The past few days, news headlines have been filled with a certain celebrity who had her precious jewelry stolen, and it serves as a stark reminder.
Your jewelry has value- both sentimental and monetary. Protecting this value is important and provides you with ease of mind.
Because jewelry protection is our business, we thought we would share some tips on how to ensure the protection of your jewelry and there’s more ways than one:
Use Precaution on Social Media
This may apply more towards celebrities and social media influencers, but there’s never any telling who could be observing your social media accounts.
Social media is a great tool for connecting with people, selling your products and getting information – but some people may be using it to attain malicious information.
For instance, if your social media profiles are linked to fashion and jewelry, you’re more than likely taking spectacular pictures and displaying their beauty. There may be other things on display, however, such as your location and where you keep your jewelry.
For instance, uploading vacation photos could alert an unscrupulous character that you’re away from your home for an extended period of time.
We’re not trying to induce paranoia or make you feel uneasy, but these are important things to keep in mind when sharing items of a personal nature with the Internet.
Consider Using a Safe.
Many people wear their jewelry so often that they don’t see the point of using a safe. Why bother continuously opening and closing a safe every morning, when it’s decidedly more convenient to roll out of bed and open the lid on a jewelry box?
Truthfully, we can see the argument here but, while investing in a jewelry safe may seem excessive and costly, it’s something to keep in mind. This is especially true if you own very valuable jewelry.
Though they are effective at discouraging larceny, the point of the jewelry safe isn’t so much to deter theft, if that’s what you’re thinking. An effective jewelry safe becomes highly important though if (God forbid) something happens to your home. You want to make sure your jewelry is protected from elements such as fires or flooding, and not any safe can ensure this.
Different safes have different fire ratings, sizes and strengths. In light of this, it’s important to consider storing jewelry specifically in a jewelry safe over any regular old lock box.
When you hear from families and individuals who have tragically lost their home, usually their first concern is family photos, heirlooms and keepsakes. Sadly, once these things are lost, they are lost forever. This is why you might want to consider using a high quality safe.
The cold truth of the matter is that there’s always the chance of something happening to your jewelry or keepsakes. Even by practicing pcaution and keeping your jewelry/keepsakes in a safe, they could be stolen or destroyed.
If this misfortune falls upon you, you’d certainly be glad you had the foresight to get your jewelry insured.
There aren’t an abundance of options for insurance plans when shopping for policies that strictly cover personal jewelry, but they can be found. Additionally, you can insure your jewelry under your homeowner or renter’s insurance policy.
Many homeowners or renters policies will grant you the possibility of purchasing an extension for valuable items such as jewelry, dependent upon an appraisal, of course.
Some policies may cover the jewelry if it is simply lost, while others may cover the cost only if it is stolen or destroyed- and there’s other important questions to ask your insurer as well.
Having your jewelry lost or stolen is truly a tragedy, and while those individual pieces may never be recovered, insuring your jewelry means you’ll receive its appraised value.
Intercept™ Silver and Jewelry Care Co. Protection
Last but certainly not least, there’s another simple method you can use to protect your jewelry: storing it with an Intercept™ anti tarnish pouch or strip.
Intercept™ Silver and Jewelry Care Co.’s anti tarnish products are the most effective in the industry, and achieve superior jewelry protection without the use of abrasives, oils or any other volatiles.
By using Intercept™ anti tarnish, you can rest assured that your jewelry is protected for years to come.