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Important Information
In-game name Diamond
Item ID 264
Type Raw Materials
Stackable Yes (64)

Diamonds are a well-known symbol of Minecraft. They are a turquoise gem obtained from Diamond Ore. Diamond Ore is the second rarest ore (after ancient debris) in the game (Emerald Ore only occurs in Extreme Hills Biomes, but is more prevalent there than Diamonds) and can be found in veins of 1-7 blocks.

How to obtain



Diamonds are mainly used to create the strongest type of tools and armor in the game. They can also be used to create Blocks of Diamond.


  • The purest Diamonds in real life are clear, with other colors. Diamonds in Minecraft are have a blue-green hue.
  • In the texture files, Diamonds are named "Emerald." crafting:

A1: Diamond

A2: Emerald

A3: Diamond Pickaxe; Golden Pickaxe

Raw Materials
Base Blaze RodCharcoalClay (Item)CoalCocoa BeanDiamondEggEmeraldFlintGlowstone DustGold NuggetGunpowderInk SacLapis LazuliLeatherNether QuartzNether StarPrismarine CrystalPrismarine ShardRabbit's FootRabbit HideSeedsStringSugar Cane
Crafted Bone MealBookBowlBrick (Item)CharcoalDyeGold IngotNether Brick (Item)StickSugarWheat