If your Christmas was anything like ours, you’ve got some new jewelry pieces in your lineup. Now the question is — how do you make sure those newbies stay in the jewelry game for as long as possible? While we agree that jewelry’s main purpose is to be worn, it’s crucial to keep your jewelry safe and secure both at home and while traveling. This month on the blog we’re dishing 5 Heart to Heart tips to keep your jewelry protected.
- CREATE A SIMPLE INVENTORY
This may be as simple as handwriting a list of jewelry pieces for which you care most, or as intricate as a creating a photo spreadsheet you may have emailed to a close friend or spouse. Feel free to even jot down any cleanings or repairs a certain piece may have received.
2. SCAN RECEIPTS
Scanning or holding onto receipts of anything of great value, both monetary and sentimental, is a good idea. Know exactly when you bought and what you paid for those pieces. Any and all information about damaged or stolen jewelry is vital when filing an insurance or police report.
3. ENGRAVE YOUR VALUABLES
Consider engraving those pieces that mean the most to you. Thieves are less likely to sell something that holds someone else’s name or initials.
4. USE A SAFE
Whether you are at home or traveling, invest in and use a safe. There are fireproof and waterproof safes for as low as $60 on Amazon. Always use the hotel safe when traveling, never leave your valuables out in the open when out of your room.
5. CONSIDER INSURANCE
Jewelry insurance premiums depend on use, storage and value. They usually cover jewelry loss and damage due to theft and routine wear and tear. It generally costs more to insure one very valuable piece than to insure multiple less expensive ones. The insurance you choose and the premiums you pay will depend on your specific needs.There’s nothing worse than coming home to a jewelry box wiped clean of your most sentimental and valuable pieces. It’s important to keep your jewelry safe and secure — we hope these tips will help you begin your journey to jewelry protection. Let us know if you have any jewelry-related questions, we’d love to assist you!