For Contest Participants
Gemstone winners are selected by Contest Panel Judges (teachers from Orange County, California) who search for creativity, sincerity, and originality.
Not every participant is selected for a gemstone prize. But we still consider you a winner for taking the time to compose words of love! You now have a beautiful poem that you may read to your mother right now. (It is important to read these words to your mom, for it is your thoughts and feelings that are more valuable than any gem.)
It is important to immediately grab the attention of the Contest Panel Judges. Try trimming out non-important words and replacing them with strong, colorful words. Also, try to quickly get to the heart of your entry by omitting “My mom deserves a diamond because…” or, “…and that’s why she deserves a diamond.” Also, we know that your mom is the best in the world. we prefer you to tell us, in short, descriptive words, why she is the best.
Yes. If you weren’t selected as a gemstone winner this year, you are welcome to enter again next year. Be prepared for our telephone call. You might even be the Diamond Winner!
For Winning Families
Every winning family is provided a Date-to-Come and Time-to-Come. If you are a 2023 winner and cannot come at your scheduled time, you may come anytime AFTER your scheduled time through May 13, 2023:
Tuesday-Friday 2pm -6:45pm
and Sunday 10-4:45pm
We are closed Mondays.
If you were a 2022 winner and could not come because of the pandemic, you may come anytime during the hours listed above.
Please check for holiday and special hours.
Winners must come with the person who inspired the entry to recite their winning words. Your winning entry is at Gallery of Diamonds Jewelers.
Don’t worry. A copy of each winner’s words is at Gallery of Diamonds Jewelers. Since we believe in the magic of the spoken word, each winner will read these words to their mom. This is the real prize of the contest! Make sure you leave with a copy of your entry on the free paper provided.
Some areas may be restricted to video recording but your contest helper will make sure you can take photos.
No. The prizes are free. If you would like to set your winning gemstone into a piece of jewelry that you can wear as a memory, your contest helper will show you many options to choose from.