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Diamond Standard

This example shows how you can use the implementation of diamond standard to implement diamond standard pattern for upgradeable and unlimited contracts.

Step 1: Include dependencies

Include openbrush as dependency in the cargo file or you can use default Cargo.toml template. After you need to enable default implementation of Diamond Standard via openbrush features.

openbrush = { version = "~2.1.0", default-features = false, features = ["diamond"] }

Step 2: Add imports and enable unstable feature

Use openbrush::contract macro instead of ink::contract. Import everything from openbrush::contracts::ownable and openbrush::contracts::diamond

#![cfg_attr(not(feature = "std"), no_std)]

pub mod my_diamond {
use openbrush::{

Step 3: Define storage

Declare storage struct and declare the field related to DiamondStorage trait. Then you need to derive the DiamondStorage trait and mark the corresponding field with the #[DiamondStorageField] attribute. Deriving this trait allows you to reuse the default implementation of DiamondStandard.

#[derive(Default, SpreadAllocate, DiamondStorage)]
pub struct DiamondContract {
diamond: DiamondData,

Step 4: Inherit logic

Inherit implementation of the Diamond trait and of the Ownable trait. You can customize (override) methods in this impl block.

impl Ownable for DiamondContract {}

impl Diamond for DiamondContract {}

Step 5: Define constructor

Define the constructor and initialize the owner with the contract initiator. Your basic version of Diamond contract is ready!

impl DiamondContract {
pub fn new(owner: AccountId, diamond_hash: Hash) -> Self {
ink_lang::codegen::initialize_contract(|instance: &mut Self| {
instance.diamond.self_hash = diamond_hash;

Step 6: Define forward function

Define the forward function to make delegate calls of facet contracts through the diamond contract.

impl DiamondContract {
#[ink(message, payable, selector = _)]
pub fn forward(&self) {

Step 6: Customize your contract

You can add more basic functionality for your diamond contract by adding functions to DiamondContract implemenation, but the point of the Diamond standard is not to increase the size of your contract, and to add upgradeable functionality to your contract via so called facets.

When you create a new contract (facet), which you want to make delegate calls from your diamond contract to, you will call the diamond_cut function on your diamond contract, with the code hash of your new facet and the selectors of all the functions from this facet you want to use. The diamond will register them and anytime you call this function on your diamond contract, it will make the delegate call to the facet the function belongs to. You can add, remove or replace these functions anytime with the diamond_cut function, some of the limitations are, that you can not add functions with the same selectors, when replacing functions, the new function needs to be from a different contract, then currently in use, and when removing functions, the function needs to be registered in the diamond contract.

You can check an example of the usage of Diamond.