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A TIMELINE HISTORY OF
LAZARE KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL, INC.

麗澤高倫公司的歷史及行業地位

 

1903

Lazare Kaplan, aged 20, founded LKI in Antwerp, Belgium

麗澤高倫先生於20歲時在比利時安特衛普成立了以其為名的LKI鑽石切割公司

1914

Company moves to New York

公司遷至紐約

1917

LKI opens first diamond cutting facility in Puerto Rico

於波多黎各成立鑽石切割暨研究中心

1919

Lazare Kaplan is the first to cut diamonds to Marcel Tolkowsky’s original “Ideal-Cut” proportions

首位成功根據Tolkowsky最完美車工(Ideal-Cut)比例切割鑽石

1936

Commissioned by New York jeweler Harry Winston in 1934, the famous 726-carat Jonker diamond, the 7th largest stone in the world is cut and polished by Lazare Kaplan

於1934年被紐約鑽石商Harry Winston委任,切割及打磨史上第七大、重726克拉的著名Jonker鑽石

1937

LKI becomes a member of the American Gem Society

成為美國寶石學會American Gem Society (AGS)會員

1946

LKI becomes a De Beers sightholder

成為De Beers (現DTC) sightholder (看貨商)

1957

LKI develops the modern oval, an elegant diamond shape

發明橢圓鑽石切割

1964

Lazare Kaplan becomes honorary Vice President of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

麗澤高倫先生成為美國寶石學院(GIA)的榮譽副總裁,是鑽石業界的殊榮

1972

LKI becomes the first and only diamond-cutting firm to be listed on the American Stock Exchange

在紐約交易所上市,是第一及唯一上市的鑽石切割公司

1973

Entry into the Japanese market, followed by South East Asia (1987), Europe (1990), Latin America (1997) and Dubai (2004)

打進日本市場,其後相繼進軍東南亞(1987)、歐洲(1990)、拉丁美洲(1997)、杜拜(2004)市場

1973-76

George Kaplan becomes Chairman of GIA

喬治高倫先生擔任美國寶石學院(GIA)主席

1977

Leo Kaplan receives the American Gem Society’s Robert M. Shipley Award for outstanding service

利奧高倫先生獲美國寶石學會American Gem Society (AGS)頒發Robert M. Shipley Award傑出服務獎

1979

Lazare Kaplan becomes the first member to be inducted into the Jewelers of America’s International Hall of Fame

麗澤高倫先生獲頒發首屆International Hall of Fame Award Jewelry Leadership

1983

LKI co-invent the first laser inscription process and obtains the worldwide patent

發明在鑽石腰圍鐳射刻字,並獲全球註冊專利

1984

Under the management of Maurice and Leon Templesman, the company integrates its business to include rough stone purchases, production and marketing. They are elected Chairman and President of LKI

在公司主席Maurice及總裁Leon Templesman的領導下,公司融合業務並集買原材料、製造及市場推廣於一身

1985

LKI introduces the first branded diamond – The LAZARE Diamond®

品牌麗澤美鑽® The LAZARE Diamond®正式推出

1993

LKI launches a full line of LAZARE Diamond® jewelry

1993 推出麗澤美鑽®鑽飾系列

1995

LKI becomes a founder member of the American Gem Society Laboratories

成為美國寶石學會研究室American Gen Society Laboratory創會會員

1996

Through Russian government, LKI signs an agreement with diamond export organization to expand cutting and polishing facilities in Russia

LKI announces a direct partnership with ALROSA, Russia’s leading diamond mining company, for the cutting, polishing and marketing of diamonds

透過蘇聯政府,LKI與鑽石出口商簽訂協議,以在當地增加及擴充其切割及打磨設施

LKI宣佈與蘇聯主要的鑽石商ALROSA成立合作夥伴關係

1997

George Kaplan receives the American Gem Society’s Robert M. Shipley Award, 20 years after his brother

20年後,喬治高倫先生繼其兄利奧高倫先生,獲美國寶石學會American Gem Society (AGS)頒發Robert M. Shipley Award傑出服務獎

2000

LKI launches “LD 2000” laser-inscribed limited edition LAZARE® Diamond collection

LKI推出「LD 2000」附有鐳射篆刻的限量鑽石

2002

Bob Spiesman, LKI’s late Senior Vice President of Sales, posthumously receives the American Gem Society’s Robert M. Shipley Award

已故的營業部高級副總裁Bob Spiesman獲AGS追發Robert M. Shipley Award傑出服務獎

2003

LKI celebrates its 100th anniversary and introduces two new diamond shapes – The 100th Anniversary Square Emerald Cut and The Classic Cushion Cut

為慶祝品牌100周年,公司特別推出兩款以全新方型及墊形切割的鑽石

2006

LKI receives cutting license in Botswana

LKI獲得博茨瓦納共和國政府發出的切割許可證

2007

Maurice Templesman becomes Board Chair of CCA (Corporate Council of Africa)

Maurice Templesman擔任CCA (Corporate Council of Africa)主席

2007

10 free standing stores in Asia and over 1,000 outlets in 17 countries

於亞洲設有共10間專門店及於17個國家設有超過1,000多個銷售點

2011

LKI becomes a certified member of Responsible Jewelry Council

The LAZARE Diamond® 4C’s available on the App Store

成為責任珠寶業委員會的認證會員

The LAZARE Diamond® 4C可於蘋果App Store免費下載

2012

“Wing of Hope” – LAZARE Diamonds® Global Charity Program

Wing of Hope”麗澤美鑽®環球慈善活動

2013

110th Anniversary Necklace - LKI wins Platinum Innovation Awards hosted by Platinum Guild International (PGI USA)

LKI的110周年項鏈贏取國際鉑金協會 (PGI USA)主辦的 Platinum Innovation Awards

2013

The LAZARE® Ongama Initiative (LOI), a charitable contribution is formed to raise awareness of the educational struggles in Namibia and establish a cultural connection to this community

The LAZARE® Ongama Initiative (LOI)透過慈善捐助,提高對納米比亞教育的資源意識和社會文化的聯繫