By Kelsey McElrath, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company
No one wants to worry about having precious jewelry stolen, damaged, lost or go mysteriously missing while traveling. Nothing could ruin a vacation more – especially if the jewelry is unable to be replaced. We want you to enjoy your getaway, worry-free! Read on and get ready to travel with these tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.
Travel to see, not be seen.
If you’re wearing a valuable ring with a large gemstone or diamond, consider turning it over so it looks like a wedding band drawing less attention to you. Or wear your ring on a necklace chain and tuck under your shirt.
Carry it on.
Consider using protective casing during transport and never place jewelry in checked luggage. Always wear it or place it in your carry-on.
Insure your jewelry.
Before jetting out, insure your fine jewelry with Jewelers Mutual’s worldwide, repair and replacement coverage. A policy from Jewelers Mutual provides protection against loss, theft, damage and mysterious disappearance (or unexplained loss).*
Keep it separated.
Store jewelry in separate compartments to prevent scratches to precious metals and gemstones or tangling of necklace chains.
Use the hotel safe.
Never keep jewelry out in the open on a night stand or bathroom counter in your hotel room when you’re not there. Use the safe when not wearing it. No good place to lock the jewelry away? Keep it on you, either wearing it or in the purse you plan to carry.
What if you find a beautiful piece of jewelry while traveling?
Members with existing policies from Jewelers Mutual® enjoy up to 30 days of automatic coverage (subject to a limit of $10,000) on any newly acquired jewelry.
Happy travels to all! Where is your favorite summer getaway?
* Coverage and pricing are subject to underwriting review and approval, and to policy terms and conditions.