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No one can ever find out we did this. I never want to look back.
|—"A Single Pale Rose"|
Pink Diamond was a Homeworld Gem and a member of the Great Diamond Authority that continued 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 Pink faked her own shattering in an effort to finally drive Homeworld away from Earth, taking on Rose's appearance as her default form since then. 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 "A Single Pale Rose".
Pink Diamond had pink skin, magenta eyes with diamond-shaped pupils, and shoulder-length yet large, fluffy pale pink hair. She also appeared to wear lipstick. Her physical form's projection was smaller than the other Diamonds, but she still towered over lower-ranking Gems. Her gemstone was located on her navel and displayed in a large pentagon-shaped opening, being an inverted-side view of a round-cut diamond.
Pink Diamond wore a rose-burgundy top which was cropped in the middle to reveal her midriff and gem with large puffy pink-and-white shoulder pads and rose gloves. She also wore a small pink and white skirt, short puffy rose-pink pants, white stockings and a pair of pink slippers with white pom poms floating over each of them.
As stated by Steven in "Now We're Only Falling Apart", Pink Diamond reformed permanently as Rose Quartz after she was poofed during her fake shattering making Rose her true "default" form. This was reiterated in "Change Your Mind" when after White Diamond removed Steven's Gem, it cycled through Pink Diamond's form then Rose Quartz before forming into Pink Steven. This also shows that Pink Diamond has only regenerated once in all her existence.
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!
As portrayed by Stevonnie, Pink Diamond evidently appeared to be a bubbly, over-friendly Gem, showing excitement at the idea of contacting a fleet. She apparently had an assertive personality, expressing her feelings quite loudly most likely to display her beliefs that she belonged to the Great Diamond Authority. In contrast, Pink also seemed to be short-tempered, immature, possessive, selfish, spoiled and needy. This was 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.
Unlike the other Diamonds and even before rebelling, Pink rejected the Gem hierarchy and was extremely informal with her servants. She treated everyone equally, being somewhat exasperated at Pearl's overly formal nature and instead acting as her friend. She wanted to greet and play around with her Gems emerging on Earth, saying how happy she was to be "fitting in" with the Prime 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, living rather happily with her friends after the war for thousands of years in which she told a younger Greg Universe she never missed her previous home or life.
Despite the negative qualities seen in initial war flashbacks and her first appearance, Pink 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. Her growing love for the life on Earth and efforts to save it from the other Diamonds seemingly matured her, even fighting against her own Homeworld and gathered the Crystal Gems. As seen when she fought as Rose Quartz she was courageous, fighting on the front lines of the war which unfortunately caused heated arguments between her and Pearl. In spite of her earlier selfishness, she cared for both her friends and Earth, the very reasons she fought for both.
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, Pink was portrayed by former rebels as being a mercilessly cruel tyrant who laughed 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, yet a surprisingly massive coward as she immediately called 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 much darker path than the one she ended up choosing, though Pink may have spread these stories about herself as Rose as the rest of Gemkind hadn't known of her true story. As Rose Quartz, Pink 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. She later made her swear to secrecy so none of her other allies and not a single one of her enemies knew of her real identity. This continued for thousands of years after the war until Pearl revealed the truth to Steven about Pink's fake shattering.
Though she was playful towards them and wished for their happiness as mentioned in "Change Your Mind" Pink seemed to have a dim and jaded view on the subject of how her own gemstone kindred, especially White, Yellow and Blue Diamond viewed her. This view might've come from their frequent harsh scoldings, her feelings of never fitting in with the Diamond Authority and constant punishments of being locked up or even physically attacked for little acts such as letting alien worms loose in the Diamonds' Palace and how her pleas to spare Earth always fell on deaf ears. In consequence, Pink believed that her fellow Diamonds didn't care for or couldn't care less about her so she wouldn't be missed if she was gone, something which led to her faking her shattering but inadvertently also the corruption of many Earthbound gems.
Pink's earlier selfishness and anger as portrayed by Stevonnie were most likely also an offshoot of her punishments and being ignored by her fellow Diamonds, with these negative traits possibly overshadowing her more positive ones.
Pink Diamond was created thousands of years ago. In her early days, she wasn't allowed to carry out the typical duties of an actual Diamond, instead, she hosted balls and parties to congratulate the other Diamonds' accomplishments. Pink had a very close relationship with the other Diamonds, playing a game in which she would sink below the water and sing and White, Yellow, and Blue would stay above the surface trying to guess the song's name. She had even named a batch of Pyrite dubbed "Fool's Gold" much to White's chagrin. However, their relationship was strained by the duties that the Diamonds had kept in place of their assumed roles.
At one juncture Pink watched Yellow 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 because Yellow had numerous colonies and she couldn't have one of her own. After Pink demanded a colony, the two argued. The exchange ended with Pink walking away and angrily smashing one of the Moon Base's windows out of frustration.
On another occasion Pink accompanied Blue to the Kyanite colony and begged her to keep the organic worms that lived on the planet, which the Old allowed. However, the worms began infesting the palaces of Homeworld and chased the Pearls around. Because of this Blue was forced to throw Pink into the Prison Tower and scold her for misbehaving. As revealed in "Change Your Mind", Pink was locked away in the Prison Tower numerous times by Blue over her repeated misdemeanors.
Around 9,000–8,000 Years Ago
After becoming tired of arguing against Yellow and Blue for her own colony, Pink went to White Diamond to plea who also denied her request. This rejection set Pink off, letting out a roaring scream of frustration so powerful that it heavily damaged her Pearl's left eye. Since then, White Diamond took Pink's original Pearl away and replaced her with the Pearl known today.
Over 6,000 Years Ago
Eventually both Yellow and Blue Diamond conceded to Pink in gifting her own colony: the planet Earth. Elated at the news, Pink negligibly abandoned her Spinel in her private garden for thousands of years.
In the early stages of Earth's colonization, Pink was in charge of all structures built on Earth as well as Gem production in its Kindergartens. She monitored all progress at her local Moon Base with her Pearl, remarking to the latter not knowing 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 shape-shifted 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 cease production on 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".
Over 5,750 Years Ago
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.
5,500–5,000 Years Ago
She would change between being Rose Quartz and Pink Diamond for 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."
While Pink lived a quiet life on Earth as Rose with Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, she truly disappeared forever after falling in love with Greg Universe and passing on her Gemstone to their son, Steven, at birth.
Jasper mentioned that one of the reasons she had been fighting her whole life is because of what Rose did to Pink Diamond.
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 at that moment.
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, they never realized they had mourned over the exact same being the entire time.
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.
During the tour of Pink Diamond's Zoo, Holly Blue Agate revealed that each of the Quartzes stationed there originally belonged to Pink Diamond and that Blue Diamond took over the zoo to preserve Pink Diamond's legacy.
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.
Steven wondered aloud why Rose would bubble Bismuth for wanting to shatter Gems but then turn around and shatter Pink Diamond herself anyway.
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.
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 windowpane in the base in frustration.
Pink Diamond appears in a flashback told by Garnet. When word came across to Pink Diamond of a Rose Quartz asking questions to her fellow Gems about the life on the Earth, Pink summoned Rose at once. Pink Diamond asked Rose what she had been saying to the other Gems and when Rose pleaded with Pink 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.
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.
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. Some time afterward, 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 that 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 to discuss 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.
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.
Greg says that he isn't affected by Rose Quartz actually being Pink Diamond, because he understands that they both had pasts that they would rather forget about.
Steven expresses in the song "Let's Only Think About Love" that although a lot of tragic events have happened recently, he would rather the day be focused on Ruby and Sapphire's wedding instead of Pink Diamond.
Yellow and Blue Diamond eventually show up to Earth, and Blue lands on the beach in front of the Temple. She exits her ship, enraged, and asks Rose (Steven) to answer for Pink Diamond's "shattering". Steven begins to explain that he has Pink Diamond's Gem only to be struck by one of Blue's attacks.
When Yellow poofs Peridot, Steven frantically shouts that he is Pink Diamond only for Yellow to stomp on him. Steven is taken to an astral plane and is only able to convince the other Diamonds the truth after he unleashes Pink's aura. Steven then regains consciousness, where Blue is in shock that he is Pink.
Yellow and Blue constantly refer to Steven as "Pink". Yellow asks Steven, believing him to be Pink, why she let them believe she was shattered, and why is she doing a strange voice and disguise. Steven explains his existence to Yellow and expresses how he doesn't have any of Pink's memories, only for Yellow to say that she believes her memories are somewhere inside of him.
After witnessing Nephrite's Corrupted form, Yellow asks "Pink" "how many perfectly adequate Gems" did she have them ruin. Blue then scolds Yellow, telling her that Pink has been punished enough, being stuck on Earth for thousands of years with Corrupted Gems.
In Pink Diamond's Ship, Blue tearily remarks how it has been so long since they have been together in Pink's ship.
On Homeworld, White Pearl states that Pink Diamond's "presence is required", and makes it clear that Pink has to come alone. She then transports Steven to White Diamond against his will. White, like Yellow and Blue, believes that Steven is Pink. She calls him "Starlight" and remarks how he (Pink) gave everyone a scare, and is thrilled to see him safe and sound. She refers to the Gem War as "this latest little game", and asks Steven if he had fun, and if he had got it all out of his system. White welcomes "Pink" home and then dismisses Steven to Pink Diamond's Palace.
Steven walks around the palace confused and unintentionally stumbles upon Pink's Pebbles. The Pebbles fear him at first, but then believe he is Pink when he thanks them for building what he requested. The Pebbles joyfully hop around and climb on Steven, excitedly cheering that Pink is back. One of the Pebbles even remarks that Pink is just playing one of her games when Steven claims to not know who the Pebbles are.
Pearl then enters the room and asks Steven if White had hurt him. Steven tells her that he doesn't think White knows he isn't Pink. Yellow Pearl arrives and tells "Pink" that Yellow has requested his presence in the Extraction Chamber. Upon arriving, Steven tells Yellow Pearl to call him by his name instead of Pink Diamond, but she is unable to fathom his request.
Inside the Extraction Chamber, a frustrated Yellow comments how White never lets anyone see her except Pink because her only colony was a failure. After Yellow leaves, Blue Pearl informs Steven that Blue has requested "Pink's" presence. At Blue's Pool Area, Blue comments how "Steven" is a silly and funny-sounding name, telling him "you're so creative Pink". Blue then asks Steven if he remembers the time he named a batch of Pyrite "Fool's Gold" to White's dismay, but Steven states that he doesn't recall any of Pink's past. Blue then wonders if Steven remembers the times they played games where Pink would stand under the water and sing while her, Yellow, and White attempted to guess the song. Blue later laments how none of the Diamonds ever wanted to come back to the pool after believing she was shattered, and that her death marked Era 2.
Later at Pink's palace, Pearl tells Steven that Pink used the throw massive balls to celebrate the Diamond's achievements, events where every member of every court would "bask in the presence of all four Diamonds". When Pearl leaves, Steven asks the Pebbles who Pink was, and why the situation he is in feels so familiar. In the song "Familiar", Steven sings about how everyone wants him to be just like Rose and eventually comes to the realization that he used to be the runt of the Crystal Gems just like how Pink was the runt of the Diamonds. During the song, the Pebbles recreate Pink's attire to fit Steven's proportions.
In Steven's dream, Pink Diamond is playing with White Pearl, then Pink Pearl, until Yellow shows up to check on what they are doing. After Yellow confirms that they aren't messing around, she happily leaves. Pink and her Pearl share a laugh until suddenly Pink Pearl fades into the darkness which is soon illuminated by White Diamond's presence.
After waking up, Yellow and Blue agree to Steven's idea of throwing a ball because they believe having all four Diamonds together at an event would mark the beginning of Era 3.
Later at the ball, Gems arrive at Steven's throne, announcing "Pink Diamond" in awe, and telling him that they are honored to be in his presence and to compliment him on being "so radiant and sparkly".
After being disappointed that White Diamond didn't show up, Steven sits in his throne upset. Connie encourages him to dance with her and takes him onto the dance floor where everyone is staring at them. After Steven gets comfortable dancing, the two accidentally fuse into Stevonnie. Yellow and Blue scold "Pink", and Yellow tells Stevonnie that they have "gone too far", grabbing them throwing them into the Prison Tower.
Pink Diamond appears at the beginning of the episode in a dream Steven is having. After imprisoning her in the prison tower, Blue scolds her for letting caterpillar-like creatures from a Kyanite colony into the ball, which are now chasing the Pearls down the halls. After one of them shows up in Blue's hair, she throws it away and Pink holds it. Blue tells Pink that if she keeps this up, White will take away her Pearl, and Pink sadly understands.
After White pulls out Steven's gemstone, it morphs into Pink Diamond's form, then Rose Quartz's, and finally a pink version of Steven. When questioned on Pink Diamond's whereabouts, an enraged Steven tells White that she's "gone".
As the main catalyst for Spinel's revenge, Pink appears in a flashback to when the two played together in her private garden. The two are shown to have a lot of fun together, but ultimately begin to drift apart as she wishes to be taken seriously by her fellow diamonds. As Pink matures, she sees Spinel as a potential threat to her newer, more mature demeanor and ends up abandoning her in the gardens, asking her to remain still until she returns.
The Rose Quartz Gems from Pink Diamond's Zoo lament about how they were bubbled away for thousands of years simply because Homeworld believed a Rose Quartz shattered Pink Diamond. However, they also make a new discovery; since Pink Diamond created Steven and the Rose Quartzes, they are all siblings in a sense.
In the episode "Volleyball", it was revealed that the reason behind Pink Pearl's cracked right eye was not because of White Diamond, but because she had been standing too close to Pink Diamond during one of her explosive tantrums. This caused Steven to become more enraged by the horrible things Pink Diamond had done, and cause a pink outburst.
Greg reveals that the song "Mr. Universe", by Kerry Moonbeam, was the origin behind the last name "Universe", as well as his source of inspiration to get out and do things he’d never even dreamed of. This was also what eventually lead to his eventual meeting Pink Diamond (in the guise of Rose Quartz) and having Steven. This revelation upsets Steven, but not as much as his not growing up in an ordinary household with a nuclear family. When Greg tries to talk Steven out of this mindset, Steven remarks that Greg’s parents couldn’t have been as bad as the Diamonds, whom he’d had to go halfway across the galaxy for.
As everyone attempts to deduce the cause of Steven's suffering, White Diamond believes it all traces back to her; White Diamond caused Yellow, Blue, and Pink to suffer along with the rest of Homeworld for thousands of years, leading Pink to cause others to suffer as well, such as Spinel and Pink Pearl.
As a Diamond, Pink Diamond was one of the most powerful Gems in existence. She possessed standard Gem abilities including Fusion, bubbling, shapeshifting, superhuman strength and durability. Her other abilities have been shown while she was in the form of Rose Quartz.
- Aura Projection: The Diamonds can project an aura around them that they can control; either radiating it from their entire bodies or emit it from specific parts of their bodies like their hands. Pink's aura manifests itself as a solid pink shape often just forming a pink outline around the user. Though not much is known of her aura, Steven was able to use it to convince Blue and Yellow Diamond that he was Pink Diamond reincarnated.
- Corruption Induction: Though it could have been her hatred for the Diamonds talking, Bismuth initially believed Pink Diamond corrupted the remaining Gems on Earth, so it is possible that she had this power like the other Diamonds.
- Corruption Reversal: It was revealed (through Steven) that Pink Diamond, along with the other Diamonds, could reverse the corruption of a Gem. The corruption was reversed on the water of her Fountain in "Change Your Mind".
- Corruption Induction: Though it could have been her hatred for the Diamonds talking, Bismuth initially believed Pink Diamond corrupted the remaining Gems on Earth, so it is possible that she had this power like the other Diamonds.
- Gemstone Creation: Through using her breath and bare hands, Pink Diamond was able to create non-sentient gemstones and gemstone shards with dirt.[ 1] She utilized this ability to fake her death by making gemstone shards mimicking the appearance of her own.
- Pebble Animation: As implied in "Familiar", Pink Diamond's tears can bring inanimate stones to life.
- Sonic Scream: According to Pink Pearl in "Volleyball", Pink Diamond had a "scream that could crack the walls", as well as cause permanent damage to a gem's physical form, Pink Pearl being the prime example of this.
- Enhanced Regeneration: Although Gems can generally reform with minimum variations to their form, Pink Diamond was able to reform permanently with the appearance of a different Gem type without negative repercussions.
- Spaceship Piloting: Pink Diamond had a spaceship only she was capable of controlling. According to Pearl, she wasn't a very graceful pilot, at least when it came to liftoff.
- Juggling: According to Pearl and Steven, Pink Diamond has the skill of juggling balls or bubbles. This was shown in Steven's dream in "Together Alone."
Earth was Pink Diamond's first and only colony. She had control over a court which included Agates, Sapphires, and her own personal Pearl. Many Gems were created on the planet, including Amethysts, Jaspers, and the new type of Quartzes: Rose Quartzes. Gems regarded Pink Diamond very highly, creating a mural of her at the Moon Base. After she expressed to them her desire to preserve Earth's lifeforms, the other Diamonds constructed a zoo for Pink to keep humans. Blue Diamond was involved in Earth's colonization, arriving on Earth to help fight the Rebellion when it was still only a small problem.
After Pink Diamond was believed to be shattered, the other Diamonds mourned her death in different ways; Blue Diamond fell into a deep depression and sought to preserve everything she could of Pink Diamond, while Yellow Diamond developed a simmering rage and sought to destroy all reminders of her in an unsuccessful attempt to feel better; though 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 weren't 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. Upon arriving on Homeworld, Steven Universe took up residence in Pink Diamond's old room. After learning that Pink Diamond used to throw parties for all Gems, including White Diamond, he adopted her outfit and decided to have a party of his own in order to reason about healing the Corrupted Gems on Earth with White.
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"|
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.
Oh, Pink. I'm sorry... I'm so sorry... I should've done more. Yellow says it'll all be over soon. I wonder what you would think. This is your planet, after all. I still think it is.
|—Blue Diamond, "Steven's Dream"|
First there were too many organics, and then their cities were too difficult to dismantle, and- and now these Crystal Gems? We're tired of your excuses, Pink!
|—Blue Diamond, "Can't Go Back"|
Despite having a very close relationship, their relationship was shown to have an abusive side with Blue often reprimanding Pink for her repetitive impudence to White Diamond's standards: Pink was often locked up by Blue on a tower and was hinted to be attacked more than once in "Change Your Mind". She was further 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 and even if she was gone, which led to the rebellion and eventually faking her shattering.
♫ 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"|
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. However, Yellow eventually conceded entrusting the colonization of Earth to Pink Diamond and seeking to assist her during the Rebellion. Similarly with Blue, Pink believed Yellow never cared about her: Yellow 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 wouldn't care if she was gone, leading to Pink faking her shattering.
Spinel was given to Pink to act like her best friend and keep her entertained. At first, Pink treasured her but as time went on, she gradually grew apart from the oblivious Spinel. After Pink was given the Earth, Spinel wanted to accompany her but Pink wanted to keep Spinel from following her out of the garden. To that end, Pink tricked her into playing a game where she must stand still and wait for her return. Spinel obeyed and remained there for over six thousand years, only to discover that Pink Diamond went on with her life without her. Spinel quickly came to despise Pink Diamond and anything related to her after she learned of how she was deceived.
Steven is her son who she passed her gemstone to. He originally thought Pink Diamond was shattered by his mother "Rose Quartz", not knowing the two were the same individual. 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 now struggles to deal with the repercussions of her sometimes thoughtless previous actions.
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"|
Oh wow, look at you! Welcome to Earth.
|—Pink Diamond (as Rose Quartz), "Now We're Only Falling Apart"|
Long after the Rebellion ended and Homeworld was driven off of Earth, a single overcooked Amethyst emerged from the Prime Kindergarten and was eventually discovered by Rose and the remaining Crystal Gems. Despite her apparent defect, Rose welcomed her into their team and assured her that she was fine the way she is.
Based on White Diamond's conversation with Steven, who she believed to be Pink, Pink's relationship with White is similar to a mother or grandmother, receiving the endearing nickname "Starlight". According to Blue Diamond, White became furious when she renamed a group of Pyrites "Fool's Gold". However, she doesn't take Pink seriously and treats her like a child, including her actions on Earth as one of her "games". In "Change Your Mind", White revealed that she sees Pink as her idea of imperfection, whereas she sees herself as perfect. She acts in a cruel manner stating that Pink "makes problems" and insists that she does not believe Pink fits her idea of perfection, but still wants Pink to "be herself". Despite this, White does express anguish at the revelation that releasing Steven's gem would never return Pink to her.
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 to be 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 was one of Pink Diamond's subordinates and had remained devoted to avenging her thousands of years after her alleged shattering.
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.
Pink is implied to have had a very close relationship with the Pebbles, who were created through her tears. She also treated them well, as the Pebbles take Steven telling them "Thank you" as confirmation that he is Pink. It is also implied that she often joked with them, as one of the Pebbles said "Very funny, Pink" when Steven asks who they are, and another one states that she always played games.
Pink Pearl was Pink Diamond's original Pearl before the Crystal Gem's Pearl was given to her. Like with our Pearl, Pink Diamond was informal with her and treated her as a friend rather than a servant. After Pink was denied a colony by the other Diamonds, Pink threw a tantrum which resulted in Pink Pearl being badly hurt and her physical form being permanently damaged.
|1. "Full Disclosure":||Absent||14. "Historical Friction":||Absent|
|2. "Joy Ride":||Absent||15. "Friend Ship":||Absent|
|3. "Say Uncle":||Absent||16. "Nightmare Hospital":||Absent|
|4. "Love Letters":||Absent||17. "Sadie's Song":||Absent|
|5. "Reformed":||Absent||18. "Catch and Release":||Absent|
|6. "Sworn to the Sword":||Absent||19. "When It Rains":||Absent|
|7. "Rising Tides, Crashing Skies":||Absent||20. "Back to the Barn":||Absent|
|8. "Keeping It Together":||Absent||21. "Too Far":||Absent|
|9. "We Need to Talk":||Absent||22. "The Answer":||Absent|
|10. "Chille Tid":||Absent||23. "Steven's Birthday":||Absent|
|11. "Cry for Help":||Absent||24. "It Could've Been Great":||Pictured|
|12. "Keystone Motel":||Absent||25. "Message Received":||Absent|
|13. "Onion Friend":||Absent||26. "Log Date 7 15 2":||Absent|
|1. "Super Watermelon Island":||Absent||13. "Kiki's Pizza Delivery Service":||Absent|
|2. "Gem Drill":||Absent||14. "Monster Reunion":||Absent|
|3. "Same Old World":||Absent||15. "Alone at Sea":||Absent|
|4. "Barn Mates":||Absent||16. "Greg the Babysitter":||Absent|
|5. "Hit the Diamond":||Absent||17. "Gem Hunt":||Absent|
|6. "Steven Floats":||Absent||18. "Crack the Whip":||Absent|
|7. "Drop Beat Dad":||Absent||19. "Steven vs. Amethyst":||Absent|
|8. "Mr. Greg":||Absent||20/21. "Bismuth":||Absent|
|9. "Too Short to Ride":||Absent||22. "Beta":||Absent|
|10. "The New Lars":||Absent||23. "Earthlings":||Mentioned|
|11. "Beach City Drift":||Absent||24. "Back to the Moon":||Pictured & Mentioned|
|12. "Restaurant Wars":||Absent||25. "Bubbled":||Mentioned|
|1. "Kindergarten Kid":||Absent||14. "The Zoo":||Absent|
|2. "Know Your Fusion":||Absent||15. "That Will Be All":||Mentioned|
|3. "Buddy's Book":||Absent||16. "The New Crystal Gems":||Absent|
|4. "Mindful Education":||Absent||17. "Storm in the Room":||Mentioned|
|5. "Future Boy Zoltron":||Absent||18. "Rocknaldo":||Absent|
|6. "Last One Out of Beach City":||Absent||19. "Tiger Philanthropist":||Absent|
|7. "Onion Gang":||Absent||20. "Room for Ruby":||Absent|
|8/9. "Gem Harvest":||Absent||21. "Lion 4: Alternate Ending":||Absent|
|10. "Three Gems and a Baby":||Absent||22. "Doug Out":||Absent|
|11. "Steven's Dream":||Mentioned||23. "The Good Lars":||Absent|
|12. "Adventures in Light Distortion":||Mentioned||24. "Are You My Dad?":||Absent|
|13. "Gem Heist":||Mentioned||25. "I Am My Mom":||Mentioned|
|1. "Stuck Together":||Absent||15. "Pool Hopping":||Absent|
|2. "The Trial":||Mentioned||16. "Letters to Lars":||Absent|
|3. "Off Colors":||Absent||17. "Can't Go Back":||Flashback|
|4. "Lars' Head":||Absent||18. "A Single Pale Rose":||Flashback|
|5. "Dewey Wins":||Absent||19. "Now We're Only Falling Apart":||Flashback|
|6. "Gemcation":||Mentioned||20. "What's Your Problem?":||Mentioned|
|7. "Raising the Barn":||Absent||21. "The Question":||Absent|
|8. "Back to the Kindergarten":||Absent||22. "Made of Honor":||Mentioned|
|9. "Sadie Killer":||Absent||23/24. "Reunited":||Mentioned|
|10. "Kevin Party":||Absent||25. "Legs From Here to Homeworld":||Mentioned|
|11. "Lars of the Stars":||Absent||26. "Familiar":||Mentioned|
|12. "Jungle Moon":||Debut||27. "Together Alone":||Mentioned|
|13. "Your Mother and Mine":||Flashback||28. "Escapism":||Absent|
|14. "The Big Show":||Absent||29-32. "Change Your Mind":||Cameo|
|Steven Universe: The Movie:||Flashback|
|1. "Little Homeschool":||Mentioned||11. "In Dreams":||Absent|
|2. "Guidance":||Absent||12. "Bismuth Casual":||Absent|
|3. "Rose Buds":||Mentioned||13. "Together Forever":||Absent|
|4. "Volleyball":||Mentioned||14. "Growing Pains":||Flashback|
|5. "Bluebird":||Absent||15. "Mr. Universe":||Mentioned|
|6. "A Very Special Episode":||Absent||16. "Fragments":||Absent|
|7. "Snow Day":||Absent||17. "Homeworld Bound":||Absent|
|8. "Why So Blue?":||Absent||18. "Everything's Fine":||Absent|
|9. "Little Graduation":||Absent||19. "I Am My Monster":||Mentioned|
|10. "Prickly Pair":||Absent||20. "The Future":||Absent|
- Pink and White Diamonds' gemstones are similar in appearance, though the tips point in opposite directions.
- A gemstone in the same shape as Pink Diamond's is pictured on the currency in Beach City.
- 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.
- She is the first known Gem to openly rebel against Homeworld.
- She is the only Gem shown to rotate their gemstone via shapeshifting.
- She and her own Spinel are the only two Gems shown to have changed the rotation of their gemstones via regeneration.
- She is the only known Diamond to have shapeshifted.
- The Moon Base was created for Pink Diamond.
- 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, though it is yet to be revealed whether this is coincidental symbolism or intentional vandalism.
- In "Rose's Scabbard", Rose told Pearl that they could 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]
- Pink Diamond is sometimes represented with pink flowers resembling those in the mallow family, such as a hibiscus or hollyhock, in some official posters. This includes the signing poster for San Diego Comic-Con 2017 is an example of an official poster where a pink flower represents her.
- 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).
- A bush with pink flowers has grown around Pink Diamond's abandoned Palanquin, which has a flower-like structure.
- Pink Diamond's Zoo has flower symbols on its walls.
- 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.
- Pink diamonds represent love, creativity, and romance.[ 3]
|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.|