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How to Care for Precious Stones and Minerals

Helpful tips to make your precious collection last a long time.




A variety of gemstones laid on top of a violet cloth.

So you’ve finally amassed an enviable collection of precious stones and minerals – make sure you’re doing what you can to make them last for years to come. Using the right jewelry display and storage tools is just the beginning. You also need to make sure you’re keeping them clean and protected from damage so they can maintain their beauty and shine.

We’ve listed below a few helpful tips to help you clean and care for your stones.



Pearls inside a gumball machine.


Pearls

Keeping your pearls clean is pretty simple – just plain water (chlorinated water is a big no no) and a non-detergent soap will do. Using a soft cloth dipped in soapy water, wipe your pearl to clean. For storage, keep them away from other jewelry pieces to avoid scratching its surface. Also, avoid air-tight containers such as a sealed up plastic bag. Storing them somewhere that’s too dry will lead to cracks, so use a soft pouch for storing instead. If you plan to display them, make sure to keep your pearls and jewelry display away from heat.



Silver necklace with turquoise stones.
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Turquoise

Keep your turquoise stones and jewelry beautiful by cleaning them using soapy water, but don’t soak it. Turquoise absorbs water which can soften it over time. Instead, use a soft cloth moistened with the soapy water and gently dab it on your piece. You don’t have to buy any special solution as these simple products will do. Let it air dry once you’re done.



Close up of a silver ring.


Silver

You can use any of the commercially-available silver polish solutions out there to take care of your silver pieces. Just use a lightly damp soft cloth to spread polish on the surface. Remember to rub in an up-and-down motion to avoid highlighting scratches. Once done, you can rinse your silver jewelry in warm water, then pat it dry using a clean cloth.

One tip to keep tarnishing away is to wear your silver jewelry often, as friction (in this case, skin and/or fabric contact) slows down tarnishing.



Close up of a gold ring with a tourmaline stone.
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Tourmaline

You can soak your tourmaline pieces in warm, soapy water and then gently brush it using a soft brush (could be a child’s old toothbrush). Remember to brush in a circular motion to make it shine bright.

As with many precious stones and minerals, heat can affect the color of tourmaline, so remember to place your jewelry display holders away from sunlight. Better yet, store your tourmaline away in a box or safe but make sure to use the dividers to keep them away from your other stones.



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Amethyst

Keeping your amethyst crystal clean is similar to the steps in cleaning tourmaline. You can soak amethyst in soapy water for up to 20 minutes to loosen dirt, then use a soft brush for a more thorough cleaning and polishing. Rinse it in clean water then pat dry it in using a soft cloth. You can also air dry, but avoid applying direct heat like using a blow dryer.



Gold necklace with garnet stone.
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Garnet

Yes, soapy water can also clean garnet but alternatively, you can use rubbing alcohol. Constant exposure to sweat, dead skin, and lotions due to usage can leave your garnet looking dull. You can use these two cleaning options to keep your collection looking fresh and beautiful.

For storage, you can use individual jewelry boxes, or if you have to mix up different stones together, make sure they are kept inside small pouches or bags.

5 Strategies for Setting Up Your Ring Display

Make the most of your store’s ring collection with these helpful tips.



Close up of a gold ring with a pink gemstone.

Setting up a ring display – or any jewelry display for that matter – is not just the simple act of putting pieces of jewelry together. It requires intention and technique to make sure you are creating something that will be inviting to customers. The setup you create should be able to highlight the beauty of your collection. Follow the tips below and learn how to create a ring display that will “wow” anyone.



Use the correct lighting techniques

Your choice of lighting can make or break your setup. When you place them at the right angle, bright lights help bring out the sparkle in jewelry. In terms of lighting options, LED lights are your best bet. They do an excellent job of illuminating jewelry, plus it is an energy-efficient light source.



Hit the right angles

Speaking of angles, diamond rings in the round brilliant cut should have its light source at a 45-degree angle to show off its brilliance at all sides. Pay close attention to placement to avoid casting shadows.



Go with solid colors

You would want your rings to pop out so avoid intricate patterns and garish designs in your setup. Not only that but going minimalist would look better aesthetically as you can avoid having clashing prints on your setup. Don’t use anything that will detract attention away from the jewelry.



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Decide on a theme

While going simple is the best way to go to set up your ring display, it doesn’t mean you can forego a theme for your setup. You can base your jewelry display on a theme that makes sense for your collection as well as your store. You can add a few props based on your chosen theme or concept, but don’t forget the tip before this one: go with solid colors and keep things simple.



Avoid showing price tags

Make sure price tags don’t show up on any of your jewelry display setups. Hide them or take them out altogether just remember to have attentive staff on hand at all times that people can ask about the prices.

Jewelry Display Types by Material

Learn your jewelry display options in this helpful guide.



A pair of earrings in a red velvet box.

We’ve already shown you the different jewelry display types you can use for showcasing and storing your precious jewelry collection. Now, learn more about the different materials used in these jewel display tools to help you make the best choices whether you’re a collector or a business owner.



A wooden jewelry display stand for earrings.


Wood Jewelry Displays

Wood jewelry displays give off an earthy vibe, perfect for costume jewelry with traditional beadings and designs. It is a versatile material as it is widely used in various types of jewelry displays, such as earring displays (shown here), bracelet and bangle displays, necklace displays, and ring displays. You can also find wood as the primary material in jewelry storage tools such as boxes and stands.

For its versatility and excellent craftmanship, wood jewelry displays make for an excellent choice when shopping for jewelry display and storage solutions.



A pink and gold metal jewelry display stand.


Metal Jewelry Displays

For their elegant look, coupled with a firm and sturdy frame, you won’t go wrong with choosing metal jewelry displays for your merchandise or personal collection. Like the wood type, metal jewelry displays can be fashioned into intricate designs that add beauty to your jewelry. Not only that, but metal jewelry displays are strong and can hold heavier kinds of jewelry. Depending on its design, metal jewelry displays are great to show off your earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and rings.



A wooden ring case with clear glass top.


Glass Jewelry Displays

This type of jewelry display is probably the first thing you see whenever you visit a jeweler. Because it allows a clear, see-through view of the merchandise, glass jewelry displays are used in many retail stores. They range from large upright cases to top-view glass chest cases. You can also find glass in small jewelry display tools, such as this ring case with a glass top.



A jewelry display bust made in black plastic.


Plastic Jewelry Displays

Another versatile material used in jewelry displays is plastic. Just like wood and metal, it can be shaped into various forms to perfectly accentuate the beauty of the jewelry. Like in this case, plastic was molded to be used as a bust to showcase a necklace and earring.



Three pieces of acrylic ring platforms/risers.


Acrylic Jewelry Displays

Like glass jewelry displays, acrylic is made out of see-through material which makes it a great choice to display your collection. It is also a versatile material and has been used in ring platforms (as shown here), earring and bracelet racks, and rotating stands.


Let’s move on to fabric materials.



A ring jewelry displayer in burlap.


Burlap

Made from the skin of the jute plant, burlap is a woven fabric that is used as material for jewelry displays. It is also used to make sacks, rugs, bags, and carpets. It offers an interesting dimension to ordinary jewelry displays by using the woven fabric as covering.



A ring with a pink stone, set in place by a ring holder.


Leather/Faux Leather

For a slick and luxurious look, why not go for leather? There’s also faux leather if you’re looking for a vegan option. You can find this as lining for jewelry boxes and cases, or as fabric for various jewelry displays such as this ring holder.




A necklace holder in black velvet, displaying a necklace.


Velvet

This soft textile adds a layer of sophistication to any jewelry display. You can find it primarily used in necklace holders, ring holders, and in bracelet and watch displayers. Do take extra care with this material as it requires regular dusting and gentle cleaning to maintain its quality.


Make sure to take a look at our website to see the rest of our jewelry display collection. Happy shopping!

Jewelry Display and Storage Tips for the Home

How to care for your precious jewelry collection.



Close-up of a woman's hand while wearing a diamond ring.

What’s the secret to making your jewelry collection last long and stay beautiful? Ask any serious jewelry lover that question and they would tell you that proper storage and safekeeping will ensure that your collection will last for years. Now if you’re just starting to build your collection, then you’ve come to the right place! Let this short article help you discover jewelry display and storage techniques.



An opened softly-lined jewelry display organizer.


Jewelry display cases with soft lining are your best bets

Remember that jewelry, especially those with pieces of gemstones are pretty fragile and can easily be scratched if stored improperly. For storage, we recommend jewelry organizers that have soft fabric lining to avoid damage. Make sure there are enough compartments for each item so that they don’t rub off on each other. For those items that are particularly delicate, like pearls, better keep them in their pouches for safety.



Avoid direct sunlight and humidity

Certain pieces are sensitive to heat and sunlight which can lead to early deterioration and dullness so it’s best to store them away from these conditions. Make sure also to keep them away from moisture to maintain their quality. Using an airtight container in a cool, dry place is the most ideal solution.



Separate your jewelry pieces by type

If you have a diverse jewelry collection, it’s best to look at their type and qualities to determine the best way to store them. Avoid mixing up pieces or piling them on top of another as different types may need different storage techniques.

Jewelry may be classified into two:


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Costume Jewelry

These are made with inexpensive material and are often used as part of everyday wear. While many of this kind try to mimic the look of fine jewelry, they’re not made from real gems and metals. They’re okay to keep around on countertops for easy access. You may go for jewelry displays with a decorative flair to add character to your interiors.

You might also hear the term “fashion jewelry” being used to refer to this type of jewelry.


A man and woman in soft focus, with a close-up of the woman's hand showing off her ring.


Fine Jewelry

For special occasions, you won’t go wrong with wearing fine jewelry. These are made from real precious stones and metals, and naturally, they also come with expensive price tags. They are more than just accessories but investments, so they must be stored safely away from prying eyes. Aside from keeping them in jewelry boxes and organizers, hiding them in a safe is recommended. For added peace of mind, getting jewelry insurance will help protect you from loss and damage.

On the other hand, different types of jewelry may also require specific display and storage requirements:


An easel-type necklace holder used for displaying jewelry.


For Necklaces

To avoid knots or getting them all tangled up, you must hang your necklaces vertically and separately. You may choose from jewelry display stands with hooks or easel-type necklace holders with carvings to keep your pieces in place.



A rotating jewelry display stand in metal for dangling earrings.


For Earrings

Your choice of jewelry display and storage tool will depend on the type of earrings you have. Stud earrings are best stored in individual cushioned cases while dangling earrings are best suited for stands where they can hang freely.



A multi-tier jewelry display stand made in wood.


For Bracelets and Bangles

You can choose a multi-tier jewelry display stand, such as the one shown here, or go for a rack or boxed tray to store away your collection of bracelets and bangles.



A tabletop jewelry display stand for rings.


For Rings

A tabletop ring display stand, like the one shown, can make for a cool and interesting jewelry display tool. For safekeeping, individual boxes are your best bets.



A pair of pouch bags in burlap used to store gemstones.


For Individual Stones

Keep them away from the elements by storing them in pouches or by using individual boxes. Doing so not only protects your stones from damage, but it also helps in keeping them organized.



Don’t forget to clean your organizers and holders

Your chosen jewelry display or storage tool must also be kept clean so it can perform its job well of keeping your jewelry collection safe and beautiful. Depending on the material, there are different cleaning techniques you can apply to your organizers.


Now that you have an idea of what to use for storing your jewelry collection, have a look at Nile Corp's wide-selection of jewelry display tools and organizers and pick the ones that suit your needs.

What You Need to Know About Opening a Jewelry Pop-Up Shop

Helpful advice and insights for first-time jewelry pop-up shop owners.

Costume jewelry on display.
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Looking to expand your online jewelry business? Home jewelers interested in putting up a brick and mortar business may want to try it out first with a pop-up shop. It’s a great way to test the waters so to speak, but before you start pulling out your merchandise and jewelry display racks, here are the stuff you need to know.



So what is a “pop-up shop” exactly?

A pop-up shop is a small retail space meant to run on a limited time, typically lasting one or two weeks in duration. It is often the first step taken by online stores looking to expand their businesses offline. Its temporary nature gives them the experience of running a micro store without having to deal with all the processes of opening an actual physical store.

There are other reasons why a business would want to go and set up a pop-up. For many entrepreneurs, it is often a brand-building initiative that can lead to more exposure. For others, pop-ups are a way for them to test out new products and designs. Likewise, a few businesses would open pop-ups to take advantage of peak shopping seasons.




A female shop attendant at a pop-up shop or flea market.


It’s all about location, location, location

Scouting for your pop-up store’s location should be your first order of business. Naturally, you would want to be where there’s heavy foot traffic. You can also look at your regular customers’ profile and set up shop where they mostly hang out. Your pop-up’s location should also feel right for your brand, so you better allot a day or two for site inspections.

Next, find out whether your target area has already hosted pop-up shops before. This means it’s much more likely that you will be allowed to occupy that space for your store.

You can also try going online to look for available spaces for your pop-up shop. Sites like Storefront and Uppercase, in particular, are great starting off points for your hunt.



Work on your store’s logistics

Once you’ve secured your location, find out what else needs to be done to make your store fully operational.

Here are the essentials you need to work on before your first day:

  • Some pop-up venues would already have everything set up for you, while some would expect you to bring in your own props and furniture. Find out the exact arrangements for your store to avoid issues.
  • Make sure you’ve secured the required permits and licenses in order.
  • Having a design concept for your space ahead of time would save you from headaches during preparations, but make sure it reflects your brand and merchandise well.
  • Create buzz around your pop-up by posting teasers and advertisements online and offline.
  • Remember to bring enough merchandise to sell and the right jewelry display tools to showcase your items. This also includes bringing around retail selling must-haves like labels, price tags, pens, papers, record books, etc. Have a look at our list here to make sure you don’t miss out on anything.


On the day of the event, you need to:

  • Bring in manpower to help you in the various aspects of running a pop-up store. Have someone ready to help in the set up, selling, security, and promotions.
  • Be calm, cool, and collected. Remember to be engaging and attentive with your customers, and don’t forget to smile.


At the end of your operations, don’t forget to:

  • Turn over any items lent to you by the organizer/retail space owner.
  • Pack up everything. Check to see if there are any missing or broken items.
  • Take the time to evaluate your experience and figure out if goals were met or there are areas that need improvement.

5 Things You Need to Ask Your Customers When Selling Jewelry

The right questions will help you make the right jewelry recommendations.



Close-up shot of a pair of hands wrapping gifts.

Gift shopping at a jewelry store can be pretty daunting, even more so when it’s for a special occasion like an anniversary or a proposal. Naturally, shoppers would want an expert’s opinion to make sure they’re making the right choice. Not everyone starts out as an expert though so this article is for newbie jewelers who need a little bit of guidance to help them guide their customers.

Here are some tips to help you pick out jewelry that anyone would be happy to showcase on their jewelry display stands.


It’s important to ask your buyers questions before making a recommendation, but what are the essential details you should know about?



The customer’s relationship to the receiver

Before recommending any piece of jewelry to your customer, ask first about their relationship to the receiver. While jewelry is typically seen as a romantic gift, it is also a popular gift choice for family members and even between close friends so you better be clear about who would end up receiving the purchase.



The gift’s purpose


Remember also to ask about the purpose of the gift so you can make the appropriate recommendation. For instance, shopping for a regular birthday gift is entirely different from shopping for an engagement ring so asking for this information beforehand will help.



The receiver’s personal style

Taking into consideration the receiver’s personal style preference is a wise move to ensure the right jewelry pieces are recommended.

Like clothes, jewelry styles are diverse. Depending on their size, design, and colors, jewelry can say a lot about the wearer’s mood or intention so it is important the gift giver takes these into consideration. On the part of the jeweler, knowing this crucial information would help them pick out the pieces to recommend to their customers.



A long-haired woman wearing a purple and gold necklace.


The receiver’s skin tone

Buying jewelry is a lot like buying makeup – you need to make sure the color of the item matches the user’s skin tone.

Gemstones and metals in yellow and orange shades look great on warm skin tones. Meanwhile, those with cool skin tones are best suited to wear blue and purple gemstones or white metals like silver.



The customer’s budget

It’s important to know your customer’s budget for their purchase, but do be careful when discussing this issue. Instead of asking your customer outright if he/she is on a budget, you can instead ask for a price range to help you suggest the appropriate jewelry pieces.

How to Prepare Your Jewelry Store for Valentine's Day

Be ready to celebrate the season of romance with these tips.




A diamond ring resting on a pink and white dish.

Right after last month’s Christmas rush, retailers should ready themselves for another shopping season. As the holiday that celebrates love and romance, jewel retailers should especially be ready for their customers who will be buying gifts for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day. Beyond decorating your store with images of hearts or incorporating red into your earring display holders or jewelry showcase, you must know what to do to maximize the season’s earning potential.

Follow our tips below to have a stress-free and profitable month of hearts.



Stock up on your merchandise

People are ready to spend their hard-earned cash to give gifts to their partners so make sure you have enough products to sell to meet the demand. Whether you are a pop-up, an online seller, or a brick and mortar store, you need to be prepared so you may want to work on increasing production or sourcing from suppliers.



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Come up with a holiday-themed promo

Buyers love getting a bargain and promos that add value to their purchases is a great way to increase sales. Adding in a romance aspect into your promos will make them more attractive to your target buyers.

You may, for example, partner with a restaurant, hotel or resort and offer an all-in couple’s package for every purchase at your store. You can also go for simpler treats, like giving away a jewelry display holder or earring display set to your customers.



Advertise early

You can start running ads online or in print as early as now. Dressing up your store for the holiday is a form of advertisement too so you better start decorating even if it’s still January.

You don’t have to go all out by decking your store all in red especially if it’s not your branding. A few tasteful pieces here and there will work if they’re well-thought-out. You can also showcase the color by showcasing red-colored gemstones like rubies.



Show your customers you care by giving top-notch service

Over the years, Valentine’s Day has evolved to become a holiday that celebrates love in all forms and all sizes. It is no longer just a holiday for romantic partners but it is likewise celebrated by families and friends. As a retailer, your relationship with customers is everything so treat it with respect. Always aim high and be ready to give great service not just on Valentine’s Day but every day.

Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020 is Classic Blue

This cool hue sets the tone for your retail and jewelry display concepts this year.



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Each year for over 20 years, the Pantone Color Institute picks a color that they believe will dominate and inspire the industries of fashion, art, design, and packaging. They scour the world for inspiration and choose a shade that best reflects our culture today.

We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Imbued with a deep resonance, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocative of the vast and infinite evening sky, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking; challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication.” (SOURCE)

Take a cue from 2020’s color and use these retail and jewelry display ideas to liven up your store.



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Give your walls a splash of this cool hue

Looking to overhaul your store’s look? Classic Blue is a bold but calming shade that is guaranteed to capture your customers’ attention. You can go all in and completely paint the walls with this color, or use wall accents such as paintings for a more subdued look. Beyond your wall, using blue tiles or floorings is also a great way to incorporate the color.



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Highlight your blue-colored jewelry pieces

2020 is the perfect time to showcase your blue-colored jewelry pieces. Sapphire’s deep blue hue is near identical to the Classic Blue, while gemtones such as Aquamarine and Turquoise have lighter tones that will remind you of the ocean.



A light blue T-bar jewelry display in velvet.


Go for jewelry displays in blue

You can also try showcasing the color with your choice of jewelry displays and holders. Experiment with different shades and material, like this t-bar display in light blue velvet from our store.


Interior design fixtures showcasing 2020's Color of the Year (Classic Blue).
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Fill your store with blue accents

If you’re going for a more subtle application of the year’s color, you won’t go wrong with a few blue pieces here and there. Add a little flavor to your jewelry store by dedicating a cozy nook for your customers, then use blue furniture as decoration. Don’t be afraid to use different shades of blue or complementary colors such as orange and yellow. Textures and patterns also add another layer of depth to your display.



A storefront painted in blue.


Showcase the color on your storefront

You don’t have to limit the use of Classic Blue inside. Paint your storefront with blue, or if that’s not possible, you can create a window display with the color as the theme.

Jewelry Display 101: The Different Types of Jewelry Displays

See the different jewelry display setups that you could use for your store.

A wooden jewelry display stand with different-colored accessories hanging.

An important part of operating a retail store is to make sure that you are presenting your merchandise in a way that’ll make them interesting to potential buyers. We’ve previously talked about jewelry display techniques to increase sales, now let’s talk about the different types of jewelry displays that will help you showcase your jewelry items in the best light possible. 



A mannequin-type jewelry display stand with blue fabric and yellow stars print.


Jewelry Display Mannequins

Think of them as miniature versions of the mannequins in clothing stores. They are meant to hold bracelets and necklaces and come in different styles and fabrics. Their fun and quirky appeal make them the perfect accent for your store.



A metal jewelry display rack with a gold bird accent on top.


Jewelry Display Racks

Keep your dangling items tangle-free with these rack-type jewelry displays. Likewise, its rotating base also makes browsing easy for customers. The addition of design accents, such as the gold bird in this photo, makes it a great pick when you’re shopping for jewelry displays.



A 5-piece hexagon jewelry display risers with rings on top.


Jewelry Display Risers

Playing around with balance is a way to create interesting display setups for your store. Go ahead and experiment with these risers to see which designs you can come up with, just make sure that each piece would complement each other to avoid clutter.



A slat wall-type jewelry display pad with a necklace, a pair of earrings, and ring displayed.


Slat-Wall Jewelry Displays

If you want to maximize your store’s space, slat-wall displays are the way to go. Choose from different types like the bust, easel (shown here), and t-bar to create interesting placements that will attract buyers.



A wooden single-tiered T-Bar jewelry display, with bangles displayed.


T-Bar Jewelry Displays

Perfect for bracelets, anklets, and hoop earrings, the t-bar design is a popular retail display solution. Depending on its make and material (wood, metal, plastic, burlap, acrylic/single or multi-tiered), it is versatile and fits right in with different store themes and seasons.



A black velvet bracelet ramps with a pair of bracelets laid for display.

Bracelet Ramps

Showcase the full beauty of your bracelets with these half-moon shaped ramps. It’s perfect for close-up inspections over countertops or one-on-one presentations.




A decorative shoe-shaped ring jewelry display.


Ring Displays

There are a lot of styles to choose from this group. This one designed like a shoe is perfect for stores with festive or romantic themes. There are also designs that are much more simple like ring pads and easels.


An 18-piece champagne pink jewelry display set.


Jewelry Display Set/Combination Displays

It is also possible to combine different jewelry display styles to create a beautiful and elegant set such as this one. This is the way to go if you are trying to highlight particular pieces of jewelry in your collection. Remember to pair it with the right light placement to highlight their beauty and sparkle.


These are just some of the many jewelry display setups you can find in Nile Corp’s collection. Visit our site today to see what we have to offer.

Next month, we’ll look at the different materials used in jewelry displays.

Things to Know About Jewelry Insurance

Interested in purchasing jewelry insurance? Let this article break it down to you.



Close-up of a hand of someone wearing a ring and bracelet.

It’s natural to want protection for things that are of great value to us. We store our money in the bank, and we store away our valuables away from prying eyes. As a jewelry owner, you may be fine with showing your everyday pieces on jewelry display holders in full view of others but would probably be more cautious and hide away the more expensive ones in a safe. Now, if you want to add another layer of protection to your precious jewels, insurance is your answer.

It is a must for home or car owners to get insurance for their properties, so why should jewelry owners be different? Admittedly, jewelry insurance is not well known to many, so let this article be your guide. We’ll start off with a bit of a surprise…


You may already be covered by some form of jewelry insurance without knowing it

If you already have a renter’s or homeowner’s insurance, then it’s likely that part of the coverage includes protection for jewelry. However, coverage and the insured amount is limited. Jewelry theft may be covered (up to a certain amount only), but damage to insured items is not. Likewise, jewelry loss due to natural disasters such as an earthquake or flood may not also be covered. You will still be better off with a dedicated jewelry insurance provider, which provides better coverage, riders, and inclusions.


You can choose from several jewelry insurance providers

Just as other insurance providers have different coverage policies and features to their programs, so do the jewelry insurance providers in this list. Remember to think about your reasons for purchasing one to figure out which provider is best for your needs and budget.


Close-up of a ring on someone's hand.


Make a record of the pieces in your jewelry collection before seeking insurance providers

Whether you plan to have all your valuables insured or just some select pieces, make sure to document every jewelry you own. This includes recording each piece with their type, value, material, and where and when it was purchased. If you have kept the receipt, then that would be better. Take photos of each piece or pair as well, and keep all the data you recorded somewhere safe. This would help your insurer and law enforcement on the unfortunate event that you lose one or all of your collection. For items you do not know the value of, make sure you take them to an appraiser to find out their value.


Take into account your lifestyle when selecting coverage inclusions

When choosing between insurance packages, make sure to find one that fits your lifestyle. Not all offerings will be the same, so it’s crucial to pick one that covers your needs. Insurance providers may also have specialized programs for the jewelry owner at home, the traveler, or the business owner. Frequent travelers may want to purchase insurance that includes coverage for jewelry lost abroad. Jewelers, meanwhile, can look into business-centric programs that cover not just your merchandise but also your damaged jewelry display showcases due to theft or disasters.


Whether you’re a jewelry lover who made it his/her resolution to become a better collector this 2020, or a business owner who wants peace of mind, investing in insurance for your valuables is a no-brainer. We hope we were able to help you make the right decision.