Block of Diamond
dec: 57 hex: 39 bin: 00111001
Blocks of Diamond (also known as Diamond Blocks) are decorative mineral blocks that do not appear in normally generated maps. They currently serve no crafting purpose, functioning instead as a decorative block and as a means of storing diamonds in a compact fashion. They use the same texture on all six sides. The Block of Diamond is one of the more difficult items to acquire in-game, seeing as it is comprised of diamonds which are themselves a rare and non-renewable resource.
The pyramid required to activate a beacon can be made partially or entirely out of diamond blocks.
 As a crafting ingredient
|Diamond||Block of Diamond||
|0.31||Added Diamond Block.|
|1.2.0||Texture changed from to|
|1.9pre5||Texture changed from to current look, having less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Diamond blocks can be used to activate a beacon.|
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- One block of diamond and one wooden log is exactly enough to create a full set of diamond tools.