|“||And it came into his heart to make a jewel within which the clear light of the sun should be imprisoned, but the jewel should be green as leaves. And he made this thing, and even the Noldor marvelled at it. For it is said that those who looked through this stone saw things that were withered or burned healed again or as they were in the grace of their youth, and that the hands of one who held it brought to all that they touched healing from hurt.||”|
–The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, Unfinished Tales
Emeralds are small, green-coloured gemstones. Unlike its vanilla counterpart, emeralds from the Mod do not have the ability to be traded with villagers. They can, however, be used to trade with traders for quite a hefty sum of coins.
Emerald can be found in its ore form underground. It can also be obtained through trading.
As with many other materials, you can make an emerald block with nine pieces of emerald in a crafting table.
- Emerald has a Mohs hardness of 7.5-8.
- Emerald is one color of the mineral beryl. The green color comes from small amounts of impurities such as chromium and vanadium in the crystal structure.
- When the elf Glorfindel cleared the Nazgûl off the Last Bridge, he left a beryl as a sign that the Fellowship could safely pass.
- The Elessar worn by Aragorn had a green gem upon it. However, it was not an emerald, but appears to have been a unique gem forged by the Noldor.