Four Tips for Protecting Your Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Jewelry Purchase

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, roughly half of all shoppers are just starting to search for what to buy their loved ones this holiday (another 10% will wait until February 13!). For many, jewelry will be their go-to gift of choice.

But as the saying goes, all that glitters is not gold. Especially if you’re one of the last-minute shoppers looking to make a quick jewelry purchase, failure to ask the right questions or do the appropriate pre-purchase research could invite a wide range of risks. Continue reading

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Avoiding Real-Life Liability Nightmares this Halloween

More than 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). And it’s anticipated that more than 41 million youngsters will go trick-or-treating. Halloween is a time for ghosts and frights, but don’t let it … Continue reading

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Traveling with Jewelry?
Four Safety and Security Tips

Want to take your favorite jewelry with you on your next trip? You may be thinking twice after the highly publicized robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris. Before you go, consider these safety tips:

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October’s Birthstone: Heavenly Opals

Swirling pools of iridescent color, blues, greens, flashes of red and pink — like the night sky just before sunset, this is the beauty of October’s birthstone, the opal. You wouldn’t think the stone that makes you think of the … Continue reading

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Passionate About Luxury Watches?

Whether you are fortunate enough to attend the holy grail of watch sales–Baselworld in Basel, Switzerland–or prefer to search for your luxury timepiece through your favorite watch specialist, there are a few things you should know about protecting your favorite wearable art. Continue reading

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The Sparkling Benefits of Jewelry Appraisals

A vital step in protecting and preserving the value of your jewelry is getting an updated appraisal on a regular basis. In fact, if the most recent appraisal of your jewelry took place five or more years ago, it’s time to get a new appraisal. Continue reading

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As Valuable As the Queen’s Jewels

Having your valuables protected and adequately compensated in case of any loss should be a collector’s first priority. Knowing that there are professionals who can help you with the appraisal, storage, packing, shipping, and (heaven forbid) the replacement or repair of your favorite piece of jewelry, is enough to convey peace of mind. Continue reading

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The Value of Your Wearable Art

Is jewelry your passion? If it is, you should know it’s not enough to just love your rocks. You’ve also got to become an educated consumer that knows how to protect and care for your high-end jewelry. Continue reading

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Jewelry Demand Sparkling

In 2013, U.S. consumers purchased $79.5 billion in jewelry, up 11 percent from 2012’s $71.3 billion in sales, and demand is predicted to grow by another 5 percent when 2014 figures are tallied. Thanks to TV shopping channels and online … Continue reading

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Collectors Get Passionate

Why do people collect jewelry? Chubb’s Janece White says most people who collect have a strong passion for it. In this video below, she talks about why someone may be attracted to antique and vintage jewelry, the kind that will be on exhibit this month at the annual Winter Antiques Show in New York City.
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