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Your rings shouldn’t rub-dubba-dub

Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Jewelry Wedding Advice

If you have an engagement ring and a wedding band ask your jeweler to solder them together. Why? If not soldered, the rings constantly rub against each other, wearing down the metal, explains Amy Helein, Lavalier jewelry insurance expert and GIA Graduate Gemologist.

But that’s not all. Amy says the rubbing can loosen and even chip stones, especially pave-set diamonds.

Getting your rings soldered together is inexpensive, yet pays big dividends in preserving them as a lasting treasure. 

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The gloves did it!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Uncategorized

They are soft and warm … who would think they could cause you to lose a stone from your ring?

Amy Helein, Lavalier jewelry insurance expert and GIA Graduate Gemologist, says it’s a fact. “Lavalier’s claim files show that gloves – especially winter gloves – can snag a prong on a ring and pull it loose, resulting in the loss of a diamond or other stone.” she explains. “Even a small tug can loosen the setting.

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Safe burned, but heirloom jewelry survived

Thursday, December 21, 2017 | Insuring Your Jewelry

Allie, her husband, Matt – a fire fighter – and their two young children fled when California’s Thomas fire threatened their new home. They left with little more than an overnight bag and their son’s beloved teddy bear. They are starting from scratch to rebuild their home and their lives.

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Proposing this holiday? Make it memorable!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Wedding Advice

 

Proposing marriage is a milestone in your life. You’ll be telling this story to friends and family for years, decades. So, make the proposal memorable. Here are a few decisions you’ll need to make.

Decision 1: Buy the ring in advance or pick it out together?

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Five activities that beg you to remove your jewelry

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Jewelry

You buy beautiful jewelry to wear … not store in a jewelry box. BUT, there are times when storing your jewelry in a safe place is a must. Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance by Berkley Asset Protection offers five of those situations.

Cooking the holiday dinner: No one wants to spend their holiday picking stuffing out of their wedding ring! Rings can collect all sorts of bacteria in their intricate settings, which is of special concern when you’re handling raw meat. You won’t want that bacteria lingering on your hands when you’re serving food, eating, or shaking hands with guests!

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Wedding Planning: Start Early, End Happy

Thursday, December 17, 2015 | Wedding Advice

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A winter chill is in the air, Main Street is decorated with lights on the lampposts, and there’s fresh greenery on your mantel. It’s a magical time of year, and some of you might have decided to make your holiday season even more joyous — with an engagement.

If that’s you, wonderful! We hope the eggnog tastes just a little sweeter and the tree lights shine just a little brighter for you this year. But while you’re enjoying them, take some time to begin the wedding planning. Santa can bring you many treasures, but time isn’t one of them. Get started early and you’ll thank yourself once the big day is just around the corner.

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Modern Classics: Engagement Jewelry Trends

Monday, December 7, 2015 | Jewelry

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It’s a tale as old as time. You meet, you fall in love, and before long you’re searching for the perfect treasure for that perfect someone—the gift that will keep on giving for the rest of your lives together. You’re carrying on the time-honored tradition of the engagement ring.

So where do you start? One way to look is to check out the trends that seem exciting to all the other suitors out there. You certainly don’t have to go with a popular choice just because it’s popular, but checking out engagement jewelry trends can at least give you an idea of what you do or don’t like.

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Unique Jewelry Gifts from Around the World

Monday, November 23, 2015 | Jewelry

The holidays are coming, and this time of year people find themselves scrambling for thoughtful gifts. It can be hard to locate exactly the right present for a loved one, especially if that person has…shall we say, unconventional?…taste. But just because your partner thinks outside the box doesn’t mean you have to forego the most traditional present there is: beautiful jewelry. The world is full of unique bangles and baubles, and one of them might be just the thing for your free spirit!

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Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 | Jewelry

Making sure this ring will do her justice

We want you to picture something: you get up in the morning, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and put on your favorite tie…every day. For the rest of your life. The very same tie.

We bet it’s difficult for you to imagine decking yourself out in the same accoutrement that consistently. Always. Won’t you get bored? Won’t it clash with your summertime seersucker suit? (Yes, you’re that guy. And good for you.) You’d better like that tie a whole lot, right?

Well, it’s likely that your future wife is planning on doing exactly that with her engagement ring. And you definitely want her to like it a lot. No pressure.

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