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Jewelry is covered under typical renters and homeowners insurance policies. But that coverage is usually subject to a limit of a couple grand, and even a rider or floater has its limitations.
|See How We Compare||Jewelers Mutual||Typical Homeowners|
|Damage||Not always covered|
|Flood or Earthquake||Not always covered|
|Out-of-Pocket Cost||$0 deductible option||Homeowners deductible applies|
All the most common dangers to watches (and other jewelry). Loss, theft, damage and mysterious disappearance are covered.
It's an all perils policy, so if it's not listed as NOT covered, it's covered.
What's not covered?
Damage from vermin, rodents or insects isn't covered. So if a moth infestation affects the heirlooms in your attic, you couldn't file a claim for that.
Damage from inherent defects or from typical wear and tear is not covered. (Think gradual, expected deterioration like small scratches on case of a watch.)
Purposely damaging or losing your watch won’t be covered. Fraud associated with voluntary parting isn’t either. If you sell your watch and the check bounces, that’s not included.
War & Authority
Loss or damage due to war, military action, nuclear hazard or confiscation by civil authority, like law enforcement or other government entities, is not covered.
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Who is Jewelers Mutual anyway?
Jewelers Mutual was founded in 1913 by jewelers, for jewelers. We started out insuring jewelry stores and businesses; then, in 1953, we added coverage for personal jewelry, like watches and engagement rings. We insure jewelry and only jewelry. We are the jewelry insurance experts.
How does jewelry insurance work?
When you file a claim, we don’t just cut a check and run like a traditional cash pay-out policy.
First, you let us know what happened. Then you visit your jeweler to arrange for repairs or a replacement of same kind and quality. Once you agree your watch is good as new, you pay your deductible (if you chose one), and the jeweler bills us for the rest. Simple as that.
How much does it cost?
Rates depend on where you live. But for most people, jewelry insurance costs 1-2% of the value of their jewelry. For example, a $10,000 watch costs about $100 per year to insure.
It all comes down to trust
We're here to make this choice as easy as possible for you, every step of the way. That's why we created a free guide to jewelry insurance to help you decide how to best protect your jewelry.