My girl friend's mom is dating this guy who is a big time cook around Beverly Hills and pretty much anywhere else around the Southern California
area. He cooks and does he usual thing during the day and that's all people really see him as. Some nice guy cook who knows a ton of people, entertained for a bunch of famous people.
I learned a few things about him tonight over dinner, he also has a few mines in South America and Africa. He's found some gems that are worth thousands, and today he was telling me how he is trying to buy a Ruby Labratory from this lady who is retiring. The whole process is interesting, you take a bunch of chemicals with some other compounds and stick them together, put them in this box, and put this immense heat on it for 2 months. When it's finished, it's a real honest to God Ruby. I asked, "Is it a fake?" He said, "Nope! It's all real, just like if you mined it out of a volcano. Most gem fanatics including buyers, sellers, and watchers can't tell them apart because they are the same exact thing. Infact, they would have to conduct over 10 times the normal testing of a normal gem to see this one is made. They are truely and honestly the real thing, just someone has found a way to make them!"
Holy crap! That's news to me, it blew me away. This guy is going to open a Gem Buisness soon, that's why he has all these places. I swear this guy is going to be -SET- by the time he opens this thing up.