What’s the Best Use for Diamonds in Minecraft? [Full Answer]

Diamond is one of the rarest and most wanted item and resource in Minecraft. It is what keeps the economy turning in multiplayer servers, it is what players spend countless hours on finding in single-player worlds.

No matter where you’ll go in Minecraft, the Diamond will always be the best item. What is the best use for a Diamond in Minecraft though?

There are countless possibilities that you can use the Diamond in Minecraft.

Some might be for starting up and getting you stronger to progress in your world, or maybe using them as decorative blocks to keep them in your safe.

At the end of the day, Diamonds in Minecraft are very rare and you should use them wisely on things that will be useful for you in your Minecraft World.

Here are my best usages for it and how I mostly tend to use them.

Diamond Pickaxe

Although not the best pickaxe since the Netherite Update, the diamond pickaxe is the biggest level up Minecraft players can feel in their game.

Having the option to dig up all of the other blocks in the game as well in a very fast manner, will make you feel as though you’ve maxed out and achieved a whole new era in your Minecraft world.

You will need three diamonds to craft a diamond pickaxe. The best thing to do with your first diamonds in Minecraft is to use them for a Diamond Pickaxe.

This way you’ll get the best investment ever because it is with this tool that you’ll be able to advance further on in the game.

Also, diamond pickaxes, like any other diamond tool, are required to build a netherite pickaxe, which currently holds the title of best pickaxe in Minecraft.

Diamond Tools

Other than having a Diamond Pickaxe you will want to build every other set of tools with the Diamonds as well. 

A diamond axe can be our first item after you’ve gotten the pickaxe. This way you’ll chop trees a hell of a lot faster than usual. A diamond shovel is always handy. You’ll need to only hold your left click and dig through dirt in a manner of seconds now.

Diamond Sword will help you get rid of the dangerous Enderman!

Diamond tools are items that have incredibly high durability, meaning that you’ll be able to use them for a very long while(depending on their usage of course).

Diamond Armor Set

Although extremely useful, a full suit of diamond armor costs pretty expensive, and hard to get 24 diamonds.

It should be considered only when a player has obtained a diamond pickaxe and a diamond set of tools. Iron armor will have to suffice until then.

It will offer you a whole set of armor protection bars. This will mean that you’ll be able to enter the Nether or fight with the End Dragon with ease.

Also, enhancing the Armor with enchantments is a must. This way you’ll be a diamond walking machine!

Enchantment Table

Some people will say that this is the earliest Diamond usage that you should go for. After all, it just costs you one diamond and a couple of obsidian blocks.

The main reason that this Enchantment table might be used as your first choice and pick for the diamonds you might have is because of the enchantment for Fortune III.

Fortune III will grant your Pickaxe the ability to get way more Diamonds than usual. Meaning that when you use 1 diamond to build an enchantment table and you see this enchantment on your iron pickaxe, the next time you’ll find diamonds you’ll get probably around 10!

A very good investment indeed.

Trading with Villagers

This is dependable on the world that you’re in right now. If you have seen a couple of villages in your world and you’ve noticed that you can trade with them for very valuable items by buying diamonds, well then use it for this

For late game, this is highly advisable. You can make a lot of profit by selling diamonds to these villagers:

  • Journeyman-level armorer villagers in Java Edition have a 40% chance of offering to buy one diamond for one emerald. 
  • Expert-level toolsmith villagers have a 2/3 chance of offering to buy a diamond in exchange for an emerald. 
  • Villagers with expert-level weaponsmithing always offer to buy one diamond for one emerald. 
  • Expert-level armorer, weaponsmith, and toolsmith villagers in Bedrock Edition exchange one diamond for one emerald as part of their trades.

Repairing Items

Diamonds are used to repair the diamond tier and armor material. As a result, players can utilize it to fix their diamond gears as necessary.

This is why, in the long run, securing a source of diamonds is necessary, as you may require diamonds to construct more netherite gears.

By having a very good income from diamonds you can eventually have tools that will last for a lifetime! Very good usage for them indeed.


Jukebox is a craftable music box that you can place anywhere in your base. It does require a diamond and doesn’t offer anything back in terms of usefulness in the game.

But on the other hand, you are able to place in your music discs and enjoy a relaxing tune while crafting something in your base. 

This is something that you might be building after you’ve completed everything and gotten all mentioned in this guide above.

Just in case you start to get bored, here are some tips for making things more interesting in the game.

Where to get more diamonds?

The best diamond level to be digging in a straight line in Minecraft 1.19 is -59. There is an in-depth write article regarding the best level for Diamonds in the game – make sure to check it out if you want to become an expert when it comes to finding them!

Don’t forget to enchant your pickaxe with the Fortune Enchantment before you go searching for diamonds though.

And never forget, lava is not your friend and never will be!

There are possibilities of finding diamond not only under the ground. These are some of those locations:

  • Village Chests
  • Fortress Chests
  • Jungle Temple Chests
  • Shipwreck Treasure
  • Stronghold Altar Treasure
  • Desert Temple Chests
  • Buried Treasure
  • End City Chests
  • Mineshafts


That is everything that you’ll need to know connected with the diamond and the best possible usages for it. Some players will say that the netherite is way cooler and much better than the diamond.

Old-school Minecraft players will always choose the diamond as their favorite.

What is your favorite item and how do you use the first diamond that you get in your world? Do let me know in the comments below. Happy mining!

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