I live in Orange County, California. I was adopted at three days old in Indianapolis and grew up in New Albany, Indiana. I loved my adoptive mother, who convinced me I could become anything. Since I was always fascinated with beautiful diamonds and gems, I founded Gallery of Diamonds jewelers in Newport Beach.
In honor of my adoptive mother and the birth mother I have never known, I established the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® essay contest. Every year, thousands of kids submit words of love and appreciation for the chance to win a grand prize diamond to give to their mothers. Today the contest is in honor of all moms, and is the largest mothers appreciation contest in the US.
The amazing thing about every day is we create it, and I love to write about human experience. Some stories are fiction, some are thought-provoking, and others and simply for amusement. Please comment if any story has effected your life in a positive way. I am also the author of “Adopted Like Me- Chosen to Search for a Birthmother” and “In Search of Mom- Journey of an Adoptee.”
Since my first love was music, I have shared many original songs. Let me know what you think, and if you have a favorite.
My other passion is diamonds and jewelry design. In 1981, I was introduced to the magic of diamonds and became hooked ever since. I am a GIA gemologist and a direct source if you are looking for a diamond or diamond jewelry. If you do not live close, you can see my creations along with amazing antique jewelry on my website, http://www.galleryofdiamonds.com. If you are close, stop by to visit me.
I would love to hear from you. I hope to inspire and entertain you. Call me at 949-476-2000, or email me at email@example.com.
Have a brilliant day,
Diamond Mike Watson