Submit Essay Below

For the 32nd year, Gallery of Diamonds will award prizes to students who best express Why Mom Deserves a Diamond®.  The contest was established in 1993 by founder Diamond Mike Watson in honor of his adoptive mother and birthmother for students to creatively express their appreciation for their mothers.

Orange County, California: All school districts. Students grades 1-8.
Los Angeles County, California: School districts of Long Beach Unified, Norwalk- La Mirada, Paramount USD, Bellflower and ABC Unified. Students grades 1-8.

We must receive at least (5) or more entries per class. Individual students cannot submit more than one entry. Entry will be evaluated on originality.

One grand prize winner will receive a loose 1/4 carat diamond with a retail value of $599. First-prize winners will receive a loose amethyst. Second-prize winners will receive a loose garnet. Prizes are genuine gemstones and do not include mountings. No purchase necessary. Mountings will be offered to parents who wish to set gemstones. Winners must be accompanied by their mother or the person who inspired the essay when coming to Gallery of Diamonds Jewelers.

Entries must be received by Thursday, November 20, 2024.