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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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The Gem Master: Heather Fletcher

Thursday, June 4, 2015 | Uncategorized

Jewelry Quality Control

At Lavalier, you can get a quote for jewelry insurance in less than a minute, and it only takes a few more to buy jewelry insurance. But what happens after you hit that ‘purchase’ button? It goes to our underwriting team, led by GIA graduate gemologist (and MBA!) Heather Fletcher. She and her team review all the details of your appraisal and examine each diamond or gem certificate. Not only does this allow Lavalier to assess your insurance application, it also helps us help you ensure that you have the coverage level you need for as close a replica as possible in the unfortunate case of loss or damage. Check out her interview for more on the jewelry insurance process, gemology, and her tips and trade secrets!

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