Lazare’s tradition of excellence has a beautiful and impressive history.
Lazare Kaplan International Inc. Is the premier diamond-cutting company in the world. It was founded in 1903 by Lazare Kaplan, who at the time was an apprentice to his cousin, Marcel Tolkowsky (the mathematician who developed the formula used for cutting diamonds to ideal proportions). As Kaplan went on to perfect the ideal cut diamond and bring it to international prominence, he became known as “Mr. Diamond.”
Lazare diamonds are all cut to the ideal cut. The ideal cut is a mathematical formula for cutting diamonds to precise angles and proportions to get the absolute best look. Reflection and refraction of light is what makes the ideal cut so superior. Lazare Kaplan International believes you should never compromise on cut even if you choose to compromise on color, clarity or carat-weight, and that is why they cut EVERY diamond to their ideal standard.
Lazare was revolutionary in another way as well. They were the first to use their patented laser technology to microscopically inscribe each diamond with an identification number to prove authenticity as an ideal cut Lazar Diamond. This number is unique to each diamond and is proof of ownership in case of loss or theft.
Lazare diamonds are unique to their brand and only sold through certified retailers. Royal Jewelers in Fargo, ND is a trusted and certified Lazare retailer.