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Jewellery, watch and ring insurance

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Insuring collectibles, jewellery and other valuables

If you own a high-value piece of jewellery, or a rare collectible, it won't be covered as standard by your home insurance if it's worth more than the single article limit - usually around £1,000.

In the event of loss, theft or accidental damage, jewellery and valuables insurance can help to cover the cost of repairing and replacing watches, wedding and engagement rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more where home or contents insurance can fall short.

What does jewellery insurance cover?


A standard jewellery and valuables insurance policy will likely cover you for:

  • Accidental loss
  • Theft
  • Accidental damage
  • Loss of diamonds and stones
  • Away from home cover

You may also find protection for collectibles, fine art, antiques, musical instruments and collections of jewellery.

Cover usually excludes cosmetic damage like scratches and dents, general wear and tear, or the loss of a single earring.

Get a quote for your jewellery and valuables

You'll need the following details about you and your items to hand

  1. Details about you

    You’ll need to enter some basic details like your name, address, age and contact info

  2. Details about your valuables

    Whether it’s an engagement ring or a Rolex watch, enter some details about the piece you want to insure

  3. The value of your items

    Choose an amount that would cover the costs of repairing or replacing the item

  4. Details of purchase

    Where and when you bought the item

  5. Level of cover

    Add or remove accidental loss cover or adjust the level of excess you'd need to pay

  6. Get your quote

    See how much your cover will be and choose whether you want to pay monthly or annually

Safeguard your jewellery

Get cover for loss, theft and accidental damage with Assetsure

How to get a cheaper quote

Don't pay more than you should for your jewellery insurance. Follow our tips to help you get a cheaper quote:

  1. Pay annually

    Avoid the interest charges monthly payments incur by paying for your premium in a single annual payment

  2. Avoid add-ons and extras

    Accidental cover is available as an optional extra. Include it if you feel you need it, but be mindful that it'll increase the cost of your premium

  3. Don't over-insure your valuables

    If you over-state the value of your items, you may end up paying for cover you don't need

How to value jewellery for insurance purposes

It's important to get your jewellery valued before you insure it, so you know exactly how much cover you need.

If you've purchased an item as new, you should look to insure it for its full replacement value. If however you bought the item second-hand, you should insure it for the amount to replace the item with one of a similar age and value.

If you're unsure of your items value, a local jeweller should be able to give you an up-to-date valuation. If you’re insuring a second-hand item, find a like-for-like value in the current market.

What happens if I under-insure my valuables?


Failing to declare the correct valuation of your items may see you under or over-insured. Under-insuring your items may result in you not receiving the full cost of repairs or replacement from your insurer. Alternately, over-insuring may increase your annual premium.

What should I do if someone gives me an expensive piece of jewellery?


If you purchase or are given new valuables, your cover limit will likely need to be increased. Therefore you should contact your insurer to give them an updated valuation of your items.

There were more than 250,000 residential burglaries in England and Wales between October 2018 and September 2019[2].

Choosing the right insurance can mean you’re financially compensated in the event of theft, even if nothing can replace the sentimental value.

[2] According to data from the ONS Crime in England and Wales Police Force Area data tables in September 2019

Frequently asked questions

  • I lost one earring, will I still be covered?

    Specialist cover won't cover the loss of one earring.

    However, a home insurance policy with matching set cover will payout if one goes missing.

  • Are my valuables covered when travelling overseas?

    Usually your valuables will be covered by your jewellery insurance or travel insurance when you go abroad. Check the terms and conditions to make sure you’re covered.

  • How can I make a claim?

    The first step of making a claim is to contact your insurer.

    When you make a claim, you’ll usually be offered a repair, or replacement, a cash settlement or a gift voucher to be redeemed at a selected jeweller.

    You’ll need a valuation certificate or purchase receipt as proof of value and proof of ownership. Any photographs you’ve taken of the items would be useful too.

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Page last reviewed: 21 May 2020
Next review due: 21 July 2020

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