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Anglo American Platinum and Metal Concentrators want to move mountains

“If you want to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today” – African Proverb

The above quote is very appropriate especially in the physical reality of the Platinum Mining Industry, but today is the start of the moving of symbolic stones to move symbolic mountains for South Africa in the future.


The Ruby is considered the Gem of Royalty thought to bring Good fortune, courage and passion to its wearer. The ruby is the most valued gemstone.

The Burmese Ruby with its warm bright deep red colour with a slight blue hue is often call the ‘Pigeon blood ruby’ where the name is derived from the colour of a white pigeons eye and not by its blood as commonly believed. These Rubies are usually the most valuable and sought after.

Be Ahead Of The Game!

Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered his military to build a wall around his country's Tanzanite mines. This is apparently in response to an increase in illegal mining, smuggling and other irregularities.

I know I've mentioned this before, but it's worth mentioning again: this is the time when we start seeing more and more imitations, synthetics and artificially treated stones passing through the trade. Glass makes a fantastic imitation of tanzanite, as does synthetic forsterite. And, where the coating has only been on the pavilion of the stone, we have seen it on the crown as well.