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Emerald

Emeralds are rare minerals that are used primarily as the currency for trading with villagers and wandering traders.

Obtaining [edit]

Trading [edit]

Emeralds can be obtained by trading with villagers, since they are the currency that villagers use for trading. Villagers either buy or sell specific goods for emeralds.

Mining [edit]

Emerald ore drops one emerald when mined using an iron or better pickaxe. 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 drops itself in ore form instead of an emerald.

Crafting [edit]

Smelting [edit]

Natural generation [edit]

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Item Structure Container Quantity chance
Java Edition
EmeraldBuried treasureChest 4–8 59.9%
Desert templeChest 1–3 18%
End cityChest 2–6 9%
IglooChest 1 7.6%
Jungle templeChest 1–3 8.7%
ShipwreckTreasure chest 1–5 73.7%
Underwater ruinsBig ruins chest 1 14.9%
Small ruins chest 1 16.4%
VillageShepherd's chest 1 12.3%
Tanner's chest 1–4 17.3%
Armorer's chest 1 31.8%
Fisherman's chest 1 24.2%
Desert house chest 1–3 14.3%
Fletcher's chest 1 12.3%
Taiga house chest 1–4 18.6%
Savanna house chest 1–4 21.5%
Mason's chest 1 20.8%
Plains house chest 1–4 22.8%
Temple chest 1–4 25.4%
Butcher's chest 1 10.2%
Snowy house chest 1–4 9.9%
Bedrock Edition
EmeraldDesert templeChest 1–3 18%
End cityChest 2–6 9%
IglooChest 1 7.6%
Jungle templeChest 1–3 8.7%
ShipwreckTreasure chest 1–5 73.7%
StrongholdAltar chest 1–3 7.2%
Underwater ruinsBig ruins chest 1 14.9%
Small ruins chest 1 16.4%
VillageSnowy house chest 1–4 9.9%
Plains house chest 1–4 22.8%
Savanna house chest 1–4 21.5%
Temple chest 1–4 25.4%
Desert house chest 1–3 14.3%
Mason's chest 1 20.8%
Armorer's chest 1 31.8%
Taiga house chest 1–4 20.3%
Shepherd's chest 1 12.3%
Fletcher's chest 1 12.3%
Butcher's chest 1 10.2%
Tanner's chest 1–4 17.3%

Drops [edit]

Vindicators and evokers drop 0-1 emeralds upon death. Looting increases the maximum emerald drop by one per level, for a maximum of 4 emeralds with Looting III.

Foxes that are holding emeralds also have a chance of 100% to drop the emerald they are holding upon death. Alternatively, the player can drop a food item to entice the fox to drop the emerald.

In Bedrock Edition, vindicators and pillagers spawned from raids can drop 0–1 emeralds. Depending on difficulty, vindicators and pillagers spawned from raids also have a chance of dropping additional emeralds. There is a 65% chance of dropping on easy and normal, and an 80% chance of dropping on hard. If this additional drop condition is met, different emerald counts can drop with different chances. There is a 1039 chance to drop an additional 0–1 emeralds, a 539 chance to drop an additional 2-3, and a 239 chance to drop an additional 4–5.

In Bedrock Edition, with Looting III, it is possible for a vindicator in a raid to drop up to 16 emeralds upon death (vindicator drops + raid drops + an additional drop).

Usage [edit]

Trading [edit]

Emeralds are primarily used as currency for trading with villagers and wandering traders. Trading is typically a faster way to obtain emeralds than by mining, as emerald ore is rare.

Crafting ingredient [edit]

Beacons [edit]

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.

An emerald can be substituted for an iron ingot, a gold ingot, a diamond or a netherite ingot.

Achievements [edit]

IconAchievementIn-game descriptionActual requirements (if different)Gamerscore earnedTrophy type (PS)
The HagglerAcquire or spend 30 Emeralds by trading with villagers or with wandering traders.30GSilver
Master TraderTrade for 1,000 emeralds.Obtain 1,000 emeralds from trading with villagers.30GSilver

Advancements [edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different)Namespaced ID
What a deal!
Successfully trade with a villager AdventureTake an item from a villager or wandering trader's trading output slot, and put it in your inventory.

Data values ​​[edit]

ID [edit]

Java Edition:

Bedrock Edition:

SurnameNamespaced IDNumeric ID shapeTranslation key
EmeraldItem

History [edit]

Java Edition Indev
0.3120100129Added diamonds, referred to as emeralds in the code.
Java Edition
May 21, 2012Jeb released a screenshot of himself testing the trading system. At this time, what would become emeralds were rubies.[1]
1.3.112w21a 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.
The texture of rubies can be found in the (at this time unused) file.[2]
12w22aBlock of emerald has now 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.
1.4.212w32aAs zombie villagers can now spawn and be cured, emeralds can now still be obtained in trades even if generated structures are disabled.
1.915w31aEmeralds now generate in end city ship chests.
15w43aEmeralds now generate in igloo basement chests.
15w44aThe average yield of emeralds in desert temple chests has now been increased.
1.1116w39aAdded vindicators and evokers, which drop emeralds if killed by a player.
1.1317w47aPrior to The flattening, this item's numeral ID was 388.
18w09aEmeralds can now generate in the loot chests of underwater ruins.
18w10aEmeralds can now generate in buried treasure chests.
18w11aEmeralds can now generate in the chests of shipwrecks.
1.1418w43a The texture of emeralds has now been changed.
Added pillagers, which can drop emeralds.
18w46aPillagers no longer drop emeralds.
18w48aEmeralds now generate in chests in village tanneries, fisher cottages and plains village houses.
18w49aEmeralds now generate in chests in village shepherd houses, mason houses, butcher shops, and savanna and snowy village houses.
18w50aEmeralds now generate in chests in village fletcher houses, temples, and desert and taiga village houses.
19w07aAdded foxes, which sometimes spawn with emeralds in their mouths.
19w08a The texture of emeralds has now been changed, once again and it looks smaller.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.9.0build 1 Added emeralds.
build 5Emeralds can now be used to craft blocks of emerald.
v0.13.0build 1Emeralds can now be found inside desert templechests.
v0.15.0build 1Added jungle temples, which contain loot chests with emeralds.
v0.16.0build 1Emeralds can now be used to power beacons.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha 0.17.0.1Emeralds can now be found in end city ship chests.
Emeralds can now be found in igloo basement chests.
1.0.4alpha 1.0.4.0Emeralds are now used as "currency" for village trading.
1.1.0alpha 1.1.0.0Added evokers and vindicators, which drop emeralds when killed.
Bedrock Edition
1.4.0beta 1.2.14.2Emeralds can now be found in some shipwreckchests.
beta 1.2.20.1Emeralds can now be found inside underwater ruins chests.
1.10.0beta 1.10.0.3Emeralds can now be used to buy items from wandering traders.
Emeralds can now be found in plainsvillage house and tannery chests.
The texture of emeralds has now been changed.
1.11.0beta 1.11.0.1Emeralds can now be found in villagechests other than plains.
beta 1.11.0.4Vindicators and pillagers that spawn from raids can now drop bonus emeralds.
beta 1.11.0.5 The texture of emeralds has now been changed, once again.
1.13.0beta 1.13.0.1Added foxes, which can drop emeralds.
Legacy Console Edition
TU14CU1 1.04 Patch 11.0.1 Added emeralds.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90 The texture of emeralds has now been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added emeralds.

Issues [edit]

Issues relating to "Emerald" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.

Gallery [edit]

  • The first image of the trading system released by Jeb. What would become emeralds can be seen in the inventory space.

  • All forms of emeralds in one photo: emerald (in the form of block, ore and the emerald itself).

Trivia [edit]

  • The ruby ​​was going to be the villager currency but was changed to emeralds before the update's release.

References [edit]