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.
Jewelry theft. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Given that we process insurance claims for stolen jewelry on a daily basis, we turned to some of our experts to reveal the top three places jewelry is stolen from, along with tips to protect yours, of course.
For many, the engagement ring is one of the most expensive purchases you encounter after a home or a vehicle. It's highly unlikely that you'll misplace an entire building or a car, but that tiny, precious ring might be a little nerve-wracking to keep track of.
After the initial excitement of moving to a new place wears off, there are so many things to consider when moving. Unfortunately, what many people tend to overlook in their preparation is how to best take care of their special valuables and jewelry.
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.