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True North Gems Adds Amaral and Groves to Greenland Technical Team, Davison Resigns

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - True North Gems (TSX VENTURE:TGX) is pleased to announce that Rejane Amaral, B.Sc., M.Sc., FCGmA, has agreed to assume the responsibility of Project Manager and Iain Groves, B.Sc., has agreed to act as Senior Exploration Geologist for the Company's Fiskenaesset ruby project.

As a geologist and gemmologist, Ms. Amaral is uniquely qualified to assume this post as True North's Project Manager in Greenland. Ms. Amaral has worked for the company for the past 4 years and has worked exclusively on the Fiskenaesset project for the past 3 years. She has been responsible for contributing to all aspects of the exploration programs completed to date, filling a variety of roles from mapping and prospecting to grading and sorting of gemstones. She has been an integral part of the Greenland operations and particularly critical as a liaison to the local community.

True North's management is delighted to have Ms. Amaral assume a greater role with the Company and confident that the ability she has demonstrated in fulfilling her duties to date will ensure the successful execution of exploration campaigns going forward.

Mr. Groves will be joining the Company to provide management and technical personnel with assistance and oversight in the development and execution of effective exploration programs in Greenland.

Mr. Groves has 20 years of gold and base-metal exploration experience with numerous mining companies including WMC and Homestake. He has explored for a variety of commodities and deposit styles, including Ni, Cu, PGEs, Au, Ag and diamonds in diverse terranes including the Yilgarn goldfields, Broken Hill, Ballarat, the Tanami, Tanzania and Mexico. Mr Groves has previously been part of several successful exploration groups at Fortnum (Au) and Reliance (Zn), and has been involved in target generation and developing an improved understanding at the giant Broken Hill Pb-Zn-Ag Mine.

Mr Groves' diverse experience in the mining industry and track record of success in mineral exploration sector will prove to be a valuable asset to True North as the company advances its Greenland exploration property toward commercial production.

The Company also announced today that Greg Davison has resigned as VP Exploration in order to pursue other business opportunities. The Company would like to thank Mr. Davison for his contributions to the Company over the past 5 years and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

True North Gems Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and is engaged in the exploration and development of North American and Greenlandic coloured gemstone prospects. The Company is a pioneer in coloured gemstone exploration and, currently in Greenland, has the rights to earn 100% interest in the Fiskenaesset ruby and pink sapphire property, and holds a 100% interest in the Qaqqatsiaq ruby property, and in Canada, holds a 100% interest in the Tsa da Glisza emerald property, Yukon, and the Beluga sapphire property located on Baffin Island, Nunavut.

The Company relies on litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements. Certain technical information contained within this press release is 43-101 non-compliant by virtue of the fact that National Instrument 43-101 which governs public disclosure of technical information for mineral exploration properties in Canada is silent with respect to the exploration and technical disclosure of gemstone properties. The company employs high standards for the collection of geological information and exploration data, employs industry recognized professionals as qualified persons to provide oversight and management of the exploration programs and is committed to the implementation of QA/QC protocols to monitor the integrity of the technical information.


True North Gems Inc.
Andrew Lee Smith, P.Geo.
President and CEO
(604) 687-8055 or 1-800-399-8055
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True North Gems Inc.
Ken Shortt
Investor Relations
(604) 687-8055 or 1-800-399-8055
Email: info@truenorthgems.com
Website: www.truenorthgems.com