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|“||Diamonds are a miner’s best friend, a blue gleam in the darkness that you can use to craft the best stuff. The best stuff. Pickaxes that can hack through obsidian, swords that can hack through wither skeletons, armour that can withstand the force of 1000 spiders. Diamond is the best!
Or is it?
|— Alex Wiltshire|
- See also: Tutorials/Diamonds
Diamond ore mined using an iron or diamond pickaxe will drop a single diamond. If the pickaxe is enchanted with Fortune, it can drop an extra diamond per level of Fortune, allowing for a maximum of 4 with Fortune III. If the ore is mined using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop an ore block rather than a diamond. The ore is found at level 16 or lower, most commonly between 12 and 16.
Diamonds can be found in 14.1% of shipwreck treasure chests in stacks of 1; in 7.4% of stronghold altar chests, 19.0% of nether fortress chests, 16.2% of village blacksmith chests, 6.3% of desert temple chests, and 15.3% of jungle temple chests, all in stacks of 1–3; in 10.4% of chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts and 53.1% of buried treasure chests in stacks of 1–2; and in 21.2% of End city chests in stacks of 2–7.
|Block of Diamond|
|Diamond Ore +
|Block of Diamond||Diamond|
|Diamond Axe||Diamond +
|Diamond Hoe||Diamond +
|Diamond Pickaxe||Diamond +
|Diamond Shovel||Diamond +
|Diamond Sword||Diamond +
|Enchantment Table||Book +
|Firework Star||Gunpowder +
Matching Dye +
Gold Nugget or
Fire Charge +
Glowstone Dust +
|Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.
|Jukebox||Any Planks +
Diamonds can be used to select powers from a beacon. The player must select one of the available powers then insert an emerald into the item slot.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|DIAMONDS!||Acquire diamonds with your iron tools||Pick up a diamond from the ground.||Yes||PS3||Yes||Wii U, Switch||20G||Gold|
|Enchanter||Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table||Pick up an enchantment table from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Diamonds to you!||Throw diamonds at another player||Drop a diamond. Another player or a mob must then pick up this diamond.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Wii U, Switch||15G||Bronze|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Diamonds!||Acquire diamonds||Isn't It Iron Pick||Get a diamond in your inventory.||
|Cover Me With Diamonds||Diamond armor saves lives||Diamonds!||Get any type of diamond armor in your inventory.||
|Enchanter||Enchant an item at an Enchanting Table||Diamonds!||—||
|Serious Dedication||Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choices||A Seedy Place||Use up the final bit of durability on a diamond hoe, so that it breaks.||
Easter Egg: The 'Cover Me With Diamonds' advancement is coded as 'shiny_gear'.
|0.31||0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Added diamonds. Initially, they were referred to as "emeralds".|
|Diamond can be used to craft diamond blocks and diamond swords, shovels, pickaxes and axes.|
|0.31 (January 30, 2010)||Emeralds from the previous version are now referred to as "diamonds".|
|February 6, 2010||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond hoes.|
|February 18, 2010||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond helmets, chestplates, leggings and boots.|
|v1.0.14||Diamonds are now used to craft jukeboxes.|
|1.8||Pre-release||Diamonds are now found in the new mineshaft chests.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 2||Diamond ore can now be smelted into diamond gems, even though there isn't any way to pick up the ore without using mods.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||Diamonds are now used to craft enchantment tables.|
|Diamonds are now found in the new stronghold altar chests.|
|1.1||12w01a||Diamonds are now found in village blacksmith chests.|
|1.3.1||12w21a||Diamonds can now be traded to blacksmith villagers in quantities of 3–5 for 1 emerald.|
|Added desert temples, with a hidden chest room and loot containing diamonds.|
|12w21b||Diamond have been changed in the game code from emerald to diamond, due to actual emeralds being added. Diamond's original name during Indev, as stated above, was emerald in the code, and was kept this way until this snapshot.|
|12w22a||Added jungle temples, which contain loot chests with diamonds.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Diamonds can now be used to craft a firework star with a trail.|
|1.6.1||13w18a||Diamonds are now found in the new nether fortress chests.|
|1.8||14w02a||Diamonds can now be traded to any black apron villager in quantities of 3–4 for 1 emerald, as their tier III trade.|
|1.9||15w31a||Diamond will now generate in end city chests.|
|15w43a||The average yield of diamonds have been slightly decreased in nether fortress chests.|
|15w44a||The average yield of in desert temple and mineshaft chests have been decreased.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 264.|
|18w10a||Diamonds will now generate in buried treasure chests.|
|18w11a||Diamonds will now generate in shipwreck treasure chests.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.2||Diamonds can now be collected and used to craft blocks of diamond and diamond axes, pickaxes, swords and shovels.|
|0.4.0||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond hoes.|
|0.5.0||Diamonds are now used to craft nether reactor cores.|
|0.6.0||Diamonds are now used to craft diamond armor.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Diamonds are now used to craft enchanting tables.|
|Diamonds are now no longer used to craft nether reactor cores and are now instead dropped by it.|
|Diamonds will now generate in nether fortress chests.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Diamonds will now have a chance to generate in desert temple chests.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Diamonds are now found in minecart with chests in abandoned mineshafts.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Diamonds can now be found in jungle temple chests.|
|1.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Diamonds can now be found in altar chests in strongholds, dungeon chests and end city chests.|
|alpha 188.8.131.52||Diamonds can now be found in blacksmith chests in villages.|
|1.0.4||alpha 184.108.40.206||Diamonds can now be traded to blacksmith villagers for an emerald.|
|1.2||beta 220.127.116.11||Diamonds can be used to craft a firework star with a trail.|
|Diamonds can now be used to craft jukeboxes.|
|1.4||beta 18.104.22.168||Diamonds can now be found inside buried treasure chests and shipwrecks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added diamonds.|
- In real life, diamond is commonly used for industrial purposes, generally as diamond-tipped drill bits and saw blades. They are usually used for cutting stone and other hard materials.