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Insure it. Wear it.

Wear your jewelry worry-free with insurance from Jewelers Mutual Group, trusted for over 110 years.

 

What's Covered?

With a policy from us, you get protection from almost every imaginable risk life may throw at your jewelry, typically for 1-2% of its value.

Loss

Losing your wedding ring can feel like losing a part of yourself. Whether it fell off at the beach or was left in a public restroom, we cover your loss so you can feel whole again.

Theft

It’s easy to feel helpless when your jewelry is stolen from you, but we’re here to help. In the unfortunate event of theft, we'll replace your piece with one of the same kind and quality.

Damage

You hit your diamond ring on the edge of a countertop, and it cracks, or a prong is bent from getting caught on something. Accidents happen. We'll cover that.

Disappearance

Sometimes jewelry just disappears—is it lost, stolen? Who knows? You can’t explain how, where or when it vanished. Don’t worry, that’s covered.

Protection from Natural Disasters

We understand natural disasters can strike at any moment, but our coverage was made for real life. If a flood, tornado, hurricane or earthquake causes your jewelry to get lost or ruined, you're still covered.

Worldwide Travel

Go ahead. Book that Caribbean cruise or European vacation. You’re covered globally while traveling.

Inflation Protection

Your jewelry's value has risen due to market changes—fantastic! However, it's currently insured for less than its worth. No worries—we offer a complimentary Insurance Value Adjustment (IVA) service. In case your jewelry appreciates due to inflation or market shifts, we'll adjust its value to help minimize the impact of a potential loss. To ensure the best protection, remember to get updated appraisals for your jewelry. You have the option to decline the IVA service, which is only applied when your item's appraisal is more than two years old at the time of policy renewal.

Normal Wear and Tear

Normal wear and tear refers to the gradual wearing or damage that occurs over an extended period of use, such as needing to retip a prong or tighten a stone.

We Don't Cover

There are a few unusual situations we don't cover, including war and military action, rodent and pest infestation, intentional actions or voluntary parting, deterioration, resizing, cleaning and inspections. 

Over a Million People and 11,000+ Jewelers Trust Us3

 

The wife and I had no idea we could insure her ring separate from our household things. We were made aware of this by our Geico rep. Simple, easy and inexpensive. Thanks Geico

Bobby B.
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Pleasant people answer the phones, not machines. They quickly get you to the person you need to speak to, not a voicemail. Their rates are extremely competitive. What more could you ask for from an insurance company?

Mel L.
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One of the stones was chipped on my engagement ring. I contacted JM an it took less than two weeks to file my claim, for my ring to be fully fixed, and for it to be shipped back out to me. Definitely 5 star service.

Estefania M.
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See How We Compare

Coverage

Typical Homeowners

Typical Riders

Loss

Theft

Damage

Not always covered

Not always covered

Disappearance

Flood or Earthquake

Not always covered

Not always covered

Worldwide Travel

Not always covered

Normal Wear and Tear Repairs

Not always covered

Not always covered

Out-of-Pocket Cost

$0 deductible option

Homeowners deductible applies

May have deductible

What will it cost me?

Insuring jewelry through Jewelers Mutual typically costs you 1-2% of the jewelry’s value, per year. 

There are multiple factors that determine the cost, including where you live. For example, take a look at these various locations and example premiums.

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$124/yr

for a $8,000 ring in Dallas (75043) with a $0 deductible

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$42/yr

for a $4,000 ring in Seattle (98107) with a $0 deductible

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$180/yr

for a $9,000 bracelet in Long Beach (90803) with a $0 deductible

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$68/yr

for a $5,000 pair of earrings in Jacksonville (32202) with a $0 deductible 

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$260/yr

for a $20,000 pair of rings in Phoenix (85003) with a $0 deductible

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$184/yr

for a $12,000 watch in Chicago (60614) with a $100 deductible

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$75/yr

for a $6,000 ring in Denver (80202) with a $0 deductible

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$440/yr

for a $32,000 pair of watches in New Rochelle (10804) with a $500 deductible

5 Risks of Relying on Homeowners Insurance to Protect Your Jewelry

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Homeowner or renter insurance may not provide enough coverage for jewelry that is accidentally lost or damaged, including during worldwide travel.

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A typical homeowner policy could have a deductible of $500 and could only cover up to $1,500 of jewelry for certain types of losses. This could leave you with only $1,000 of coverage if you file a claim.

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Filing a jewelry claim could raise the premium, or in some cases, cancel/non-renew your entire homeowner policy.

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In the event of a claim, some homeowner insurance policies require you to work directly with a designated jeweler in their network, not your jeweler of choice.

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Home insurance companies may be experts at insuring homes, but protecting jewelry isn’t always their specialty.

Learn more about the differences between jewelry insurance vs homeowners.

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How to Get Jewelry Coverage

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Get a quote

It takes 30 seconds to find out how affordable jewelry insurance is. If you have multiple jewelry pieces, you can check your rate for all of them, AND you can do it right now!

 

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Apply online, pay instantly

Completing an online application is fast and easy. If you want to talk to a real person, give us a call at 888-884-2424.

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Wear it with confidence

Once you’re approved, wear your jewelry with confidence, whenever and wherever you want!*

 

*All applications are subject to underwriting review and additional requirements may be requested before coverage can be issued.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see a sample policy?

Yes. Review a sample policy here. Please note, your actual policy language may vary from the sample provided due to your geographic location and the underwriting company issuing your policy.

What is a deductible? What are my deductible options?

A deductible is the amount of money you pay out-of-pocket when you file an insurance claim. Jewelers Mutual offers flexible deductible options starting at $0, $100, $250 and $500. Keep in mind that the higher your deductible, the lower your premium and vice versa.4

What is a premium?

A premium is the amount you pay to maintain your insurance coverage. You pay this portion regardless of whether you file a claim or not.

Are there insurance coverage limits?

You can choose your policy’s coverage limits based on the purchase price or appraised value of your jewelry items.

Is there a limit to the number of jewelry pieces I can insure?

No. You can insure as many pieces of jewelry as you’d like. Check your rate for each piece now. If you have more than 20 pieces, it’s easier to call us at 888-884-2424 so we can talk through the value of your entire collection.

What is a jewelry appraisal and how do I get one? Do I need an appraisal to apply for coverage?

A jewelry appraisal is a document that states how much a particular piece of jewelry is worth. You can get an appraisal by bringing your item to your jeweler of choice or any other trusted appraiser.

If you’re not sure where to get a jewelry appraisal, we recommend the American Gem Society and the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers to see a list of appraisers by state.

We strongly recommend you submit an updated appraisal, evaluation, or detailed receipt when submitting your application. This helps Jewelers Mutual and your jeweler work together more efficiently to find a replacement of the same kind and quality as the original jewelry item.

You will want to keep your jewelry's value (and insured amount) up to date, so we also recommend sending us an updated appraisal every two years or even more frequently as market values can fluctuate greatly for certain jewelry types. Otherwise, if you lose your jewelry and your appraisal value is from five years ago, you might not have enough coverage to replace your item with the same kind and quality.

What is an Insurance Value Adjustment (IVA)?

An “Insurance Value Adjustment" (listed as "IVA" on your policy) is a value-added service offered by Jewelers Mutual that is meant to help you avoid being underinsured if your jewelry ever rises in value. This service is available to policyholders who choose not to obtain an updated appraisal every two years.

The way it works is we apply an annual percentage *increase to your coverage limits based on an estimate of what it would cost to repair or replace your jewelry in today’s market.

While Jewelers Mutual does its best to determine the appropriate amount of coverage you may need in the event of a loss, it’s still possible it won’t be enough to cover the full replacement value of your item. In this unfortunate circumstance, you’d be responsible for paying the difference between your coverage limit and the actual repair or replacement value.

Therefore, we strongly encourage you to consult with your jeweler, even after an IVA is applied, to determine your item’s value. If you discover your coverage is inadequate, you can then take action to obtain an updated appraisal.

Once you have a new appraisal, it's easy to add to your policy. Simply upload it to your account here, or email us a copy at [email protected]. Our Customer Care Team will take it from there.

*Some states limit the amount of IVA we can add in a year.

What’s the difference between repair/replacement coverage and reimbursement?

Many traditional insurance policies will simply reimburse you for the cost to repair or replace a piece of jewelry, up to the limits of your policy. It would then be up to you to try to get something similar or “comparable” to what you had before. This can be a stressful experience that involves providing a jeweler with appraisals, receipts, and detailed descriptions of your original piece.

At Jewelers Mutual, we don’t just cut you a check and leave you to fend for yourself. One of our dedicated claims professionals that specializes in the unique properties of fine jewelry will work closely with your jeweler of choice to make sure your jewelry is repaired to your satisfaction or replaced with a piece that’s of the same kind and quality as the original up to your coverage limit.

What’s the difference between a homeowners insurance policy, an insurance rider, and jewelry insurance?

A typical homeowners, renters, or condo insurance policy may provide limited coverage for jewelry against “named perils,” like a fire, theft, tornado, or vandalism – up to a certain dollar amount (typically $1,500). Homeowners insurance may also have an average deductible of $500, which would leave you with just $1,000 of coverage if you filed a claim.

An insurance rider is an optional add-on to a homeowners, renters or condo insurance policy that can raise the total amount the insurance company will pay you if your jewelry is stolen or damaged in a fire. A rider may leave out coverage for accidental damage and disappearance and will most likely increase your insurance premium.

A jewelry insurance policy from Jewelers Mutual is specifically designed to give you protection for your jewelry. As an “open perils” policy, we provide much broader coverage than typical homeowners insurance, including protection against accidental loss, damage, and disappearance.

We also let you choose a deductible4 that fits your budget, an option not always afforded to you if you use typical homeowners insurance to protect your jewelry.

To learn more about the differences between Jewelers Mutual and a typical homeowners insurance policy, refer to the chart.

What’s not covered?

Here are a few situations that are not covered by a jewelry insurance policy. Please refer to your policy for a full list.

  • War and military action: Uncommon, but loss or damage due to war, military action, nuclear hazard, or confiscation of jewelry by a civil authority.
  • Rodent and Pest Infestation: Jewelry damaged due to infestations of vermin, rodents, or insects is not covered.
  • Intentional acts: Purposely damaging or losing your jewelry. Fraud associated with voluntary parting isn’t either.
  • Voluntary parting: Jewelry loss caused by selling an item to a fraudulent buyer. For example, if you try selling a ring and the buyer’s check bounces, it won’t be covered.
  • Deterioration or inherent vice: Damage from inherent defects or from typical wear and tear is not covered. Think gradual, expected deterioration like small scratches on the underside of a ring or a manufacturer’s defect.
  • Resizing, cleaning and inspection: is not covered but check with your jeweler to see if this is offered as a complimentary service.

What does the claims process look like?

The goal of filing a claim is to repair or replace your lost, stolen, or damaged item with a piece that’s of the same kind and quality as the original up to your coverage limit.

You can file a jewelry insurance claim by calling us at 888-884-2424 or using our Quick Claim Tool. We have dedicated claims professionals to guide you every step of the way! Here’s a preview of the steps involved in filing a claim with Jewelers Mutual:

  • Tell us what happened to your jewelry. Was it lost, stolen, or damaged? We may ask you to provide documentation such as an appraisal or detailed receipt, or a police report if your item was stolen.
  • Choose a jeweler to repair or replace your item. If you're not sure who to use, we can help find a jeweler near you. We will work directly with your jeweler of choice to repair or replace your piece up to your coverage limit.
  • If your policy has a deductible, pay that amount to your jeweler. The jeweler will bill us for the rest. (If you have a $0 deductible, and the cost of replacement isn't more than your insurance coverage, you pay nothing. All you have to do is pick up your jewelry, and you’re good to go!
  • Insure your replacement jewelry. If your jewelry was replaced entirely, we'll help you add that to your policy.4 If your jewelry was simply repaired back to its original state, there's nothing more for you to do but wear it!

If you choose to upgrade your piece (at your own expense), we will gladly help you add that to your policy.

What happens to my jewelry if I die?

Our policy provides coverage for the legal representative of the deceased person. Documentation would be needed to verify the name and information of the legal representative (who inherited the jewelry items), who then could make a decision on continuing coverage or cancelling the jewelry insurance policy.

You Honestly Scrolled All the Way Down?

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Sources:
1Jewelers Mutual Group: 3 Common Places for Jewelry Theft
2Jewelers Mutual Group: Evaluating claims data since 2017
3Jewelers Mutual Group: 2022 policyholder data in the U.S. and Canada
4Subject to Underwriting review and approval