Steven Zale, jewelry designer and founder of Zalemark, Inc., the Sherman Oaks, Calif.-based manufacturer of several celebrity-endorsed brands, has been selected by the National Jewelry Institute to be included in the launch of its first major Designer Showcase exhibition featuring the work of individual jewelry designers in Spring 2008 at the Forbes Galleries in New York.
Zale’s jewelry designs landed him in the top 25 from more than 500 jewelry designers nationwide hoping to take part in this artistic debut.
The National Jewelry Institute was formed in 2002 as a not-for-profit institute whose mission is to preserve research and exhibit fine jewelry from all over the world. It has held exhibitions in New York, London, and Paris. To date, the National Jewelry Institute’s exhibitions have included primarily historical objects. Designer Showcase will provide exposure and much recognition for today’s designers.
“Steven Zale’s samples of work that we have seen are extremely important in that they are marked with an individual design approach,” NJI said in a statement. “This striking individuality is the driving force behind Designer Showcase.”