately apologized for exposing her to the apparent horrors but Pink bluntly stated "[she] needed to see [it]." She attempted to tell the other Diamonds she wanted to stop colonizing the planet, but they simply dismissed her and told her to finish what she had started time and time again, with Blue even creating a display for abducted human beings in an inflammatory effort to appease her. After numerous failures as a Diamond, she decided to give Homeworld a reason to leave Earth alone by being someone they could not bring themselves to ignore - Rose Quartz.

At the Cloud Arena, she and Pearl ended up witnessing the creation of Garnet for the first time before fleeing. In the forests below the Arena, she mused to herself and Pearl about how she had never really heard of different-Gem fusions.

"The Question"

Greg was surprised that Ruby told him that Steven found the truth that Rose Quartz was Pink Diamond.


As a Diamond, Pink Diamond was one of the most powerful Gems in existence. She possessed standard Gem abilities including shapeshifting, weapon-summoning, fusion, bubbling, regeneration and superhuman strength and durability. She is the only Gem known to have manifested the ability to rotate her gemstone when shapeshifting. Although Gems can generally reform with minimum variations to their form, she was able to reform permanently with the appearance of a different Gem type without negative repercussions. Her other abilities have been shown while she was in the form of Rose Quartz.

Unique Abilities

  • Aura Projection: The Diamonds can project an aura around them that they can control; they can either radiate it from their entire bodies or emit it from specific parts of their bodies, usually their hands. Though not much is known of Pink's aura, Steven was able to use it to convince Blue and Yellow Diamond that he was Pink Diamond reincarnated. Pink's aura manifests itself as a solid pink shape often just forming a pink outline around the user.
    • Corruption Induction: Bismuth initially believed Pink Diamond corrupted the remaining Gems on Earth so it is possible that she had this power, though it could've been Bismuth's hatred for the Diamonds talking.
      • Corruption Reversal: It was revealed (through Steven) that Pink Diamond, along with the other Diamonds, could reverse the corruption of a Gem.
  • Gemstone Creation: Pink Diamond was able to create non-sentient gemstones, as well as gemstone shards, with dirt by using her breath and bare hands.[1] She utilized this ability to fake her death by making gemstone shards mimicking the appearance of her own.


  • Spaceship Piloting: Pink Diamond had a spaceship only she was capable of controlling. According to Pearl, she was not a very graceful pilot, at least when it came to liftoff.


Earth was Pink Diamond's first and only colony. Many Gems were created on this planet including Quartzes, Amethysts and Jaspers. The other Diamonds constructed a zoo for Pink to keep humans after she expressed to them her desire to preserve Earth's lifeforms. 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 Earth 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 instead sought to destroy all reminders of her in an unsuccessful attempt to feel better; it is still unknown how White Diamond reacted to these events. Even thousands of years later many Gems still continue to grieve her loss; Eyeball states that what seemed to have happened to her was a tragedy and Jasper fought the Crystal Gems in the present day in her honor, even choosing to mutate rather than accept help from her supposed killer as a final act of loyalty.

While the Diamonds and older Gems remembered Pink very well, it appeared that in the case of the former they tried to censor anything involving her and her death to Gemkind since newer Gems like "Leggy" and Peridot 5XG were not really aware of Pink Diamond's existence, or by extension that of the Crystal Gems.

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. 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 was bubbled and placed in Pink Diamond's chamber inside the Zoo.



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"
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Pink and Pearl about to fake the former's death.

Pearl was Pink Diamond's servant, though Pink Diamond was informal with her and treated her like an equal and friend. She took Pearl's suggestion to shapeshift into Rose Quartz for a day, showing she valued her opinion. She also complimented Pearl on her intelligence and good ideas. Pink Diamond appeared to be slightly exasperated at Pearl's overly formal nature as well.

In the early days of the Rebellion, Pearl asked Pink Diamond (as Rose Quartz) to tell her to stop having her own imagination. Pink Diamond (as Rose Quartz) told her to never stop, showing she wanted Pearl to have free will. This moment leads them to almost fuse into Rainbow Quartz.

Later, in order to free both of them and live freely on Earth, Pink Diamond asked Pearl to help her stage her own death while making it look like "Rose Quartz" was the culprit.

Blue Diamond

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"
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Pink pleading with Blue to spare the Earth.

Blue Diamond describes her relationship with Pink Diamond to be "very close" and continues to grieve her death even thousands of years later. During one of Steven's dreams, he observed a conversation between Pink and Blue, with Blue lecturing Pink, but also assuring her that she should not worry about the Rebellion. One of Blue Diamond's goals is to preserve as much of Pink Diamond's legacy as possible, including maintaining her Zoo, keeping her "defective" Gems in service, and keeping every Rose Quartz Gem bubbled rather than shattering them, as Pink Diamond had made that type of Gem.

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.

Despite Blue Diamond believing their relationship was very close, most of the featured interactions between them showed regular conflict. Pink was often frustrated that Blue showed little support for her desire to stop the colonization of Earth for the sake of the organic life that existed there. Blue's disregard for her wishes led Pink to believe that she didn't truly care about her, which led to the rebellion and also the belief that if Pink was gone, Blue wouldn't care leading to Pink faking her shattering.

Yellow Diamond

♫ 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"
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Pink being disciplined by Yellow.

Yellow Diamond seems to view her relationship with Pink Diamond as very close, since (despite her cold demeanor) Yellow Diamond admits that she still loves and is always thinking about Pink Diamond. Unlike Blue Diamond, she would rather destroy all reminders of Pink Diamond to move on. A small extract of Pink and Yellow Diamond's relationship was shown in "Jungle Moon"; while Pink was excited about the colonization process of a new planet, her constant questioning and tantrums began to annoy Yellow, causing her to snap in frustration at Pink. Yellow eventually conceded, however, entrusting the colonization of Earth to Pink Diamond and seeking to assist her during the Rebellion.

Similarly with Blue Diamond, Pink Diamond believed Yellow never cared about her. Yellow Diamond would always command that all organic life on colonized planets be swept aside in the name of Gems' progress, whereas Pink developed a fondness for the life that already existed on Earth and rebelled against Homeworld for the sake of preserving it. Pink believed that Yellow, like Blue, wouldn't care if she was gone, leading to Pink faking her shattering. 

Steven Universe

Steven is the son of Pink Diamond and Greg Universe. He originally thought Pink Diamond was shattered by his mother "Rose Quartz", not knowing the two were the same person. Steven was shown to be emotionally distraught over the thought that his mother would shatter someone and initially denied it. When he learns that his mother was Pink Diamond, he is relieved that she didn't shatter anyone, but upset by her lies.


That fusion! We never should've left her there with Blue, who knows what sort of horrible punishment-.

—Pink Diamond (as Rose Quartz), "Now We're Only Falling Apart"
Garnet, along with many other Gems, believed Rose's fabricated origin story and thought of Pink Diamond as cruel and a coward. Despite being Garnet's close friend, Rose never revealed to Garnet that she was secretly Pink Diamond. Upon discovering the truth, she is unable to handle the emotional stress and unfuses into Ruby and Sapphire. "Now We're Only Falling Apart" shows that it was Garnet who inspired Pink Diamond to make the Earth a home for outcast Gems.

Amethyst and the Famethyst

Oh wow, look at you! Welcome to Earth.
Amethyst soldier: That is the first, and nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

—Pink Diamond (as Rose Quartz), "Now We're Only Falling Apart"
Despite her eventual decision to put an end to Kindergarten activities on Earth, Pink Diamond cared deeply for every Gem that was created on it. She was excited to join them while they were going about their duties. When one Amethyst burst out of the ground, she walked up to her as Rose Quartz and joyfully welcomed her to Earth. Her kindness was indeed appreciated, though the Quartz soldiers, not knowing any better, would rudely push their disguised leader aside if she got in their way.

Long after the Rebellion ended and Homeworld was driven off of Earth, a single Amethyst emerged from the Prime Kindergarten and was eventually discovered by Rose and the remaining Crystal Gems. Despite being much smaller than the average Amethyst, the former Diamond welcomed her into their team. Amethyst was assured by Rose that she was fine just as she was.

White Diamond

The true nature of their relationship is unknown. Based on White Diamond's conversation with Steven, who she believes to be Pink, she does not take Pink seriously and treats her like a child.

Greg Universe

Well, I fell in love with Rose Quartz and she fell in love with Mr. Universe. Sure she never told me she used to be Pink Diamond, but...(chuckles) I never told her I used Gregory DeMayo.

—Greg, "The Question"
Greg Universe was the romantic partner of Pink Diamond when she was disguised as Rose Quartz. After Greg found out "Rose" was Pink Diamond in "The Question", he admitted that her former identity didn't change his feelings towards her. He says he fell in love with Rose Quartz, just like how she fell in love with Mr. Universe (not Gregory DeMayo).


I’ve been fighting since I broke free from the Earth’s crust! Because of what you did to my colony, because of what you did to my planet, because of what you did to my Diamond!

—Jasper, "Earthlings"
Jasper was one of Pink Diamond's subordinates and remains devoted to avenging her thousands of years after her alleged shattering.

Ruby (Eyeball)

It was a tragedy what happened to her.

—Eyeball, "Back to the Moon"
Eyeball was the most prominent eyewitness of Pink Diamond's apparent shattering and refers to it as a tragedy.

Episode Appearances


  • Most of the ancient Gem 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 her 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.
  • Pink and White Diamonds' gemstones are similar in appearance, though the tips point in opposite directions.
  • 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.[2]
  • She is the first known Gem to openly rebel against Homeworld.
  • Pink diamonds represent love, creativity, and romance.[3]
  • She is the only known Diamond to have shapeshifted.
  • She is the only Gem shown to rotate their gemstone while shapeshifting.


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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.


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  1. Joe Johnston's Tumblr
    "Q: Hey joe, i just want to ask, does pink diamond have some power that can create gem shards or heck, even gemstones with her breath and bare hands?
    A: yep, you saw it, that's what happened, that's a thing she can do."
  2. THE TRUTH ABOUT ROSE QUARTZ!|Rebecca Sugar Interview!!!|Cartoon Network This Week - Cartoon Network on YouTube
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Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazCorrupted Jasper FusionGiant RubyRuby (triple fusion)
Inactive Gems: JasperPink DiamondZircon (Defense)Zircon (Prosecuting)

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems Corrupted Gems: Biggs JasperJasperNephriteWatermelon TourmalineBig BirdCrab Gem MonsterDesert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem Cave CreatureHeaven BeetleIce MonsterInvisible Gem MonsterLighthouse Gem MonsterPyramid Temple GemPlant MonsterSlinkerSnow MonsterTongue MonsterWater BearWorm MonsterUnknown Giant Gem Monster

Other Gems: The ClusterMinor GemsMinor Corrupted GemsUnknown Gems (Morganite • Nephrite-XJ Cut-763 • Unknown Quartz Warrior • Blue Diamond's Court • Nephrite's Commander Hessonite • Pink Diamond's EntourageUnknown Crystal Gems67 Elite Citrines)

Comics Gems: Ant Gem MonsterClock Tower GemFrozen FragmentGlass GhostInvisible Manta RayMole Gem MonsterMolluskMonster Lizard GemObeliskOld Book GemPlant MonsterPerils of PweepweeRainbow Cloud MonsterRed Bird Gem MonsterRed Eel MonsterScorching ShardSlime Gem MonsterSlug MonsterSnowbeastTentacle MonsterUnknown Giant Bird

Other Major Characters Humans: Greg UniverseSadie Miller

Gem Fusions: Cluster Gems (The Cluster)

Recurring Characters Humans: Andy DeMayoBarbara MillerBill DeweyBuck DeweyBuddy BuddwickDante and Martha BarrigaDoug MaheswaranDr. Priyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionPeedee FrymanRonaldo FrymanSour CreamQuentin FrowneySuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans

Other: Baby MelonBlue CrabHolo-PearlMagic MossSteven Jr.Watermelon Stevens

Minor Characters Humans: The Best Diner in the World's WaitressEmpire City Wildlife Rehabilitation Center EmployeeGaryGreg's family (Aunt and Uncle • Aunt DebGrandfather) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffMarty's RoadiesMayoral BodyguardsMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • RickySabinaSteven's BabysitterSunshine JusticeWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Other: Blue CrabsButt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
Aliens: Beetle AliensBird AliensUngulate AliensMinor Alien Characters

Fictional Characters Cookie CatDogcopterMearlPizza JennyMinor Fictional Characters

Camp Pining Hearts: PaulettePercyPierre
Garnet's Universe: FoxmanHopperHoppyRingo
Golf Quest Mini: AceAce's Father
Li'l Butler: Li'l ButlerMr. MoneyMrs. MoneyDaughter Money • Dirtbike Money
Lonely Blade: Evil JanitorLonely BladeLonely Blade's Brother
Rose's Room: Cloud ConnieTiny Floating Whale
The Spirit Morph Saga: ArchimicarusLisaPlinkmanWind Lizard

Antagonists CentipeetlesCrab MonstersCrystal ShrimpDrill ParasitesElectric SkullsFryboRed EyeRobot Shooty ThingSmoke MonsterVine Monsters
Alter Egos Billy Bank AssetsChunk TruckConcrete HeatDashing Danny DooberHandsome Hank HackleschmidtHowl JonesLoch Ness BloggsterPurple PumaSea WaspShark-O-ManiaTiger Millionaire
Attack the Light Blue LightGreen LightIndigo LightOrange LightRed LightViolet LightWhite LightYellow Light

Groups: Light ArmyBlue Monsters • Green Monsters • Indigo MonstersOrange MonstersRed Monsters

Save the Light Hessonite • SquaridotCitrine
Groups Cool Kids • Crystal GemsCrystal Temps • "Famethyst" • Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Hospital EmployeesOff ColorsOnion's FriendsSadie Killer and the SuspectsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Water ClonesZoomansMinor Human CharactersMinor Animal CharactersMinor Fictional CharactersMinor Gem CharactersMinor Corrupted GemsSpeciesUnknown Gems

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