Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

2020 Why Mom Deserves a Diamond Award Ceremony

Gallery of Diamonds awarded two Orange County students with a quarter-carat diamond valued at $600 each to give to their mothers in the 28th annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® writing contest. Beginning in 1993 in honor of Diamond Mike Watson’s adoptive mother the birth mother he had never known, this year’s contest inspired 12,000… Continue reading 2020 Why Mom Deserves a Diamond Award Ceremony

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Random Thoughts of a Jeweler with a Mission

Happy 23rd Diamond Day! Well, that was a few days ago but we are still celebrating. It was a magical day that had all the charm of the first Diamond Day in 1993. It is funny that contest panel judge, Su Wells, did not allow her picture to be taken, but she was interviewed by… Continue reading Random Thoughts of a Jeweler with a Mission

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Young Girl’s Homage To Mom Among 2 Entries In O.C. To Win Diamond This Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015 SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Two Orange County students each won a quarter-carat diamond valued at $600 to give mom this Mother’s Day in an essay contest. Neha Abbas, 10, was one of the two winners of the 23rd annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest put on by Gallery of Diamonds in… Continue reading Young Girl’s Homage To Mom Among 2 Entries In O.C. To Win Diamond This Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Touch

Everyone loves hearts, and I like to incorporate a heart shape on many of my mothers designs. The curled symbol on each side of the shank reminded me of a stylized half-heart. Every time a mother glances at her ring, she will remember that the two symbols represent the love of her child. The center… Continue reading Mother’s Touch

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Give Your Mom a Hug!

"Give your mom a hug!" This has become a commonplace expression that our jewelry store staff commands to the winners of the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest. For those that have ever been a winner or winning mom, please don't take anything for granted that takes place inside the walls of Gallery of Diamonds… Continue reading Give Your Mom a Hug!

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Thousands of Orange County Kids Enter Essay Contest for the Chance to Win Mom a Diamond

NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — A Newport Beach jeweler is searching for those Orange County mothers who shine most brightly in their children’s eyes. Every year, thousands of children enter Mike Watson’s “Why Mom Deserves A Diamond” essay contest hoping to walk away with the top prize, a quarter-carat diamond for the lady in their life.… Continue reading Thousands of Orange County Kids Enter Essay Contest for the Chance to Win Mom a Diamond

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Newport Jeweler’s Contest Honors Moms as a Reflection of His Life’s Journey

(Diamond) Mike Watson is giving away diamonds to two students who write the best essay to the prompt "Why Mom Deserves a Diamond." Watson's own decades long search for his biological mother led him to begin the contest. (Don Leach, Daily Pilot / January 2, 2015) By Hannah Fry January 2, 2015 Through his decades-long… Continue reading Newport Jeweler’s Contest Honors Moms as a Reflection of His Life’s Journey

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Memories of Love

When I look back in time, I remember precious moments with my adoptive mom. I remember her giving me advice on my worries of the day, kissing me on the forehead before I went to sleep, and laughing at my jokes in which only I found humor. I remember the love and patience in her… Continue reading Memories of Love

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Always ponder and reflect on the appreciation of your mother

Since my jewelry store encourages 20,000 kids to write words of love and appreciation about their mothers each year, all my employees are also required to do this rewarding exercise. if you would like to contribute to our mission, we are grateful for every dollar and every moment of your time.  We are currently searching… Continue reading Always ponder and reflect on the appreciation of your mother

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The Story of Mother’s Day

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson announced that the second Sunday in May would be the holiday we now call Mother’s Day. Although our mothers have been celebrated in many ancient cultures, they have only been nationally recognized for one hundred years. The hero of this American story is Anna Marie Jarvis, the Mother of Mother’s… Continue reading The Story of Mother’s Day

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Katie Michels speaks about the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest

This is Katie Michel's testimony about her experience being a participating teacher in the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond writing contest. Founded in 1993 by Diamond Mike Watson in honor of his adopted mother and the birth mother he had never known, the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest is now in honor of all… Continue reading Katie Michels speaks about the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest

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Diamonds Really are a Girl’s Best Friend

Lima News, OHIO. April 6, 2000. Just ask Ashley Kreidler and her mother, Mary Jo. The 16-year-old junior at Delphos St. John's High School wrote an essay on why her mother deserves a diamond. She beat out 1,500 other Ohioans to win a quarter-carat diamond for her mother for Mother's Day. Ashley never expected to… Continue reading Diamonds Really are a Girl’s Best Friend

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Girl Pens Poem, Wins Quarter-Carat Diamond for Mother

Wednesday, May 03, 2000BETH WILSONAmarillo Globe, Texas -News Staff Writer"A glorious angel sent from heaven, with beauty like a dove."With these simple words, Jennifer Scruggs expressed her feelings for her mother. And if those words were not enough, perhaps the quarter carat diamond she won will be.Jennifer, 11, and her fifth-grade classmates at Sleepy Hollow… Continue reading Girl Pens Poem, Wins Quarter-Carat Diamond for Mother

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First Mother’s Day Diamond Contest, by Dorothy Jean

I remember the day in May 1993, when I was interviewing jeweler Michael (Diamond Mike) Watson about his very first Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest. Just then, a teenager from Edison High School walked into the store with her mother. They came to pick up the first prize - an unmounted quarter-carat diamond the… Continue reading First Mother’s Day Diamond Contest, by Dorothy Jean

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Our Mothers- The Common Denominator

It is the wonderful memories of our mothers that bring forth the most creative expressions of love, and it seems our mothers are almost always the common denominator of our hearts. In the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest, kids from every socio-economic background are now recognized for their writing achievements while becoming a little… Continue reading Our Mothers- The Common Denominator