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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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

Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

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

Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

22nd Annual Diamond Day Announcement

22nd Annual Diamond Day Date: Friday, May 9, 2014 Itinerary: 11:00am (Diamond Winner photographs and Presentation of Roses) 11:30am-12:00pm (Official Ceremony- Media Invited) Gallery of Diamonds will award three Orange County students to receive a quarter-carat diamond valued at $600 each to give to their mothers in the 22nd annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond®… Continue reading 22nd Annual Diamond Day Announcement

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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

Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

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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Why Mom Deserves A Diamond

2013 Why Mom Deserves a Diamond Winner!

Congratulations to Gage Butterfield, who won a loose diamond to give to his mother in the 21st annual Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest. The contest is in honor of all moms. Gage was chosen out of nearly 20,000 essays in the 6-12 grade division. Positive words encourage and inspire us, and the contest is… Continue reading 2013 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