She used to belong to a Morganite, but she was replaced after it was discovered that she liked to fuse. She currently resides in an abandoned Kindergarten facility on the Gem Homeworld amongst other defective or non-normal Gems known as the "Off-Colors".
Rhodonite has a muscular build that resembles Garnet's, with reddish skin and a long pointed nose that is slightly turned upward. She has wide, black, afro-style hair with pink highlights. As a fusion, Rhodonite has four arms, a pair of which are thick and muscular, like a Ruby, and the pair on her waist and are thin, like a Pearl. She wears a black and mauve jumpsuit with a diamond-shaped cutout at the navel, revealing one of her Gems, with mauve leggings that cover her entire right leg and left thigh. She has a black ballet flat on her right foot and a mauve boot on her left. She also wears a transparent shawl over the gem on her chest and has black gloves from the elbow-down on her lower set of arms. She also possesses four eyes (that are reminiscent of Rainbow Quartz), with the top pair being wide and expressive (like a Ruby's) and the bottom pair being more closed and reserved (resembling Pearl's eyes on Rainbow Quartz).
She stresses out a lot and is easily frightened. She is extremely paranoid, possibly due to the eons spent hiding inside the underground kindergarten on Homeworld. It's probably also because her Pearl side is constantly in fear of being found and forced to defuse.
Rhodonite makes her first appearance in "Off Colors." As the Rutile Twins were taking Steven and Lars to an underground Kindergarten, she appears, along with Padparadscha Sapphire, and Fluorite. When explaining how she is "off colored" to Steven and Lars, she reveals she once belonged to a gem called Morganite.
Rhodonite seems curious of Steven, then befriends him later in the episode. She often somewhat blames Steven for the gem-shattering robonoids that are looking for Steven and Lars
Rhodonite likes Lars, as he saved her from the gem-shattering robonoids. She is also very curious of him after Steven revived Lars in Lars' Head. When Lars offered to send her to Earth she acts awkwardly and goes for it only to be stopped by Fluorite and Rutile.
Rhodonite seems to have a mother-daughter relationship with Padparadscha Sapphire due to the smaller gem being rather not in tune with the world around her and is very distracted. It also appears that Rhodonite may be slightly annoyed by Padparadscha Sapphire's late predictions.
Rhodonite treats Fluorite like a mother she respects each of her wishes.
Rhodonite used to work for Morganite until she caught them fusing and replaced them. It is unknown which of Rhodonite's components served under Morganite.
Presumably, Rhodonite possesses standard Gem abilities and traits.
Rhodonite is confirmed to be the fusion of a Pearl and a Ruby.
|1. "Stuck Together":||Absent||15. "Pool Hopping":||Absent|
|2. "The Trial":||Absent||16. "Letters to Lars":||Absent|
|3. "Off Colors":||Debut||17. "Can't Go Back":||Absent|
|4. "Lars' Head":||Appears||18. "A Single Pale Rose":||Absent|
|5. "Dewey Wins":||Absent||19. "Now We're Only Falling Apart":||Absent|
|6. "Gemcation":||Absent||20. "What's Your Problem?":||Absent|
|7. "Raising the Barn":||Absent||21. "The Question":||Absent|
|8. "Back to the Kindergarten":||Absent||22. "Made of Honor":||Absent|
|9. "Sadie Killer":||Absent||23/24. "Reunited":||Absent|
|10. "Kevin Party":||Absent||25. "Legs From Here to Homeworld":||Absent|
|11. "Lars of the Stars":||Absent||26. "Familiar":||Absent|
|12. "Jungle Moon":||Absent||27. "Together Alone":||Absent|
|13. "Your Mother and Mine":||Absent||28. "Escapism":||Absent|
|14. "The Big Show":||Absent||29-32. "Change Your Mind":||Absent|
The name Rhodonite comes from the Greek word "Rhodos", meaning rose colored. it commonly has black veins of manganese oxide, especially in larger specimens. Rhodonite is a manganese silicate and forms in the triclinic crystal system. It occurs in both a crystallized and massive, fine-grained form. It is deep pink to red and opaque, with dark veins of manganese lending some patterning. this crystal is usually used as a semi-precious ornament, or as a minor ore of manganese. It is also used as a tool to help us express confidence and lovingness. This crystal is often confused with Rhodochrosite and the rare mineral Pyroxmangite.