"The most precious gem one can find in Hyrule, its signature sparkle has charmed Hyruleans for generations. As such, it has sold for a very high price since ancient times."
Breath of the Wild
Diamond are the rarest of the Gems found in Breath of the Wild. Only a select few of them are found in the overworld Chests, located near Hyrule Castle, and on the outskirts of the map, in the Hebra and Wasteland regions. They can also be found occasionally from mining Rare Ore Deposits, and from the Rare Stone Talus, or from the following side quests:
- Luminous Stone Gathering: Ledo in Zora's Domain will give Link one diamond in exchange for ten Luminous Stones. The first time only, to complete the quest, he will give Link a second diamond; but there is no practical limit to the number of diamonds Link can ultimately get provided he can mine the stones. Ledo can be found near the entrance of the Domain, doing some handiwork on a pillar.
- Rushroom Rush!: In exchange for 55 rushrooms, Pirou at the Gerudo Canyon Stable will give Link a diamond. This trade is a one-off - subsequent times, he will pay 165 rupees per 55 rushrooms.
- The Weapon Connoisseur: Showing the last weapon in the quest, an Ancient Short Sword, to Nebb will lead him to give Link a diamond.
Diamonds are required as part of the payment to remake any of the Champions' weapons. Link must also supply three diamonds to have a Diamond Circlet made for him by Fashion Passion in Gerudo Town, and further diamonds to have a Great Fairy enhance it.
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Cadence of Hyrule
In Cadence of Hyrule, diamonds are a form of special currency accepted by Beedle, the Great Fairies (in exchange for weapon enhancements), and the Representative of the Fates upon death. They are among the only things the player does not lose upon death.
Diamonds can be earned in one of two ways: one, clearing out all the enemies on a screen, or two, defeating bosses in random mini dungeons.
If the player dies with zero diamonds, a diamond will appear in the Fates' store. Note that if the game is on permadeath mode, dying resets the game, including all diamonds collected up to that point.