About Diamond Mike

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I was adopted as an infant and grew up in New Albany, Indiana. My adopted mother lovingly instilled in me the idea that all things are possible, and the amazing thing about every day is we create it. In this site you will find wonder, imagination, and the secrets to create your own success.

In honor of my adoptive mother and the birth mother I have never known, I established the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond® contest. Every year, thousands of kids submit words of love and appreciation for the chance to win a diamond or other gemstones to give to their moms. Today the contest is in honor of all moms.

I am the author of Moon Over Mountains- the Search for Mom, The Legend of Why Mom Deserves a Diamond, Tales of Imagination- Everything is Real, and many other books.

I am a GIA gemologist and the founder of Gallery of Diamonds jewelers in Orange County, California. If you live far away, you can order my creations from www.GalleryOfDiamonds.com.

If you would like to see the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest grow, please join me. There are many ways you can become a contest supporter. Call me at 714-549-2000, or email me at info@galleryofdiamonds.com.

Have a Diamond Day,
Diamond Mike Watson



225 thoughts on “About Diamond Mike

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    […] wasn’t aware of either of these facts until I read these three posts by Diamond Mike Watson. When I clicked through his links to learn more, I saw that “flummadiddle” was […]

  2. Geetha B

    I came to your blog because of rarasaur’s post which made me think you and your wife must be exceptional human beings. Looking forward to reading some of what you post. Blessed be

  3. Lyn

    Thank you for caring about our precious blogging friend, Ra (Rahda).

  4. ethicalartisans

    Wow. I love the way doing a photo challenge will lead me into unknowingly into the blog of another. Fascinating to find this. Thank you for sharing your knowledge:)

  5. Vestaci Gradjevinske Struke

    whoah this blog is magnificent i love reading your posts.

    Stay up the good work! You realize, a lot of persons are
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    1. Diamond Mike Watson

      Thank you so much, Vestaci. Im glad you enjoyed my writings.

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  7. Billie

    Thanks for following my blog!

  8. kerryl29

    Thanks very much for the recent visit to (and follow of) my blog. It had the happy consequence of bringing me here and I’ve enjoyed perusing your entries and learning about the motivation for and history of your contest.

    1. Diamond Mike Watson

      Thank you for perusing, Kerry.

  9. hcurci

    Hi Mike: Thank you for viewing my post..” Intergalactic Nebulae”
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  10. tonyroberts64

    As a follower of “A Way With Words”, you are invited to a domain warming party as I move to a new blog address. Click on this link –


    You’ll think you are in a parallel universe.

    While you are there, be sure to click the “Follow” button. Within the next week, I plan to publish exclusively from this site. Don’t miss out on any of the fun!

  11. pleisbilongtumi

    Hi Michael, Thank you for following my blog. I found yours is gorgeous. I would spare my time to see your works. Happy blogging! 🙂

  12. Gloria

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Very much appreciated. I look forward to following your stories and musings. You have good stuff here!

  13. The Global Garnish Geek

    Thanks so much for following Mike. Your blog is full of joy. Nice.

  14. RituKT

    Hi Michael, I wanted to thank you for following my blog ‘Beyond Beauty Tips’ and supporting me in my journey for six months.
    I recently moved that blog to its own domain http://toraveabout.com
    so I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to my blog at its new address.
    I hope to see you there. Thanks!

  15. Cancer in My Thirties

    How beautiful that you created a contest to honor your mothers… Though this is my first visit to your blog and I don’t know your story yet, I am sure I am correct in assuming that both of your mothers are/were very proud of their son… I know I would be.
    What a wonderful tribute…

    1. Diamond Mike Watson

      Why thank you, Thirties! The wonderful mom I knew was my adoptive mom. My birthmother died before I had the chance to met her. The contest, however, is in honor of all moms. I’ll make sure I learn more about you.

      1. Cancer in My Thirties

        You are very welcome. I’m sorry you weren’t able to meet your birth mother, but I am glad you had/have a wonderful Mom. It is wonderful that your run this contest in honor of all moms — what a special gift and tribute.

  16. epsteinfinancialplannningedge

    What a kindness, to honor mothers-all mothers, it is a kindness.

    1. Diamond Mike Watson

      Thank you, Epstein.

  17. AR Neal

    Thanks for the follow, Mike! As I read your “About,” you kinda took me back to my days of romping the streets of Philly and hearing the “Robbins 8th and Walnut” commercials all the time. That was before Robbins jewelers outgrew Philly 🙂 Looking forward to connecting!

    1. Diamond Mike Watson

      Thank you, AR. I hope one of these days we will outgrow our city also!

  18. infiniteawe

    Thank you for stopping by and following! I really appreciate it!

  19. maugryph

    Thank you so much for checking out my artwork and following my blog 😀

  20. Lily

    You are so accomplished! My husband is adopted too, and he used to be a jeweler as well! A lot in common! I love that you created a contest! Awesome.

    Thanks for following my blog! I really like yours too!

    1. Diamond Mike Watson

      Thank you, Lily! So your husband must be a pretty great guy to have so many things in common. Is he also a left- handed Pices? I’m so glad to have you as a friend and follower, Lily. I wish you the best in all that you do.

      1. Lily

        He’s a left-hand Aquarius! So close! Haha
        Thank you so much, same to you!

  21. Jennwith2ns

    Thanks for the follow! I really appreciate that.

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