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|
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 emeralds with Fortune III. If the ore is mined using a pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop itself instead of an emerald.
|Block of Emerald|
|Emerald Ore +
Emeralds can be found in 14.9% of big underwater ruins chests, 16.4% of small underwater ruins chests, and 7.6% of igloo 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 31.8% of village armorer chests, 12.3% of village shepherd chests, 10.2% of village butcher chests, and 20.8% of village mason chests, all in stacks of 1; in 14.3% of village house chests and 8.7% of jungle temple chests in stacks of 1–3; and in 21.5% of village house chests, 9.9% of village house chests, 24.3% of village house chests, 18.6% of village house chests, and 17.3% of village tannery chests, all in stacks of 1–4.
Foxes that are holding emeralds also have a chance of 8.5% to drop the emerald they are holding upon death.
Vindicators and Pillager spawn from raids can drop more emerald by
0-1 Emerald (up to 4 with looting III) And has small chance to drop one of these extra emerald:
2-3 Emerald (up to 6 with looting III) 4-5 Emerald (up to 8 with looting III)
Emeralds are primarily used as currency for trading with villagers. Trading with villagers is typically a faster way to obtain emeralds than by mining, as emerald ore is very rare.
|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||20100129||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||Changed the texture of emeralds.|
|Added pillagers, which can drop an emerald.|
|19w08a||Changed the texture of emeralds again.|
|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.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Emeralds can now be found in end city ship chests.|
|Emeralds can now be found in igloo basement chests.|
|1.0.4||alpha 184.108.40.206||Emeralds are now used as "currency" for villager trading.|
|1.1.0||alpha 220.127.116.11||Added evokers and vindicators, which will both drop emeralds when killed.|
|1.4.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Emeralds can now be found in some shipwreck chests.|
|beta 22.214.171.124||Emeralds can now be found inside underwater ruins chests.|
|1.10.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Emeralds can now be used to buy items from wandering traders.|
Emeralds can now be found in plains village house and tannery chests.
|Changed the texture of emeralds.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.11.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Emeralds can now be found in village chests other than plains.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Vindicators and pillagers that spawn from raids can now drop bonus emeralds.|
|beta 220.127.116.11||Changed the texture of emeralds again.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU14||CU1||1.04||Patch 1||Added emeralds.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
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.
- The Ruby was going to be the Villager currency, but was changed to Emeralds before the update's release.
- The Emerald actually matches the Villager's eyes. It is unknown whether or not this is intentional.
- "Block of the Week: Emerald" – Minecraft.net, April 21, 2017
- Snapshot 12w21a/b lang/en_US.lang: item.ruby.name=Ruby