Zalemark Sponsors Operation Smile 25th Gala

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Designer, Steven Zale, culminates evening with pop icon, Apollonia.

On Friday, October 5, 2007, Operation Smile celebrated their 25th Anniversary Gala at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The star studded event included attendees such as Jessica Simpson, Molly Simms, John Salley, Apollonia, et al.

For the special occasion, Zalemark, Inc. and award winning designer Steven Zale, known for his exquisite creativity and celebrity-endorsed jewelry collections, designed an exclusive necklace hand fashioned with nature inspired gold wire working to accent a very rare 54.00 carat Brazilian Opal. The wire gold working was encrusted with prong set vibrant green Columbian emeralds totaling 4.55 carats. The leaves of this elegant one-of-a-kind piece are pave set with round brilliant diamonds totaling 4.00 carats. The necklace was valued at $35,000.

In addition, Mr. Zale created four variations of a unique pendant symbolizing Operation Smile and their mission. The designs range from sliver and 14-karat gold-plated to solid platinum and 18-karat gold set with pave diamonds. Superstar Jennifer Holliday was presented with the latter pendant as she left the stage after her phenomenal performance.

As seen on Access Hollywood nationally, the climax of the evening came when Mr. Zale and music icon Apollonia, picked the lucky winner of the extraordinary piece of jewelry designed by, Steven Zale and gifted to Operation Smile.

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that provides free reconstructive surgery to children around the globe suffering facial deformities. The foundation currently supports international and local in-country medical missions to 24 partner countries. Since their start in 1982, the volunteers of Operation Smile have medically treated 98,000 children and young adults around the world. More information about this organization can be found at


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