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Thank You to All Teachers!

 For every teacher who has participated in the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest- thank you!You may not realize the positive impact you have made in your school, community, and even the world. In addition to fulfilling a writing assignment, you are also allowing your students to ponder and reflect about a person who has… Continue reading Thank You to All Teachers!

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22nd Annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest

Gallery of Diamonds will once again award two quarter-carat diamonds valued at $599 to the students who write the most creative essays. Contest deadline is December 27th, 2013.  Schoolteachers can obtain entry forms at http://www.WhyMomDeservesADiamond.com or call 1-800-667-4440. The Story of Why Mom Deserves a Diamond The foundation of the contest began while I searching… Continue reading 22nd Annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest

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Legendary Contest Becomes Franchise

The Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest began to grow rapidly over the years. As essays began to tower to the ceiling of Gallery of Diamonds jewelers, a franchise and technological change was brewing.  We hired software experts who worked at companies such as Adobe, Yahoo, Google, Apple, NASA, and 20th Century Fox.  We conducted… Continue reading Legendary Contest Becomes Franchise

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Start a Tradition that Changes the World

The fifty kids in this little booklet earned a garnet or the grand prize diamond to give to his or her mom.  It was saddle-stitched with two staples and was a mere 16 pages.  Today, hundreds of thousands of kids have had the opportunity to ponder and reflect why their moms are important in their… Continue reading Start a Tradition that Changes the World

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1995 Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® winner

This photo was taken on May 13, 1995.  Six-grader Scott Kircher won a diamond for writing the most creative essay in the third annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest. He gave his winning prize to his mother, Valerie.  Today the contest is in honor of all moms.Whether I stand on land or shore I… Continue reading 1995 Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® winner

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The First Diamond Winner

In 1993, I established the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest in honor of my adoptive mother and birth mother I had never known. A girl named Margaret claimed her grand prize diamond in the first contest. Like buried treasure, her enchanting poem sparkled deep within the mound of essays. I'll never forget that first… Continue reading The First Diamond Winner