dec: 388 hex: 184 bin: 110000100
|“||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!||„|
|— Alex Wiltshire|
Emeralds can be obtained by trading with villagers.
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 14.9% of big underwater ruins chests, 7.6% of igloo chests, and 16.4% of small underwater ruins chests, all in stacks of 1; in 18.0% of desert temple chests and 10.4% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3; in 73.7% of shipwreck treasure chests in stacks of 1–5; in 53.1% of buried treasure chests in stacks of 4–8; and in 9.0% of End city chests in stacks of 2–6. In 1.14[upcoming] they can be found in 8.7% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3.
In Bedrock Edition they can be found in 7.2% of stronghold altar chests and 10.4% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3. In Bedrock Edition 1.8[upcoming] they can be found in 8.7% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3.
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|
Emeralds can be used to select powers from a beacon. The player must select one of the available powers and then insert an emerald into the item slot.
|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||Yes||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.|
|Java Edition Indev|
|0.31||0.31 (January 29, 2010)||Added diamonds, referred to as emeralds in the code.|
|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 |
|1.3.1||12w21a||Added emeralds and emerald ore. Emeralds can 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 has been 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 now still be obtained in trades even if generated structures are disabled.|
|1.9||15w31a||Emeralds will now generate in end city ship chests.|
|15w43a||Emeralds will now generate igloo basement chests.|
|15w44a||The average yield of emeralds in desert temple chests has been increased.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 388.|
|18w09a||Emeralds can now generate in the loot chests of underwater ruins.|
|18w10a||Emeralds can now generate in buried treasure chests.|
|18w11a||Emeralds can now generate in the chests of shipwrecks.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.14||18w43a||Added Pillagers which can drop an emerald.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.9.0||build 1||Added emeralds.|
|build 5||Emeralds can now be used to craft emerald blocks.|
|0.13.0||build 1||Emeralds can now be found inside desert temple chests.|
|0.15.0||build 1||Added jungle temples, which contain loot chests with emeralds.|
|0.16.0||build 1||Emeralds can now be used to power beacons.|
|1.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Emerald can now be found in end city ship chests.|
|Emerald can now be found in igloo basement chests.|
|1.0.4||alpha 22.214.171.124||Emeralds are now used as "currency" for villager trading.|
|1.1||alpha 126.96.36.199||Added evokers and vindicators, which will both drop emeralds when killed.|
|1.4||beta 188.8.131.52||Emeralds can now be found in some shipwreck chests.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Emeralds can now be found inside underwater ruins chests.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.9||beta 220.127.116.11||Added pillagers, which can drop emeralds.|
|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