Terms and Conditions (On Screen) Things you didn’t know about: Diamonds Notch had considered changing the diamond ore texture to one much like the emerald ore. The ore would still be blue, but the shape of the ore would change.. Contrary to popular belief, diamond tools are not the fastest in the game. Gold tools are quite a bit faster than diamond tools, but also have much lower durability. :I As an example, it takes a diamond pickaxe 0.3 sec to mine stone, while it would take a gold pickaxe 0.2 sec. As you might know, diamonds are naturally generated in chests. The chests can be found in: 1) Desert temples 2) Jungle temples 3) Strongholds 4) Dungeons 5) Abandoned mineshafts 6) Villages 7) Nether fortresses 8) End cities 9) End ships 10) Igloos You won’t find any diamonds in igloos, but you’re likely to get 2-7 diamonds in end cities and ships! There’s an achievement called “Diamonds to you!” which requires a you throw a diamond at another player.. The name is inspired by youtuber called BebopVox who often said ‘diamonds to you’ instead of thank you! When trading with villagers, you’ll sometimes see a blacksmith that wants to buy diamonds. However, this is one of the worst trades in the game, as up to 4 diamonds has the value of a single emerald!