Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Ring Appraisal—What You Need to Know for Insurance

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When it comes to receiving a ring—whether you are newly engaged, celebrating a birthday, toasting an anniversary, or treasuring an heirloom—you’re probably not thinking about insurance.

When you procure something so precious, for peace of mind, you should consider protecting it. An important step to insuring your ring is to have it appraised.

In the following article, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company covers the most common misconceptions of ring appraisal, tips for getting a good appraisal, and why they are so important. Click here to read more.

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: When and How to Make a Ring Smaller Without Resizing

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To resize or not to resize, that is the question. Our bodies do go through occasional changes, whether it’s due to the weather or other circumstances. But should you rush out to get your ring resized?

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company shares some great advice on temporary solutions in their latest blog, When and How to Make a Ring Smaller Without Resizing.

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: An Illustrated Guide to Engagement Ring Insurance

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Why should you insure your engagement ring? Doesn’t homeowners insurance—or the jewelry store’s warranty—cover it? Who has the time to figure all of this out?

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company—with the help of Wedding Inspirasi—created an excellent infographic to help break down what’s covered with specialized jewelry insurance in comparison to other options.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all the complex information in our lives were broken down into one user-friendly image?

Learn more by reading Jewelers Mutual’s blog, An Illustrated Guide to Engagement Ring Insurance.

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: 10 Parts of a Watch You Should Actually Know

Lady-DateJust 28 by Rolex.

Lady-DateJust 28 by Rolex.

Today’s watches are a modern marvel. A work of art. A reliable source of timekeeping. They’re actually way more advanced (and smarter) than smart watches, which require a symbiotic relationship with a smartphone. When technology fails, a masterfully-crafted watch will continue to be your trusted source of time. Well…that and a sundial!

There may come a time when your treasured timepiece needs some maintenance or repair. When you visit your jeweler, it’s nice to understand and know the parts of your watch. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has compiled a list to help you better understand what’s involved in making your watch tick. Learn more by reading their blog, 10 Parts of a Watch You Should Actually Know.

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: Should You Sleep with Your Engagement Ring On? [QUICK TIP]

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Whether you’re recently engaged or have been wearing your engagement ring for decades, is it okay to sleep with it on? The day it was placed on your ring finger was one of your happiest, so why would you want to remove it? What damage could you possibly cause while sleeping?

Consider these tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company by reading their blog article, Should You Sleep with Your Engagement Ring On? [QUICK TIP].

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Clean & Care for Your Diamond Engagement Ring

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Diamond engagement ring by Royal Asscher.

If you store your fine jewelry safely, clean it regularly and take it to the jeweler to be inspected when you can, it will likely stay in excellent condition.

Diamond engagement rings, however, require special consideration.

Fine jewelry often stays in storage until a special occasion comes along that calls for its glittering presence. Given that most engagement rings are worn daily, additional cleaning and care habits should be ingrained in order to have a diamond that really lasts forever.

Jewelers Mutual used their 100-plus years of jewelry protection expertise to create a guide specifically filled with time-tested advice for diamond engagement ring wearers. Get your free guide here: How to Clean & Care for Your Diamond Engagement Ring. Your beautiful diamond will thank you.

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Travel Safely With Jewelry

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Have jewelry, must travel?

If you’re going on vacation or away for business and want to bring your baubles, there are things you should know before you go.

Losing a piece of jewelry while away from home can ruin your perfect getaway in an instant.

Consider what jewelry to pack, how to pack it right, and know how best to keep the jewelry you don’t take with you safe until you return. As for the jewelry you can’t part with, knowing how to make it sparkle like new when you get back is a must.

And let’s not forget about the jewelry that catches your eye while on vacation. Is it safe to buy? What are red flags to watch? And what should you do if the unthinkable happens and you damage or lose your jewelry while traveling?

Jewelers Mutual used their 100-plus years of jewelry protection expertise to create a guide specifically filled with travel advice for jewelry wearers on the go. Get your free guide here: The Pocket Guide to Traveling with Jewelry.

Happy travels!

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: What to do Before You Travel With Jewelry

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The holiday season is just around the corner, which for most, includes trains, planes, and automobiles. No matter what your mode of transportation may be, you are probably planning to take a few pieces of fine jewelry along for the ride.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has a handy checklist of six to-dos to help safeguard your jewelry throughout your journey. Learn more by reading their blog, Traveling with Jewelry: What to Do Before You Leave.

Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Take the Perfect Engagement Ring Selfie

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You’ve just gotten engaged. What are you going to do next? The excited bride-to-be used to jump on the phone and call everyone she knows. These days, she jumps on her phone and posts the news on social media. But if you’re going to take a photo of that perfect diamond, make sure you catch it in the best light.

Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has three tips on how to get the best selfie of that sparkler. Learn more by reading their blog, 3 Tips for the Perfect Engagement Ring Selfie.

Band Together with Jewelers Mutual

shutterstock_304744727-ringJewelers Mutual Insurance Company wants you to help decide how to spend a record-breaking $2 million it will donate to three important causes this summer: health, home and hunger. As part of its “Band Together” campaign, Jewelers Mutual is inviting you, the jewelry industry, and the public to help by voting online for your nonprofit of choice.

From now until July 31, 2016, you may cast a vote daily at JewelersMutual.com/BandTogether for either Habitat for Humanity®, Feeding America® and Food Banks Canada, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. At the end of the campaign, each nonprofit will receive a portion of the $2 million donation based on the number of votes it receives.

For everyone who casts votes, the campaign offers an extra incentive beyond the chance to help your favorite nonprofit. Every individual who answers the call to “Band Together” online will be eligible to win a set of three stacking bands from Stacked New York. Over the duration of the campaign, Jewelers Mutual is giving away three of their exquisite sets. Winning participants will be randomly selected at the end of each week of voting.

The charitable cause that receives the most votes by the end of July will receive the $1 million grand prize from Jewelers Mutual. The runner-up will get $700,000 and $300,000 will go to the third-place winner.

“Band Together” with Jewelers Mutual to make the world a better place by voting today!

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