2021-7-23 · Ruby had been discovered in Mozambique. Flash forward to 2009. My close friend, Vincent Pardieu, who I had asked to join me on the 2007 journey, was now working as the GIA''s first field gemologist. His job? Hunt down ruby and sapphire, wherever it might be found. Map of Mozambique, showing the location of the ruby mines near Montepuez.