Hello. It has recently crossed my mind that you need coal and high pressure to make diamonds, and you need diamonds to get diamonds. Minecraft instantly popped in my mind about how you collect diamonds. I was thinking maybe you can make a diamond making devie (ATM its called Forges, if you have a better name PM me). This furnance type object would require a square of lava buckets and stone:
Then it would pull up a 3x3 menu like the crafting table and have a fuel square at the bottom like a furnace. If you do like so:
Then that is the recipe to make diamonds. So this wont cheat to much, I was thinking it would be as hard as it is to make this as hard as it is to make diamonds ATM (I say ATM because with my idea you need to mine diamonds with a diamond pickaxe). Then once you make a diamond pickaxe you can mine diamonds.
I was thinking this was a good idea because you might not be in the right mine, area, etc to find diamonds and (like for me) it was very frustrating having to go around for a month finding diamonds, when if this could have been out only take about a day.