Basic Security Measures for your Jewellery


It’s an unfortunate fact that crime is on the rise, and our homes may find themselves vulnerable from time to time. If an intruder was to get into your home, it’s important to ensure that you’ve undertaken some basic security measures to try to keep your precious pieces of jewellery as safe as possible.

As a trusted local jeweller in Ilford, here’s our advice on basic jewellery security:

Home Security

As with anything we’re trying to protect within our homes, basic home security is key. Of course, this is fairly obvious advice, but ensuring that it looks like you’re home when you’re out and perhaps investing in an intruder alarm or motion sensor lighting is sensible.

On top of this, it’s wise to keep your jewellery box somewhere which isn’t obvious. Keep it out of sight if you can, deep within a cupboard or, better yet, within a home safe.

Holiday Security

When travelling, it’s wise to leave your more precious pieces at home. Why not visit your local jewellers, Ilford based holidaymakers, to invest in a versatile, less expensive holiday jewellery wardrobe?

It’s preferable to wear costume jewellery whilst away if possible, as it’s cheap and cheerful and doesn’t carry as much sentimentality as our more expensive pieces should it be lost or stolen. Furthermore, you won’t be so worried about the inevitable wear and tear that jewellery can succumb to when in contact with the likes of sand, sea water or sun cream.

If you do take some of your more expensive pieces of jewellery away with you, always be sure to use the hotel safe to store it when not being worn. If you don’t use the hotel safe, you’ll be running the risk of invalidating your travel insurance or jewellery insurance, should you need to make a claim.

It’s also wise to list and photograph the pieces you’re taking away with you, and keep your jewellery with you whilst en route to your destination, carrying your jewellery in your hand luggage rather than checking it into the aircraft hold, for example.

Jewellery Insurance

Although no one wants to consider the fact that sometimes we are the victims of crime, it’s always wise to prepare for the worst possible eventuality. As such, it’s a good idea to insure your most precious pieces of jewellery.

To do so, you’ll need to have your jewellery valued by a trusted jeweller in Ilford. E.K. Jewellers, Ilford, are able to do exactly that for you. We can value your jewellery for you to give you a good idea of how much you should insure it for.

As part of the service, we’ll provide you with the appropriate valuation document for your insurers. Talk to us about what you need to do in terms of photographing your jewellery and keeping any receipts or records of purchase too, as we can advise.

Keeping your jewellery secure should be fairly straightforward with some sensible precautions. If you’d like to know more about jewellery insurance and valuations, visit E.K. Jewellers. As an experienced jeweller in Ilford, we can advise and offer a valuation on your precious pieces to make sure that you’re covered should the worst happen.

Posted on by Ian Tubby.