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Why You Should Have Your Diamonds Properly Insured

Aug 17, 2007
Diamonds are very precious often in price value and in sentimental value. When you own something you value many choose to buy insurance coverage for the item, such as a house. Diamonds should also be insured. Buying insurance for your diamond is just as important as buying insurance for your car or house.

Diamond insurance will often protect your investment against theft and damage. Many people buy additional coverage through their homeowner's policy to cover precious jewelry although that is not necessarily the best idea. If you were to stop and think about it, the jewelry is not necessarily only at your home. Most people choose to wear their jewelry, and once the diamond is away from the home your insurance coverage will not help should something happen to the diamond.

Insurance coverage specifically meant for your diamond jewelry can be purchased from a respectable insurance provider. It is important to make sure however that you have a certificate from the jeweler about your diamond certifying the value and possible serial code if applicable.

There are a few different types of insurance coverage that you can purchase for your diamond. If you are simply worried about being able to replace the diamond then replacement coverage may be for you. Replacement coverage will cover the cost of actually replacing the diamond in the current market, which may be more or less than actual diamond depending on current prices. This is good coverage and will make it possible for you to replace your diamond quickly.

Another type of insurance is an agreed upon price value. This is where the certificate of value of the diamond from the jeweler will be vital. The insurance company and you will agree upon a set price should something ever happen to your diamond. They will give you the agreed upon price rather than pricing your diamond based on today's prices or any other formula. The main reason for purchasing this policy is to be sure you can receive a set price for your diamond.

There are other various types of insurance coverage available for your diamonds. Spending some time shopping around for the best policy for you is the only way to find the policy to fit your needs.
There are many ways to find a reputable insurance policy dealer. You can start at your current insurance broker when looking to buy additional coverage for your diamonds. Your policyholder may carry coverage for your diamond to fit your needs. Another good place to find out about insurance coverage for diamonds is by asking your jeweler. Often jewelers may be able to recommend not only an insurance company but also the best type of policy for your diamond.

Taking care to insure your diamond will help to ease some of the frustration should something ever happen to your jewelry.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living in Navarre Beach, Florida. Find more about this as well as diamond jewelry at http://www.diamonds-jewelry-plus.com
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