If you're lucky to have ample warning prior to severe weather, whether you're evacuating or not, you may have a chance to gather your family heirlooms. But in case you don't, take these four precautions ahead of time.
Shock. Disbelief. Anguish. The all-too-familiar cycle of emotions experienced by anyone who has lost a piece of treasured jewelry. Fortunately, these dreadful emotions can be avoided with an ounce of prevention - if you know what to watch for.
Buying jewelry at a pawn shop can be a scavenger hunt. Just like shopping at any secondhand or thrift-type store, the inventory is ever-changing and you never know what you might find.
That's the double-edged sword of jewelry shopping at estate sales, pawn shops, and the like. If you have a Pinterest board full of dream rings and a style already in mind, rummaging through secondhand stores with limited inventory isn't your best bet.