Grayland Noah, a Beaumont, Texas native, began his career as a gemologist in 1995 and served as Executive Sales Director for a major Houston diamond cutting house prior to becoming President of Uptown Diamond in 2012. Throughout his career as a gemologist, Grayland has cultivated a number of long standing relationships with clients including, Tracy McGrady, Roger Clemens, Jamie Sharper, Mario Elle and Ernest “Hot Shot” Cannon. Because of Grayland’s attention to quality and detail, he was able to design and participate in the creation of the World Series Championship Ring for the 1999 New York Yankees. Recently, Grayland spearheaded a five year agreement with Texas Southern University, through which Uptown Diamond designs and produces all of their Southwestern Athletic Conference and NCAA championship rings and pendants. Prior to becoming a gemologist, Grayland was in marketing and business development for the Houston Business Journal and was responsible for industries ranging from healthcare to luxury automobiles. Throughout his career, Grayland has supported a number of local, not-for profit, 501C3 organizations, such as Muscular Dystrophy, to help them achieve their fundraising goals.