I search for gems a lot through google, so every once in a while information about gemstones pops up in my news feed. I came across a great article about the discovery of cobalt blue spinel deposits on Baffin Island. Although spinels come in a variety of colours the intensity of these natural deposits are amazing (and incredibly rare), take a look:
I wanted to include another image on this post so I googled gemstones of Canada and came across ammolite.
|Ammolite cabochons ready to set in pieces of jewellery|
Ammolite is an opal-like organic gemstone. Ammolite is the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta and is considered a Canadian National Treasure. – Alexis