Canada. Greenland ruby carved to produce 302 carat jewel of intricate oceanic legends Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 September 2006
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True North Gems Inc. (TGX: TSX-V), a Canadian exploration company, is pleased to announce the completion of the carving of what the company believes to be the largest recorded ruby in the Northwestern Hemisphere. Found in 2005 on the company's property in the Fiskenaesset district of Greenland, the 440 carat rough ruby (see press release dated September 6, 2005) has been meticulously worked to produce a 302 carat jewel of intricate oceanic legends.

True North Gems commissioned world renowned Canadian master gemstone carver Thomas McPhee to work with the natural structure of the gemstone and produce the first ever carved Greenland ruby. In consultation with gemologists and Mr. McPhee, True North Gems has valued the carving at a half million dollars ($CAN). Due to the hardness of ruby, which is second only to diamond, and the elaborate detail of the carving, it took Mr. McPhee over 10 months to create this truly unique piece.

While the rough ruby was originally announced at 200 carats, as noted in the 2005 press release, subsequent work in painstakingly removing the surrounding rock during the carving process proved it to be 440 carats.
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