the outfit was inspired by the early concept art

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so apparently preview images for the art book releasing in july are available on amazon, and there’s a bunch of neat details in what little is available!!

•concept art for lots of scenes that would end up in episodes

•what appears to be an early version of sardonyx?

•pilot rose concepts!!

•pilot pearl art!

•pearl’s early designs toyed with ideas such as her concealing her gem with her bangs so she could look human, a conchshell inspired outfit, and multiple pearls in her hair. rebecca seems to have had a lot of trouble designing her.

•early plot ideas had the gems as beings sent from another universe to protect the human race, with a strong emphasis on “magic” as opposed to the current sci-fi tone the show eventually took

•rose would visit steven in his dreams and give him advice. whenever this happened, he would wake up surrounded by newly grown roses, which he is embarrassed of

•pilot alexandrites + an early sugilite?

•each crystal gem had a theme early on; garnet was space themed, amethyst was based on flora/fauna, and pearl was based on fire and rocks.

•garnet may have originally been named onyx