Hessonite, Horseranch Range, BC







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The "Canadian Gemstone" Website

  Welcome to Alpine Gems. This site is devoted to gemstones from Canada. A catalogue of Canadian gemstones is available for viewing. Here a wide variety of gemstones are offered for sale. In addition, information about many Canadian gemstones localities is provided. Please surf and enjoy.

Click on a Province or Territory and learn about gemstones from that region.

Click on "Canada" for a list of Canadian gemstones.


FALL is here!
Gem Show Season is upon us.


In November, Alpine Gems will be set up at two gem and mineral shows in Quebec and Ontario. If you are in the area and want to see my varied selection of gems and minerals, please drop by for a visit.

Montreal, Quebec, November 24-26,
and Miller Museum, Queen's University

Past Updates

(added September, 2017)       Sapphire, Nunavut

(added March, 2017)       Apatite, Ontario
Tourmaline, Nunavut

(added, 2016)       Tsavorite, Quebec

(added April, 2016)       Smoky Quartz, Nunavut

(added March, 2016)       Baffin Sapphires 1/2 - 0.30 carat
Baffin Sapphire (minus 0.30 carat)

(added July 2015)       Yukon Emerald ( > 1 carat),
Yukon Emerald ( 0.5 & 1 ct)
Yukon Emerald ( < half carat)

(added April, 2015)      Hessonite from Quebec
Peridot, from Lumby, BC
Peridot, from Williams Lake, BC

(added Nov., 2014)      Hackmanite from Ontario
   (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)
Hackmanite from Quebec
   (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)
Scapolite from Nunavut
    (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)
Cat's Eye Scapolite from Nunavut
    (Fluorescent & Tenebrescent)

(added April, 2014)      Tourmaline from NWT, (facet)
Tourmaline from NWT, (cab)
Tourmaline from Nunavut,
Tourmaline from Ontario.

(added Nov., 2013)      Demantoid, Quebec.

(added October, 2013)      Iolite, Ghost Lake, NWT, and
Iolite, Geco Mine, Ontario.

(added June, 2013)      Sperrylite crystals from Ontario.

(added Dec., 2012)      Apatite, from NWT
Diopside, from Ontario
Eudialyte, from Quebec
Peridot, from British Columbia.

(added Sept., 2012)      Datolite, from Ontario,
Tenebrescent Hackmanite, Quebec,
Hessonite, from Quebec
Natrolite, from Quebec
Faceted Sodalite, from Ontario
Sphalerite, from Quebec

Specializing in Canadian Gemstones

Ph; (613) 549-3728
E-mail; brad@alpinegems.ca

Last Update: November 3, 2017