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Quartzes are a broad collection of Gems cuts that serve as the primary soldiers of Homeworld's Caste System. Some Quartzes are higher ranking than others, being described as "elite" or holding commander positions while the majority maintains a common soldier ranking.

Role

Quartzes are a soldier caste. Some Quartzes are used as bodyguards and escorts as shown in Jasper's case. They appear to be less numerous than Rubies. According to Ian Jones-Quartey, some have defensive powers as well (like Rose's) since "they can't all be tanks." Jasper stated that Quartzes are made to fight and Jaspers specifically always get what they want. Some also act as guards at Homeworld outposts such as Pink Diamond's zoo. They were commonly made on Earth. Quartzes are the most diverse known Gem type with Gems including Amethysts, Carnelians, Jaspers and Rose Quartzes.

Other Quartz types include Agates, who rank higher and seem to be administrative in nature and Citrines, who seem to be elite guards (including Emerald and Hessonite's guards).

Physical Characteristics

Quarztes are much larger than most other types of gems, made to fit the role of an elite warrior, Quartzes have incredible height, broad shoulders, and an intimidating muscular build. While their exact height can vary depending on how well they formed when they were incubating in the ground, most quartzes appear to be the same height as each other, with variations of this standard height being very rare. Quartzes (excluding Agates) have some of the longest and thickest hair of any gem. Their hair colour is often a very pale tone of the colour of their gem, although some have dark brown hair.

All Homeworld Quartzes wear the standard Homeworld uniform, while quartzes with a more managerial position, such as Agates, wear an additional shawl and boots. Decorated Quartzes, such as Jasper, can also wear a cape over their uniform, though this isn't actually a part of their physical form.

When Corrupted, Jasper gems take the form of a giant eyeless wolf-like beast. They have a furry mane which extends down their back and covers their tail, and they can have a number of horns on their head. Based on the appearance of Blue Lace Agate and Lace Amethyst when uncorrupted, other varieties of Quartz likely take on a similar appearance, although this has not been shown in full.

Main Quartzes

Quartzes with their own articles include:

Agates

Agates hold a position of authority slightly higher than other Quartzes. They appear to serve as a form of manager for groups of other types of Quartzes, keeping them in line and ensuring that they perform their duties. So far, Holly Blue Agate is the only major Agate to be shown so far. She is in charge of a group of Quartz soldiers and manages Pink Diamond's Zoo. Other types of Agates have been mentioned such as:

  • Crazy Lace Agate - An Agate who was originally a member of the Crystal Gems, it is worth noting that she is possibly an Agate fusion, or a fusion of other Quartzes, such as Jaspers.
  • Pink Diamond's Agates - Agates who used to belong to Pink Diamond, they were her bodyguards during the Rebellion, first mentioned by Blue Zircon in "The Trial".
  • Yellow Diamond's Agates - Agates who reside in one of Yellow Diamond's Asteroid Mines and first mentioned by Rhodonite in "Your Mother and Mine".
  • Blue Lace Agate - An uncorrupted Agate that can be seen during the end of "Change Your Mind" and in Little Homeworld during Steven Universe: The Movie.
  • Unknown Holly Blue Agate - A Holly Blue Agate seen watching Steven's message in an unknown gem city. Her gem is located on her lower back.

Amethysts

Amethysts are a purple type of Quartz, most notably produced on Earth's Prime Kindergarten for Pink Diamond. Besides Amethyst 8XM, the Amethysts from Earth were stationed at Pink Diamond's Zoo thousands of years later, now serving Blue Diamond and are commanded by Holly Blue Agate due to the "shattering" of Pink. Like Amethyst 8XM, these Amethysts share a laid back and comedic personality. 

History

Four Amethysts appear in "Gem Heist" at Pink Diamond's Zoo; two of them are in charge of guarding the door in the Zoo's cargo bay. The two Amethysts tease the Crystal Gems when they land on the Zoo, resulting in a scolding from Holly Blue Agate. Later in "Gem Heist," another pair of Amethysts send Steven into the Zoo's tunnel, one with a square-faceted gemstone.

In "The Zoo," several Amethysts are seen entering the boundaries of Pink Diamond's Zoo to console the heartbroken Zoomans. One Amethyst later angrily informs Greg and Steven of the trouble they are in.

In "That Will Be All", this turns out to be a prank by Amethyst and the many other Homeworld Quartz guards she has met (whom she refers to collectively as "the Famethyst"), three of which having been formed right above her. These Amethysts inform her of her serial number being Facet-5 Cut-8XM. Among the Amethysts and Jaspers are two defective Gems: "Skinny", a tall and skinny Jasper, and Carnelian, shorter than most Quartzes.

In "Now We're Only Falling Apart", numerous Amethysts are shown emerging out of the Prime Kindergarten in a flashback from Pearl.

In "Together Alone", several Amethysts and Jaspers are shown in the crowd of Quartz Gems dancing alongside the Crystal Gems' Amethyst during the Era 3 Ball.

"Gem Heist"

Image Gemstone Physical Information Other Info
Amethyst - Left Shoulder byDavi
AmethystGem2

Her gemstone is located on her left shoulder.

She has a circular purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has light lavender skin and pale purple hair that is shorter than most of the other Amethysts.

In "Gem Heist", she and her partner were guarding the door of the Zoo ship when the Crystal Gems arrived.

She also appears in "That Will Be All", as one of the members of the "Famethyst" the Crystal Gems' Amethyst meets.

Amethyst - Right Shoulder byDavi
AmethystGem2

Her gemstone is located on her right shoulder.

She has a circular purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has medium purple skin and light lilac hair. In "Gem Heist", she and her partner were guarding the door of the Zoo ship when the Crystal Gems arrived.
Amethyst - Right Hand - Round Hexagonal byDavi
Left Hand Amethyst Gem

Her gemstone is located on the back of her right hand.

She has a circular lavender gemstone (lighter than most) with a hexagonal facet.

She has fuchsia skin and light pink hair. In "Gem Heist", she and her partner were tasked with putting Steven into the Zoo tunnel.
Amethyst - Left Shoulder - Round Square byDavi
Army Amethyst Gem

Her gemstone is located on her left shoulder.

She has a circular red-violet gemstone with a square facet, a facet shape (and color) uncommon in Amethysts. Her unusual facet may be an animation error.

Oddly, her gemstone briefly appeared with a hexagonal facet, also possibly an animation error. It is unknown which is her correct facet.

Amethyst gemstone shoulder hexagonal error
She has burgundy skin, dark pink hair and a chipped tooth. In "Gem Heist", she and her partner were tasked with putting Steven into the Zoo tunnel.

"The Zoo"

Image Gemstone Physical Information Other Info
Amethyst - Left Cheek (by onyx)
AmethystGem2

Her gemstone is located on her left cheek.

She has a circular purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has lavender pink skin and wisteria-colored hair. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

At one point, she attempted to console one Zooman, telling her to come down out of a tree and "just talk about it."

Amethyst - Right Eye ZooNightPallete byDavi
Right Eye Amethyst Gem

Her gemstone is located on her right eye.

She has a circular mauve-colored gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has light purple skin and mauve-colored hair. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

At one point, she stoically carried a crying Jay-Ten and U-12.

SU amethyst (forearm gem) crop by Infez
Right Eye Amethyst Gem

Her gemstone is located on the back of her right forearm.

She has a circular faded-purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has lavender pink skin and light pink hair. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

At one point, she chased after a crying Zooman, telling them to "get back here".

Amy 3 transparent
Zoo Amethyst 4 Gemstone

Her gemstone is located on her left eye.

She has a circular orchid-purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has lavender pink skin and bright white hair. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

She also appears in "That Will Be All" as one of the members of the "Famethyst" that the Crystal Gems' Amethyst meets.

Amy 4 transparent
Right Hand Amethyst Gem

Her gemstone is located on the back of her left hand.

She has a circular faded-purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has medium purple skin and lavender pink hair. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

At one point, she was seen chasing a crying and heartbroken Zooman.

Amethyst - Chest ZooNightPallete byDavi
Right Hand Amethyst Gem

Her gemstone is located on her chest.

She has a circular faded-purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has lavender pink skin and beige-colored hair. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

After the Zoomans were heartbroken by Greg, she was seen positively reassuring Wy-Six, who thought he would never "choosen" again.

Amethyst - Forehead - Round Hexagonal byDavi
AmethystGem2

Her gemstone is located on her forehead.

She has a circular purple gemstone with a presumably hexagonal facet.

She has dark purple skin and lavender pink hair. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

She also appears in "That Will Be All," as one of the members of the "Famethyst" that the Crystal Gems' Amethyst meets.

Amethyst - Right Cheek ZooNightPallete byDavi
Right Cheek Amethyst Gem

Her gemstone is located on her right cheek.

She has a circular medium-purple gemstone with a hexagonal facet.

She has dark purple skin, bright white hair, and is generally seen with very sharp teeth. In "The Zoo", she was tasked with entering Pink Diamond's Zoo and consoling the heartbroken Zoomans.

While Greg and Steven try to escape the Zoo, this Amethyst grabs them and angrily informs them that they are in trouble. When she appears in "That Will Be All," this turns out to be a prank organized by Amethyst and the rest of the members of the "Famethyst".

"That Will Be All"

"Now We're Only Falling Apart"

Many Amethysts appear in Pearl's flashback, all of which emerging from the Prime Kindergarten.

Three Amethysts serving as guards on the Cloud Arena appear in a flashback alongside Pearl, Rose Quartz, and two Topazes. They have large hair covering their eyes and a Blue Diamond insignia on their uniforms.

"Together Alone"

Several Amethysts attend the Era 3 ball, seen dancing along with several Jaspers.

"Change Your Mind"

Lace Amethyst (an uncorrupted Quartz Gem) can be seen during the end of "Change Your Mind" and in Little Homeworld during Steven Universe: The Movie.

The Phantom Fable

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They appear in Delta Kindergarten. They are all enemies.

Jaspers

Jaspers are a broad variety of Quartz soldiers that vary in color, such as Biggs Jasper and the Snow Monster. The famous Jasper describes her cut as never giving up and always getting what they want.

"That Will Be All"

Several Jaspers from the Beta Kindergarten debuted in "That Will Be All". Like the Amethysts, they originally belonged to Pink Diamond but now served Blue. Despite their Gem type, they are all considered members of the "Famethyst".

"Together Alone"

Two identical Jaspers attend the Era 3 ball, seen dancing along with several Amethysts. They likely appear as duplicates of one another to fill crowd space.

"Change Your Mind"

This greenish Jasper is seen among the Gems being healed, her coloration and spotted patterns indicate her to be the same type of Jasper as the Snow Monster, but she visibly possesses different patterns, indicating that she is a different instance of this type of Jasper.

The Phantom Fable

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She appears in Delta Kindergarten.

Carnelians

Carnelians are a red type of Quartz. Some Carnelians are

  • Carnelian, a defective and short Carnelian debuting in "That Will Be All", and a member of The "Famethyst".


Rose Quartzes

Rose Quartzes are a pink type of Quartz which appear to be designed in the visage of Pink Diamond.

"That Will Be All"

Steven and his father Greg saw the bubbled Rose Quartz Gems in Pink Diamond's Zoo.

"The Trial"

They were mentioned by defending Zircon that there's no Rose Quartz soldiers in Pink's entourage.

"Rose Bud"]]

Several unbubbled Rose Quartzes appear.

Cherry Quartzes

Cherry Quartzes are a type of large and pink Gem. The role of them is unknown, but they can be presumed to have had a similar role to the other Quartz Gems. Some Cherry Quartzes are

Citrines

Citrines are a yellow type of Quartz who seem to be an elite caste of guards serving high-ranking Gems.

Tiger's Eyes

Tiger's Eyes are a type of Quartz which is yet to be seen but has been mentioned by name.

Unidentified Quartzes

Quartz in "Sworn to the Sword"

Unknown Quartz warrior in Pearl's hologram flashback of the Rebellion; voiced by Michaela Dietz. She has a similar appearance to Jasper.

Quartzes in "Same Old World"

There are a few unknown Quartzes featured in Lapis' flashback.

Quartzes in "Your Mother and Mine"

During the flashback, many Quartzes belonging to Pink Diamond appeared, emerging from their incubation in the ground alongside Rose Quartz. The silhouettes of other Quartzes, whose purple coloring suggesting they are Amethysts, are also shown working in the kindergarten.

Quartzes in "Change Your Mind"

Several unnamed types of Quartz Gems can be seen in Rose's Fountain after having been healed from corruption. They all have different colors, skin patterns, and horns on their heads which they retained from when they were corrupted. They too appear in Steven Universe: The Movie.

Image Physical Information
Quartz Blue by RylerGamerDBS edit

A blue Quartz with straight blonde hair. She has two spikes on her shoulders, two teal spikes and two slightly larger blue ones, and two light blue and pink spikes on her head. (The closest approximation is that she may possibly be either a proper Rainbow Quartz (Iris Agate) or an Angel Aura Quartz.)

She wears a purple crop top with a lighter purple sheer strap which goes up to her neck, green shorts, and purple boots. Her gem placement, and the appearance of her gemstone, is unknown.

Zebra Quartz (2) by RylerGamerDBS


Zebra Quartz Gemstone

A light and dark grey striped Quartz with light blue-green hair and single striped horn on her head.

She wears a black sleeveless top, white pants, and black boots. Her gem is located on her sternum and is a dark gray rhomboidal cabochon with a jagged white stripe covering a large portion of it.

(Due to her characteristics, such as her black-and-white skin, she may possibly be a standard Zebra Jasper (in contrast to the brown-colored fusion of the same name) or possibly a Zebra Agate, as her body structure and lip definition resemble that of Holly Blue Agate.)

Crazy Lace Agate
                        Her Possible Gemstones Crazy Lace Agate that is larger than the others, she has thick peach hair tied into ponytails with red and yellow ribbons. She wears a sleeveless gray v-neck body suit with a dull green lace, and white shoes. She has what appear to be gems located where her right eye and nose would otherwise be. The gem-like nose is triangular in shape and smooth, with stripe patterns, while the gem-like eye is diagonally split; the top side is yellow with a red spot, resembling a pupil, while the bottom is white with a mocha pupil-like spot. Her other eye(s) are hidden under her hair.

Also at Rose's Fountain, a Gem with thick brown hair can be seen from behind talking to the healed Snow Monster, but no other details of her are shown; she appears to be a Quartz.

Steven Universe: The Movie

Four unidentified quartzes can be seen from behind watching Steven's message.

Unnamed Blue Quartzes

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These gems appear in The Phantom Fable. Their weapons are large tipped spears.

Quartz Fusions

  • Zebra Jasper - The half-corrupted fusion of two Jaspers, Jasper and the corrupted Snow Monster Jasper. Her formation resulted in the former becoming corrupted herself. Whether her mutant-like appearance is because of her two component Jaspers being of different varieties, or limb duplication caused by corruption, has not been stated.
  • An unnamed citizen of Little Homeworld - She appears to be the fusion of two Quartzes, and could possibly be Crazy Lace Agate, a former Crystal Gem mentioned by Bismuth.

Corrupted Quartzes

Beta Kindergarten Quartz Monsters

The Beta Kindergarten Quartz Monsters are Corrupted Gems that appeared in the episode "Earthlings". Their designs' similarities to other Corrupted Gems (including the corrupted form of Jasper and Biggs Jasper) imply they are Quartz.

Jasper originally incarcerated them as she was forming her Corrupted Gem army to take on the Crystal Gems. Jasper accidentally frees the Corrupted Gems when she crashed into a cliff face and knocked several free from their cells.

Their current status is unknown after running off, but they are assumed to be somewhere near the Beta Kindergarten.

As confirmed by Rebecca Sugar, they are types of Jasper[citation needed].

Image Gemstone Information Appearance
QuartzMonster
QuartzMonsterGem
The Cobbled Beta Kindergarten Monster swiped at Steven when he, Amethyst, and Peridot discovered the cages and strayed too close. Appears in Earthlings.
GreenQuartzMonster
GreenQuartzMonsterGem
Green Striped Beta Kindergarten Monster's body is mainly a shade of mossy green, with stripes of mint green decorating the body in certain spots, resembling a slightly dull green jasper.
RedQuartzMonster
RedQuartzMonsterGem
The Red Striped Beta Kindergarten Monster resembles Jasper's corrupted form in some respects, with a brick-red base color and war-paint like pink stripes along her body.
PurpleQuartzMonster
PurpleQuartzMonsterGem
The Purple Striped Beta Kindergarten Monster has a purple base color, with lavender bands and stripes along her body. Because of her coloration, she resembles Amethyst in some respects, even sharing the same shade of hair, while also possessing bands on her arms that make her form resemble pink jasper.
OrangeQuartzMonster
OrangeQuartzMonsterGem
The Spotted Beta Kindergarten Monster's body is a brick orange color, with sparse spots of yellow and dark orange on her body. She has three horns where her eyes and nose should be.

Trivia

  • All Amethysts are voiced by Michaela Dietz; all Jaspers and the defective Carnelian are voiced by Kimberly Brooks.
  • So far, it is true that Gems of the same gemstone (with the exception of the Diamonds) also share the same voice, albeit with some differences in tone. Their appearances are also nearly identical, excluding gemstone placement and details such as hair length and style, skin tone and patterning in the case of Jaspers.
    • Both Carnelian and "Skinny" are voiced by Kimberly Brooks despite being two different types of quartz, suggesting different Gems may share the same voice actor.


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

Unfused Gems: AmethystPearlRubySapphireBismuthLapis LazuliPeridotBiggs JasperSnowflake ObsidianLarimar
Gem Fusions: AlexandriteGarnetObsidian (Rose fusion)OpalRainbow QuartzSardonyxSugilite
Hybrid Fusions: Obsidian (Steven fusion)Rainbow Quartz 2.0Smoky QuartzStevonnieStegSunstone
Inactive Gems: Rose Quartz
Humans: Connie Maheswaran
Pets: LionPumpkinCat Steven

Homeworld Gems Unfused Gems: CombyEmeraldLapis LazulisPebblesPeridotsSapphiresSpinel

Fusion Gems: MalachiteTopazZebra JasperGiant RubyRuby (triple fusion)Lemon Jade
Inactive Gems: JadesPink Diamond

Off Colors Unfused Gems: PadparadschaRutile Twins

Fusion Gems: FluoriteRhodonite
Humans: Lars Barriga

Other Gems (Formerly) Corrupted Gems: Biggs JasperCherry QuartzJasperLarimarNephriteOrange SpodumeneWatermelon TourmalineBig BirdCrab Gem MonsterDesert GlassEarth BeetleFlower MonsterGem Cave CreatureHeaven BeetleInvisible Gem MonsterLighthouse Gem MonsterPyramid Temple GemPlant MonsterSlinkerSnow MonsterTongue MonsterWater BearUnknown Giant Gem MonsterOthers

Other Gems: The ClusterMinor GemsMinor Corrupted 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)

Gem Fusions: Cluster Gems (The Cluster)

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

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

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

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

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

Fictional Characters Cookie CatDogcopterMearlPizza JennyMinor Fictional Characters

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

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

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

Save the Light Hessonite • SquaridotHessonite's Citrines
Unleash the Light DemantoidPyrope
The Phantom Fable Fable • Lonely PearlJasper (Eyeball)
Groups Cool Kids • Crystal GemsCrystal Temps • "Famethyst" • Great Diamond Authority • Homeworld Gems • Hospital EmployeesOff ColorsOnion's FriendsPebblesSadie Killer and the SuspectsSecret Team • Steven and the Stevens • Water ClonesZoomansMinor Human CharactersMinor Animal CharactersMinor Fictional CharactersMinor Gem CharactersMinor Corrupted GemsSpeciesUnknown Gems
Gem Types Aquamarines • BismuthsDiamonds • GarnetsJades • Lapis Lazulis • Nephrites • Pearls • PebblesPeridots • Quartzes • Rubies • Sapphires • Topazes

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