The Diamond is one of the rarest item in Minecraft.

Diamonds are one of the most sought-after items in Minecraft, due to their use in crafting the strongest tools, weapons, and armor available in the game. Diamondsare also one of the rarest items in Minecraft, found only in the deepest levels of rock. This makes diamonds extremely difficult to find and severely limits players' supplies of diamonds

Obtaining Edit

Chests Edit

Diamonds can be found in stronghold chests,nether fortresses, desert temples, village blacksmiths chests and jungle temple chests in groups of 1-3, chest minecarts in abandoned mineshafts in group of 1-2 and in End City chests in groups of 2-7.

Mining Edit

A Diamond Ore can be mined with Iron or Diamond Pickaxes only. If it is mined with a regular Iron or Diamond Pickaxe it will only 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 with a pickaxe with the Silk Touch enchantment it will drop itself rather than a diamond. (this ore will drop nothing if mined with a Stone or weaker pickaxe.)

Crafting Edit

A single block of Diamond = 9 Diamonds

Smelting Edit

Diamond Ore + Any fuel = Diamond

Usage Edit

As a Crafting Ingredient Edit

Name Ingredients Description
Any Firework Star Gunpowder+

Any Dye+


Up to eight dyes can be used.

Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added and/or used.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Diamond Sword Diamond+


Diamond Hoe Diamond+


Diamond Pickaxe Diamond+


Diamond Axe Diamond+


Diamond Shovel Diamond+


Diamond Block Diamond (only)
Diamond Helmet Diamond (only)
Diamond Chestplate Diamond (only)
Diamond Leggings Diamond (only)
Diamond Boots Diamond (only)
Jukebox Wood Planks+


Any type of wood plank can be used, for a total of 6 different crafting recipes.
Enchantment Table Obsidian+



Other Uses Edit

Trading Edit

Villager armorers, tool smiths and weapon smiths buy 3-4 diamonds for one emerald as part of their third tier trades.

Repairing Edit

Diamond helmets, chestplates, leggings, boots, swords, pickaxes, axes, hoes and shovels can be repaired with diamonds in an anvil.

History Edit



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.

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.


1.0.14 Diamonds are now used to craft jukeboxes.


1.8 pre1 Now found in the new mineshaft chests.

Official release

1.0.0 Beta 1.9-pre2 Diamond ore could still be smelted into diamond gems, even though there was no silk touch or any way to pick up the ore without mods.

Beta 1.9-pre3

  • Diamonds are now used to craft enchantment tables.
  • Now found in the new stronghold altar chests.

1.1 Now found in village blacksmith chests.

1.3.1 12w21a Diamonds could at this time 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 was 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 be used to craft a firework star with a trail.

1.6.1 13w18a Now found in the new nether fortress chests.

1.8 14w02a Diamonds now can be traded to any black apron villager in quantities of 3–4 for 1 emerald, as their tier III trade.

1.9 15w31a Diamond is now added to end city chests.

15w43a Slightly decreased average yield in nether fortress chests.

15w44a Decreased average yield in desert temple and mineshaft 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 no longer used to craft nether reactor cores and are instead dropped by it.
  • Diamonds generate in Nether Fortress chests.

0.13.0 build 1 Diamonds have a chance to generate in Desert Temple chest.

0.14.0 build 1 Now found in minecart with Chest in abandoned mineshafts.

Console Edition

TU1 CU1 1.0 Patch 1 Added diamonds.


  • Diamonds are a well-known item because they are one of the most shown things on merchandise.
  • Like in real life, Diamonds is the strongest gem of all time. (it is also the shiniest in real life).

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