Block of Diamond
dec: 57 hex: 39 bin: 111001
A block of diamond is a decorative mineral block.
Blocks of diamond can only be mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe.
|Block||Block of Diamond|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds.
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, and blocks of emerald.
|Diamond||Block of Diamond|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Added blocks of diamond. Initially, it was referred to as emerald blocks.|
|0.31 (January 30, 2010)||Emerald blocks from the previous version is now referred to as diamond blocks.|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.2.0||?||Texture changed. However, the unused sides remained in the terrain.png for a brief time.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||The unused sides removed from terrain.png.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5||Texture slightly changed; was given less drastic dark gradients in the top-left and bottom-right corners.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.4.2||12w32a||Diamond blocks can be used to activate a beacon.|
|1.11||16w39a||Diamond blocks now can be found in woodland mansions.|
|July 19, 2017||Jeb tweets image of a new obsidian and diamond block textures.|
|July 20, 2017||Jasper Boerstra tweets an image of an updated diamond block texture.|
|July 11, 2018||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.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of blocks of diamonds.|
|18w47a||Changed the texture of blocks of diamonds again.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added block of diamond.|
|0.16.0||?||Block of diamond is now used to activate beacons.|
|1.1||build 1||Diamond blocks now can be found in woodland mansions.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.00||Patch 1||Added block of diamond.|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Now can be used to construct beacon pyramids.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added Block of Diamond.|
- One block of diamond and one wooden log is exactly enough to create a 80% set of diamond tools with one or no sticks left over, depending on if you use a sword or a hoe.