From humble beginnings in 1993 with a total of 250 entries, the Mother's Day contest has now enabled over 25,000 students to become a little closer to their moms.
Two students from Orange County, California and two students from Los Angeles County were awarded a quarter-carat diamond with a retail value of $400 to give their mothers for Mother's Day.
The (4) diamond winning essays for 1998 :
A diamond has all the colors of the rainbow. My mom deserves a diamond because she is all the colors in my life.
Her lips are roses, her complexion is cream. She understands my deepest thoughts and dreams. She is my angel with a halo of gold. She is my mother.
Yorba Linda, California
My mother deserves a diamond because she's unique, priceless, perfect, pure, precious, dazzling, flawless and rare. She sparkles with love and glistens with knowledge. She is a gem to me.
Vicki Ann Blood
A heavenly calm, and pure state of grace
A lovely expression falls on her face
A whisper of words, like velvety lace
Soft summer's glow, in securing embrace