Inventory Your Jewelry

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A gold and gemstone ring on a woman's finger.Make a jewelry inventory photo album in order to identify your jewelry in case of loss or theft. In order to compile your photograph album of your jewelry, display your jewelry on black felt or in the original boxes, if you have them.


Place the photographs in an album and store it with your documents your home office. In case of loss or theft of your jewelry, you can use your jewelry inventory album to assist you in finding jewelry items that were either lost or stolen.

I recently had my wedding ring repaired and I took a picture of it on my finger for inventory purposes.

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This is an excellent idea but go one step further. Put your images on a flash drive and store a copy with a friend, relative or your attorney/bank. If there is a theft, photos will help.

If there is a fire or flood, they are gone too. I have a video inventory of my things for insurance and it's in 3 places besides my home. Thumb drives are 3.00 of r 2 gig so you can afford several. Of, send the zip file to your kids, friends, etc. and they can keep them in their files for you, should you need them. Free, easy and a great piece of mind.



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I use to manage a Diamond Store and I have a few more tips. For the most expensive pieces have them Certified through a Gia or relatively equal Gemologist. You would be surprised what the value of your items are. I know that taking a picture of them on your finger or wrist, neck a great idea but you won't get anything from your Insurance Company should they be lost or stolen because they will have no idea if the stones, gold look, or silver look is real or not. When it comes to your word against the Insurance Companies...they will win hands down every time. Now...I have only Certified several pieces of mine because it could run you from $75.00 to who knows for a reputable Certified Gemologist to certify them for you. Also...A great Gemologist will have you in they're Office or Lab area and do everything in front of you right there. They will clean it ( in front of you ) and measure the stones, check the weight of the Silver Gold or Platinum and also check the stones and the diamonds....yes, right in front of you. They will jot down the information and then send you the final paperwork on each piece. You take the jewelry home with you as soon as she / he has done all the work in front of you! OH....They put the ring in a ring holder or necklace, Bracelet...etc.. then take professional pictures of each piece your having certified. They will usually include the 4 C's with the Paperwork too should you want to sell any of the pieces you own. Should you decide to sell a piece make sure they know you will only meet them ( the Buyer ) at a Bank of YOUR choosing where you have rented the smallest drawer in the Safety Deposit area of the bank....which is really cheap!


You will only get the Jewelry "" after "" you meet them at the bank, you will then go retrieve the Jewelry you want to sell, you will put the jewelry on you, They will have to bring they're own Gemologist who has brought they're Credentials, Loops, etc... with them so you can check it. Do not accept a Business card for Credentials. They have to check the piece as it is still on you! DO NOT TAKE THE JEWELRY OFF WHILE THEY INSPECT IT!
YOU will only accept Cash for the purchase and they must cash a check or take out personal cash from that bank right in front of you. They will be more than willing to look directly into a camera, they will not be wearing any cover up's of any kind or wigs, glasses, etc....
Why all the hoopla???
The Bank or even another Jewelry store should you decide to go there instead...will not be responsible for any theft of the piece right in front of you. BUT....anyone who thinks they can wait for you outside and take it from you then....won't be able to if it's in a Safety Deposit Box where you put it back after the showing. I have seen a lot over the years. Don't be fooled or worse...Gullible. I'd hate to see someone get hurt or worse because they didn't take precautions when easily available. And One more thing. Ask your Gemologist to make a second copy of any item you may be selling but without your name or personal information on it. Yes...they may charge you a few extra bucks but safety first. I also take an Uber after and go to a Restaurant and have a very long lunch at the Mall. Good luck!

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