|“||Its rays glanced upon a ring about her finger; it glittered like polished gold overlaid with silver light, and a white stone in it twinkled as if the Even-star had come down to rest upon her hand.||”|
–The Mirror of Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring
Diamond is a precious, transparent gem.
Unlike Vanilla diamonds, Middle-earth diamonds cannot be crafted into diamond armour, diamond weapons, or diamond tools; they serve only as decoration, a treasure item, or a way to obtain money from traders. In future updates, they may play a role in ring-forging.
Diamonds can be obtained by mining them from their ore or by trading.
As with many other materials, you can make a diamond block with nine pieces of diamond in a vanilla crafting table.
- Diamonds are made out of carbon atoms, the same material as coal.
- Diamonds need to be formed at extreme temperatures and pressures underground.
- Diamonds have a hardness of 10 on Moh’s Hardness Scale, meaning they are one of the hardest materials known. For this reason they are sometimes used in tools like saws or drills when working with hard materials.