WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diamonds may be one of the hardest natural minerals on Earth, but only insured jewelry can give you rock-solid peace of mind. GEICO knows that when it comes to protecting an engagement ring or heirloom necklace, each piece carries sentimental value beyond the metal and stone.
Homeowners or renters policies may cover jewelry damage or loss up to a certain limit, usually $1,000-$5,000, but that may not be enough to protect some pieces. GEICO understands some jewelry owners and wearers need more specialized coverage.
The GEICO Insurance Agency teamed up with Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group to offer its customers a separate jewelry insurance policy which covers the entire value of a piece of jewelry or entire collection in the case of loss, damage or theft. The coverage generally costs about 1-2 percent of the item’s total value to insure each year.
Tips to protect your jewelry
Aside from the additional coverage of jewelry insurance, jewelry insurance experts suggest a few easy steps to protect those special items:
- Take photos or videos so there is a visual record in the event you need to make a claim.
- Have the jewelry appraised and keep the detailed sales receipts if it is a new purchase.
- Store jewelry in a fireproof safe or safe deposit box when not wearing it.
- Visit a jeweler at least twice a year for a professional jewelry cleaning and inspection, especially for items worn frequently, or those that may be vintage or antique.
- Get your jewelry values re-evaluated or re-appraised every two years and adjust your insurance coverage accordingly to ensure your items are properly protected.
GEICO Insurance Agency’s offering of jewelry insurance from Jewelers Mutual provides the flexibility to select your own trusted jeweler for repairs, file fast and easy claims in the event something happens, coverage that extends to worldwide travel, and more.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company), the second-largest auto insurer in the U.S., was founded in 1936 and insures more than 28 million vehicles. For more than 80 years, the company has worked to make people’s lives better by protecting policyholders against unexpected events. As GEICO has grown, it has delivered money-saving coverage and outstanding customer service to policyholders through its investment in human resources and technology. GEICO is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. GEICO also provides homeowners, renters, condo, flood, identity theft and term life coverages through non-affiliated insurance companies secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto and personal umbrella coverages are also available. GEICO has a national workforce of 40,000 associates. GEICO sales representatives throughout the country are licensed insurance agents in order to help guide customers through coverage decisions. To make changes, report claims, print insurance cards and/or purchase additional products, policyholders can access their insurance policy here, connect via GEICO Mobile or by phone. Sales and service is also available at GEICO Local Offices. Visit www.geico.com for a quote or to learn more.
About Jewelers Mutual
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Today, Jewelers Mutual offers products and services enabling jewelry businesses to run safe, secure, and successful operations. Consumers also put their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their personal jewelry and the special moments it represents. The group's strong financial position is reflected in its 32 consecutive ratings of "A+ Superior" from A.M. Best Company. To learn more, visit JewelersMutual.com.