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I don't care about potential and resources. I want my Cluster, and I want that planet to die.

—"Message Received"
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Yellow Diamond is a Homeworld Gem and a member of the Great Diamond Authority that rules over the Gem race. She was first shown in the extended theme song before making her official debut in "Message Received".

Appearance

Yellow Diamond, as one of the rulers of Homeworld, is of a massive size, her height making a common Pearl's pale in comparison. She has a pointed, upturned nose, plump lips, and an unusually long neck. Her hair is a short bob with two spiked tips.[1] She has black eyebrows, and black markings around both her eyes, which are bright yellow with diamond shaped pupils. She wears a dark yellow and olive bodysuit similar to the ones worn by Jasper, Peridot, and Garnet, as well as a yellow coat with enormous shoulder pads and a cutout for her gemstone. She also wears yellow gloves and olive-yellow boots.

In "That Will Be All", her outfit slightly changed as she wears a short yellow tailcoat-like attire.

Personality

Message Recieved YD angry

Angered Yellow Diamond.

Yellow Diamond, like most Homeworld Gems, is shown to have a strong hatred for the Earth and looks down on organic life.

As shown in her debut, Homeworld reputes her as a perfectly logical and rational leader, but in reality, she is cold, ruthless, and cruel. She states that she would get great satisfaction to see the Earth destroyed. When Peridot contacts her, she is annoyed by her multiple failures. However, in contrast to Blue Diamond, she offers Peridot multiple chances to redeem herself.

She puts forth her agenda under the guise that it is what is best for the Gem race. This is evident when she chooses to reject Peridot's proposal to utilize the Earth again, despite the fact that Homeworld is low on resources, as stated in "Too Short to Ride".

She also appears to have a short temper, as she was unable to keep her composure after being called a clod by Peridot.

Yellow Diamond is shown to have a "down-to-business" attitude. In "Message Received", she takes over the call Peridot was having with her Pearl to get the message that Peridot had quickly. In "That Will Be All", Yellow Diamond tells Holly Blue Agate to "get to the point" when she begins to ramble on.

When dealing with grief, Yellow Diamond tries to suppress her negative feelings and instead wishes to move forward. She expresses this to Blue Diamond in "That Will Be All", by explaining that she should "start looking forward and stop looking back". Yellow Diamond finds it ridiculous that Blue Diamond is doing so much to preserve Pink Diamond's legacy instead of trying to move forward, opting instead to destroy Earth as it remains a tragedy for the Diamonds.

History

Before "Warp Tour"

Yellow Diamond wishes to know how the Cluster and its prototypes are developing. She assigns Peridot to go to the Prime Kindergarten Control Room on Earth to retrieve this information.

After "Marble Madness"

Once Peridot reports that Gems are still present on Earth, Yellow Diamond assigns Jasper to escort her there in a Gem Warship.

"The Return"

After Steven summons Rose's shield, Jasper tells Peridot that Yellow Diamond has to see what Rose has become.

"Cry for Help"

Peridot uses the Earth's Communication Hub to send out a distress signal to Yellow Diamond. She tells Yellow Diamond that her mission has been compromised and that she lost Jasper and Lapis Lazuli, and begs her to send help.

"Catch and Release"

After coming to the realization that there may be no way to get off of the Earth, Peridot freaks out and mentions how she still never received a response from Yellow Diamond.

"It Could've Been Great"

Peridot becomes ecstatic at the Moon Base when she sees Yellow Diamond's mural. She asks Steven if he agrees with her that Yellow Diamond is magnificent.

"Message Received"

Peridot describes Yellow Diamond as "the most perfect, the most reasonable, rational, efficient decider ever to exist in the universe." Later on, Peridot uses the Diamond Communicator to call her. Yellow Diamond takes over the call after her Pearl talks to Peridot. She asks Peridot how her mission to Earth was, where Jasper's whereabouts are, and what happened to the ship. Yellow Diamond thanks Peridot for her report, and tells her that she would be sending a ship to her location to pick her up, but Peridot continues the call, telling Yellow Diamond that they should terminate the Cluster because the Earth has so many resources. Yellow Diamond disagrees because she wants the Cluster to emerge and for the Earth to die. This causes the two to get into an argument and eventually leads to Peridot insulting Yellow Diamond. After the call is over, Yellow Diamond remotely detonates the Diamond Communicator in anger.

"Log Date 7 15 2"

Peridot is shown to be fearful after realizing she insulted Yellow Diamond.

"Hit the Diamond"

Yellow Diamond sends a group of Rubies to the Earth to locate and retrieve Jasper. Peridot reveals that Yellow Diamond has full control of Homeworld's army.

"That Will Be All"

Yellow Diamond comes to the Zoo, only to find Blue Diamond crying in the bubble room. She tells her that she has come to bring her "back to reality," which she believes is moving on from Pink Diamond instead of constantly grieving. She sings to Blue Diamond, expressing that although the Diamonds still love and think about Pink Diamond, they need to move on for the best interest of their empire. When Yellow Diamond discovers that all Blue Diamond wants is to preserve more humans for the Zoo, she asks Sapphire if the Cluster emerged yet. When she says it has not yet, Yellow Diamond reassures Blue Diamond that "there's still time," before dismissing them.

"I Am My Mom"

Using the report she received from Peridot in "Marble Madness", Blue and Yellow Diamond send Aquamarine and Topaz to Earth to retrieve the different human varieties mentioned by Steven during his very first interaction with Peridot.


Abilities

Yellow Diamond shooting lightning

Yellow Diamond's Electrokinesis.

  • Electrokinesis: Yellow Diamond can generate powerful electric currents around her entire body and then project it from her fingertips.

Relationships

Blue Diamond

♫ Where's their Diamond when they need her, Blue? You've got to be a leader, Blue! ♫

—"That Will Be All"
That Will Be All 148

Blue comforting Yellow in one of her rare emotional breakdowns.

Yellow Diamond does not understand Blue Diamond's desire to preserve Pink Diamond's legacy, as they both have different methods of mourning over their fellow Diamond. However, it is shown that Yellow Diamond cares deeply for Blue Diamond, as she attempts to comfort her with a song, and can sympathize with her. However, she is firm on her as she believes it is best for her to focus on the future and her people rather than sit and wallow in regret.

Pink Diamond

♫ Yes of course we still love her, and we're always thinking of her. Don't you know I miss her too? ♫

—"That Will Be All"
That Will Be All 144

A rare moment where Yellow loses her composure over Pink Diamond.

Yellow's relationship before her shattering is not that well known, but it seems they were close enough to convince Yellow Diamond to seek the destruction of Earth. She also believes that all of Pink Diamond's Rose Quartzes should be shattered due to one of them being responsible for shattering her. She likely ordered that the Cluster was to be made on Earth so that when it emerged, the planet would be subsequently destroyed and no longer serve as a reminder of the Rebellion.

Yellow wants to put Pink Diamond behind Homeworld's other priorities, but she does admit to missing her a lot as well.

Peridot

What do you know about the Earth?!
Peridot: Apparently more than you! You... clod!

—"Message Recieved"
Message Received 327

Yellow Diamond yelling at Peridot.

In "The Return", when Jasper mentioned Yellow Diamond, not only did Lapis Lazuli wince, but Peridot showed fear as well. A silhouette of Yellow Diamond can also be seen alongside Jasper and Peridot in the extended theme "We Are the Crystal Gems".[2]

In "Cry for Help", Peridot sends out a distress signal using the Communication Hub in hopes that Yellow Diamond would send help. However, in "Catch and Release", Peridot claims that she had yet to receive a response from her.

In "Message Received", Peridot is shown gushing over how 'perfect' she thinks Yellow Diamond is. Peridot states that she is very loyal towards her, as Yellow Diamond is her leader. Later in the episode, Peridot uses a Communicator that she took from the Moon Base to communicate with Yellow Diamond. Throughout their conversation, Yellow Diamond appears to be incredibly annoyed by Peridot, calling her out on what it is that she has failed to do. Peridot is able to wave this off in the hope of trying to convince her to terminate The Cluster. After Yellow Diamond refuses, Peridot insults her by calling her a clod and claiming there are things worth protecting on Earth, resulting in Yellow Diamond angrily detonating the communicator Peridot was using. Because of this, she became a traitor to her own kind, therefore making her a Crystal Gem.

Jasper

Jasper and Yellow Diamond's relationship is currently unknown. In "The Return", she states "Yellow Diamond needs to see this" after witnessing Steven using his mother's shield. Jasper is a member of Yellow Diamond's court, wearing the yellow diamond emblem on her outfit. However, in "Message Received", Yellow Diamond is shown to be more concerned with the ship Peridot and Jasper arrived in, suggesting that she views Jasper simply as "a Jasper".

There is a chance that Yellow Diamond may find Jasper significant since she sends a squadron of Rubies to retrieve her.

Yellow Pearl

Due to Yellow Diamond being one of the members of The Great Diamond Authority, she owns a Pearl. Yellow Pearl has a smug grin on her face when Yellow Diamond is talking to Peridot, indicating that she is proud of serving her. When Peridot insults Yellow Diamond, Yellow Pearl is visibly shocked.

Rose Quartz

She was shattered by a Rose Quartz! The entire cut of Gem deserves the same fate!
Blue Diamond: But they were hers.
They should be wiped out of existence, not kept safe in bubbles!

—"That Will Be All"

Although they may not have met in person, Yellow calls for the shattering of every other Rose Quartz, believing that they "deserve the same fate" as their Diamond.

Episode Appearances

Trivia

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A mural of Yellow Diamond.

  • The model sheet for the Escape Pod's flare signal calls itself a "Yellow Diamond Flare Signal".[3]
  • Steven Sugar recreated the scene where Yellow Diamond turns her head in "We Are the Crystal Gems".[4]
  • In the storyboards for "Message Received", Yellow Diamond's outfit has a different design. She appears to be wearing a dress instead of a coat, and her boots have diamond symbols.[5]
  • Yellow Diamond is the first gem to be seen wearing heels instead of boots or flats, the second being Holly Blue Agate.
  • In "Hit the Diamond", Peridot reveals that Yellow Diamond is in complete control of Homeworld's military.
  • Much like Blue Diamond's, Yellow Diamond's ship is a whole arm.
  • Much like Ruby and Sapphire before "Hit the Diamond", all Yellow Diamond and Blue Diamond's main appearances have been in episodes featured in a StevenBomb.

Gemology

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Gemstone Information
  • Diamond is the official modern birthstone for April, and it is also used as an official sixty-year anniversary gemstone.
    • Yellow diamonds are considered one of the true birthstones for Virgo.
  • Diamonds are the stone of truth and victory.
    • It is associated with lightning and fearlessness, and for its properties of protection.
    • The diamond, in its rarity and beauty, is a symbol of purity and innocence, love and fidelity, and embraces the strength of character, ethics, and faithfulness to oneself and others.
  • Diamond is the transparent, gemstone-quality crystalline form of carbon and it is indeed one of the hardest known natural substances on Earth.
    • Diamonds' hardness is the result of adamant chemical bonds between the carbon atoms.
    • There is no other gemstone in the same family as diamond, although there are a variety of very similar gemstones.
    • Diamond is pure carbon and is chemically the same as graphite.
  • Although traditional colorless or "white diamonds" are by far the most popular colored diamonds, yellow and brown diamonds are the most commonly occurring diamonds.
    • Yellow diamonds are used for industrial purposes, such as concrete saws, because of how common they are.
    • Other diamond colors include pink, red, orange, blue, green, gray, and black.
    • Specific colors will trade under specific names.
      • Brown and yellow diamonds are often referred to as "champagne" or "cognac" diamonds.
      • Pure, intense yellow diamonds are called "Canary Diamonds".
  • Some famous yellow diamonds include Golden Jubilee Diamond, Florentine Diamond, and Cora Sun-Drop Diamond.
  • Diamond deposits are found worldwide. The most notable being Africa, Australia, and India.
    • Approximately half of the world's diamonds come from Central and Southern Africa.
    • Canada has recently become a main commercial source for fine white diamonds.
  • Yellow diamonds are associated with happiness and joy, and the color yellow is associated with friendship.[6]
    • This is ironic given Yellow Diamond's cold and closed-off personality.

Gemstone

Image Description
Yellow Diamond Gemstone
Yellow Diamond's gemstone is located on the center of her chest. It has a diamond facet.

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References

  1. http://ghostdigits.tumblr.com/post/157632268411
  2. Steve Wolfhard on Twitter
    "Steven Universe is so good at, like, excitement. People lost their mind at just that silhouette of yellow diamond, that's so cool."
  3. Steven Crewniverse on Tumblr
  4. Emily Walus on Twitter
    "THEORY CONFIRMED: STEVEN IS YELLOW DIAMOND"
  5. http://paulvilleco.tumblr.com/post/136850359851
  6. http://www.diamondsource.co.za/articles/28
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