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What is jewellery insurance?

Jewellery Insurance is a specialist stand-alone insurance that protects your valuables, such as rings, earrings, collars, bangles, cufflinks, broaches, and necklaces. For your most sentimental and valuable items, we recommend taking out stand-alone jewellery insurance, which means you are comprehensively covered away from the home and worldwide.

We recommend stand-alone insurance for:

  • Discretion: Keeping the value discreet if a gift.
  • Simplicity: Few questions needed to arrange cover.
  • Speed: Arrange cover within minutes.
  • Cost: Splitting insurance can keep costs down.
  • Cover: You’re covered away from the home as standard, with accidental loss and damage included.

Why chose Stanhope?

Stanhope is part of Stanhope Cooper, an award-winning, family-run business based in London and Hampshire. Stanhope is a leading niche and specialist insurance provider to the UK home insurance market.

We love jewellery insurance because jewellery often connects to a beautiful story. We understand that your ring, earrings, collar, bangle or necklace is one of your most prized possessions. Stanhope’s comprehensive range of jewellery insurance policies gives you the peace of mind to wear your jewellery when and where you want.

  • 17 Years of specialist jewellery and high-value home experience.
  • Chose between two stand-alone products we have to offer.
  • 2,000 + 4.8 Star Reviews on Reviews.IO and Google Reviews
  • Clear advice and recommendations based on your circumstances

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Our stand-alone jewellery policies include:

  • Worldwide coverage is the standard, with no limit on travel.
  • Accidental damage and loss cover included.
  • Fire, theft and attempted theft cover included.
  • Cover away from the home as standard.
  • Replacement on a like-for-like basis or variable cash settlement (no vouchers!).
  • The item is fully covered if it is being repaired or restored at an approved jeweller.
  • Lose one earring, and we’ll replace the set! Pairs and sets included.
  • £0 Excess at the point of claim
  • New acquisitions covered at the point of purchase (see policy limits)
  • Valuations dated within five years of policy inception accepted compared to three years with other stand-alone insurers.
  • Claims service included – as your broker, we will negotiate any claim on your behalf with the insurance company.
  • Replacement of home safe if broken during theft or break-in.
  • Automated documents, sent within minutes of setting up cover.

Why should I choose stand-alone insurance and not put the item on my home insurance?

Many home insurance policies offer single-item coverage up to only £1,500 but only in the home. This means that you cannot claim a piece of jewellery worth more than £1,500 unless specified on your home insurance policy. If you want to cover your jewellery away from the home you need to select personal possessions cover and specify the item on your schedule. This can be complex and costly. Finally, many home insurers will only settle a claim with gem card vouchers, so you may not be able replace an item like for like should the worst happen (find out what to do if you lose an item).

You can often specify items over the single-item limit. Still, there will always be a maximum amount, typically just £10,000, of what the insurer is willing to cover. Suppose you have a particularly high-value item, like a Cartier Love Bangle. In that case, you will likely need a specialist jewellery policy or include your jewellery items within a high-value home insurance policy.

Jewellery Insurance FAQs

Do you have any tips on safeguarding jewellery items?

The safest place to keep your jewellery is in a bank safe. However, if you want to wear and enjoy your jewellery then this is not always practical.

We would recommend having a safe that is anchored to the ground or wall. However, if you are uneasy about having a safe in your home, then you should find a sensible hiding place for your jewellery. Here are some other tips:

  • Keep internal doors and windows locked
  • Avoid wearing expensive jewellery to the beach or swimming pool
  • When travelling, keep jewellery on your person at all times
  • Store jewellery in a suitable bag or jewellery box to prevent tarnishing

Why jewellery valuations are important

If you make a claim on an insurance policy for loss, damage or theft then you will be asked to provide a valuation or receipt. For a high value item of jewellery, it is best to have a valuation certificate. The price of diamonds and gold often fluctuates and so you don’t want to rely on your receipt in case your jewellery item has increased in value since you purchased it.

We recommend obtaining a professional valuation from a member of a professional guild or union. You can also get a valuation from a specialist or high street jeweller.

How much does jewellery insurance cost?

Read our short article to find out the magic formula to work out a quick cost to insure your jewellery on a stand alone basis.

Jewellery Maintenance: What are clasps and settings checks?

When buying a stand-alone jewellery or watch policy or a high-value home insurance policy, you may notice an endorsement to have the clasps and settings checked at least once every two, three or five years (otherwise known as jewellery maintenance). Because we love jewellery insurance, we want to ensure you understand the expectations of such an endorsement. Read our comprehensive article on the matter.

What should I do if I lose my jewellery?

You’ve just realised you’ve lost your wedding or engagement ring, what do you do? Firstly it’s important to know that this is a common thing and you are by no means the first or last person this has happened to. Here are some handy steps to help you find your engagement ring or get it replaced with as little stress as possible. 

Read our full article on this topic.

What jewellery brands do Stanhope insure?

We insure jewellery from all major brands as well as independently registered jewellers. Major brands we love to insure:

  • Tiffany & Co Jewellery
  • Cartier Jewellery
  • Bulgari Jewellery
  • Graff Jewellery
  • Van Cleef & Arpels Jewellery
  • Bvlgari Jewellery
  • Chopard Jewellery
  • Boodles Jewellery
  • Mikimoto Jewellery
  • Piaget Jewellery
  • Chanel Jewellery
  • Harry Winston Jewellery
  • Dior Jewellery
  • Missoma Jewellery
  • Mejuri Jewellery
  • Monica Vinader Jewellery
  • Boucheron Jewellery
  • Alighieri Jewellery
  • AUrate Jewellery
  • David Yurman Jewellery
  • Prganell Jewellery
  • Mappin and Webb Jewellery