Is a Lazare Kaplan Diamond a reputable diamond to purchase? I know you talk in your book about being weary of certain diamonds with names on them such as Hearts on Fire, etc. Is there anything I need to be weary of if a jeweler is showing me a Lazare Kaplan Diamond?
Q1: Yes & No. The brand isn’t as strong as it used to be so each diamond should be evaluated on a case by case basis. Q2: The accuracy of the grade. Kaplan rocks were known for their hard grades but that is no longer true. Since Kaplan diamonds aren’t fully bonded the rocks have to be independently appraised. Have a great day! -Fred