Pearls & Classified HW Intelligence Theory
seeing how pearl acted when trying to tell steven about the diamonds and homeworld, i’ve kinda’ got a theory that pearls are conditioned to not be physically able to leak sensitive homeworld information.
i mean, pearls are personal attendants given to important, high ranking gems. they have the duties of taking calls, opening doors, holding things, entertaining, and consoling their owners, not to mention they’re meant to constantly be by their sides; i imagine they must often overhear all the conversations, musings, and orders exchanged between their owners and other gem officials. that means pearls are often subject to hearing all the important, sensitive information being swapped between bunches of high-class gems and gem politicians (which can include the diamonds). so pearls must know a lot about their masters’ personal troubles, plans, weaknesses, and all about homeworld’s political climate. ya’ know, those dirty details that no one would want leaked to the general gem public…
so in order to prevent any pearl from possibly getting too gossipy, homeworld engineered pearls in such a way that they will automatically stop themselves from spitting out classified information that could otherwise endanger the diamonds’/any other upper-crust gem’s reputation/lives, contradict homeworld propaganda, or pose a risk to homeworld’s rigid social structure.