Founded in 1903, Lazare Kaplan International Inc. has become one of the premier diamond-cutting companies in the world. Our tradition of excellence gives those who buy a Lazare Diamond the confidence that they have made the right decision. The owner of a Lazare Diamond possesses not only "The World's Most Beautiful Diamond" but also a share in one of the richest traditions in the diamond world.
The company's founder, Lazare Kaplan, was an apprentice to his cousin Marcel Tolkowsky, the mathematician who developed the formula for cutting diamond to ideal proportions for maximum beauty. Mr. Kaplan subsequently became known as "Mr.Diamond" as he went on to bring the ideal -cut diamond to international prominence.
Today, the company he founded is still dedicated to the highest standards in the diamond industry world, cutting every Lazare Diamond to produce the optimal balance of brilliance, scintillation, and fire.