Sapphire is a biome-specific Gemstone introduced with Biomes O'Plenty. It appears as an ore, an item, and a decorative block.


Sapphire Ore can be discovered in water based biomes. A current list of these biomes can be found under Sapphire Biomes.


An Iron Pickaxe or better is required to mine Sapphire Ore. A Silk Touch Pickaxe can be used to collect the block of ore rather than the Sapphire drop. The ore drops one gem with an unenchanted pickaxe. With fortune, the ore can drop up to four gems, one extra per level of fortune. Sapphire Ore cannot be smelted.


9 Sapphire can be crafted into a Block of Sapphire for storage or decoration. These stack to 64.

Crafting Ingredient Edit

Name Ingredients Crafting Recipe Description
Block of Sapphire Sapphire
Decorative block made of Sapphire gems.
Terrestrial Artifact Ruby, Topaz, Amber, Peridot, Malachite, Sapphire, Tanzanite, and Emerald
Artifact Recipe
A crafting component used in the Biome Finder, Enderporter, and Wanderer Music Disc


Sapphire was used to craft the removed item Ancient Staff.

Trivia Edit

  • In real life, Sapphire can be found in Eastern Australia,Thailand, Sri Lanka, China (Shandong), Madagascar, East Africa, and in North America in a few locations, mostly in Montana.