Traditional South African souvenirs comprise of variety of things to buy- from handicrafts to animal skins. As the country is thriving withgold and diamonds, there is an excellent variety of jewellery and the opportunity to watch goldsmiths in action. International travellers are often attracted to blue-coloured Tanzanite, a rare stone from Tanzania which is proficiently crafted into glittering pieces. A South African wine is yet another hunted purchase. Many multihued and colourful ornaments and carvings, signifying a numerous of South African and African cultures, are also popular purchases and include wooden and soft stone carvings, beading, weaving, earthenware and basket ware.