We all know about when two single gems fuse they create a new type of gem (e.g. Sapphire + Ruby = Garnet). But what hasn't been touched on is if fusion gem types exist as single entities. Instead of malachite or garnet gem types only being formed out of fusion, there are actually single non-fusion malachite's, garnet's, sardonyx's etc.
I'm just saying if fusing combines 2 existing gems to create a new gem, it's possible that a non-fusion gem exists that has the same name/gem type of that fusion. Or it could be the other way round, maybe 2 smaller gems could fuse into a pearl, this area is not really explained well in which types of gems exist as single non-fusions and which types only exist as fusions, it's rather confusing.
Look I think people are missing the point I'm trying to make, Garnet is a fusion between Ruby and Sapphire who are both non-fused single gems, what I'm trying to say is what if on Homeworld exists garnet gems who are not fusions themselves but single entities like ruby or sapphire. What I'm trying to say is gem types like Sugilitte, Sardonyx, Smokey, Malachite are all the names of fusion gems, these gems should be able exist as single non-fused gems like peridot, pearl, amethyst etc. I mean no one has gone into thus really on what gem types are only available through fusion only or if the fusion gem names are actually single non fused gems like pearl or peridot.
i dont think that they would be able to start growing unless there were 2 near each other. i think if there were 2 near each other that were grown, they would come out as a fusion and be able to unfuse (ex two garnets growing a few centimeters away from each other can unfuse into a ruby+sapphire)
I get your premise and it is something I have thought about before. Truthfully, we don't know if any of the cross-gem fusion results we have seen so far have non-fusion counterparts designed designed by Homeworld. We have only seen a handful of gems so far so I don't think it can be ruled out.
Homeworld is basically set up as strict caste system. Each gem type is made to look a certain way and for a specific purpose. We don't know if there is a homeworld designed single-gem version of an opal for example, but if there is one it is a good bet it would look nothing like our Pearl+Amethyst fusion Opal and it would serve in a specific role in Homeworld society. Does our fusion Opal even have a specific purpose? Besides being sometimes dangerously violent (like sugalite) and always inordinantly strong, cross-gem fusions would look wrong and have no designed purpose regulating their actions. This would be highly disruptive to Homeworld's social order. While same gem fusions are larger than normal, they still have their proper form and purpose and so are not a disruption, or as Ruby explained "It's always just been me, but bigger".
I was tinking,what if the fusions are imperfect (similar to defective but not the same) gems, the diamonds (i suppose) can make in an artesanal form any type of gems (quartz,garnets,opals,alexandrites, etc...) in a perfect form ,but they need a lot of time and obviusly the specific ressourses, so to make everything easy they create the gem harvest, they break useless gems (rebels,defectives, etc...), the fragments are buried in the ground and in a specific time they get new gems,but this gems can be contaminated with others minerals (like in "That will be all" some amethists has a curly hair from rose quartz type) so they have a little differenses, with cheap gems (quartz,rubies...) that no problem but like an expensives (opals,alexandrites, sardonix...) they get more imperfections like heigth,color and abilities so this "elite" gems are only for artesanal manuffacturation from the diamonds so they are only in their courts.
Well... now the fusion, its only allowed in the same tipe of fusion becose a more powerfull gem is a risk for the diamonds,they now what happend if they dont control their gems (i suposse in the past was a war whit their own gems so they are strict to avoid a new war) but in a rare situation they can allow the fusion like (duh) in a war.
Nickbrownie wrote: i dont think that they would be able to start growing unless there were 2 near each other. i think if there were 2 near each other that were grown, they would come out as a fusion and be able to unfuse (ex two garnets growing a few centimeters away from each other can unfuse into a ruby+sapphire)
I would love to see this.learn the not a single gem but a fuse.