Meet our founder

Hi, I’m Molly Wang, and I want to thank you for visiting today.

I launched LAFONN in 2010 with a singular mission to empower women through style and self-confidence with beautifully-crafted, affordable jewelry.

My story is a little different from most. As a first
generation Chinese-American and single mother,
building Lafonn is my American Dream come true.

I came to the U.S. in 1998 with a mere $200 in my pocket – and more importantly, with an intense fire and passion to do something of significance.

After identifying a missing niche in the jewelry marketplace, I dove deep into the world of jewelry and product development. It led me to trade secrets that even jewelers hadn’t yet realized. So, in 2010, I seized on the opportunity I saw in affordable jewelry: to focus on “the look of real”. Assembling the best talents in design, sales and service, I founded LAFONN.

The Soul of Lafonn

“The Look of Real” is the soul of Lafonn. Each piece of Lafonn jewelry features our exclusive Lassaire® simulated diamonds and is expertly crafted in sterling silver bonded with platinum, yellow, or rose gold.

I’ve always believed that a woman’s desire to look and feel beautiful should not be reserved for a privileged few. Every woman of every age, ethnicity and lifestyle should be given the opportunity to own a beautiful, well-made piece of jewelry at a price that is within reach.

Our collections also include genuine gemstones, lab-created gemstones, and simulated gemstones. Lafonn jewelry looks so real that only your jeweler will know!

and a positive
attitude will
make your
dreams come true.


I am the proud mother of two boys. I founded Lafonn when my oldest son was six years old. Finding a work-life balance has always been challenging, but my boys and I have learned to never give up, and that tenacity, perseverance and a positive attitude will make your dreams come true.

As the Lafonn brand grew, my team and our retail partners became my extended family. They are the reasons for Lafonn’s success. Together, we have put a smile on many women’s faces with beautiful jewelry.


Giving back and advocating for
our community is important to
Lafonn’s mission.

We have been a brand partner supporting Susan G. Komen since 2015 with our Pink Ribbon Collection.

In 2020, we partnered up with Art N Paws animal rescue of Southern California to help more adoptable dogs find forever homes with our Precious Paws Collection.

My ultimate dream is to set up a foundation that helps young girls with rheumatoid arthritis.

I have been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 20+ years. It has created a lot of challenges, frustration, and discomfort for me. But, I do not let it stop my pursuit of happiness and dreams.

I want to show young women that they can still pursue their dreams if they set their minds to it. Although RA will never be cured, they can find a way to live with it. Along with the support and love from my family and my extended family, I know this dream of mine will come true soon.

Thank you

Thank you for learning about my journey to build Lafonn. I love seeing photos and hearing your stories about wearing, giving, and receiving Lafonn jewelry. Share them with me on @lafonn on Instagram or via email at

With Gratitude,
Molly Wang
Lafonn Founder and CEO