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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. Made to fit the role of an elite warrior, Quartzes have incredible height, broad shoulders and an intimidating muscular build. Rose Quartz and Jasper both fit this description. Amethyst is also a Quartz although she does not fit the description because she "stayed in the ground too long" and was, therefore "overcooked". 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. Quartzes are described as being "huge, loyal soldiers". 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, they also have very 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, Quartz gems take the form of a giant eyeless wolf-like beast. They have a fur mane which extends down their backs and covers their tale, and can have a number of horns on their head. They also develop patterns on their bodies resembling those found on their real-life Gemstones.

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 one of the Agates shown. 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:

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.

"Together Alone"

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

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 .

The Phantom Fable

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This section contains informations on a subject that is considered "level 2 canon" and may be contradicted by the TV series.
They appear in Delta Kindergarten. They are all also enemies.

Carnelians

Carnelians are a red type of Quartz, most notably the defective Carnelian from the Beta Kindergarten.

Rose Quartzes

Rose Quartzes are a pink type of Quartz.

"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.

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.

Unknown Quartzes

Unknown Blue Quartzes

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This section contains informations on a subject that is considered "level 2 canon" and may be contradicted by the TV series.
These gems appear in The Phantom Fable. Their weapons are large tipped spears.

Trivia

  • All Amethysts are voiced by Michaela Dietz (who voices the Crystal Gems' Amethyst); all Jaspers and the defective Carnelian are voiced by Kimberly Brooks (who also voices Jasper).
  • 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.
    • So far, Jaspers are the only type of Quartz who are shown to normally have patterns on their skin, although all quartzes have patterns when corrupted.
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