WHY MOM DESERVES A DIAMOND The Crystal Heart

 
9781891665400: WHY MOM DESERVES A DIAMOND The Crystal Heart

This book contains 5,000 winning entries from the 16th annual WHY MOM DESERVES A DIAMOND contest. In 1993, the contest was established in honor of Martha Watson, the adoptive mother of Gallery of Diamonds founder Michael Watson. Now in honor of all moms, it is the largest contest of its kind, and has positively touched millions of people in our nation.

This edition includes photos and essays of every Diamond Winner since 1993 and exciting contest trivia and history.

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About the Author:

Michael Watson is the president of Galllery of Diamonds jewelers in Newport Beach, California. He graduated with a business degree from Indiana University, and was a diamond merchant for an Indianapolis diamond company for ten years.

Watson is a member of the American Adoption Congress and is a Gemological of America trained gemologist. He is the co-president of the Gemological Institute of America Orange County Alumni and the author of Adopted Like Me- Chosen to Search for Truth, Identity, and a Birthmother.

Watson was adopted into a family of loving parents who lived in the small town of New Albany, Indiana. Although curious about his birth origins, Watson learned that it is the person that gives love, nurture, and caring instruction that is one's true mother.

Watson began his profession at the age of 17 at a small jewelry store. His duties were simply to sweep the wooden floors and deliver repairs to the goldsmith. He would be handed a small brown paper bag, told never to open it, and deliver it across the town. He never knew the precious jewels it contained!

Determined to build a jewelry company that would offer beautiful designs, Watson sold much of his belongings to raise capital. With meager funds, the first Gallery of Diamonds was born in 1991 with a humble inventory of a small parcel of diamonds, and a few mountings and chains.

Watson also wanted to give kids a chance to express their love and appreciation for their own mothers. He called a few schools and invited kids to write an essay entitled, WHY MOM DESERVES A DIAMOND. The winner would receive an unmounted diamond to give to their mother. No one knew it at the time, as Margaret Ketchersid presented the winning diamond to her mother on that beautiful Mother's Day morning of 1993, but the course of history would forever be changed in the way thousands of kids could honor their moms.

From its inception, the company's quest has been to make sure every child gets the chance to tell their moms how much they love them in the legendary, WHY MOM DESERVES A DIAMOND contest.

Every year, an average of twenty thousand letters are mailed to Gallery of Diamonds.

Review:

Michael Watson's creativity has given thousands of moms a gift no amount of money can buy, a few warm words from their sons and daughters.
Jan Norman, Orange County Register.

Sharing an appreciation and love for all mothers certainly was Watson's intention. Without a doubt, he has succeeded.
National Jeweler.

The WHY MOM DESERVES A DIAMOND contest created by Gallery of Diamonds is by far the highest-profile, most successful, to date.

Shelton. InStore Magazine . April, 2005.

--Shelton. InStore Magazine . April, 2005.
Our warmest congratulations on your contest having created such an outstanding institution in Orange County. John Adams Librarian.
Shelton. InStore Magazine . April, 2005.

His longtime search for his birth mother has made this jeweler especially sensitive to the significance of Mother's Day.
Jewelers Circular Keystone.

The ministry of the mothers contest has become deeper than the business itself. What started as a humble dedication to moms has grown into a national tradition in which thousands of kids can express their feelings and reflect on the importance of their moms.
Professional Jeweler.

--Jewelers Circular Keystone.

While creating the largest Mother's Day essay contest in the nation was not Michael Watson's intention, sharing an appreciation and love for all mothers certainly was. Without a doubt, he has succeeded.
National Jeweler Magazine.

This contest gave my students a chance to shine, where they rarely have before. Thank you so much for the positive impact you made!
Marty Shepard - Teacher.

--National Jeweler Magazine.

Our warmest congratulations on your contest having created such an outstanding institution in Orange County. John Adams Librarian.
Shelton. InStore Magazine . April, 2005.

His longtime search for his birth mother has made this jeweler especially sensitive to the significance of Mother's Day.
Jewelers Circular Keystone.

The ministry of the mothers contest has become deeper than the business itself. What started as a humble dedication to moms has grown into a national tradition in which thousands of kids can express their feelings and reflect on the importance of their moms.
Professional Jeweler.

--Jewelers Circular Keystone.

While creating the largest Mother's Day essay contest in the nation was not Michael Watson's intention, sharing an appreciation and love for all mothers certainly was. Without a doubt, he has succeeded.
National Jeweler Magazine.

This contest gave my students a chance to shine, where they rarely have before. Thank you so much for the positive impact you made!
Marty Shepard - Teacher.

--National Jeweler Magazine.

Our warmest congratulations on your contest having created such an outstanding institution in Orange County. John Adams Librarian.
Shelton. InStore Magazine . April, 2005.

His longtime search for his birth mother has made this jeweler especially sensitive to the significance of Mother's Day.
Jewelers Circular Keystone.

The ministry of the mothers contest has become deeper than the business itself. What started as a humble dedication to moms has grown into a national tradition in which thousands of kids can express their feelings and reflect on the importance of their moms.
Professional Jeweler.

--Jewelers Circular Keystone.

While creating the largest Mother's Day essay contest in the nation was not Michael Watson's intention, sharing an appreciation and love for all mothers certainly was. Without a doubt, he has succeeded.
Nat --National Jeweler Magazine.

Our warmest congratulations on your contest having created such an outstanding institution in Orange County. John Adams Librarian.
Shelton. InStore Magazine . April, 2005.

His longtime search for his birth mother has made this jeweler especially sensitive to the significance of Mother's Day.
Jewelers Circular Keystone.

The ministry of the mothers contest has become deeper than the business itself. What started as a humble dedication to moms has grown into a national tradition in which thousands of kids can express their feelings and reflect on the importance of their moms.
Professional Jeweler.

--Jewelers Circular Keystone.

While creating the largest Mother's Day essay contest in the nation was not Michael Watson's intention, sharing an appreciation and love for all mothers certainly was. Without a doubt, he has succeeded.
National Jeweler Magazine.

This contest gave my students a chance to shine, where they rarely have before. Thank you so much for the positive impact you made!
Marty Shepard - Teacher.

--National Jeweler Magazine.

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