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This is our home, our planet, our friends and family! We are the Crystal Gems!

—Steven Universe, "Reunited"

The Crystal Gems, also referred to as the Rebels, are a group of Gems established by Pink Diamond under the disguise of Rose Quartz.

Unlike the rest of their kind prior to Era 3, they seek to protect Earth instead of exploiting it and are the self-proclaimed guardians of humanity.

Their title distinguishes them from Homeworld Gems, who are their opposites and the ones they fight against. 


  • Garnet: The level-headed and pragmatic de facto leader of the group and a fusion Gem who wields a pair of gauntlets, later with spiked brass knuckles added. She joined the Crystal Gems after deciding to stay a permanent fusion and meeting Rose Quartz. She is the brawler of the group, using her gauntlets to inflict destructive attacks. 
    • Ruby: A short-tempered Gem who makes up half of Garnet. She wields a maroon gauntlet. Initially a low-level Homeworld Gem soldier, she was to be destroyed for accidentally fusing with Sapphire, but was saved by her and stranded on Earth. She joined the Crystal Gems after deciding to stay permanently fused as Garnet
    • Sapphire: A calm, yet distant Gem, and the other half of Garnet. Any weapon aside from her future vision has not been seen. Initially a member of Blue Diamond's court, she defected to protect Ruby and joined the Crystal Gems after deciding to stay permanently fused as Garnet
  • Amethyst: The fun-loving and carefree member of the group who wields a one-to-three-tailed whip with morning stars on the end. Unlike the other Crystal Gems (besides Steven and Connie, who are also from Earth), Amethyst was made on Earth, in the Prime Kindergarten
  • Pearl: The intellectual and precise member of the group who wields a spear. She and Rose were the first members of the group. 
  • Steven Universe: The optimistic and compassionate half-human of the group who has healing saliva, and can summon a pink shield and bubble. He is the son of Rose Quartz, (the founder of the Crystal Gems) who gave up her physical form to give birth to him. After growing up in the care of his father, he began living with the Crystal Gems as a member in his adolescence.
  • Peridot: The arrogant, curious, and stubborn one of the group. She is a natural-born technician and a certified Kindergartner. She was once an enemy to the Crystal Gems, but was officially accepted into the group after disobeying Yellow Diamond in "Message Received". Due to her natural-born skill in engineering and construction, she is considered to be a technician and engineer of the group like Pearl. 
  • Bismuth: The boisterous and friendly weaponsmith of the Crystal Gems from the Rebellion era more recently brought to light. Rose showed her she could follow her own wants, but when that included shattering Gems, she and Rose got into a fight, and the latter poofed and bubbled her. She was previously bubbled in the Burning Room due to her battle with Steven over the same issue, but Steven later released her to make amends and invite her back onto the team in "Made of Honor". As stated by herself, her power is equal to Garnet.
  • Lapis Lazuli: A laid-back, somewhat deadpan, and easy-going terraforming Gem who presumably served under Blue Diamond, Lapis became Steven's friend in "Mirror Gem" despite having major trust issues and low self-esteem. Starting as an enemy of the Crystal Gems in "Ocean Gem", Lapis later became an ally by warning the group about Peridot and Jasper, then saving them by fusing with the latter into Malachite. Months later the Crystal Gems were reunited with her after Alexandrite split Malachite apart, becoming friends and roommates with Peridot at the Barn in "Barn Mates". In "The New Crystal Gems", she is declared a member of the "Crystal Temps". Lapis later fled Earth in "Raising the Barn" after hearing the word of Blue and Yellow Diamond coming to Earth, only to return and officially become a Crystal Gem in "Reunited". 
  • Connie Maheswaran: Steven's intelligent and ambitious human friend-turned-girlfriend. Connie took up swordsmanship in "Sworn to the Sword", to join and protect Steven and preserve his legacy. In "Rocknaldo", Steven confirms her place as a member of the group. She also serves as a member of the Crystal Temps.
  • Lion: A magical lion that became Steven's pet in "Steven's Lion", but was revealed in "Lion 3: Straight to Video" to have a connection with Rose Quartz, which was explored more in-depth in "Rose's Scabbard".
  • Biggs Jasper: A member of the Crystal Gems and one of Bismuth's closest friends. She fought for the Earth, before being corrupted by the Diamonds at the end of the Gem War. Thousands of years later, in her corrupted state, she was forced to join Jasper's "army", but was poofed and bubbled shortly after. She was later healed in "Change Your Mind".
  • Snowflake Obsidian: One of the original Crystal Gems. She used to dig ice trenches for Homeworld's armies before defecting and joining the Crystal Gems. However, at the end of the Gem War, she was one of the many corrupted by the Diamonds. She was later healed in "Change Your Mind".
  • Crazy Lace Agate: A gentle, carefree Quartz fusion, who defected from Homeworld to join the Crystal Gems. She was corrupted by the Diamonds at the end of the Gem War, but was later uncorrupted in "Change Your Mind" and is currently an employee at Funland.
  • Larimar: The cheerful, scream-loving member of the Crystal Gems. She used to be an ice sculptor on Homeworld before defecting and joining the fight for Earth. She, like many other Gems, was corrupted at the end of the Gem War, but was eventually healed in "Change Your Mind".
  • Tiger's Eye (formerly corrupted; mentioned by Bismuth)
  • Beryl (formerly corrupted; mentioned by Bismuth)
  • Serpentine (formerly corrupted; mentioned by Bismuth)

Crystal Gem Fusions

  • Garnet: A tough, mysterious, and very stable fusion. First confirmed in "Jail Break", she is the fusion of Ruby and Sapphire.
  • Opal (revealed in "Giant Woman"): A four-armed, tall and slender Gem who wields an energy bow. She is the fusion of Pearl and Amethyst.
  • Sugilite (revealed in "Coach Steven"): A gigantic and bulky Gem who wields a flail. She is the fusion of Ruby, Sapphire and Amethyst.
  • Sardonyx (revealed in "Cry for Help"): An upbeat and charismatic Gem who wields a war hammer. She is the fusion of Ruby, Sapphire and Pearl.
  • Alexandrite (revealed in "Fusion Cuisine"): An extremely tall, six-armed fusion with an extra mouth that can emit flames. She is the fusion of Ruby, Sapphire, Pearl, and Amethyst.
  • Rainbow Quartz (revealed in "We Need to Talk"): A tall, slim, and acrobatic fusion. She is the fusion of Rose Quartz and Pearl.
  • Obsidian (Rose fusion) (depicted in "Historical Friction" and the Crystal Temple): A ginormous fusion with two faces, large curly hair, and at least four arms. She saved William Dewey and Buddy Buddwick from the Unknown Giant Gem Monster and helped them find land centuries ago. She is the fusion of Rose Quartz, Ruby, Sapphire, Pearl, and Amethyst.
  • Stevonnie (revealed in "Alone Together"): A tall, 3/4-human, and 1/4-Gem fusion. They are the hybrid fusion of Steven and Connie.
  • Smoky Quartz (revealed in "Earthlings"): A chubby jokester, 1/4-human, and 3/4-Gem fusion who wields a large yo-yo. They are the fusion of Steven and Amethyst.
  • Rainbow Quartz 2.0 (revealed in "Change Your Mind"): An eccentric 1/4-human and 3/4-Gem fusion who wields a parasol. They are the fusion of Steven and Pearl.
  • Sunstone (revealed in "Change Your Mind"): A radical 1/6-human and 5/6-Gem fusion who wields a pair of suction cups. They are the fusion of Steven, Ruby and Sapphire.
  • Obsidian (Steven fusion) (revealed in "Change Your Mind"): A ginormous, eight-armed, 1/10-human, and 9/10-Gem fusion, with two faces that contain lava, who wields a greatsword. They are the hybrid fusion of Steven, Ruby, Sapphire, Pearl, and Amethyst.
  • Crazy Lace Agate (revealed in "Change Your Mind"): A Quartz fusion who was temporarily corrupted by the Diamonds. She was later uncorrupted and is now an employee at Funland.
  • Steg (revealed in Steven Universe: The Movie): A stylish and buff 3/4-human and 1/4-Gem fusion. He is the hybrid fusion of Steven and Greg.
  • Mega Pearl (revealed in "Volleyball"): A fusion between Pearl and Pink Pearl, who comes to terms with her components' views towards Pink Diamond and saves Steven.

Former Members


  • Greg Universe: Rose Quartz's lover and Steven's father. He knew the Crystal Gems when he was a young adult and currently supports them mostly to be a part of his son's life ("Laser Light Cannon", "Ocean Gem", "House Guest", "The Message").
  • Sadie Miller: Sadie aided the Crystal Gems' cause in "Island Adventure" when she helps Steven defeat the Invisible Gem Monster on Mask Island.
  • Watermelon Stevens: A group of sentient watermelons accidentally created by Steven with his healing spit. Although originally disobedient to Steven and hostile to the other Crystal Gems, they do however become allies in "Super Watermelon Island" when they help the Crystal Gems defeat Malachite by distracting her long enough for Alexandrite to defeat her. They also help Steven again in "Escapism".
  • Pumpkin: Pumpkin is the sentient pumpkin pet of Peridot and Lapis Lazuli, created by Steven in the episode "Gem Harvest". Pumpkin stood in as the role of 'Pearl' in "The New Crystal Gems" in the team of the "Crystal Temps" with Peridot, Lapis, and Connie Maheswaran.
  • The "Famethyst": A group of Quartz soldiers from Earth stationed in Pink Diamond's Zoo. They befriended Amethyst and assisted the Crystal Gems in escaping the facility in "That Will Be All".
  • Ronaldo Fryman: A Beach City resident interested in the odd occurrences around him. He attempts to join the Crystal Gems in "Rocknaldo" going by the name "Bloodstone" after gaining admiration for their cause. After misunderstanding what it means to be a Crystal Gem, he decides to work alone to educate people about the group by making pamphlets about the Crystal Gems.
  • George: Formerly known as White Light, George was accidentally released from the Light Prism by Steven in Attack the Light and briefly attacked the Crystal Gems before Steven encouraged him to live as something other than a weapon. George remained with Steven while copying his form until Save the Light when he began exploring Earth on his own. He returned in Unleash the Light with his new name and form and teamed up with the Crystal Gems to liberate his sister Prisms from Pyrope and Demantoid.
  • Lars Barriga: Aboard Aquamarine's Ship, Lars was taken captive to Homeworld with Steven. Upon escaping the Diamonds and meeting the Off Colors, Lars sacrificed himself and was subsequently reanimated by Steven. After undergoing a magical transformation, Lars leads the Off Colors as a crew of space pirates heading for Earth in "Lars of the Stars".
  • Off Colors: After Steven and Lars land on Homeworld, they encounter a group of unaligned Gems, cast out from Homeworld society for being abnormal, defective, or permafusions. After befriending Steven and Lars, the Off Colors are lead by a reanimated Lars after commandeering a starship and making their getaway towards Earth.
  • Cat Steven: A calico cat of an unknown breed adopted by Garnet in "Pool Hopping". After finding and rescuing her and her siblings alongside Steven, she adopts her, as she had missed having someone "cute and vulnerable" to care for.
  • The Cluster: Comprised of shattered Gems, the Cluster comes into its own and aids the Crystal Gems in "Reunited" by fighting and destroying Yellow Diamond's ship before going back to its bubble.
  • Pebbles: After Steven came in his mother's old room he had a first met with Pebbles in "Familiar". And after Connie, Amethyst, Pearl, and Garnet arrive in Pink Diamond's old room while reuniting with Steven, they met the Pebbles and thinks they're cute and friendly. They build the furniture all night to remind the Crystal Gems like the one back on Earth in "Together Alone".
  • Yellow Diamond: After learning the truth about Rose being Pink Diamond, she, along with Blue Diamond and Steven, attempt to heal Nephrite. When the attempt fails she travels to Homeworld with the other Crystal Gems to negotiate with White Diamond on permanently curing the corrupted Gems. However, their relationship would sour during the Era 3 ball in "Together Alone": Yellow Diamond is infuriated with Steven after he fuses with Connie, locking him into a prison tower after poofing the other Crystal Gems. As of "Change Your Mind", however, she seems to have made peace with them.
  • Blue Diamond: Similarly with Yellow Diamond, she ceases her hostility towards the Crystal Gems and assists Steven in curing corruption once convinced of Steven's true identity. Additionally, she is willing to help the Crystal Gems return to Earth after being convinced that Pink Diamond is happier there.
  • White Diamond: Initially, White is hostile to the Crystal Gems, attacking them and turning Amethyst, Garnet, and Pearl into mindless slaves, like her Pearl. She eventually sided with them after her cheeks turn pink when Pink fails to reform, and later helps heal the corrupted Gems.
  • Blue Pearl: Along with Yellow Pearl, she helped the Crystal Gems get ready for the "Era 3" ball. After Steven asked what she and Yellow Pearl like to do, Blue Pearl answered him that she likes to draw and laughed upon realizing that Steven thinks she likes being an artist. In Steven Universe: The Movie, she helps Steven broadcast his "message to the universe".
  • Yellow Pearl: Along with Blue Pearl, she helped the Crystal Gems get ready for the "Era 3" ball. Additionally, she saw a drawing of herself by Blue Pearl and liked it and laughed upon realizing that Steven thinks she likes being a model. In Steven Universe: The Movie, she helps Steven broadcast his "message to the universe".
  • Hessonite: In Unleash the Light, she helps Steven and the Crystal Gems stop two rogue Gems, Demantoid and Pyrope the prism bearers.
  • Spinel: After being hit with the Gem Rejuvenator, Spinel reverts to her original form and immediately latches on to Steven as her "best friend." Later, after regaining her memories of her time in Pink Diamond's Garden, Steven apologizes to Spinel for his mother's actions and encourages her to overcome her vendetta against Pink and make new friends. Afterwards, Steven and the gems support her decision to return to Homeworld and make a fresh start with the Diamonds, and she departs on positive terms.
  • Topaz: In "Stuck Together", during Steven and Lars' captivity, Steven manages to befriend the Topaz Fusion to the point where she decides to help them escape. Before they can, however, Aquamarine catches them and reminds the fusion of the consequences of betraying the Diamonds: her two halves would be separated and shattered. Realizing her error, Topaz resumes her mission to deliver Steven and Lars to Homeworld. In "Little Homeschool", she is seen in a sort of meditation class with Garnet and many other gems.
  • Pink Pearl: Steven and Pearl attempt to help heal her cracked eye in "Volleyball" and Mega Pearl states that she and Pearl have each other now that Pink Diamond is gone.

Temporary Allies

  • Navy: In the episode "Room for Ruby", Navy claims she wants to stay and live on Earth, but it turns out to be a plot to retrieve the Roaming Eye.
  • Zircon (Defense): Zircon is assigned to defend "Rose Quartz" (Steven) in her trial, much to her dismay, and is surprised to see the form "Rose" has taken. Although their interactions are mostly influenced by her job, she tries her best to defend "Rose" to the point that she manages to come up with a strong argument. She gets caught up in the moment and accuses the Diamonds, getting poofed by Yellow Diamond as a result.
  • Lemon Jade: Two Jades fuse into Lemon Jade after seeing Garnet and Opal form during "Together Alone", but are quickly poofed by Yellow Diamond.
  • Bluebird Azurite: The fusion of Aquamarine and Eyeball, who pretends to be a kind Gem befriending the Crystal Gems, causing them to end up genuinely trusting her for a time, only for them to end up fusing into Alexandrite and smashing her when they spot her attacking Steven.


Over 6,000 Years Ago

Pink Diamond had begged the other Diamonds for a colony of her own until she was finally allowed to have one. Pink chose Earth to be her colony, and like any other Diamond, she sent her Gems to the planet to begin building structures and Kindergartens. The Prime Kindergarten and other structures were successfully established, but Pink soon discovered the life that lived on Earth. She grew fascinated by humans and other lifeforms and knew that if the colony was completed, the Kindergartens would drain all of the life force from the Earth and destroy all life that lived there. Pink attempted to reason with the other Diamonds as to why they could not complete the colony, but when they did not listen, Pink created an alter-ego named Rose Quartz through shape-shifting. Rose Quartz would be used to start a rebellion in an attempt to save the Earth, and nobody would know that it was Pink Diamond behind it all. Pink Diamond (as Rose Quartz) and her Pearl rebelled, founding the Crystal Gems.

Over 5,750 Years Ago

Rose explained to Pearl that by joining her, they could never go home, and if they were caught, they would be killed, which Pearl accepted. At the Ancient Sky Arena, Pearl familiarized herself with the human concept of being a knight and using swords. Later on, Blue Diamond established her court on Earth intending to shatter Rose and Pearl for their rebellion. Ruby and Sapphire assisted Blue Diamond and fought against the rebels, but to save Sapphire from Pearl, Ruby accidentally fused with her, an act that is disgusting to Homeworld Gems. Because of this, Ruby was to be shattered for fusing with the high ranking Sapphire, but the two manage to get away. After spending a lot of time together and developing romantic feelings for each other, Ruby and Sapphire fuse again, and Garnet is accepted into the Crystal Gems. Over time, Rose amassed an army and was able to connect with many Gems who shared her same ideals, such as Bismuth. At the Prime Kindergarten, Rose gave a speech to the other Quartzes, asking if them if what they wanted was to inject Gems and build structures. She also asks if they will destroy the life that's already on Earth or join it. Rose's message got around and resonated with many Gems. Pink Diamond's empathy towards the Earth and beliefs about the Kindergarten's injustice instigated her to defect from her fellow Gems; she truly cared for every form of life on the planet. Another reason that Pink formed the Crystal Gems was that she disagreed with how Homeworld's society ran; she believed that Gems shouldn't have to do what the Diamonds wanted them to do, but instead choose their own lives and fate. When the Crystal Gems began to make themselves known, Pink Diamond told Yellow and Blue at the Moon Base that the colony couldn't be completed because of them, but they still would not listen. Because of this, Pink Diamond decided to wage war against Homeworld to save the Earth.

Over 5,500 Years Ago

The Rebellion officially begins against the Gem Homeworld. Little is known about the ensuing war. Many battles were fought and took place in different locations all over Earth, such as the Ancient Sky Arena, the Cloud Arena, and the Strawberry Battlefield. According to Eyeball, Rose was able to keep her army in contention with Homeworld's superior army because of her healing abilities. Bismuth mentions how she and Garnet took on a battalion of Quartz soldiers together, and how she and Pearl stopped a drop-ship when Pearl threw the Nephrite pilot out of the ship. Bismuth supplied the Crystal Gems with weapons that she created in her forge, and Rose kept most of them in her armory. Around this time, Rose and Bismuth had a fall out due to conflicting ideas, leading Rose to bubble Bismuth and tell the Crystal Gems that she was lost at the "Battle of the Ziggurat". It is believed that humans also fought alongside the Crystal Gems.

Around 5,050 Years Ago

Around this time, Pink Diamond no longer wanted anything to do with Homeworld or her duties as a Diamond. With Pearl, Pink Diamond crushed up dirt and turned it into pink shards. Pink ate the shards and then had Pearl shapeshift into Rose and pretend to shatter her in front of other Gems. From that point on, Pink Diamond was now able to live freely as Rose and Pearl belonged to nobody.

At this point, Earth is no longer seen as a viable colony to Homeworld. With one final effort to wipe out the Crystal Gems, the Diamonds unleashed the Corrupting Light, corrupting any Gems exposed to the blast. Rose was able to protect herself, Garnet, and Pearl from becoming corrupted with her shield.

Post Rebellion

The Gems many years before the events of the show.

The remaining Crystal Gems used their abilities to defend Earth from countless threats. As Rose wished, the Crystal Gems contained the Corrupted Gems in bubbles. Rose made it the Crystal Gems' mission to one day figure out how to cure Corrupted Gems. The Crystal Gems also met and recruited Amethyst, who popped out of the Prime Kindergarten too late to fight in the Rebellion. After falling in love with Greg Universe, Rose, a great admirer of humanity, gave up her physical form to give birth to a half-human child, Steven Universe. The other remaining Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl) have taken it upon themselves to raise him alongside Greg and teach him how to use his powers.

With Homeworld gaining new interest in Earth, Steven and the Crystal Gems continue to protect humanity and contain Corrupted Gems. In "I Am My Mom" and on The Steven Universe Podcast, is shown that the Diamonds know that the Crystal Gems are still active but have decided to just leave them alone and they aren't imagining the Crystal Gems will be an intelligent adversary, as all lifeforms Gems have encountered up to this point weren't difficult to overcome.

In "Reunited", Steven use his mother's aura to reveal to the Diamonds that Pink Diamond wasn't shattered. In "Legs From Here to Homeworld", Steven and the Crystal Gems show the Corrupted Gems to Yellow Diamond and Blue Diamond, and in "Change Your Mind", they show the Corrupted Gems to White Diamond as they thought the rebel Gems were obliterated. They used their power in the water of Steven's mother's fountain to heal all of the Corrupted Gems.

In "Bluebird" (during Era 3), the Crystal Gems protect themselves from two rogue Gems, "Eyeball" and Aquamarine.

Manifesto of Rose Quartz

The following is the Manifesto of Rose Quartz, revealed by Pearl in The Guide to the Crystal Gems:[1]

"Fight for life on the planet Earth,

Defend all human beings, even the ones that you don't understand,

Believe in love that is out of anyone's control,

And then risk everything for it!"


Living Space

The Crystal Gems own a section of Beach City's shoreline, on which the Crystal Temple and Steven's Beach House are located. The Barn belongs to Greg and his cousin Andy, but the Gems have effectively taken ownership, using it as a house for new members and to build any required machinery such as The Universe Mach 3 and the Gem Drill. Lapis Lazuli and Peridot formerly lived in the Barn which used to reside on a hill outside of Beach City. In "Raising the Barn", fearing the threat of a diamond attack, Lapis took the barn with her to the moon where it stayed until "Can't Go Back". The barn is currently wreckage on the beach as of "Reunited". Steven and the Crystal Gems temporarily lived in his mother's old room in her palace on the Gem Homeworld, with Pink Diamond's old little friends, the Pebbles.


Lion occasionally acts as a transportation for the Crystal Gems to places they cannot warp to, such as the Moon Base. As of "Bubbled", they owned a Roaming Eye ship that the Rubies left behind, but it was stolen back by Navy in "Room for Ruby". They have also used the Gem Sloop for traveling at sea, though it hasn't been seen since "Cat Fingers". As of "Legs From Here to Homeworld", Steven has gained access to his mother's personal ship and palanquin.

Physical Weaponry

Unbeknownst to all members of the Crystal Gems except Steven, Pearl, Connie, and Lion, the team has access to an Armory containing more Laser Light Cannons and other various weaponry. They also have a Forge which can be used by their blacksmith, Bismuth.


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  • Instead of stars on their clothing similar to the current Crystal Gems, the Pilot versions have little gold stars pinned to themselves (Garnet's torso, Pearl's earrings, and Amethyst's hair barrette).
  • The process for each Gem to summon their weapons depends on a different state of mind for each of them.
    • Amethyst places little effort or concentration, claiming that it "just happens" when she needs to summon her weapon.
    • Pearl claims her process as being perfect and calculated, using the "dance" of a flower petal in the wind to describe how hard work and dedication can help master the properties of one's own gem and "perform their own dance".
    • Garnet claims that she summons her gauntlets by linking her mind with the energy of all existing matter, channeling the collective power of the universe through her gems, matching her calm and meditative temperament.
    • Steven's means of summoning his shield rely on his feelings of passion or desire to protect other people/Gems, although in "Gem Glow", the joy associated with eating Cookie Cat ice cream was what summoned it. In both his "Ocean Gem" and "The Return" appearances, he summoned it when it was needed to protect those he loved from a large threat, much like his bubble in "Bubble Buddies".

Lapis Lazuli's water clones of the Crystal Gems.

  • All major Crystal Gems, except for Ruby, Sapphire, and Connie (and the formerly corrupted Crystal Gems) have stars located somewhere on their outfits.
    • Steven, Steg, and Stevonnie: on his/their T-shirt.
    • Garnet: star-shaped visor, stars on her gauntlets and star pattern on her chest.
    • Amethyst: on her shorts.
    • Pearl: on the back of her jacket and a tilted star pattern above her top.
    • Bismuth: tattoo-like marking on her right arm and a red star on the back of her overalls.
    • Peridot: on her chest and knees; her visor and hair resemble a star as well.
    • Lapis Lazuli: the navy blue portions of her outfit
    • Opal: on the draping section of her top; her top even resembles a star-shaped pattern as of her current regeneration.
    • Rose Quartz: star-shaped cut out on the torso of her dress, showing her gem.
    • Sugilite: black and purple star-shaped patterns on her leggings (like Amethyst), star-shaped visor and stars painted on her nails.
    • Alexandrite: star-shaped hair and star-shaped visor. Her torso also resembles a star pattern.
    • Sardonyx: a black star on the white part of her top.
    • Smoky Quartz: on their T-shirt and yo-yo.
    • Rainbow Quartz: four-pointed star cutout on her navel.
    • Rainbow Quartz 2.0: on their shirt, on the back of their jacket and on their umbrella.
    • Sunstone: star-shaped hair and a star on their shirt.
    • Obsidian (Steven Fusion): Steven's Star Shirt can be located on their second left hand, and they have a star-shaped marking surrounding Steven's gemstone.
    • Although Connie doesn't have a star on her outfit, she does have a star on her new sword as of Change Your Mind.
  • Rebecca Sugar also confirmed that the Crystal Gems somewhat represent the ways she acted with her brother Steven Sugar.[2]
  • Amethyst is loosely based on Rebecca Sugar's friend Valerie Ang from college.
  • Rebecca Sugar confirmed that each of the Crystal Gems is based on one of the stages of the human emotional development spectrum.[3][4]
    • Steven is codependent.
      • Common in most children, as children are dependent on their parents or any adult figures on practically anything and everything, as they are expected to be.
    • Amethyst is counter dependent; the explorer and rebel, fighting authority and ignoring the consequences of doing so.
      • Common in teens and young adults. People here know that they have free will; they usually distrust and challenge their superiors. This is also known as the rebellious stage.
    • Pearl is group-dependent; the responsible manager, legalistic to a fault.
      • Group-dependent people are ready on taking on responsibilities and expect others to be group-dependent as well. They tend to be obsessed with the notions of obligation and duty.
    • Garnet is independent; free to take on the burdens of others can be a bit reckless and is understanding of the growth that risk-taking can give as well as its limitations.
      • Tend to be merciful, and kind, and generous. They will help people because they want to, and they will not help people because they do not want to.
    • One can also argue that Rose Quartz is transcendent; kind and loving to a fault. She uses everything in her power to help those in need.
      • Master of empathy: Understanding in all situations and acts accordingly to the given situation. Merely acts to the best of their ability, understanding the limitations of their own understanding. However, in being emotionally mature, their actions tend to flow out in proper response to most situations, expressing sympathy, anger, and forgiveness when they should.
  • All the Gems' fighting styles are based on different dances: Pearl (ballet), Garnet (waacking), and Amethyst (dancehall and club dancing). This might also have something to do with how they synchronize before fusing.[5]
  • The rule that the Crystal Gems won't use their powers on humans was broken in "Keep Beach City Weird" when they attacked Ronaldo, but in that case, an exception was probably made since they were trying to save Steven.

The main Crystal Gems together in a photo

  • Each Gem has their own musical palette associated with them, and these respective instruments are used in their leitmotifs.[6][7][8]
    • Pearl is a piano (secondary: harp, electric piano).
    • Garnet is a synth bass (secondary: her synth bell).
    • Amethyst is eclectic drums (secondary: electric bass, her synth bell).
    • Rose Quartz (as remembered by others) is strings (secondary: piano, her synth bell).
    • Steven is a chiptune/triangle wave (secondary: Rose's palette for his Gem powers and empathy; horns for his human physical strength and courage; violin for moments with Connie).
    • Connie is a synth bell (secondary: piano for her battle scenes; violin for moments with Steven).
    • Peridot is a sine wave (secondary: her bells, her drum kit).

      The Main Crystal Gems and Connie

    • Lapis Lazuli is a celesta (secondary: timpani, piano, acoustic guitar).
    • Bismuth is a reverse electric guitar.
  • In "Story for Steven", before Steven was born, the Crystal Gems were particularly asocial towards the humans of Beach City; on their half of the beach, a metal fence was up to keep humans out of that area.
    • Rose Quartz would be a considerable exception to this, as she visited other parts of the beach and saw Greg's concert, but became nervous when he insisted on following her.
      • Pearl was confused (not knowing how to make him go away) and mildly bewildered by his presence, simply referring to him as "human" or "it".
      • Amethyst asked him various questions.
      • Garnet intended to evict him from the temple as soon as she saw him, treating him as an intruder and threatening him with violence (This was put to a halt when Rose Quartz appeared).
  • Peridot has stated that Earth was in the Crystal System, likely where the Crystal Gems derived their name from.
  • Except for Steven and Connie, each of the current Crystal Gems are named after a different birthstone.
  • According to Bismuth, it was a ritual for the Crystal Gems to spar before the battle.
  • The Manifesto of the Crystal Gems was read on the Steven Universe Recap video on Cartoon Network YouTube channel.
  • All known Crystal Gems (except for Bismuth and Connie) have demonstrated elemental powers:
    • Garnet, as seen in "The Message", has Electrokinesis. She used this ability to power the battery in Greg's Van.
    • Pearl, as seen in "Giant Woman", has Psammokinesis. She used this ability to create sand figurines of herself, Amethyst, and Opal, to show Steven how fusion works.
      • Pearl also has Nephelokinesis, as shown in "Sworn to the Sword" where she created a giant mass of fog out of thin air, this is also shown in "Mr. Greg" where she, during her song, uses the clouds to represent how Rose "left" Pearl for Greg.
    • Rose Quartz, as well as Steven, has Phytokinesis, which allows them to grow sentient flora that does what their creators say, this ability was first demonstrated in "An Indirect Kiss".
      • Smoky Quartz has at least some form of Aerokinesis via their yo-yos. When spun at high speeds, their yo-yos can generate powerful winds. First demonstrated in "Earthlings".
    • Peridot, as first demonstrated in "Too Short to Ride", has Ferrokinesis, this ability allows her to levitate metallic objects.
    • Lapis Lazuli has Hydrokinesis as her main power.
    • Amethyst, as seen with her whips, also has Pyrokinesis, as she uses this power as whiplash. This ability has been demonstrated in "On the Run" and "Earthlings".


  • Garnet is the birthstone for January, while Ruby and Sapphire are the birthstones for July and September respectively.
    • Lapis Lazuli is another birthstone for September.
  • Opal is the birthstone for October while Amethyst and Pearl are the birthstones for February and June respectively.
    • Alexandrite is another birthstone for June.
  • Peridot is the birthstone for August.
    • Sardonyx is another birthstone for August.
  • Steven's and his mother's gemstone, Pink Diamond or Diamond, is the birthstone for April.


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ve Characters in Steven Universe
Crystal Gems Human-Gem Hybrids: Steven Universe

Unfused Gems: AmethystBiggs JasperBismuthLapis LazuliLarimarPearlPeridotRubySapphireSnowflake Obsidian
Fusion Gems: AlexandriteCrazy Lace AgateGarnetMega PearlObsidian (Rose Quartz Fusion)OpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugilite
Hybrid Fusions: Obsidian (Steven fusion)Rainbow Quartz 2.0Smoky QuartzStegStevonnieSunstone
Inactive Gems: Rose Quartz
Humans: Connie Maheswaran
Pets: LionPumpkinCat Steven

Homeworld Gems Unfused Gems: CombyEmeraldPebblesPeridotsSapphiresSpinel

Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazZebra Jasper (fusion)Giant RubyRuby (triple fusion)Lemon JadeBluebird Azurite
Inactive Gems: Pink Diamond

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems (Formerly) Corrupted Gems: AlbiteAngel Aura QuartzBig Bird • Biggs Jasper • BixbiteBlue ChalcedonyBlue Lace Agate • Cherry Quartz • ChrysocollaDesert GlassEarth BeetleGrossular DiopsideHeaven Beetle • Jasper • Lace Amethyst • Larimar • Moonstone • Nephrite • Ocean JasperOrange Spodumene • Snowflake Obsidian • Tongue MonsterUnknown Giant Gem MonsterWater BearWatermelon TourmalineWhite TopazZebra Jasper (singular)Minor Corrupted Gems

Other Gems: Minor GemsUnknown Gems (Morganite • Nephrite-XJ Cut-763 • Unknown Quartz Warrior • Blue Diamond's Court • Pink Diamond's EntourageUnknown Crystal Gems67 Elite CitrinesPyritesHessonites, Demantoids, and PyropesKyanites)

Forced Fusions: Cluster Gems (The Cluster)

Comic 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 BirdVine Monsters

Other Major Characters Humans: Greg UniverseSadie Miller
Recurring Characters Humans: Andy DeMayoBarbara MillerBill DeweyBuck DeweyBuddy BuddwickDante and Martha BarrigaDoug MaheswaranPriyanka MaheswaranHarold SmileyJamieJaneJenny PizzaKevinKiki PizzaKofi PizzaMartyMr. FrymanMystery GirlNanefua PizzaOnionPeedee FrymanQuentin FrowneyRonaldo FrymanShepSour CreamSuitcase SamVidaliaYellowtailZoomans (F-3Jay-TenU-12Wy-Six)

Others: Baby MelonBlue CrabsCactus StevenHolo-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 DebGrandfatherParentsGreat-aunt Gregargia) • Hospital Employees (Dr. GeroDr. StrombergDr. West) JeffKhajima, Jaime, and BrandishMarty's RoadiesMayoral BodyguardsMike KrolOnion's Friends (Garbanzo • Pinto • Soup • Squash) • Patricia and DanielRickySabinaSteven's BabysitterSunshine JusticeWilliam Buford BuchananWilliam DeweyMinor Human Characters

Animals: Butt LobsterCrystal BasiliskDogMask Island FishOnion's MouseOnion's SnakeParty GuyRaccoonSeagullsSnakeSteven The ThirdSusanMinor Animal Characters
Aliens: Beetle AliensBird Blob AliensUngulate AliensWorm AliensFlower-Like 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 MonsterWater Clones
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 • SquaridotHessonite's Citrines
Unleash the Light DemantoidPyrope
The Phantom Fable Fable • Lonely PearlJasper (Eyeball)
Groups The Cool Kids • Crystal Gems • Crystal Temps • The "Famethyst" • The Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Off ColorsSadie Killer and the SuspectsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Zoomans • Species
Gem Types Aquamarines • Bismuths • Diamonds • GarnetsJades • Lapis Lazulis • Nephrites • Pearls • Pebbles • Peridots • Quartzes • Rubies • Sapphires • Topazes • Zircons