i obviously messed up with placement

Totally over-analyzing stuff here but...

I’m looking at the background symbols for the Diamond Authority. 

The modern symbol we have for the Diamonds is of course this one as seen in Jailbreak (and briefly hinted at way earlier in Serious Steven):

However more recently we got a glimpse of what’s implied as being an older, alternate symbol, most likely from before the Rebellion (or some other vast schism, but I’ll put Rebellion down for the sake of simplicity):

(From from Sworn to the Sword)

Many people have pointed out that the pink diamond in the latter image, must somehow be connected to Rose Quartz in some way. And I’m in agreement/ not planning on debating that. The implication is of course, Rose Quartz (or perhaps, Rose Diamond) is a former member of the ruling members of Gem society, the Diamonds. But she abandoned this position to lead the Rebellion against Homeworld. 

SO what the donk am I trying to say here?

Basically, look at the old, assumed pre-rebellion symbol: 

Four diamonds, making up a larger, complete diamond.

Now compare to the post rebellion symbol. Three triangles, making up a larger triangle. 

Literally the symbol’s been cut in half.

But so what? Remove the pink diamond from the first symbol, and to get another stable and balanced shape, logically, you’d go to a triangle. 

But I’m curious about this, because you can remove the pink diamond, and then halve the remaining image, and still get a triangle from it. It would appear as follows:

However, obviously this would imply one of them has more sway than the other two 

So what do you do to make this more even? Just rearrange/ readjust things a touch:

Oh-hmm..well that’s still not quite right…one more adjust should do it though-(triforce anyone?)

There we go! …but…weird, you had to flip the shapes around to get this symbol…turn them upside down specifically. I didn’t -or rather, couldn’t rotate them though-if I did that, it would’ve messed up the placement of the colours which is consistent between both symbols. (Yellow on the left, blue on the right ect)

…Now again, I am almost definitely over-analyzing here, but…what if there’s something to all this/ there’s implication to this?

Taking away the pink diamond completely rearranges the remaining three diamonds. To make another, sturdy shape, they ALL have to alter their shapes to something else… specifically, a triangle…which is only half of what a diamond is. 

SO the birb gets to her point at last: 

What if the current symbol of the Diamond Authority is symbolic and hints at not just the state of the authority following the rebellion, but the state of its current members as well.

All of the diamonds were cut in half to make the new symbol, and additionally, all of them became inverted/ turned upside down. 

Just typing that sentence implies severe loss and difficult change-however I’ll acknowledge, we know next to nothing about ANY of the diamonds and what they’re like, both currently and way back when. (Who knows, yellow, blue and white could be, and have always been a bunch of complete donks and Rose, who saw beauty in EVERYTHING, lost patience with them …heck she says she doesn’t miss home/homeworld at all…oh boy…)

BUT even without all the finer details, I think something is very obvious/ at least this much can be gathered from comparing the two Diamond Authority symbols:

Without the pink diamond (read: without Rose), the authority AND it’s remaining three members, are only half of what they once were… 

And given how emotional and in depth Steven Universe has been with it’s characters, I wouldn’t put it past them to be going in this direction…… I’m feeling so sad just thinking about it…..


For kicks I made a mock chessboard character set-up, although I think I swapped the white and black teams. Oh well. The world will keep turning.

Obviously this is not all the characters (I felt particularly guilty leaving out the Alphas, but I wasn’t sure how to fit them and they are Nobles doomed to wait, so there you go) but messing around with it was fun. 

If I messed up the placement anywhere it’s because I haven’t played chess in years.