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5 Ways to Protect Your Jewelry in Winter

Protect jewelry in winter

You prepare your vehicle and home for winter, but should you protect your jewelry any differently? The winter season presents its own unique risks to jewelry.

Here are five ways to protect your jewelry that will help prevent loss or damage, letting you wear it without worry all year long.

How to Wear Jewelry in Winter

  1. Ensure a proper fit. Colder temperatures can cause fingers to constrict and make rings more likely to fall off. Do the “shake test.” If rings feel too loose, visit your trusted jeweler for resizing. There are a few DIY ring sizers if you aren't able to make it to your jeweler right away.
  2. Beware of dangerous accessories. Ring prongs can snag on the inside of gloves and mittens, causing diamonds and other gemstones to become loose and fall out. Be extra careful when removing your winter accessories and make sure all rings and stones are in place.
  3. Watch the sweaters. Loose knits can easily get caught on necklace clasps or snatch earrings from the lobes. Pull on your winter wools before applying your jewelry.
  4. Bust a move, bling-free. Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, as well as indoor fitness can put your jewelry at increased risk for chips, breaks and accidental loss. Consider removing your jewelry when you’re most-active.
  5. Get insurance. Is it all insured? You can bundle additional pieces under your existing Jewelers Mutual Group policy as a cost-effective way to keep it all protected, whatever the season!

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About Jewelers Mutual Group

Jewelers Mutual was founded in 1913 by a group of Wisconsin jewelers to meet their unique insurance needs. Later, consumers began putting their trust in Jewelers Mutual to protect their jewelry and the special memories each piece holds. Today, Jewelers Mutual continues to support and move the industry forward by listening to jewelers and consumers and offering products and services to meet their evolving needs. Beyond insurance, Jewelers Mutual’s powerful suite of innovative solutions and digital technology offerings help jewelers strengthen and grow their businesses, mitigate risk, and bring them closer to their customers. The Group insurers’ strong financial position is reflected in their 37 consecutive “A+ Superior” ratings from AM Best Company, as of November 2023. Policyholders of the Group insurers are members of Jewelers Mutual Holding Company. Jewelers Mutual is headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, with other Group offices in Dallas, Texas and Miami, Florida. To learn more, visit