30th Birthday Raffle


In celebration of Brevard Zoo’s 30th Anniversary, Wesche Jewelers is donating a pair of lab-grown 6.6ctw diamond earrings (each diamond will be 3.3ct) to be raffled as a fundraiser for the Zoo and Our Legacy Campaign. The estimated value for these earrings is $10,500.

  • Tickets are $100 each and we will only sell 300
  • Sales close on February 1 at 11 am
  • One lucky winner will be randomly selected and announced LIVE* at Wesche Jewelers on February 1 at 12 p.m.

*Winner does not need to be present to win.

Below is a picture of the lab-grown, diamond stud earrings. The total weight is 6.60 carats total (3.30ct each) They are set in a custom-designed, 8-prong setting with extra-large friction backs in 14-karat white gold. The diamonds are Ideally cut, near colorless (G) and Very Slightly Included (VS1). Each diamond has been laser inscribed and comes with a certificate with its grade and laser inscription number. The value of these earrings is $10,500.

Why Lab Grown Diamonds are Special:

Lab grown diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically the same as mined diamonds. The only exception is that lab grown diamonds are created in a laboratory as compared to mined diamonds which are created by Mother Earth. Due to advancements in technology, diamonds can now be grown in a laboratory and are significantly less expensive than their natural counterparts which are typically found miles beneath the earth’s surface. Both lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds begin their journey as a crystal formation. It is only the skill of the diamond cutter that unlocks the beauty and brilliance of the diamond.

On November 4, Wesche Jewelers opened a special new lab-grown diamond boutique within their store. They are proud to be in partnership with Surreal Diamonds, the world’s largest grower of lab grown diamonds. Wesche’s has the distinction of being one of only a few retailers in the U.S who is actually a grower. This allows Wesche Jewelers to offer the very best price and best quality of lab grown diamonds. Wesche Jewelers has long been considered the mined diamond experts. They are now also the leaders in lab grown diamonds.

The East Coast Zoological Foundation as Brevard Zoo, is the organization sponsoring this raffle. The current place of business is 8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32940. The winner will be randomly selected LIVE at Wesche Jewelers on February 1 at 12:00 pm. No purchase or contribution is necessary to acquire a ticket to participate in the raffle. The East Coast Zoological Foundation suggests a minimum donation in the amount of $100 to participate in the raffle. A maximum of 300 tickets will be sold. This raffle will be conducted in accordance with the requirements set forth in the Section 849.0935 of the Florida Statues. Payment for a raffle ticket does not qualify as a charitable contribution and is not tax deductible.

East Coast Zoological Foundation is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services (www.800HELPFLA.COM) by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA toll-free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state. ©2024 East Coast Zoological Foundation, All Photos ©East Coast Zoological Foundation of Florida, Inc. and affiliates, unless otherwise noted.