Brilliant Evaluations and Appraisals

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (9 reviews)

Darlene Wong, Jewellery Appraiser
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About this Appraiser

Brilliant Evaluations and Appraisals specialize in home-visit jewellery appraisal throughout the Metropolitan Vancouver & the lower Fraser Valley.

Protecting your diamond and gemstone jewellery starts with a comprehensive, professionally prepared appraisal and valuation, Darlene Wong makes this an interesting experience in the comfort and security of your own home. Or if you would prefer, appointments are available for consultations at Darlene's gem-lab in Vancouver.

Whilst the majority of this business's assignments are received from private clients with significant jewellery requiring appraisals for insurance replacement, Brilliant Evaluations and Appraisals also specialize in appraisals for Income Tax and Equitable Division, often being instructed by the legal professionals, financial institutions and law enforcement agencies.

An increasingly popular service Darlene offers is assisting clients during or after a jewellery purchase online. Darlene will swiftly create a report that helps clients decide whether to conclude the purchase or challenge the Vendor if the item does not match the customer's expectations based on the information supplied by the Vendor. This is a quick and cost-effective way of having peace of mind and being able to buy with confidence. Darlene is a truly independent Jewelry Appraiser and meets the requirements laid down by the AIJV, of which she is a member. As a result, you can be assured that her opinion of your proposed or actual purchase is unbiased and given with integrity.

Use the buttons at the top of this page to contact Darlene to enquire how she can be of service to you.

 

The Business

  • Private Practice only
  • Business mix: 100% valuations
  • Principal + 0 staff valuers
  • Mon - Fri: 10am to 5.30pm
  • Home visit and at Appraiser′s office

Financial

  • Per-item & time-based fees
  • Cards accepted (+3%)
  • Full valuation reports start at $95

Qualifications

  • FCGmA
  • CAP, RMV

Memberships

  • CGA
  • AIJV, ISA, NAJA
  • NAWCC

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Brilliant Evaluations and Appraisals
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VANCOUVER
British Columbia
Canada

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avatarAnna. Coquitlam

review starsFeb 2017

A Pleasure To Deal With

I first met Darlene in 2012 when she appraised my engagement and wedding rings. In 2013, I took a pair of diamond earrings to her for an appraisal. In February 2017, I needed to have my jewelry re-appraised for my new home insurance policy, so, of course, I went back to Darlene!

Darlene is knowledgeable, honest and delivers her reports when she promises. Darlene is the most thorough and detailed appraiser I've ever dealt with. I hope to get a diamond anniversary ring from my husband for our 5 year anniversary next year; if I do, I'll be taking it to Darlene.

Company Response:We are passionate about giving our clients a memorable valuation experience. Thank you Anna for your continued loyalty and for giving us the opportunity to show you our other passion ... customer service.

avatarGreg & Lisa. Langley

review starsJan 2017

Friendly, Knowledgeable, Accomodating and Good Value

My wife and I were on a recent trip to the Caribbean and purchased a diamond ring from Diamonds International. We needed to get the ring appraised for insurance purposes. The process was new to the both of us. We were both pleasantly surprised at how easy Darlene made it look. She worked around our schedule and was obviously very knowledgeable and professional. She answered all of my questions thoroughly. To top it off, I thought the appraisal was excellent quality for the price we paid. We would both highly recommend Darlene's services. Thanks again Darlene.

Company Response:We were happy to accommodate your work schedule in order to complete your ring appraisal. We believe in going the extra mile to serve our clients to ensure their satisfaction. Its always a pleasure to educate our clients about their own diamond. Thank you again for choosing our services.

avatarSimply Feng Shui. Vancouver

review starsNov 2016

Vancouver′s Best Appraiser

I have used Brilliant Evaluations and Appraisals on several occasions and could not be happier with their service. What impresses me the most is the attention to detail and thoroughness provided with each evaluation. Most recently I had a trinity (3 stone) diamond ring evaluated for insurance purposes. A great amount of detail was given for each diamond (cut, color, clarity), in addition to precise measurements, mapping, etc. When I made an email inquiry regarding the report it was followed-up by a lengthy telephone consultation to ensure I understood every aspect.

It is very refreshing to deal with someone that is passionate about their work and is willing to take the time to educate their clients. I would not consider taking my jewelry to anyone other than Brilliant Evaluations for appraisal.

avatarBill S. Vancouver

review starsNov 2016

Great Knowledgeabe Service

I used Darlene to appraise a Jade boulder I was about to purchase. She gave me lots of information and an in-depth appraisal report for my considerations to make my purchase.

avatarTEM. Kamloops

review starsOct 2016

Detailed and Comprehensive

I contacted Darlene Wong at Brilliant Evaluations and Appraisals to appraise two early 19th century pocket watches that had been passed down to me from my grandparents. I found Darlene to be genuinely interested in all aspects of the jewelery during our meeting. She took the time to discuss how I came into the inheritance and to find out the history behind the watches.

The completed appraisal was detailed and comprehensive. Also included in her appraisal was background information on the T. E. Company where the watches were purchased from over 100 years ago. I would highly recommend Darlene to anyone requiring a competent and informative appraisal.

Company Response:It was my sincere pleasure to help you fill in the historical background on your inherited time pieces. So often nowadays family history is lost by the time family members inherit these jewels. I love to help by filling in those gaps so it can be shared with future generations. Many again thanks for choosing my services.

avatarKW. Vancouver

review starsSep 2016

Friendly, Unbiased, Accurate

I bought an out of province engagement ring and needed a 3rd party appraiser to confirm the specifications. Darlene is listed on the CJA website, and focuses only on appraisals. She provided an accurate and unbiased confirmation of my diamond report, giving me the peace of mind I was looking for.
Exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable -- I highly recommend her.

avatarJen. Vancouver

review starsAug 2016

Thorough and professional

I was newly engaged and needed to have my ring insured. My ring was new and custom designed, so I wanted a professional valuation that was not affiliated with a jewellery store (as I have heard jeweller valuations can often be biased). When I arrived, Darlene was very professional and asked me about the history of my ring. I waited whilst she cleaned it and did the appraisal. After her inspection, she pointed out a minute chip in one of the jewels that she let me view through her microscope, it was barely visible but once I knew it was flawed I was concerned.
Since the ring was new she advised me to contact my designer, which I did promptly. The jewellery designer fixed the problem immediately and at no charge.

Darlene also sat down with me to offer advice on sizing and caring for my ring, which was extremely helpful. Her pricing was also very reasonable and gracious given her skill-set, qualifications the amount of time she took and work she put into providing me with a multipage appraisal. My insurance provider also expressed to me how impressed they were with the thoroughness of her appraisal.
I would definitely recommend her services to my friends and family should they ever need an appraisal.

avatarYing. Vancouver

review starsAug 2016

Great Service and Value

I received a counterfeit Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, which an Ebay seller described as "authentic" in August 2016. In order to receive a full refund, Ebay customer service requested that I provide a credible document to support my claim. I contacted Darlene. She fully understood my needs; she was also well aware of the short deadline from Ebay customer service. After carefully examining the necklace, she sent me a complete evaluation report in only one day.
I received a full refund after submitting the report. I am very satisfied with Darlene's great service. I highly recommend Darlene.
When purchasing jewellery one cannot be too careful and the assurance offered by her professional appraisal is worth every dollar in piece of mind.

avatarBob McAdam Vancouver

review starsJul 2016

Do Not Go Anywhere Else

Darlene has to date saved me a very substantial sum by evaluating and confirming the purchase of one ring, and the evaluation of another. The latter, whilst convincing, was totally fraudulent. She was steadfast in recommending that I not purchase the ring in front of the seller.
In this unsolicited review, I confirm that Darlene is highly professional & extremely meticulous, I would not consider purchasing a ring without her expert opinion.