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Main article: Gems

Emerald is a gem found within the Underground and Cavern layers of a world. They are obtained by breaking special blocks that have noticeable green gemstones embedded in it. They can also be extracted from Silt, Slush, or Desert Fossil by putting them in an Extractinator. Rarely, Emeralds can be found in bulk in its own special gemstone cave, or in one that contains all of the other gems as well (besides Amber).

Like all other gems, Emerald can be placed on blocks. As of, they can be crafted back into their Stony block forms at a Heavy Work Bench in a graveyard and can be obtained by cutting down an emerald Gem Tree, dropping 0-5 of its respective gems.

A player encountering a small deposit of Emeralds.


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ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Emerald GemcornEmerald GemcornBy Hand
Green TorchGreen Torch (10) (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch version)
Green TorchGreen Torch (3) (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS versiontModLoader version)
Emerald Gem LockEmerald Gem LockHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench
Emerald Stone BlockEmerald Stone BlockHeavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench and Ecto Mist
Emerald HookEmerald Hook
  • EmeraldEmerald (15)
Iron AnvilIron Anvil
Lead AnvilLead Anvil
Emerald StaffEmerald Staff
Green PhasebladeGreen Phaseblade (Desktop versionConsole versionMobile versionNintendo Switch versiontModLoader version)
Green PhasebladeGreen Phaseblade (Old-gen console versionNintendo 3DS version)
Large EmeraldLarge Emerald
  • EmeraldEmerald (15)
Emerald RobeEmerald RobeLoomLoom
Emerald Gemspark BlockEmerald Gemspark Block (20)Work BenchWork Bench
Green Stained GlassGreen Stained Glass (20)
Multicolored Stained GlassMulticolored Stained Glass (50)
total: 14 row(s)


  • Desktop 1.2:
    • Stack limit increased from 99 to 999.
    • Can now be placed.
  • Console 1.02:
    • Stack limit increased from 99 to 999.
    • Can now be placed.
  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with changes up to Desktop 1.2.