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|“||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!||„|
- See also: Trading
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.
|Block of Emerald|
|Emerald Ore +
Emeralds can be found in 7.6% of igloo chests in stacks of 1, in 18.0% of desert temple chests and 10.4% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3, and in 9.0% of End city chests in stacks of 2–6. In 1.13[upcoming] they can be found in 14.9% of big underwater ruins chests and 16.4% of small underwater ruins chests in stacks of 1, in 53.1% of buried treasure chests in stacks of 4–8, and in 73.7% of shipwreck treasure chests in stacks of 1–5.
In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 14.9% of big underwater ruins chests and 16.4% of small underwater ruins chests in stacks of 1, in 7.2% of stronghold altar chests and 10.4% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3, and in 73.7% of shipwreck treasure chests in stacks of 1–5.
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.
|Block of Emerald||Emerald|
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|The Haggler||Mine or purchase 30 Emeralds.||Acquire or spend 30 Emeralds by trading with villagers.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Wii U, Switch||30G||Silver|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|What a Deal!||Successfully trade with a Villager||Adventure||Take an item from a villager's trading output slot, and put it in your inventory.||
|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.|
|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.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.13||18w09a||Emeralds can now generate in the loot chests of underwater ruins.|
|18w10a||Emeralds now generate in buried treasure chests.|
|18w11a||Emeralds can generate in the chests of shipwrecks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added emeralds.|
|build 5||Added the recipe to craft emerald blocks.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Added jungle temples, which contain loot chests with emeralds.|
|1.0||build 1||Emerald can be found in end city ship chests.|
|Emerald can be found in igloo basement chests.|
|1.0.4||build 1||Emeralds are now used as "currency" for villager trading.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||Added emeralds.|
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.
- "Block of the Week: Emerald" – Minecraft.net, April 21, 2017
- Snapshot 12w21a/b lang/en_US.lang: item.ruby.name=Ruby