This page details the different transportation methods that the Diamonds use.
Palanquins are used by the Diamonds and their Pearls to travel on land with speed and protection.
Blue Diamond's Palanquin
Blue Diamond's Palanquin is an enormous carriage where Blue Diamond sits as well as travels, and where she hears counsel from other Gems. It made its debut in "The Answer". The palanquin is a gazebo-like structure, with a decorated roof and translucent drapes.
Blue Diamond is seated inside with decorative framing at her sides. When danger approaches, the framing encircles the entire vehicle and its base grows spider-like legs and runs off to protect Blue Diamond.
Blue Diamond's palanquin made its second appearance in "Steven's Dream". It is revealed that when Blue Diamond activates her ship, the spider-like legs retreat inside of the structure and it levitates towards the ship. Blue Diamond can then enter the palanquin, where it will float up into the palm of her ship.
Blue Diamond's palanquin returns in "The Trial" and "Off Colors". The palanquin is used as evidence by the defending Zircon in the court case of Rose Quartz shattering Pink Diamond. The palanquin was used by Steven and Lars to escape the trial while the Diamonds are distracted. They eventually crash the palanquin, ultimately destroying it.
Pink Diamond's Palanquin
Pink Diamond's Palanquin is a palanquin that has become abandoned ever since Pink Diamond's passing. It is first seen in "Buddy's Book", revealing that Buddy Buddwick came across it, and sketched it into his journal, labeling it as "The Palanquin".
In "Steven's Dream", Steven and Greg discover its location is in Korea. The structure is bright pink with four spider legs protruding from it, similar in size and shape to Blue Diamond's palanquin. Each side has flower-like shaped holes and the front has a bigger flower design near the top.
The top of the palanquin has a flower structure protruding out of it in the shape of Pink Diamond; a circle is drawn towards the bottom of the structure representing where Pink Diamond's gem location is. Over time, a bush has grown around it with pink and red flowers growing on it.
The events surrounding Pink Diamond's palanquin were reconstructed by the defending Zircon, using Blue Diamond's as a stand-in, during the trial of "Rose Quartz".
Blue Diamond's Ship
Blue Diamond's Ship is a massive blue arm-shaped spaceship rivaling a wide hill in size. It makes its debut in "Steven's Dream". By raising her left arm in front of her with her fingers spread, Blue Diamond is able to make her ship rise from its resting state. Throughout the ship's arm and hand, sky blue lines are present and create square shapes in different parts of the exterior.
A small hole on the ship's palm is used to act as an entrance for Blue Diamond's palanquin, which levitates from the hole into the ship. After the palanquin enters, the ship makes a fist and then flies to its destination at light speed, causing any nearby clouds to distort its shape; the ship bends in a circular pattern when flying.
When the ship flies away, it also appears to create a strong blast of wind in the opposite direction, as seen when it stops Steven's floating abilities. At the end of the arm, there is a light blue rectangle.
Yellow Diamond's Ship
Yellow Diamond's Ship is a massive yellow arm-shaped spaceship which makes its debut in "That Will Be All". Throughout the ship's arm and hand, dark yellow lines are present and create square shapes in different parts of the exterior.
At the end of the arm, there is a dark yellow rectangle. The ship is assumed to function the same way as Blue Diamond's Ship.
- Blue and Yellow Diamond's Ships resembles the Gem Warship in shape. The only difference is each of their ships includes an arm attached to the hand and different colors.
- Blue Diamond's ship is shaped like a left arm, while Yellow Diamond's is like a right arm.
- As seen in "That Will Be All", Blue Diamond's ship has an outstretched hand, while Yellow Diamond's is an enclosed fist. This most likely shows the Diamond's personalities, as Blue Diamond is more understanding, and willing to help and listen, whereas Yellow Diamond is shown to use force to get what she wants and is more strong-willed.