Block of Diamond
|Catches fire from lava||
A block of diamond is a precious mineral block.
Blocks of diamond can be mined with an iron pickaxe or better.
|Block||Block of Diamond|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
Diamond blocks spawn as the cores of "obsidian rooms" and "lava rooms" in woodland mansions.
Blocks of diamond can be used to store diamonds in a compact fashion.
Blocks of diamond can be used to "power" a beacon. The beacon can be powered by a 3×3 square of diamond blocks underneath it, and can optionally also include a 5×5, 7×7 and 9×9 layer in the shape of a pyramid under the original layer to increase the effects from the beacon. The layers do not have to be entirely diamond blocks, as they may also contain blocks of iron, blocks of gold, blocks of netherite, and blocks of emerald.
|Diamond||Block of Diamond|
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block||1.0||1.2||16||?||?||?||?||?|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||1.25||16||?||?||?||?||?|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||0.25||0.75||16||?||?||?||?||?|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block||1.0||1.2||16||?||?||?||?||?|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.5||16||?||?||?||?||?|
|Sound||Description||Namespaced ID||Volume||Pitch||Sound parameters|
|?||Breaking the block||?||1.2||?||?||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|?||Mining the block||?||0.75||?||?||?||?|
|?||Jumping from the block||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|?||Walking on the block||?||?||?||?||?||?|
|?||Placing the block||?||1.2||?||?||?||?|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Translation key|
|Block of Diamond|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Block of Diamond|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||20100129||Added blocks of diamond. Initially, they were referred to as "emerald blocks".|
|20100130||Emerald blocks from the previous version are now referred to as diamond blocks.|
|Diamond blocks are now more expensive, requiring 9 diamonds (3×3) instead of 4 (2×2).|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.2.0||?||The texture application of diamond blocks has changed.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||The side and bottom textures of blocks of diamonds have now been removed from terrain.png.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||The texture of diamond blocks is slightly changed. The texture has been given less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Diamond blocks can now be used to activate a beacon.|
|1.11||16w39a||Diamond blocks can now be found in woodland mansions.|
|July 19, 2017||Jeb tweets image of new obsidian and diamond block textures.|
|July 20, 2017||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diamond block texture.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 57.|
|July 11, 2018||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diamond block texture.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed.|
|18w47a||The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed, once again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.1.0||Added blocks of diamonds.|
|v0.2.0||The texture of diamond blocks has slightly changed. The texture has less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.|
|v0.16.0||build 4||Blocks of diamonds are now used to activate beacons.|
|1.1.0||alpha 184.108.40.206||Diamond blocks can now be found in woodland mansions.|
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.00||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added blocks of diamonds.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Blocks of diamonds can now be used to construct beacon pyramids.|
|1.90||The texture of blocks of diamonds has changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added blocks of diamonds.|
- One block of diamond and one log is exactly enough to create 4 diamond tools with one or no sticks left over, depending on if players use a sword or a hoe.
- The block of diamond has the same texture as the block of gold, but tinted blue, even after the Texture Update.