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Rose Quartz
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Characteristics
Race

Gem

Gender

Non-Binary

Traits
Gemstone

Rose Quartz

Professional Status
Affiliation(s)
Occupation(s)

Guardian

Personal Status
Status

Inactive

Friend(s)
Media
First Appearance

"Gem Glow"

Voice Actor

Susan Egan


"Rose Quartz" is the mother of Steven and former member of the Crystal Gems. According to Greg Universe, she has given her physical form up in order to give birth to Steven, while passing her gemstone onto Steven as well.

Appearance

PNGRoseGem

Rose's gemstone.

Rose Quartz had very long, shiny, curly pink hair in thick ringlets past her hips, pink lips, a heavier build than the other Crystal Gems, and has light pinkish skin. She is taller than Greg Universe. Rose wore a strapless, floor-touching, lilac-trimmed tiered white dress with a star-shaped cutout in the stomach area. In "Together Breakfast", her portrait revealed that Rose had a rose quartz gem on her midriff, much like her son, Steven Quartz Universe. In "Lion 3: Straight to Video", she is shown to have had black eyes.

Personality

Rose Quartz is implied to have a caring and loving personality and love every Gem no matter how evil, according to the Crystal Gems. In "An Indirect Kiss", she was said to be very empathic when her loved ones were hurt. She had seen beauty in everything "no matter how gross", showing that she treated everyone as an equal. She had good morals since she didn't take her powers for granted, instead using them to heal injured Gems.

Abilities

All Gems have the ability to summon a weapon, shape shift, fuse with other Gems, and retreat into their gemstone after becoming injured to heal. Rose had the power to produce tears that could heal broken gems and heal other creatures of their injuries. She also had the power to grow sentient flora to assist her, particularly being her guardians. It is implied she could summon a sword via the pocket dimension in Lion's mane. Because of her peaceful nature, however, the weapon would have only been used as a last resort.

Legacy

Statues of Rose can occasionally be found in Gem ruins, indicating she was looked upon favorably by Gems before their disappearance. The Crystal Gems also hold her in high regard, and Greg misses her often. While pregnant with Steven, she made a video posthumously expressing her love for him.

Episode Appearances

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Rose's Laser Light Cannon.

Relationships

Steven Universe

Steven Universe is the son of Rose Quartz. Rose gave up her physical form to bring Steven into the world while in a romantic relationship with Greg Universe (Steven's father). Steven doesn't seem to know much about his mother apart from what the members of the Crystal Gems and his father have told him, and as a result of this, he doesn't know what to think of her sometimes. However, insulting her is one of the few things that angers Steven greatly, so he does think highly of her too.

Members of the Crystal Gems

Rose Quartz was previously a member of the Crystal Gems before she brought Steven into existence. The group seems to hold her in high esteem. Amethyst is quoted as saying: "If Rose were here, this would be so easy!" in the episode "Laser Light Cannon." The members of the group seem to mourn her disappearance from the world, but even though she gave up her existence to bring Steven into the world, they do not blame it on him and currently live with and raise him.

In an in-character interview with Newsarama, Pearl seems to confirm that Rose Quartz was a leader of the Crystal Gems, noting, "Brilliant leaders do brilliant things, that’s why you look to them for answers, answers no one else could have, that’s why you trust them, even when you can’t understand why they chose …Greg."

Greg Universe

Greg Universe was the romantic partner of Rose Quartz until she brought Steven into the world. Greg and Rose seemed to have had a very good relationship, but most of what we know is from Greg's point of view. He said that the two of them met at one of his one-man band concerts in Beach City, where she was the only attendee. He also said that they became inseparable, yet he had no idea "what a magical lady like her ever saw in a plain old dope like <[him]." In the episode "Lars and the Cool Kids," it is revealed that Rose saw beauty in everything, referring back to the episode "Laser Light Cannon," when Greg Universe wondered what someone like her ever saw in a "plain old dope" like him." It is a reflection on her feelings for Greg to note that Rose used his catchphrase as the activation words of her Light Cannon.

Trivia

  • It is implied that Rose Quartz is a transcendent emotional developer, as all of the other Crystal Gems represent a level on the emotional development scale.
  • In the episode "Laser Light Cannon", the light that came out of the cannon resembled her.
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Rose's door.

  • A possible reason she fell in love with Greg was because of the song he made for her, "Let me Drive my Van into your Heart".
  • In gemstone mythology, Rose Quartz are stones associated with love and health.
  • Rose is the first known Gem to have a last name, the second being Lapis Lazuli. This is due to the fact that her gemstone has two words in it's name.
  • Rose's gem was located on her stomach, just as Steven's gemstone is located on his stomach.
  • The episode "Rose's Room", when Steven was falling through space in Rose's room, the tiny floating whale spoke to him in Rose's voice, saying, "What do you want, Steven?"
  • It is revealed that there will be more Greg and Rose backstory in future episodes.[1]
  • The fusion Gem depicted on the Crystal Temple strongly resembles Rose.
  • In "Monster Buddies," Garnet told Steven that Rose tried to use her powers to save some monsters too, though she was never able to heal them.
    • It may be possible the gem bubble in Lion's mane, may be one of the Gems she tried to heal.
  • As revealed in "An Indirect Kiss", Rose has a healing spring filled with her magical healing tears.
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Rose's sword.

  • Ian Jones-Quartey confirmed that Rose's skin color is based off of a peach light pink color, like some kinds of rose quartz stones.[2]
  • Susan Egan, voice of Rose, stated that she will be recording a song as Rose Quartz for the show.[3]
  • It is revealed in "Watermelon Steven" that Rose had the ability to make mobile sentient plant life as her defenders (chlorokinesis).
  • "Lion 3: Straight to Video" marks the second time that Rose's voice is heard.
    • This is also the first episode in which her eyes are shown open.
    • This episode also reveals that Rose was pregnant with Steven.
  • It has been revealed that Rose had once owned two weapons; a sword and a shield, with the former in Lion's pocket dimension and the latter being in the possession of her son, Steven.

Gemology

Learn more about the rose quartz gemstone here.

Gallery

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References


ve Characters in Steven Universe
Crystal Gems
StevenAmethystPearlGarnetRose Quartz (Deceased/Formerly)
Major
LarsSadieGregConnieLionOnion
Minor
Antagonists
Alter Egos
Gem Fusions
Gems

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  • Rose Quartz is Lion

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