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Diamond
Diamond.png
Diamond
Type

Raw Materials

Durability

N/A

Renewable

No

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 264 hex: 108 bin: 100001000

Name

diamond

Diamonds are one of the rarest materials in Minecraft.

Obtaining[edit]

Natural generation[edit]

Desert temple, jungle temple, nether fortress, village blacksmith chests, and stronghold slab altar chests may contain diamonds in stacks of 1-3. Abandoned mineshaft chests may contain diamonds in stacks of 1-2.

Mining[edit]

See also: Tutorials/Diamonds

Diamond ore mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe will drop a single diamond. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune, it can drop an extra diamond per level of fortune, allowing for a maximum of 4 with Fortune III. If the ore is mined using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop itself rather than a diamond.

Crafting[edit]

Ingredients Crafting recipe

Block of Diamond




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond9

Block of Diamond



Smelting[edit]

Ingredients Smelting recipe

Diamond Ore +
Any fuel

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

Usage[edit]

Diamonds are used to craft the most durable tier of tools and armor.

Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Block of Diamond

Diamond

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

Diamond Hoe

Diamond +
Stick

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

Stick

Stick

Diamond Boots

Diamond




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

Diamond Leggings

Diamond

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

Any Firework Star

Gunpowder +
Any Dye +
Diamond




Grid layout Arrow (small).png Firework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework StarFirework 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

Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Diamond Axe

Diamond +
Stick

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

Stick

Diamond Helmet

Diamond




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

Diamond Shovel

Stick +
Diamond


Diamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Shovel

Stick

Stick

Nether Reactor Core

Iron Ingot +
Diamond

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

Pocket Edition only.

Diamond Sword

Diamond +
Stick


Diamond
Grid layout Arrow (small).png Diamond Sword

Diamond

Stick

Diamond Chestplate

Diamond

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

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 Pickaxe

Diamond +
Stick

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

Stick

Stick

Enchantment Table

Obsidian +
Diamond +
Book


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

Trading[edit]

Villager armorers, tool smiths and weapon smiths buy 3-4 diamonds for one emerald as part of their third tier trades.

Achievements[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites Actual requirements (if different) Version restriction Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Achievement-plain.png
Grid Diamond Ore.png
DIAMONDS! Acquire diamonds with your iron tools Acquire Hardware Pick up a diamond from the ground. None 20G Gold
Achievement-plain.png
Grid Diamond.png
Diamonds to you! Throw diamonds at another player. DIAMONDS! Drop a diamond. Another player or a mob must then pick up this diamond. PC, Xbox & PS4 15G Bronze

Video[edit]

Note: The video does not show all uses for diamonds in crafting.

History[edit]

Indev
0.31 On January 29th, 2010, diamonds were added. In the code, they were referred to as emeralds.
Official release
1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre2 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.
1.3.1 12w21a Diamonds can now be traded for 1 emerald. It is usually seen as a useless trade because renewable things like wheat and wool can be traded for emeralds. For amount of diamonds to emeralds see trading
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.
0.5.0 Diamonds can now be used to craft a nether reactor core.
Console Edition
TU1 Added diamonds.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Diamond" are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit]

  • Diamonds are a well-known item because they are one of the most shown things on merchandise.
  • In real life, diamond is very fragile in certain directions, so it is not a good material for tools or armor, except for cutting other materials.