Hollywood and Leonardo DiCaprio introduced the world to conflict diamonds with the blockbuster "Blood Diamonds" using the phenomenon's less official but more descriptive name. Today, mercenaries, limb-chopping rebels and war have, thankfully, all left Sierra Leone. Diamond smugglers are, however, still around. And while it can be tempting to buy some rough stones to cover a bit of travel expenses, amateurs are most likely to be hustled into buying fake or poor quality stones. Potential fortune hunters should make sure to use a reputable dealer, preferably in Freetown, and make sure to get the necessary export documents and a Kimberley Certification to prove that the gems are not conflict diamonds.