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Diamond
Diamond (Gem).png
Diamond
Type

Raw Materials

Durability

N/A

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearance

Indev 0.31 (January 29, 2010)

Data value

dec: 264 hex: 108 bin: 100001000

Name

diamond

Diamonds are the gems that are dropped when Diamond Ore is mined. Diamond is considered one of the most valuable items in the game due to their scarcity and use as a crafting material. They are needed to make Enchantment Tables and Jukeboxes. They can be compactly stored in blocks of 9, which can easily be converted back to diamonds. Tools made from diamond are the most durable in the game, and are the second most efficient behind Gold, although those have very low durability. Diamond pickaxes are the only pickaxes that can be used to mine Obsidian.

Diamond is the second rarest mineral in the game, after Emerald Ore. The texture is also one of the many symbols and icons used for Minecraft today.

Diamond is the 4th tier of crafting tools, and the 5th tier of armor including chainmail.

Contents

[edit] Obtaining

[edit] Mining

Diamond ore can be found in layers 1-15, in small veins of 1-10 ores, and can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe. Read more about finding, mining and using diamonds in the diamond tutorial.

[edit] Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Block of Diamond




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond9

Block of Diamond



Grid layout Shapeless.png

[edit] Natural Occurrence

Diamonds can rarely be found in naturally generated chests, such as those found in a Village, Desert Temple, Abandoned Mine Shaft, Jungle Temple, or a Nether Fortress.

[edit] Smelting

Like most other ores except gold and iron, smelting the ore is wasteful, as the Fortune enchantment cannot apply and a smaller amount of experience is awarded.

Ingredients Smelting recipe

Diamond Ore +
Any fuel

Diamond Ore Grid layout Furnace Progress.png Diamond
Grid layout Fire.png
CoalCharcoalOak WoodOak Wood Planks

[edit] As a crafting ingredient

The diamond is used to make the greatest tier of tools and armor, making it one of the best items to find in the game. Also, In the Pocket Edition, the Nether Reactor Core is crafted with three diamonds and six iron ingots.

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Diamond Axe

Diamond +
Stick

Diamond Diamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Axe
Diamond Stick

Stick

Block of Diamond

Diamond

Diamond Diamond Diamond Grid layout Arrow (small).png Block of Diamond
Diamond Diamond Diamond
Diamond Diamond Diamond Grid layout Shapeless.png

Diamond Boots

Diamond




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Boots
Diamond
Diamond
Diamond
Diamond

Leather Boots give Half Armor.svg
Golden Boots give Half Armor.svg
Chain Boots give Half Armor.svg
Iron Boots give Armor.svg
Diamond Boots give Armor.svgHalf Armor.svg

Diamond Chestplate

Diamond

Diamond
Diamond Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Chestplate
Diamond Diamond Diamond
Diamond Diamond Diamond

Leather Tunic gives Armor.svgHalf Armor.svg
Golden Chestplate gives Armor.svgArmor.svgHalf Armor.svg
Chain Chestplate gives Armor.svgArmor.svgHalf Armor.svg
Iron Chestplate gives Armor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svg
Diamond Chestplate gives Armor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svg

Enchantment Table

Obsidian +
Diamond +
Book


Book
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Enchantment Table
Diamond Obsidian Diamond
Obsidian Obsidian Obsidian

Any Firework Star

Gunpowder +
Diamond +
Bone Meal or
Any Dye




Grid layout Arrow (small).png White Firework StarOrange Firework StarMagenta Firework StarLight Blue Firework StarYellow Firework StarLime Firework StarPink Firework StarGray Firework StarLight Gray Firework StarCyan Firework StarPurple Firework StarBlue Firework StarBrown Firework StarGreen Firework StarRed Firework StarBlack Firework Star
Gunpowder Bone MealOrange DyeMagenta DyeLight Blue DyeDandelion YellowLime DyePink DyeGray DyeLight Gray DyeCyan DyePurple DyeLapis LazuliCocoa BeansCactus GreenRose RedInk Sac

Diamond
Grid layout Shapeless.png

Diamond Helmet

Diamond




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Helmet
Diamond Diamond Diamond
Diamond
Diamond

Leather Cap gives Half Armor.svg
Golden Helmet gives Armor.svg
Chain Helmet gives Armor.svg
Iron Helmet gives Armor.svg
Diamond Helmet gives Armor.svgHalf Armor.svg

Diamond Hoe

Diamond +
Stick

Diamond Diamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Hoe

Stick

Stick

Jukebox

Any Wood Planks +
Diamond

Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Grid layout Arrow (small).png Jukebox
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Diamond Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks
Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks Oak Wood PlanksSpruce Wood PlanksBirch Wood PlanksJungle Wood PlanksAcacia Wood PlanksDark Oak Wood Planks

Diamond Leggings

Diamond

Diamond Diamond Diamond Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Leggings
Diamond
Diamond
Diamond
Diamond

Leather Pants give Armor.svg
Golden Leggings give Armor.svgHalf Armor.svg
Chain Leggings give Armor.svgArmor.svg
Iron Leggings give Armor.svgArmor.svgHalf Armor.svg
Diamond Leggings give Armor.svgArmor.svgArmor.svg

Nether Reactor Core

Iron Ingot +
Diamond

Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Grid layout Arrow (small).png Nether Reactor Core
Diamond Diamond Diamond
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot Iron Ingot

Diamond Pickaxe

Diamond +
Stick

Diamond Diamond Diamond Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Pickaxe

Stick

Stick

Diamond Shovel

Stick +
Diamond


Diamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Shovel

Stick

Stick

Diamond Sword

Diamond +
Stick


Diamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Sword

Diamond

Stick

[edit] Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox achievement Points
Achievement-plain.png
Grid Diamond Ore.png
DIAMONDS! Acquire diamonds with your iron tools Acquire Hardware Pick up a Diamond from a Furnace or the ground. PC N/A
Achievement-plain.png
Grid Diamond.png
Diamonds to you! Toss a diamond at a player DIAMONDS! Drop a diamond with your drop-item key. Another player or a mob that can pick up items (such as a Zombie or a Zombie Pigman) must then pick up this diamond. If picked up by a player, the diamond must create a new stack in their inventory. PC N/A

[edit] Video

[edit] History

Indev
0.31 On January 29th, 2010, diamonds were added. In the code, they were referred to as emeralds.
Beta
1.9pre2 Diamond ore could still be smelted into diamond gems, even though there was no silk touch or any way to pick up the ore without mods.
Official release
1.3.1 12w21b Diamond was changed in the game code from emerald to diamond, due to actual Emeralds being added. Diamond's original name during Indev, as stated above, was emerald in the code, and was kept this way until this snapshot.
1.4.6 12w49a Diamonds can be used to craft a Firework Star with a trail.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.3.2 Diamonds can now be collected and crafted into tools.
Console Edition
TU1 Added diamonds.

[edit] Trivia

  • Diamond tools and armor are renewable since they can be bought from Villagers. Diamonds themselves remain non-renewable.
  • Diamonds are a well-known item because they are one of the most shown things on merchandise, others being Steve and creepers.
  • All diamond tools have 1562 durability which equates to the absolute hardness of diamonds.
  • Minecraft diamonds are blue, however, in real life, a blue diamond is caused by small amounts of boron impurities.
  • Blue diamonds are the fourth rarest colour of diamond in real life, being rarer than colourless diamonds but more common than green ones. Red diamonds are the rarest.