Amethyst Shard

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This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
Amethyst Shard
Amethyst Shard JE2.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

An amethyst shard is a crystalline mineral obtained from mining a fully grown amethyst cluster.



An amethyst cluster mined using a non-Silk Touch iron, diamond or netherite pickaxe drops four amethyst shards. When mined using any other tool or item, it drops two shards. The maximum amount of amethyst shards dropped can be increased with Fortune. Fortune I gives a 13 chance for eight shards, averaging 5.33 shards, Fortune II gives a 25% chance (each) to give eight or 12 shards, averaging seven shards, and Fortune III gives a 20% chance (each) to give eight, 12, or 16 shards, averaging 8.8 shards.

If the amethyst cluster in any of its growth stages is mined using an iron, diamond or netherite pickaxe enchanted with Silk Touch, it will drop itself rather than amethyst shards.


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Block of Amethyst Amethyst Shard

Spyglass Amethyst Shard +
Copper Ingot

Tinted Glass Amethyst Shard +
[upcoming: JE 1.17 & BE 1.17.0]

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Amethyst Shardamethyst_shardItemitem.minecraft.amethyst_shard

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Amethyst Shardamethyst_shard?


October 3, 2020Amethyst shards are mentioned, but not shown at Minecraft Live 2020.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1720w45aAmethyst Shard JE1.png Added amethyst shards.
20w46aAmethyst Shard JE2.png The texture for amethyst shards has changed.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Shard JE2.png Added amethyst shards under the Caves and Cliffs experimental gameplay toggle.
beta shards are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.


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