True North Gems Inc.
TSX VENTURE : TGX

True North Gems Inc.

September 20, 2005 09:00 ET

True North Gems Commissions Carving for 200 Carat Greenland Ruby

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 20, 2005) - True North Gems (TSX VENTURE:TGX) is pleased to announce that the award winning and world renowned, Vancouver based gemstone carver and sculptor Tom McPhee has been commissioned by the Company to work with the 200 carat ruby rough the company recovered from the Aappaluttoq (Big Red) ruby discovery on the Company's 110 km2 ruby property located near the village of Fiskaenesset, on the west coast of Greenland (see press release dated September 6, 2005).

Mr. McPhee is an acclaimed gemstone carver, whose work is highly sought after for private collections throughout the world.

"In making the decision to have the stone carved, True North's management has acted to ensure that this special stone is used to create a truly unique and beautiful object," said Nick Houghton, a Director of True North. "The Company is confident that Mr. McPhee's creative ability and gemological knowledge will combine to release the full potential held within this 200 carat piece of ruby rough."

Mr. McPhee is currently working on design aspects of the piece, and development through to the finished carving is expected to take a number of weeks.

"I am truly excited, and relish the opportunity to work with such a large ruby," said Mr. McPhee.

True North Gems Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is engaged in the exploration and development of North American coloured gemstone prospects. The Company is a pioneer in coloured gemstone exploration and owns 100% interest in the Yukon-based Tsa da Glisza emerald property and the rights to earn 100% interest in the Baffin sapphire property located on Baffin Island and the Fiskaenesset ruby and pink sapphire property in Greenland.

The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the release.

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