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Protect your Jewelry

4 things to do to protect your jewelry

FEB 26, 2016 | BY TRUDY KNOCKLESS

If you are marriage-minded, getting insurance for the engagement ring isn't romantic, but it is practical. (Photo: iStock)
If you are marriage-minded, getting insurance for the engagement ring isn't romantic, but it is practical. (Photo: iStock)

February, with its hallmark Valentine's Day, kicks off the season of marriage proposals — and the giving and receiving of engagement rings.

Were you lucky enough to have the question popped and end up with a big rock on your finger? Or did you give that special someone a piece of jewelry — such as a diamond necklace — to show your love?

Contact Insurance Professional

Your insurance agent can tell you on whether you need additional insurance. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Jewelry receipt

Save the receipt from any jewelry purchase you make and store it in a safe place. (Photo: iStock)

Antique diamond ring

Be sure to have your heirloom piece appraised. (Photo: iStock)

Personal property inventory

Keep your inventory of personal possessions up-to-date and add your engagement ring and other jewelry to it. The Insurance Information Institute provides a free app, above, that helps you make an inventory. (Photo: Screenshot via the I.I.I.)

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