Brilliant Evaluations & Appraisals

Professional Gemmologist Designation & Fellow of the Canadian Gemological Association of Toronto. Certified Member of ISA. GIA Pearls Graduate from GIA in Carlsbad, CA. Recipient of the Registered Master Valuer Professional Diploma from the California Institute of Jewelry Training in Carmicheal, California. Certificate of Completion for the 40 Hour Understanding the Fundamentals of Watch Valuation from the National Watch & Clock Collectors Inc (NAWCC). Graduate of the Provincial Instructors Diploma from the Ministry of Advanced Education Victoria, British Columbia. Accredited member & Certified Appraisal Professional with the Canadian Jewellery Association, Toronto. Hold memberships with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers (AIJV) & is a recipient of a certificate from the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC) for successful completion, testing and examination of their course on The 40 hour Understanding the Fundamentals of Watches for Valuation.

Since 1993, Darlene has worked within various levels of the jewellery and gem trade industry; from sales in an estate shop, an international gemmological laboratory, high-end jewellery sales, retail operations & professional appraisal services. A part time sessional jewellery arts department instructor with Vancouver Community College developing & teaching gem & jewellery related courses for continuing studies.