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Emeralds are one of the rarest materials in Minecraft and the currency used in villager trading.
- See also: Trading
Emerald ore mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe 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.
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.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||The Haggler||Mine or purchase 30 Emeralds.||None||You can do this in different worlds.||Xbox & PS4||30G||Sliver|
|0.31||On January 29th, 2010, Diamonds were added. In the code, they were referred to as emeralds.|
|May 21, 2012||Jeb released a screenshot of himself testing the trading system. At this time, what would become Emeralds were Rubies. Rubies can still be found in the (at this time unused) file "items.png", and look like this:
|1.3.1||12w21a||Added emeralds and emerald ore. Emeralds could be traded with villagers in exchange for different items.|
|12w22a||Block of Emerald was added, which is crafted from nine emeralds, and can be placed as a decorative block.|
|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.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added emeralds.|
|build 5||Added the recipe to craft emeralds.|
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The first image of the trading system released by Jeb. What would become Emeralds can be seen in the inventory space.
A wall of emerald ore utilizing a previous texture in snapshot 12w21a.
- Snapshot 12w21a/b lang/en_US.lang: item.ruby.name=Ruby