Emerald

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Emerald
Emerald.png

Type

Raw materials

Durability

N/A

Renewable

Yes

Stackable

Yes (64)

First appearances

See History

Data value

dec: 388 hex: 184 bin: 110000100

Name

emerald

Alex Wiltshire Mojang avatar.png Ah, to be minted with the green stuff. To swan about the villages of the Overworld with pockets bursting with emeralds. “Ho there, villager!” you would bellow, tossing a few emeralds for a handful of carrots. You’d never need farm again!
Alex Wiltshire[1]

Emeralds are an uncommon material, and are the currency used in villager trading.

Obtaining

See also: Trading

Mining

Emerald ore is mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe and will drop one emerald. If the pickaxe is enchanted with fortune, it may drop an extra emerald per level of Fortune, up to a maximum of 4 with Fortune III. If the ore is mined using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop itself instead of emeralds.

Crafting

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Emerald











9

Smelting

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Emerald Ore +
Any fuel









Natural generation

Emeralds can be found in 7.7% of igloo chests in stacks of 1, in 18.2% of desert temple chests and 10.5% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3, and in 9.1% of End city chests in stacks of 2–6.

In Pocket Edition they can also be found in village blacksmith chests.

Drops

Vindicators and Evokers will drop 0-1 emeralds upon death.

Usage

Trading

Emeralds are primarily used as currency for trading with villagers. Trading is a much easier and less time consuming way to obtain emeralds than mining is.

Crafting ingredient

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Emerald Emerald











Achievements

Icon Achievement In-game description Prerequisites[until 1.12] Actual requirements (if different) Availability Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
PC[until 1.12] Xbox PS Pocket Wii U
Achievement-plain.png
The Haggler Mine or purchase 30 Emeralds. You can do this in different worlds. No Yes Yes Yes Yes 30G Silver
Acquire or spend 30 Emeralds by trading with villagers.

Advancements

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Internal ID
Advancement-plain-raw.png
What a Deal! Successfully trade with a Villager Adventure minecraft:adventure/trade

Video

History

Indev
0.31 On January 29th, 2010, Diamonds were added. In the code, they were referred to as emeralds.
Official release
May 21, 2012 Jeb released a screenshot of himself testing the trading system. At this time, what would become Emeralds were Rubies.[2] Rubies can still be found in the (at this time unused) file "items.png", and look like this:
.[3]
1.3.1 12w21a Added emeralds and emerald ore. Emeralds could be traded with villagers in exchange for different items.
Added desert temples, with a hidden chest room and loot containing emeralds.
12w22a Block of emerald was added, which is crafted from nine emeralds, and can be placed as a decorative block.
Added jungle temples, which contain loot chests with emeralds.
1.4.2 12w32a As zombie villagers can now spawn and be cured, emeralds can still be obtained in trades even if generated structures are disabled.
1.9 15w31a Added to end city ship chests.
15w43a Added to igloo basement chests.
15w44a Increased average yield from desert temple chests.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.9.0 build 1 Added emeralds.
build 5 Added the recipe to craft emerald blocks.
Pocket Edition
1.0.4 build 1 Emeralds are now used as "currency" for villager trading.
Console Edition
TU14 CU1 1.04 Patch 1 Added emeralds.

Issues

Issues relating to “Emerald” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery

References

  1. https://minecraft.net/en-us/article/block-week-emerald
  2. http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1621716-15-new-blocksitems/#entry19977082
  3. Snapshot 12w21a/b lang/en_US.lang: item.ruby.name=Ruby