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Insurance Company Offers Tips to Protect Jewelry When Traveling This Summer
More and more travelers are returning home missing something of significance, according to a national survey on traveling with jewelry conducted by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group. The survey found that since 2015, the number of people reporting fine jewelry being lost or stolen while traveling has doubled.
According to the study, 20 percent of people have experienced loss or theft of fine jewelry when traveling, which is up from 10 percent just four years ago. Twenty-seven percent of those travelers report losing their fine jewelry on the beach, and only 1 percent ever recover their jewelry that is lost or stolen on vacation.
"Travel continues to be a vulnerable time to misplace or have jewelry stolen. Travelers can and should insure their jewelry, and there also are steps travelers can take to minimize risk," said Don Elliott, director of Claims at Jewelers Mutual. "As we head into peak summer travel, we want to highlight steps to take before and while on vacation to help protect jewelry keepsakes and investments."
To prevent jewelry loss or theft, Jewelers Mutual – the nation's leading insurer dedicated to jewelry for more than 100 years and an expert in jewelry loss prevention – recommends: