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The jewelry in your home is priceless. It either cost you a fortune or has immeasurable sentimental value. Since it might be irreplaceable, you need to take special measures to guarantee its safety.
The threat of a burglar getting into your home is one of the greatest fears that some jewelry owners have. While you have every reason to beware of burglars and to put measures in place to guard against them, there are other sources of threats that you might need to address if you wish to keep your valuables safe.
Beware of contractors who come to your home. There are so many jobs that you cannot do on your own and for which you’ll need to hire a contracting firm once in a while. Contractors could come to your home for plumbing jobs, to clean carpets, repair your roof, etc. Whenever you have such people in your home, always remember that they are complete strangers and unless you know the firm you are dealing with, you could actually be dealing with a bunch of thieves.
Contractors should be carefully evaluated to confirm that they only have employees who have passed background checks. References from people the contractor has worked with in the past would help.
Keep it in a safe place. Proud as you might be of your jewelry, it is important to understand that it could easily tempt the most trustworthy person. You should therefore not flaunt it around but rather lock it away, preferably in a safe. Apart from the possibility of theft, the jewelry could get damaged if it gets tampered with in the course of a repair job.
Sometimes the real danger to your valuable is not a burglar but somebody who’s actually very close to you. A visiting cousin or your daughter’s boyfriend could easily get tempted by jewelry that is left lying around unattended. Whenever you have visitors, make sure that your jewelry is out of their sight.
Regardless of the amount of care you take, there is always the possibility that your jewelry could get lost (through theft) or damaged (through a fire accident, for example). Without an insurance cover, it might prove impossible to replace your precious possession.
When you consider the value (both monetary and sentimental) that you attach to your jewelry, it makes sense that you should take special measures to guarantee its safety.
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