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More gemsona doodles! These are so much fun to do.

So Fordite knows a lot about cars. She can identify brands and give legit advice about cars, but doesn’t think it a big deal. I imagine her dance style is a lot of contemporary popping and locking, moves that are generally kind of controlled, short and cut. I also don’t know if I’ll keep her ability that she can liquify into paint but for now it’s hilarious. I also think it’s kind of funny that it serves no purpose whatsoever, except maybe camouflage.

Personality-wise so far, I see her as independent. I imagine she was “born” somewhere in a car factory, be it as an experiment or a complete accident. So she doesn’t really know what Homeworld is like and feels no particular attachment to it. I imagine the first time she meets other gems, they have to explain everything to her because she has no clue. Furthermore she’d be happy to meet other gems, but also likes to be on her own every now and then and maintain her independence.

Then Krii’s Fluorite, the most legendary fusion move known to man, and Fluorite and Fordite’s fusion, Bismuth (her colours, aaaahh)!

SU theory time

So i was watching su over with my little brother, and on lion 3 i noticed this in lion

closer:

that’s a bubbled gem- and it’s quite obviously the metal (but also counts as a crystal) Bismuth

What is it doing in lion- the place where several items important to Rose (things she wanted to be safely passed to Steven) are left?

My theory is that it’s a gem that was important to Rose: Greg says that Rose was only able to save a few of her friends using her shield, so this bubbled gem may very well be one of Rose’s close friends

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Bismuth

Bi - 01.CA.05(Strunz
(from Germany, grown lab)

Here we have some Native bismuth ‘crystals’. They form as a ‘hopper’ type of crystal network. They have a bright metallic luster and show a beautiful iridescent rainbow play of colors. Bismuth is the last element to decay in the universe. The average life of an estimated 20 trillion years. It is equally rare in the crust than gold.

Bismuth crystal illustrating the many iridescent refraction hues of its oxide surface (Alchemist-hp + Richard Bartz / Wikimedia Commons).

Bismuth is the heaviest nonradioactive element and is essentially a nontoxic neighbor of lead and thallium in the periodic table. It is mined as bismuth oxide (Bi2O3, also known as bismite) or bismuth sulfide (Bi2S3, bismuthinite), and the brittle, silvery elemental form is one of a few substances (water is another) for which the solid is less dense than the liquid. Although bismuth has been extensively used in alloys, pharmaceuticals, electronics, cosmetics, pigments, and organic, the chemistry of bismuth is perhaps the least well established of the group-15 elements (known as the pnictogens). Compounds of bismuth typically have low solubility in most solvents, so that definitive formula assignments are usually based on X-ray diffraction studies of crystalline samples that have been isolated in small or indefinite quantities. Most isolated compounds are unique rather than members of a series of related compounds illustrating fundamental chemical trends. 

The bioutility of bismuth compounds has a 250-year history that includes numerous medicinal applications; however, the mechanisms of bioactivity are not understood. Moreover, as for most compounds of bismuth, the chemical characterization of biorelevant complexes remains incomplete. Although the “heavy metal” designation has impeded application of bismuth chemistry in medicine, two compounds have been extensively used for gastrointestinal medication for decades. Pepto-Bismol contains bismuth subsalicylate, and De-Nol contains colloidal bismuth subcitrate. The use of these compounds for the treatment of travelers’ diarrhea, non-ulcer dyspepsia, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug damage, and various other digestive disorders extends from the previous use of bismuth compounds in the treatment of syphilis and tumors, in radioisotope therapies, and in the reduction of the renal toxicity of cisplatin.

-Neil Burford

It’s Elemental: Bismuth

Chemical & Engineering News, September 8, 2003

Two thoughts regarding Yellow Diamond

[Pt.1 - What she’s probably not]
Ok so first of all, I’ve seen people saying that this gem is Yellow Diamond:

But this is highly unlikely considering:

1] that the home-world gems didn’t seem to know about the crystal gems still being around
2] if they were just harvesting the earth they’d have no reason to have their leader there as it’s hinted they have MANY planets under their control, just a general of some sorts to run the whole operation.
3] this mural in the pyramid in the strawberry fields seems to be depicting rose quartz standing up to that general and saving the humans. and we know that the crystal gems won this war, meaning rose defeated this general.
4] i’m pretty sure if rose defeated such a dangerous gem, she’d be VERY careful about storing it. hence why i think the gem depicted on the walls is this gem here:

who i’m 99% sure is Bismuth

[Pt.2 - Diamond Theory]
Ever since the “diamond authority” mention, everyone has been pretty sure the big bad was going to be Diamond. But what interests me in these new episodes is that we’ve had a character reveal of Yellow Diamond. Which means we could possibly also have Pink Diamond, Black Diamond, and White Diamond.

So Yellow Diamond could be the leader, or she might be just one of the higher ranking gems in a group of diamonds. Or maybe she’s a fusion. Maybe all/some of the diamonds are fusions, they’d have to be incredibly strong in order to lead a whole race of super-powered gems.


But I’ve been wondering lately, with all these new fusions, what the Temple gem would be called. It’s pretty obvious by now that it’s the fusion of Garnet [ruby/sapphire], Amethyst, Pearl, and Rose Quartz, but what kind of gem would that make? Considering the reveal of Yellow Diamond and colour scheme of the crystal gems:

I’m thinking their ultimate fusion might just be Pink Diamond. Which means the finale could be a Diamond vs. Diamond showdown.

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Bismuth Hopper Crystals
— Synthetically grown crystals of Bismuth form “Hopper crystals

In the formation of hopper crystals, the outer edges of the crystal grows faster than the interior edge, leading to these angular crystals with a stepped structure. Gaps also form in the middle because the inner crystals grow slower and don’t have time to fill up that region, forming the ”hopper cart” shape. This characteristic is known to occur in a number of other minerals and elements such as calcite, halite, gold, and even in water (snowflakes). There are even instructions online on how to grow your own crystals.