If you wish to keep your precious and fine jewelry away from burglars, fire or natural disaster, here are four things to consider. Determine where to store them, whether in a bank safety deposit box or an in-home safe.
- How valuable is your jewelry?
If jewelry items have family memories, are irreplaceable or are very valuable, such as expensive jewelry or family heirlooms, you want to keep them in a bank safe/safety-deposit box.
If they are not as valuable, has no sentimental value or can be easily replaced, an in-home safe is probably good enough.
- How often do you wear these items?
If you only wear your fine jewelry, on special occasions, a bank safe works well.
If you wear them nearly every day or at least once a week, then a good in-home safe is a better choice.
- Planning a trip or vacation?
If you have plans to be away from home for 30 days or more, be sure to put all of your valuables in a bank safe-deposit box.
For shorter periods an in-home safe is fine.
- How secure does your in-home safe need to be?
An in-home safe should be tool and torch resistant (TL-30/TR-30) with a rating of 30 minutes or more. It should also be too heavy for a burglar to carry or be bolted securely to the floor of your home.
If you need advice about where to store your fine jewelry, contact the Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon today.
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