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The Forgotten Step to Planning a Valentine's Day Proposal

on Feb 7, 2013 10:00 AM

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With Valentine’s Day just one week away, flowers and chocolates are not the only things in abundance. Last year, four million Americans expected to propose or be proposed to over Valentine's Day, according to an American Express survey.

Because there are so many details that go into planning a Valentine's Day proposal, it’s easy to forget a critical step – insuring the ring! This is the very first step a future groom can take to guarantee the ring will always be a reminder of his love.

A recent Jewelers Mutual survey of 659 recently engaged men found that 50 percent of men did not insure the ring after purchase, leaving the jewelry without protection in cases of loss, theft or damage.

When should you insure the ring?

Applying directly after purchase is the most ideal time to get protection; it's fast, easy and more affordable than you may think. Get a free quote from Jewelers Mutual and see for yourself. Once it’s insured, you will feel confident that the ring is ready to dazzle your future bride.

A marriage proposal is a stressful event for a hopeful future groom, but ensuring the ring is kept safe until the question is popped doesn't have to be. Here are five tips on protecting your ring until the big day:

  1. Store the ring in a safe place. 66 percent of men reported in the survey that they stored the ring at their place of residence after purchase. This is not a safe option.
     
  2. Ensure she doesn't find it. Hiding the ring at home raises the potential that a future bride will discover it. Keeping the ring at a bank safety deposit box will prevent this from happening and also keep the ring safe from theft.
     
  3. Document it. Have you made a list of all of the things you will need for a proposal? Flowers, music, location? Don't forget to also keep an accurate appraisal of the ring. Make two copies and store one separate from your jewelry. Also include a photo or video of the ring.
     
  4. Keep it with you and don't leave it unattended in a car or suitcase. If traveling to a special destination for a proposal when you arrive at a hotel or restaurant, don't hand your jewelry bag to a hotel or restaurant staff. Carry it personally.
     
  5. Insure it right. Jewelers Mutual provides personal jewelry protection against loss, damage, theft and mysterious disappearance wherever your travels take you, worldwide. So get the right insurance then relax and wait for the “Yes!” you are expecting.

Good luck! We can’t wait to hear all about it.

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