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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 the original Diamond in charge of Earth's colonization until she was supposedly shattered by Rose Quartz. She was first pictured in "It Could've Been Great" and first mentioned in "Earthlings". Her debut appearance was in the episode "Jungle Moon".

Appearance

Her first physical appearance was in "Jungle Moon", wearing a magenta-pink cropped shirt with puffy pink shoulder pads, pink gloves, and a skirt. She has short, fluffy pale pink hair, and magenta eyes with diamond-shaped pupils. 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. Another difference is her small size relative to Yellow Diamond, as she was played by Stevonnie in their dream about her and is implied to have been roughly the same size, but the flashback in which her silhouette was pictured showed her to still be a lot taller than the Crystal Gems, so the full extent of her height difference with the other diamonds is still undetermined.

Personality

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 in "Jungle Moon", Pink Diamond appears to have had an assertive personality. She expressed her feelings quite loudly, most likely to display that she believed she belonged to the Diamond Authority. She evidently appeared to be a bubbly, over-friendly Gem, as she shows 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 and when she 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 is significant.

The episode "Your Mother and Mine" depicts her as selfish, uncaring and tyrannical, as she is shown to have no regard for human life and laughed a "wicked, empty sound" at Rose Quartz's request to spare them. According to Garnet, Pink Diamond was also cowardly, as she sought the aid of Blue and Yellow Diamond when her colony was falling apart because of Rose Quartz and other rebel Gems' interference. However, because of the story having been told by Garnet, how true this is remains to be seen.

History

Pink Diamond was created thousands of years ago. 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.

According to Garnet's flashback, 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. When one of Pink's recently created Gems (Rose Quartz) began telling her fellow Quartz soldiers about her fascination with the life of the planet, Pink asked Rose what she had been telling the other Gems. Rose requested that they leave Earth in order to spare the life that is already there, but Pink refused, causing the Rebellion to occur. When Rose Quartz and the newly created Crystal Gems became too much for Pink Diamond to handle, Pink contacted Yellow and Blue Diamond who came to her aid. Eventually, Pink Diamond was shattered, and the majority of Gems believe that it was Rose Quartz who did it. According to witnesses, for unknown reasons, Pink halted her palanquin and stepped out of it, where Rose Quartz allegedly ambushed and shattered her using her sword.

The Gems formerly serving her were reassigned to the other Diamonds, but regardless, still refer to her as their Diamond.

"Earthlings"

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.

"Back to the Moon"

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.

"Bubbled"

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.

"Steven's Dream"

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.

"Adventures in Light Distortion"

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.

"Gem Heist"

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.

"That Will Be All"

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.

"Storm in the Room"

Steven wonders why Rose would bubble Bismuth for wanting to shatter Gems, but then shatter Pink Diamond herself.

"I Am My Mom"

Steven turns himself over to Aquamarine, claiming to be Rose Quartz: the Gem who shattered Pink Diamond.

"The Trial"

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.

"Gemcation"

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.

"Jungle Moon"

Pink punching window

An infuriated Pink Diamond destroys the glass.

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.

"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 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 shattering into multiple pieces.

Legacy

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 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 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, besides Steven's Rose Quartz gemstone, is bubbled and placed in Pink Diamond's chamber inside the Zoo.

Relationship

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"

Blue Diamond describes her relationship with Pink Diamond to be "very close" and continues to grieve her death even thousands of years later. 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.

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"

Yellow Diamond and Pink Diamond's relationship seems to have been 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.

Rose Quartz

You wish to save these life-forms at the expense of our own? Don't be absurd. Return to your post, and I will forget your insolence.

—Pink Diamond, "Your Mother and Mine"

Rose Quartz was one of the many Gems created by Pink Diamond on Earth during Era 1. According to Garnet, Rose served her Diamond like her fellow Homeworld Gems for a time. Eventually, word spreads to Pink Diamond about Rose questioning her fellow Gems on their thoughts about the organic life on Earth. Pink summons Rose at once and confronts her on what she has been saying. Rose pleads to her that they leave the Earth to spare the organic life that lives on the planet. Pink thinks for a second and laughs at the idea, calling it absurd. She sends Rose back to her post, saying she would forget her insolence if she returns to work.

Shattering Pink

A flashback of Rose shattering Pink Diamond, according to Garnet's story.

Before the colony is completed, Rose relents, destroying an injector and gathering her fellow Gems around to join her to protect the life on Earth. The message begins to resonate among the colony, to Pink Diamond's dismay and she calls on Yellow and Blue Diamond to help stop things. However, Rose's new group, called the Crystal Gems, dives them all into war. At some point during this war, Pink Diamond's army proved to have an advantage. While traveling on the Korean peninsula, Rose then allegedly confronts her former superior outside her palanquin and shatters her, signaling the end of the war.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

  • 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 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 Season 5 promotional poster for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 is an example of an official poster where she is represented by a pink flower.
    • One poster for the Make-A-Wish Foundation 2017 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).
  • Pearl's spacesuit outfit sports a pink diamond in the chest.
    • Sardonyx has pink diamonds on her shoes, which most likely come from Pearl.
  • The Moon Base was created for Pink Diamond.
  • Pink Diamond's Gemstone is pictured on the currency in Beach City.
  • Interestingly, Pink Diamond is the only Diamond so far to not 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.

Gemology

Pink diamond

A round cut of a fancy vivid pink diamond.

Gemstone Information
  • 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.
  • 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.[1]

Gemstone

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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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References

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Crystal Gems Half: Steven

Unfused: AmethystBismuthPearlPeridotRose QuartzRubySapphire
Gem Fusions: AlexandriteCluster GemsGarnetOpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugiliteUnknown Fusion Gem
Hybrid Fusions: Smoky QuartzStevonnie
Inactive: Bismuth • Rose Quartz • "Biggs""Crazy Lace""Snowflake"

Homeworld Gems Unfused: AquamarineEmerald • Topazes (left and right)

Fusions: MalachiteTopazCorrupted Jasper Fusion"Giant Ruby" (quintuple fusion)Ruby (triple fusion)
Inactive: JasperPink DiamondZircon (Defense)Zircon (Prosecuting)

Off Colors Unfused: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusions: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems Corrupted: Ant Gem MonsterBig BirdCentipeetle MotherClock Tower GemCrab Gem MonsterDesert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem Cave CreatureGlass GhostHeaven BeetleIce MonsterInvisible Gem MonsterInvisible Manta RayJasperLighthouse Gem MonsterMolluskObeliskOld Book GemOrange Great North MonsterPyramid Temple GemPerils of PweepweePlant MonsterRainbow Cloud MonsterRed Bird Gem MonsterSlime Gem MonsterSlinkerSlug MonsterSnowbeastSnow MonsterTongue MonsterWater BearWatermelon TourmalineWorm MonsterUnknown Giant BirdUnknown Giant Gem Monster

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

Major Characters Human: Connie MaheswaranGreg UniverseSadie Miller

Other: Lion

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 MelonCat StevenBlue CrabHolo-PearlMagic MossPumpkinSteven 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 RoadiesMayor Dewey's 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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