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Where to find diamonds in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

Including where to buy and sell diamonds.

Link holding a diamond in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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Diamonds in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are a great resource to farm, as they can be sold for lots of Rupees, used to upgrade armor, or fused with weapons, such as the Master Sword, to raise Link's attack.

They're a very rare material to find, however, so we've listed all of the diamond locations we could find in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, including where to find enemies, creatures, and mining veins that can contain diamonds.

As long as it doesn't get patched, you can also take advantage of the item duplication glitch to get even more of the rare resource.

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Where to find diamonds in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

We know of seven ways to find diamonds in Tears of the Kingdom:

  • Overworld chests
  • Shrine chests
  • Rare ore veins
  • Talus enemy drops
  • Dondon drops from feeding them luminous stone
  • Shop in Goron City
  • Item duplication glitch

Ed Nightingale, our Deputy News Editor, has detailed the easiest duplication glitch currently in TOTK if you want to use it to easily get more diamonds, but to take advantage of duping diamonds, you'll still have to find some first.

We've got more details in the individual sections below, but at a glance, here's a map of all the possible diamond locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom:

A map showing all the possible diamond locations in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Map locations for diamonds in TOTK. | Image credit: Nintendo

Keep in mind that the rare ore deposits, Talus enemies, and Dondon creatures only have a small chance of dropping diamonds. We recommend saving before going to these locations so you can reload should they not drop a diamond for you, and you can try again.

Here's more details on each method that can help you get diamonds in TOTK:

Diamonds from chests

There are most likely more chests containing diamonds that we haven't found yet, but here's the six diamond chest locations in Tears of the Kingdom that we've found so far:

  • Yomizuk Shrine in Tarm Point Cave (4413, -0613, 0049)
  • Jochi-ihiga Shrine near Tarry Town (3811, 1219, 0104)
  • Sihajog Shrine near Valor Island in the sky (4545, -0846, 1134)
  • Mayaotaki Shrine in the North Lomei Labyrinth (-0825, 3535, 0249)
  • Maoikes Shrine near Zora River and Boné Pond (2275, 0149, 0085)
  • Royal Hidden Passage chest in Hyrule Castle, near the Observation Room (-0254, 0762, 0088)

Yomizuk Shrine diamond location

Here's a map of the Yomizuk Shrine location that contains a diamond in its chest:

Map showing the location of the Yomizuk Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Jochi-ihiga Shrine diamond location

Here's a map of the Jochi-ihiga Shrine location that contains a diamond in its chest:

Map showing the location of the Jochi-ihiga Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Sihajog Shrine diamond location

Here's a map of the Sihajog Shrine location that contains a diamond in its chest:

Map showing the location of the Sihajog Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Mayaotaki Shrine diamond location

Here's a map of the Mayaotaki Shrine location that contains a diamond in its chest:

Map showing the location of the Mayaotaki Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Maoikes Shrine diamond location

Here's a map of the Maoikes Shrine location that contains a diamond in its chest:

Map showing the location of the Maoikes Shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Royal Hidden Passage diamond location

To get into the Royal Hidden Passage you can either use Ultrahand on the floor grate near the Observation Room in Hyrule Castle and jump down to the chest, or take the long way round by entering the Royal Hidden Passage from the hole in the Emergency Shelter at Lookout Landing. We recommend going the long way, as there are rare ore deposits on this path that could contain more diamonds.

A hole in the Emergency Shelter at Lookout Landing that leads to the Royal Hidden Passage in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Map showing the location of the Royal Hidden Passage in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Diamonds from rare ore

You can spot a rare ore deposit by looking out for a gold sparkle around an ore vein. Once you've unlocked the Sensor + for your Purah Pad, you can also use the picture of rare ore deposit from your Hyrule Compendium to track when you're close to one.

Link standing by a rare ore deposit in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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Remember that smashing rare ore only has a chance of dropping diamonds, as other gems like sapphires and opals are a part of the loot pool too. To help ensure you get diamonds from rare ore veins, we recommend you save before you smash one. That way you can reload your save and try again if you don't get a diamond, although from our experience this can take a lot of reloading to finally get a diamond.

The best place that we've found for farming rare ore deposits so far has been in the Royal Hidden Passage under Lookout Landing and Hyrule Castle, but searching any cave on the surface or the sky islands is likely to contain ore, as is hunting around Death Mountain.

Map showing the best place to farm for rare ore deposits in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Go to the Emergency Shelter at Lookout Landing to start your diamond farming route in the Royal Hidden Passage. | Image credit: Nintendo

Diamonds from Talus

Talus are large enemies found on the surface and in the depths of Hyrule. There are different elemental types of Talus, but they all seem to have the same small chance of dropping diamonds when defeated.

Link facing off against a Stone Talus enemy in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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Just like rare ore deposits, defeating Talus only has a chance of dropping diamonds, as more common gems are a part of the loot pool too. Remember to save before killing a Talus so you can reload your save and try again if you don't get a diamond.

An easy way to kill a Talus is to Ascend under one, then smash the ore vein on its back.

There are a lot of Talus in TOTK, so we haven't been able to confirm where to find all of them yet. If you take a picture of each type before killing it though, you can track that Talus type with Royal Compendium after unlocking the Sensor + for your Purah Pad.

If you want to sense Stone Talus, go to the edge of the Piper Ridge cliff to the west of Tabantha Bridge Stable in the Tabantha Frontier to take a picture of one.

Map showing the location of a Stone Talus in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Go to Piper Ridge to find a Stone Talus. | Image credit: Nintendo

Make sure you take a picture of each new Talus type when you find it for your Hyrule Compendium.

Diamonds from Dondons

To get diamonds from Dondons, you have to feed them luminous stone, which are found by smashing luminous ore deposits. The Royal Hidden Passage has a chamber with a Stalnox enemy hiding under rocks that is great for farming luminous stone. Just don't break the rocks in the middle, as this awakens the Stalnox!

Map showing a great place to farm for luminous stone in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
This exact location in the Royal Hidden Passage is a great place to farm for luminous stone. | Image credit: Nintendo

Once you've fed a Dondon luminous stone, come back 10 to 20 minutes later to find some rare gems nearby, which can include diamonds. While you can use the save and reload method to get diamonds from Dondons, it's not really recommended unless you're very low on luminous stone, as it's a longer process than smashing rare ore or killing Talus.

Link standing near Dondons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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The only place we've found Dondon is opposite the Lakeside Stable in the Faron region.

Map showing the location of Dondons in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Dondons are found near the Lakeside Stable. | Image credit: Nintendo

Where to buy diamonds

If you have a lot of Rupees, or want to quickly get a single diamond for the duplication glitch, then you can go to Goron City in Death Mountain to buy diamonds from a Goron sitting opposite the armor shop at map coordinates (1643, 2444, 0381). Diamonds cost 1,000 Rupees each.

Link purchasing a diamond from a Goron in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Map showing where you can buy a diamond from a Goron in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Image credit: Nintendo

Where to sell diamonds

Diamonds usually sell for 500 Rupees at normal shops, but you should try and save them to sell diamonds to Ramella in Goron City to get the most money, as she pays 5,500 Rupees per batch of 10 diamonds.

Link selling diamonds to Ramella in Goron City in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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Keep in mind that Ramella only takes diamonds in batches of 10, and she's not guaranteed to want diamonds, so you'll have to wait for her boosted gem prices to change, or give her the batch of gems she wants instead.

To unlock the ability to sell to Ramella, go to the path that leads up to Goron City and talk to two Gorons (1505, 2384, 0364) who try to scam you out of your gems. Ramella will come to the rescue and the Amber Dealer side quest will unlock. Give Ramella 10 Amber to complete Amber Dealer, which will start the process of cycling boosted gem selling prices with her.

Link completing the Amber Dealer side quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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To find Ramella again, search around Goron City during the day. We've found her most often looking at the shops selling various gems in the centre of Goron City.

Link approaching Ramella in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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Best ways to use diamonds

Diamonds have multiple uses in Tears of the Kingdom, including:

  • Selling for Rupees
  • Adding attack power to melee weapons
  • Upgrading armor
  • Attaching to arrows

If you want quick Rupees, then we recommend selling your diamonds (to Ramella if you can), but it's also a great item to fuse with your melee weapons, as diamonds add 25 attack power. They don't add any other perks, but 25 attack power is good for a resource that you don't have to kill tough enemies for.

Link fusing a diamond to the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
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You can use Diamonds to upgrade certain armor. So far we've found Diamonds are needed to upgrade the Miner's Set and Diamond Circlet. You will need to visit the Great Fairy Fountains to upgrade your armor though.

You can't cook diamonds or make elixirs from them, but you can attach them to your arrows. This adds 25 attack power, but doesn't do anything else. We don't recommend doing this, as it's a bit of a waste of a good melee fuse or selling material.

Good luck hunting for diamonds in Tears of the Kingdom!