How To Protect Your Jewelry
Get an appraisal to make sure you know how much it’s worth.
Every 2-3 years if you have items
- Worth $100,000 or more
- Containing diamonds of 3 carats or more
Every 3-5 years for the collection
Use a professional jeweler with a Graduate Diamond or gemologist certification.
Make it hard for burglars
The first place burglars look is a jewelry box in the master bedroom or bathroom. Put your fine jewelry in a bank vault or in-house safe in an inconspicuous place.
Store jewelry in multiple safes in different places in the house.
- 68% Burglars look for jewelry.*
- 10 min : How long a burglar typically spends in a house.**
- 60% Burglars avoid houses with alarms.* Connect your safe to your home alarm system.
- 30 min : How long the body and door of a TL-30 rated safe will successfully resist entry when attacked with common mechanical and electronic tools.
Keep Track of It
Over 50% of jewelry claims are because a piece was lost or misplaced not stolen.
Every 1-2 years, restring pearl necklaces that are worn regularly to prevent them from breaking.
- Check for loose stones before leaving
- Make a list of items and keep them with you at all times
- Pack them in non-descript packaging
- Keep it in the hotel safe, not in-room safe
- Don’t wear them to the pool, beach, skiing or biking
*Source: “Understanding decisions to burglarize from the offender’s perspective,” The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology, December 2012
** “10 Surprising Home Burglary Stats and Facts,” The SafeWise Report, https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/AfkHC73Wp7uQ1VytNcaTr, September 13, 2016
content reprinted from CHUBB