This page details the different transportation methods that the Diamonds use.
PalanquinsPalanquins are used by the Diamonds and their Pearls to travel on land with speed and protection.
Blue Diamond's Palanquin
Blue Diamond's Palanquin was an enormous carriage where Blue Diamond sat, traveled, and heard counsel from other Gems. It made its debut in "The Answer". The palanquin was a gazebo-like structure, with a decorated roof and translucent drapes.
Blue Diamond was seated inside with decorative framing at her sides. When danger approached, the framing encircles the entire vehicle and its base grew 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 retreated inside of the structure and it levitated towards the ship. Blue Diamond can then enter the palanquin, where it would float up into the palm of her ship.
Blue Diamond's palanquin returned in "The Trial" and "Off Colors". The palanquin was 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 PalanquinPink Diamond's Palanquin is a palanquin that has become abandoned ever since Pink Diamond faked her death. 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 that 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".
In "A Single Pale Rose", the palanquin is seen inside Pearl's memories where it reveals how Pearl (shapeshifted into "Rose Quartz") had "shattered" Pink Diamond. The structure is seen with pink transparent drapes, and is upright and not yet covered with vegetation. Her throne also has the original Great Diamond Authority insignia at the top.
Blue Diamond's ShipBlue 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. The ship was destroyed in "Reunited" after The Cluster threw Yellow Diamond's ship onto it.
Yellow Diamond's ShipYellow 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.
The ship was destroyed in "Reunited" after being overpowered by The Cluster.
- 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 Diamonds' 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.