Rhodonite is the unaligned fusion of an unknown Ruby and Pearl who made her debut in "Off Colors". She currently resides in an abandoned Kindergarten facility on the Gem Homeworld amongst other defective or abnormal Gems known as the Off Colors. Her components once belonged to a Morganite, but were replaced after it was discovered that they liked to fuse.
Rhodonite has a muscular build that resembles Garnet's, with reddish skin and a long pointed nose that is slightly turned upward. She has wide, black, afro-style hair with mauve highlights. As a fusion, Rhodonite has four arms, a pair of which are thick and muscular, like a Ruby, and a pair on her waist that are thin, like a Pearl. She wears a black and mauve jumpsuit with a diamond-shaped cutout at the navel, revealing one of her Gems, with mauve leggings that cover her entire right leg and left thigh. She has a black ballet flat on her right foot and a mauve boot on her left. She also wears a transparent shawl over the gem on her chest and has burgundy gloves from the elbow-down on her lower set of arms. She also possesses four eyes (that are reminiscent of Rainbow Quartz, with the top pair being wide and expressive (like a Pearl's) and the bottom pair being more closed and reserved (resembling Rose's eyes on Rainbow Quartz).
She stresses out a lot and is easily frightened. She is extremely paranoid, possibly due to the eons spent hiding inside the underground Kindergarten on Homeworld. It is probably also because her Pearl side is constantly in fear of being found and forced to defuse.
Rhodonite makes her first appearance in "Off Colors". As the Rutile Twins were taking Steven and Lars to an underground Kindergarten, she appears along with Padparadscha and Fluorite. When explaining how she is "off colored" to Steven and Lars, she reveals she once belonged to a Gem called Morganite.
She witnesses Lars' transformation and aids in the Kindergarten's isolation. She gets shocked when learning that Earth still exists and hasn't been decimated and takes interest in travelling there with Steven and Lars. She ends up staying at the Kindergarten with Lars and the other Off-Colors.
Rhodonite seems curious of Steven, then befriends him later in the episode. She often somewhat blames Steven for the Gem-shattering Robonoids that are looking for Steven and Lars.
Rhodonite likes Lars, as he saved her from the shattering Robonoids. She is also very curious of him after Steven revived Lars in "Lars' Head". When Lars offered to send her to Earth she acts awkwardly and goes for it only to be stopped by Fluorite and the Rutile Twins.
Rhodonite seems to have a mother-daughter relationship with Padparadscha due to the smaller Gem being rather not in tune with the world around her and is very distracted. It also appears that Rhodonite may be slightly annoyed by Padparadscha's late predictions.
Rhodonite treats Fluorite like a mother and respects each of her wishes. It also appears that Rhodonite may be slightly annoyed by Fluorite's slow speech.
Rhodonite and the Rutile Twins did not interact much yet, but from what was seen, they seem to have at least a mutual respect for each other.
Rhodonite (and her components) used to work for a Morganite until she caught them fusing and replaced them.
Presumably, Rhodonite possesses standard Gem abilities and traits.
- When fused with Albite and Orthoclase, they form Lepidolite.
- When fused with Padparadscha they form Sardonyx.
- The name Rhodonite comes from the Greek word "Rhodos", meaning rose colored.
- It commonly has black veins of manganese oxide, especially in larger specimens.
- Rhodonite is a manganese silicate and forms in the triclinic crystal system. It occurs in both a crystallized and massive, fine-grained form.
- It is deep pink to red and opaque, with dark veins of manganese lending some patterning. this crystal is usually used as a semi-precious ornament, or as a minor ore of manganese.
- It is also used as a tool to help us express confidence and lovingness.
- This crystal is often confused with Rhodochrosite and the rare mineral Pyroxmangite.
| An unknown component Pearl's gemstone on Rhodonite. It resembles a cabochon, a gemstone that has not been faceted, but has been polished.
|An unknown components Ruby's gemstone on Rhodonite. It has a square facet. It is a decahedron, specifically a truncated tetragonal dipyramid.|