Diamonds are not valuable enough to have people lose their lives for them. Old men, young kids, and middle aged people suffer in those diamond mines, inhaling dust to make a living for their family. And they aren't even paid well. They still need to suffer again and again because of their low pay for such a high cost to their lives job. Being honest, if they took any other job, they would most probably get a better salary. Then many faulty diamonds are taken to Cierra Leon, where they are polished and then sold. Thankfully, in these modern times, it doesn't work like this anymore.