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.
When jewelry is lost or damaged while traveling, the sense of panic doubles. You’re far from home and don’t have easy access to the resources you might normally consult – your jeweler, the local police, your insurance company.
Located on South Wabash Avenue in Chicago, the 21-story Mallers Building on Jewelers Row houses more than 180 jewelry businesses that specialize in design, manufacturing and jewelry repair.
Shortly before 2 a.m. on April 25, 2018, a three-alarm fire broke out in the 107-year-old building, forcing these businesses to temporarily relocate. It’s been almost a full year since that devastating fire.