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'Dancing with the Stars' winner visits AK Diamond Gallery in Glen Ellyn

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:04 p.m. CDT
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AK Diamond Gallery Owner Erica McQueary (second from left) meets "Dancing with the Stars" winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy (center) with staff from the Les Turner ALS Foundation at an event June 5.
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Stephanie Coumas (left) and Katherine Mitropoulos of Glen Ellyn meet "Dancing with the Stars" winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy at an appearance June 5 at AK Diamond Gallery.

GLEN ELLYN – Professional ballroom dancer and “Dancing with the Stars” winner Maksim Chmerkovskiy appeared June 5 at AK Diamond Gallery to raise money for charity and to showcase Cantamessa Italian jewelry, according to a news release from AK Diamond Gallery.

Chmerkovskiy worked with designer Robert Kheit to create a men’s collection with Cantamessa featuring elements of the Roman Empire.

He was available for photos during his recent visit to Glen Ellyn, drawing hundreds to the shop.

Nearly $4,000 was collected for the Les Turner ALS Foundation at the event, which also included raffle prizes donated by local organizations including C2 Education Center, Health Track Sports and Fitness, Ensemble Espanol and Lola Boutique.

Giordano’s and Hokkai Sushi provided food for the festivities.

For information, visit www.Facebook.com/AKDiamondGallery.

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