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Keynote Speakers Magic Johnson and Mike Tyson Announced for Recession Proof Convention May 27-28 Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Sharing their competitive fire and strategies for success, professional athletes Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Mike Tyson were just announced as keynote speakers for the upcoming 4th annual Recession Proof Convention, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. Slated for May 27-28 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, this wealth strategy celebration from "Recession Proof" founder Marcus Barney will welcome an all-star line-up of attendees and speakers.

Johnson led the L.A. Lakers to five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships before later serving as the team's President of Basketball Operations. After contracting HIV (and later beating the virus), Johnson launched the Magic Johnson Foundation to help fight against HIV and AIDS and remains a well-known and well-loved broadcaster in addition to being a worldwide successful business mogul.

A former professional boxer, Tyson is known as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at just 20 years old. His nicknames include "Iron Mike," "Kid Dynamite" and "The Baddest Man on the Planet."

"We couldn't ask for more fascinating speakers at this year's Recession Proof Convention. We know they will both bring fire and wisdom, personality and insight to their conversations on personal growth and wealth strategy," Barney said. "And that's not all! Our speaker line-up this year is truly better than ever and our members will learn a lot and have a great time while doing so."

Other Recession Proof Convention speakers include:

* Million Dollaz Worth of Game: Find the best life tips from this weekly podcast hosted by legendary Philadelphia rapper Gillie Da King and his cousin, social media influencer and disruptor Wallo267.

* Drink Champs: Known as the most professional, unprofessional podcast, Drink Champs is hosted by hip-hop and reggaeton recording artist N.O.R.E.

The multi-million-dollar Recession Proof program comprises financial literacy, personal and business funding, credit to cash strategies, coaching and more. Recession Proof reported 2021 year-end payroll of $2.5 million and sales commission of $1 million to his all-Black team of entrepreneurs. Further, Barney has mentored more than 10,000 others on building wealth, getting out from the crushing load of debt and becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Exclusive to Recession Proof members, registration for the private event is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recession-proof-convention-elevation-tickets-291024751867.

About Marcus Barney:

With the goal of spreading financial literacy to those who know what it is like to be economically disadvantaged: Marcus Barney created Recession Proof, out-of-the-box strategies to change credit into cash, live luxuriously without spending extravagantly and build generational wealth. He recently received the 8 Figure Club Award from Clickfunnels and Russell Brunson. For more information, please visit https://www.recessionproofxtreme.com/sales

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Las Vegas Chef Icon, Food and Travel Go Hand in Hand in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Many Las Vegas residents may recognize Chef Dominic Tedesco, from "Chef Live" on local cable. He cooks up a storm in his Las Vegas, restaurant Unique Eats. He loves sharing his passion of great food and great travel opportunities.

Chef Dominic shares, "After the blows of a powerful pandemic, it's time to get our feet back into restaurants, and of course travel destinations."

Chef Dominic is bringing discount travel to Las Vegas. The big difference that Chef Dominic is introducing to the Vegas traveler, is wholesale prices; with up to 65% off of hotel rooms, up to 35% off of cruises, and the use of unlimited time share weeks without the necessity of having to own the timeshare.

In a recent interview, the Chef discussed how his passion for food, people, and travel have been his utmost trifecta of priority. With all of the current travel inflation that is affecting so many traveling families, business travelers, group organizations, Dominic felt this timing is "spot on," especially for discount travel.

The result is an Open Invitation to his restaurant for free dinner, Unique Eats, in Las Vegas to view what most would consider hugely significant travel discounts. Chef Dominic will be providing all of his free dinner guests with free use of the Discount Travel website for 2 weeks to readily identify the savings that can be obtained. Chef Dominic will also be giving door prizes, and a free 4-night, 5-day trip to Paradisus Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico. This trip for 2 will be given away, after the free dinner at his restaurant.

Chef Dominic says, "I believe in bringing resources to the people. Las Vegas is my home and my family."

Reservations are necessary. RSVP thru https://uniquetraveldestinations.com/ for April 28, 2022 at 6 p.m. Mangia!

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America’s ‘Queen of Crowdfunding’ Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of Helping Pass The Jobs Act of 2012 Into Law

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- This April marks the 10-year anniversary of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act which is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country's securities regulations, said Ruth E. Hedges, CEO of Rise Up Crowdfunding. It passed with bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on April 5, 2012.

Back then, the country was filled with hope and change. But has anything really changed for small businesses 10 years later? Ruth E. Hedges certainly thinks it has but she also knows there's still a long way to go.

Ms. Hedges was an integral team member that lobbied for and helped get the JOBS Act passed into law in 2012 ensuring that diverse entrepreneurs get greater access to capital to help them scale, grow and compete for contracts. The JOBS Act of 2012 also helped usher in Regulation Crowdfunding (also known as crowd-investing or investment crowdfunding). It's a method of raising capital used by Startups and early-stage companies.

Essentially, regulation crowdfunding offers the company's stock to the general public in exchange for capital. Each investor is entitled to a stake in the company proportional to their investment.

Hedges is a long-time champion for small businesses, diversity, equity, inclusion and wealth building. Her decades long work in these areas along with her tireless efforts to increase the power of diverse business owners and entrepreneurs across the world, have earned her the nickname: The "Queen of Crowdfunding."

After the JOBS Act passed, Hedges went on to start and run the world's first ever Crowdfunding Conference for seven years drawing attendees from all over the world to learn more about leveraging crowdfunding to help scale their businesses. Now, as the CEO of Rise Up Crowdfunding, she uses her passion and energy to continue manifesting her purpose - increasing the power of diverse business owners and entrepreneurs while simultaneously providing diverse populations a turnkey way to invest in companies that are a part of the New Majority in America.

"We are heading into a world where underrepresented groups are a more significant percentage of the American population, and as this number grows, the need to generate wealth within these communities has become necessary for the country's future," said Hodges.

"We are eternally grateful to President Obama for helping pass the JOBS Act of 2012 in order to help to level the playing field for access to capital for everyone and now, 10 years later, we unequivocally know that if small businesses had more access to capital, more could be done to grow the current batch of small and diverse companies eligible to apply for supplier diversity contracts thereby uplifting communities where those businesses are located through job creation, increased wages, tax revenue, and generational wealth," added Hedges.

Rise Up Crowdfunding is the first funding portal focused on these key issue areas. Created by Ruth E. Hedges in collaboration with the Coca-Cola Company, Rise Up Crowdfunding is a coalition of leaders across industries and organizations committed to ensuring that diverse entrepreneurs get access to capital to help them scale and drive growth within the supplier diversity network. Other key collaborative partners are the National Veteran Business Development Council and the IWEC foundation for women.

April is also national financial literacy month. And, on Tuesday April 26, Ms. Hedges will be speaking on Capitol Hill about the integral role that crowdfunding can play to help small diverse businesses, specifically, Black businesses, scale and grow. Congress is launching the Congressional Caucus on Black Innovation and, given her tremendous expertise in the field of crowdfunding, Ms. Hedges has been asked to present and speak at the launch event. Her speaking engagement will provide an opportunity to contribute to the future policy solutions impacting Black people, with the ultimate goal of the Caucus being to produce an omnibus bill on how to foster Black innovation in America and beyond.

All throughout the month of April, Ruth E. Hedges and Rise Up Crowdfunding will continue manifesting the mission of the JOBS Act of 2012 and bringing to fruition the hope and change that was lobbied for a decade ago in order to help level the playing field for small businesses and diverse entrepreneurs in an unprecedented way.

"Now, more than ever, we should be teaching individuals about the value of financial literacy, economic empowerment and entrepreneurship instead of simply teaching them how to be good at consumption," stated Ruth E. Hedges. "And the Rise Up Crowdfunding platform will accomplish all that and so much more," she added.

Individuals interested in learning more about Rise Up Crowdfunding, Ruth E. Hedges or how they can support diverse businesses, can visit the website at: https://riseupcrowdfunding.com/.

Rise Up Crowdfunding can also be found on the following social media channels: https://www.linkedin.com/company/riseupcrowdfunding/

https://twitter.com/riseupcf

https://www.facebook.com/RiseUpCrowdfunding/

https://www.instagram.com/riseupcrowdfunding/

ABOUT RISE UP CROWDFUNDING:

Rise Up Crowdfunding is a new impactful collaborative equity crowdfunding process to help more Women, Black, and Brown, LGBTQ, Veterans, and all underrepresented minority founders and small businesses gain access to capital from the millions of people who (since the passing of the JOBS Act in 2012) can now invest a small amount of money in a private company online. Rise Up Crowdfunding leverages regulation crowdfunding to quickly reach people all over America that are looking for the capital they need to grow and scale bring their business in order to better compete for supplier diversity contracts or those individuals seeking to become an investor.

Related link: https://riseupcrowdfunding.com/

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Business, Free News Articles, Restaurant, Hotel and Hospitality, Travel and Tourism

Executive Chef and Restaurateur Engages the Discount Travel Industry

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Chef Dominic Tedesco who has published in Clean Eating, Salsa magazine & Las Vegas Review, and multiple news interviews, is interested in expanding his interests in travel. He has been an Executive Chef & Celebrity Chef, and owns the restaurant, "Unique Eats," in Las Vegas.

Chef Tedesco is pleased to announce that he is combining his passions for food and people into the enjoyment of the many advantages of the discount travel industry.

Chef Tedesco states in an interview, "The pleasures of life involve the enjoyment of great food, great company, and great travel. As much as I like to work, great travel allows a person to enjoy some of the finer parts of life that often get overlooked. What is better than sharing competitive discounts in travel- especially in these tough times - which helps everyone get ahead."

Chef Dominic had a brilliant idea of incorporating his love of sharing discount travel into his restaurant. Chef Dominic, serves the community with morning and brunch venue, is opening his restaurant in the evening for a special dinner to introduce his latest venture in discount travel.

Chef Dominic invites the Las Vegas area to join him for dinner on April 28, 2022 at 6 p.m. You must RSVP due to limited seating.

For more information, and receive an invitation, please go to https://uniquetraveldestinations.com/.

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Recession Proof Convention with Wealth Strategist Marcus Barney to Elevate Members in Challenging Economic Times

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- While inflation and financial struggles are challenging many across the United States, wealth strategist and "Recession Proof" founder Marcus Barney and his members have a lot to celebrate this year, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today. With a theme of "Elevation," the 4th annual Recession Proof Convention will convene members for an exclusive entrepreneurship event on May 27-28, 2022 at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

"This year, we are combining financial literacy with a little fun as we come together to celebrate being Recession Proof in Vegas!" Barney said. "When we work together, we are even more powerful and more empowered to get out of debt and stay out of debt while enjoying all of the amazing things we have already accomplished."

Last year's event was held in Miami, with Barney chartering planes to fly his mentees to the convention. Past Recession Proof Convention speakers include Floyd Mayweather, Rick Ross, the Circle of CEOs, Wallstreet Trapper, and other high-profile business moguls and wealth strategists.

The multi-million-dollar Recession Proof program is comprised of financial literacy, personal and business funding, tradeline business strategies, coaching and more. Recession Proof reported 2021 year-end payroll of $2.5 million and sales commission of $1 million to his all-Black team of entrepreneurs. Further, Barney has mentored more than 10,000 others on building wealth, getting out from the crushing load of debt and becoming a successful entrepreneur.

"The education, the mentorship and the community all continue as we elevate our mission and each other at this one-of-a-kind annual get-together," Barney added. "We are a true family of entrepreneurs and supporters."

Exclusive to Recession Proof members, more details and registration for the private event are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/recession-proof-convention-elevation-tickets-291024751867.

About Marcus Barney

With the goal of spreading financial literacy to those who know what it is like to be financially disadvantaged, marginalized, broken and in America, Marcus Barney created Recession Proof, out-of-the-box strategies to change credit into cash, live luxuriously without spending extravagantly and build generational wealth. He recently received the 8 Figure Club Award from Clickfunnels and Russell Brunson. For more information, please visit https://www.recessionproofxtreme.com/sales

Related link: https://thinkzillaconsulting.com/

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Sokal Sponsored Stefan Parsons 99 Car Features ‘Ukraine Strong’ Paint Scheme at Xfinity Race

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Stefan Parsons' 99 car, which is sponsored by Sokal, a full-service advertising agency based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, will feature a 'Ukraine Strong' paint scheme at this weekend's Xfinity race in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The race will be the exhilarating Alsco Uniforms 300, a NASCAR Xfinity Series stock car race, which was established in 1997. Starting at 4:30 pm (EST) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Parsons will race the notable Chevy Camaro sporting the Sokal logo along with distinctly solid support for the Ukraine people.

"We wanted to take this opportunity to let the people of Ukraine know that we stand with them and are praying for their wellbeingn," said Sokal founder Mark Sokal, whose family has deep European ties.

Along with their message of solidarity on the 99 car, Sokal has also pledged a donation to the Samaritan's Purse organization in an effort to show their support for Ukraine.

About Sokal:

Headquartered in Raleigh N.C., Sokal is one of largest automotive advertising agencies in the country. The company specializes in digital marketing (SEO, paid search, CTV, pre-roll and display ads) and award-winning website design, and maintenance. Sokal also boasts a full-service agency experience with experts trained to execute everything from radio and television production, ad design, direct mail, media buying and much more.

Sokal employs well over 100 staff members including Digital Strategists, Website Developers, Graphic Designers, Video Producers and Editors, and Account Managers and Coordinators while currently managing well over 350 clients across the country.

For more information about Sokal, please visit their website at: https://www.gosokal.com/

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The American Gem Society Celebrates Women’s History Month Through Women Designers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection, is proud to celebrate and recognize its women designers, as well as women leaders in the jewelry industry during Women's History Month.

Throughout the month of March, AGS will feature the beautiful jewelry created by women within the association's community of members. AGS is also featuring the jewelry of these women on their "Trending Now" web page.

"The American Gem Society is what it is today in large part because of the leadership and creativity of the women in management and in our community," said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. "We value and are inspired by the guidance and vision of the women on our board and on our team, the retail store leaders who are the backbone of the American Gem Society, and the creative visionaries designing jewelry. We are excited to share these designs with our audience, and hope they feel as inspired as we do by the artistry and beauty of what these women have created."

"Seeing wonderful, strong, and talented women leading the AGS made an early impression on me as I grew and learned in this industry," said Lisa Bridge, President-Elect of the American Gem Society's International Board of Directors. "We are lucky at AGS to have a community that supports and champions one another to make us and the industry better. I am thankful for their example and the path they have created for all of us to thrive."

To see the jewelry from the American Gem Society's participating women designers, visit https://www.americangemsociety.org/trending-now or follow the American Gem Society on Instagram.

To find an American Gem Society jeweler in your area, visit https://www.americangemsociety.org/find-a-jeweler/jeweler/search/.

About American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society awards credentials for its members, who are held to the industry's highest standards and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Members of the AGS membership are passionate about jewelry and dedicated to creating a positive buying experience for their customers. To find an AGS jeweler near you, visit ags.org/findajeweler.

Website: https://www.americangemsociety.org/

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Instagram: @americangemsociety

Twitter: @AmerGemSociety

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Want a Sparkling Valentine’s Day? Follow These Six Jewelry Buying Tips

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Whether you are staying at home this Valentine's Day, or plan to have a romantic evening out, the American Gem Society (AGS), a nonprofit association dedicated to consumer protection, has some advice to ensure the jewelry you buy adds extra sparkle to you and your loved one's celebration.

1. Have a general idea of the kind of jewelry you want to buy? If it's a gift, what does the recipient like? Consider the type and color of metal, the gemstone, setting, as well as the type of piece. Would this person want a watch, bracelet, necklace, or ring?

2. Shop with a credentialed, professional jeweler who is a member of an organization with a strict code of business ethics, such as AGS. An ethical and knowledgeable jeweler will share facts about the gemstone in your jewelry, like whether it is enhanced or treated, natural, or a laboratory-created gemstone.

3. Do your research online but visit the store so you can see the piece in person. You might love the way something looks on the screen, but when you see it up close, you may feel differently. Maybe it's the color or sheen of the metal or how the setting looks. Get an up-close look before making a significant purchase.

4. Ask about the return policy. If the gift misses the mark, you'll want to return it!

5. If a discount seems too good to be true, it might be. You've heard of the practice where a retailer inflates a price by a certain percent, then advertises it at a slightly lesser percent? AGS members must adhere to standards of business conduct that strictly prohibit this practice.

6. Buying diamonds? Ask for a diamond grading report from an independent laboratory. A thorough grading report covers all 4Cs-cut, color, clarity, and carat-so that the jewelry buyers know and understand the quality of what they are purchasing. AGS founded AGS Laboratories as a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory that shares its mission of consumer protection. This mission ensures jewelry buyers will receive an unbiased opinion on the quality of their diamonds.

-- Well-cut diamonds sparkle in candlelight or low light. Set the mood with the right lighting and watch the diamond sparkle on your loved one.

Want to learn more tips? Visit http://www.americangemsociety.org/gems-and-jewelry/.

To find a credentialed AGS jeweler, visit https://www.americangemsociety.org/find-a-jeweler/jeweler/search/.

About American Gem Society

The American Gem Society, founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to proven ethics, knowledge, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. The American Gem Society is a professional organization awarding credentials for its members, who are held to the industry's highest ethical and professional standards and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles. Less than one in twenty jewelers in the country have met the exacting requirements necessary for membership.

Website: http://www.americangemsociety.org/

Facebook: AmericanGemSociety1934

Instagram: @americangemsociety

Twitter: @AmerGemSociety

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‘A Bleeding Sky’ Wins Push Global Entertainment’s 2021 Listening Party Las Vegas Charts iTunes Pop Charts

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Push Global Entertainment is proud to have hosted "2021 Listening Party Las Vegas" a music performance competition in Las Vegas, Nevada that saw some of the brightest Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B rising stars compete for major label distribution and a marketing budget.

Almost two dozen contestants flew in from around the globe and the winner won a distribution deal with Push Global Entertainment LLC currently distributed by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment and a radio and PR campaign.

Endele Wilson, frontman for the group explains "This has been a long yet 'timeless' effort for us. We could never even tell you how many years we've been at this together because the days and nights have run together seamlessly. We do know it is not the numbers that matter but the quality of the moments and the beautiful music that comes out of the moments gathered...we are so proud of what we have created and continue to create."

Positive and always forward thinking the group "looks every hard to swallow moment as a lesson and the soft ones as the rewards we have been offered for our commitment to our art and each other," Wilson asserts. In regards to advice to aspiring artists, the singer songwriter continues, "Our best advice as a collective is do not fake ANY of this and ALWAYS push yourself...you can always do more. Be humble and appreciate everything, in both life and music and the music life."

Currently charting #162 on the iTunes Pop Song Charts, the grounded Wilson explains success as, "Being extremely happy with what you have done, what you have thought up, what you have created...to admire your art and yourself like one would admire someone on television or a movie but you yourself deserve it more because you have found a way to create happiness for yourself and quite possibly others...quite possibly many others."

What comes next for the super trio from Long Beach, California?

Wilson explains, "All of our dreams will continue to come true as we pray for them and accept them. We are cutting out our own statue and pouring the foundation for it. We will accept help and we will challenge ourselves to as a whole make a dramatic and drastic shift on the world of music. The time for us to elevate and share that elevation has come."

Follow the movement on Facebook, Instagram and you can also reach "A Bleeding Sky" on their email address: IAMSKYLEEVAGUE@GMAIL.COM. Stay tuned on social media for a new label created by the band to support their music.

Related link: https://pushglobalentertainment.com/

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GIA and AGS Award 2nd Annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship to Ohio Jeweler

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The second annual Beatrice Shipley Scholarship - created by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the American Gem Society (AGS) in 2019 - was awarded to Rachel Burazer, a sales associate and custom designer at Argo & Lehne Jewelers, an AGS member store in Columbus, Ohio.

The scholarship will cover complete tuition for the GIA Graduate Gemologist on-campus or distance program in Carlsbad, California, along with the costs of the AGS Way Course and entry to the 2021 AGS Conclave event in Dallas, Texas, September 12-14.

AGS and GIA jointly established the Beatrice Shipley Scholarship, which was announced by Susan Jacques, GIA president and chief executive officer, at the 2019 Conclave. AGS administered the application process and awarded the scholarship.

"AGS would like to thank GIA for their ongoing commitment to AGS and for partnering on this scholarship. Beatrice Shipley, along with her husband, changed the course of the jewelry industry," said Katherine Bodoh, CEO of the American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories. "We are so pleased to award Rachel with this scholarship. She is passionate about the jewelry industry, bettering herself, and serving her customers. I know this opportunity will propel her career forward."

"Beatrice Shipley was a trailblazing businesswoman who believed in and helped establish GIA and AGS and our shared mission to protect consumers. At the core of this mission is educating the next generation of jewelers, and we are honored to do this together with AGS, our sibling organization," said Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO. "Congratulations to Rachel Burazer! I look forward to her continued success as a GIA alumni and member of AGS."

"Earning this award demonstrates that patience, determination, and loving what you do can get you anywhere in life," said Ms. Burazer. "I am so grateful to have this help to advance in my career and invest in my future. What an honor it is to represent my company and Beatrice Shipley! Thank you."

Born in Northeast Ohio, Rachel moved to Chicago, where she obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design. After working in the food and beverage industry and at Bloomingdale's, Rachel realized that she needed to combine her hospitality experience with a more refined retail environment. She first worked at an AGS member store, Steve Quick Jeweler, where she was given the knowledge and trust to accelerate on her own. With that experience and success, the transition to Argo & Lehne was smooth. Currently, Rachel acts as a mentor to her colleagues, a liaison with many vendors, and an employee trusted by the customers.

Both GIA and AGS were founded in the 1930s when Robert and Beatrice Shipley cashed in their savings to create two organizations with the goal of educating jewelers, professionalizing the industry, and creating a guild for these jewelers to join.

About the American Gem Society

The American Gem Society (AGS), founded in 1934 by Robert M. Shipley, is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to promoting a high standard of ethics, continuous education, and consumer protection within the jewelry industry. AGS awards credentials for its members, who are held to the highest ethical and professional standards in the industry and must pass annual recertification examinations to maintain their titles.

About GIA

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.

Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.

Website: https://www.americangemsociety.org/

Facebook: @AmericanGemSociety1934

Instagram: @AmericanGemSociety

Twitter: @AmerGemSociety

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