Security Advice for Gold Jewelry, Diamonds, and
For you to enjoy your treasures, they need to be somewhere
close and accessible, but NOT in the Bedside Jewelry Box.
Although we DO advise a Jewelry Box on the Dresser and easily
seen, BUT ONE CONTAINING SEVERAL PIECES OF JUNK JEWELRY. It is a
well documented fact that Burglars nearly ALWAYS check the
Bedroom First knowing that people hide things there.
In general terms we have discovered, through HUGE amounts of
research, (Please don't write and ask us how we know such things)
that your average Crim or Thug, doesn't know the difference
between Gold or Plated items, Diamonds or Shiny pebbles of
In the dimly lit beam of a torch, a handful of Jewelry,
stuffed into a pocket, stops them searching any further, and they
leave without any more damage.
If it looks like gold, it must be gold... Right?
Well, NO! But this can work in OUR Favor.
So OCCASIONALLY buy that antique looking string of pearls
(which we know are glass beads) from the local Op shop or Charity
Church Bazaar, and salt it into your 'attractive' Junk items in
the Jewelry Box on the Dresser.
Costume Jewelry CAN look a Million Dollars. Old Brooches in a
Base metal and containing a 'Plastic' Cameo, can feel and seem to
be worth all the trouble.
Help these poor people out. Do the right thing. Give them
something to Steal, and they will leave you alone, next time.
But what about the Good Stuff?
If you do 'Hide' it somewhere in your home there are a couple
of points we wish to discuss. Firstly: tell a trusted or close
relative where they are.
Too many people hide things and then forget where they put
them. Over the years it slips from memory and after they 'Cross
Over' as John Edwards would say, they get tossed out with the
rest of the rubbish never to see light of day again. Shame -
Shame - Shame. Please tell someone.
Don't hide the items in extreme temperatures.
It has seemed that over the past decade or so, some people
have been hiding things in the Freezer. This is NOT recommended
as Gold and Silver items may survive, but some gemstones are sure
Opal for example contains a great amount of water in their
chemical make up. Freeze opal and you will NOT have anything with
color left after a very short while. Pearls too, and most of the
softer 'Organic' gemstones like Coral or Ivory or Amber will all
be damaged by this process.
The Kitchen is a good place to hide things, as is the
We have had some clients (friends of ours) who hide things in
the Children's Toy room. As long as it can't be found or pLaid
with by the Kids, it is safe.
If you come home one day and the Darling Little Ones are
wearing your best Diamond Jewelry, chances are you didn't hide it
well enough. Under the Lego pieces, just doesn't cut it.
Regardless of whether you have your items hidden or in a
'Safety Deposit' style box or wall safe etc, you should still
insure your items.
We have mentioned this before, so if you're not sure, please
read the advice on 'Selling your Jewelry' or go direct to the
Online Jewelry Appraisal Centre for more information (address
As a last resort, it is comforting to know that if your
treasures are lost or stolen, you can retrieve an accurate
description and detailed specifications from a safe place OUTSIDE
of your Home or Work.
One of the strengths of the 'Do-it-Yourself' Online Jewelry
Self Appraisal system, is knowing your details are kept in a
secure extraweb database that only you can access 24/7 from
anywhere in the world.
We would hate to have Fire, Flood or Earthquake rip apart your
world in more ways than one. After the event is NO time to get a
Certificate done, and at such a low fee (less than the price of a
Big Mac and Coke) is a tiny price to pay to ensure your details
Any good Manufacturing Jeweler should be able to remake an
EXACT copy of your treasures thanks to the detailed descriptions
in the Kit. Even if your Certificate was lost or destroyed, we
can ALWAYS get you another copy and bring your Engagement or
Wedding Ring back to life.
There are several other SPECIAL REPORTS available through our
eMail-on-Demand subscription box at the website, so please take
some time to visit.
There is a timely warning on Security issues. It's good
advice, plus there is some great tips on Investing in Jewelry,
Insurance guidelines and other notes on selling, Hallmarking tips
etc, and they are being added to all the time.
And the best bit is they are FREE....
Thank you for taking the time to read this special report. If
you thought it interesting, useful or found it helped you in any
way I would appreciate your comments via email at the address
This is my personal email address and I read every comment -
good or bad.
Alternatively: why not pass it on to a friend. I'm sure you
can think of someone who might benefit from this useful
information. Treat it as doing me a big favor. I will certainly
Thank you. As usual....
Take care and watch the road.
David Foard F.G.A.A.
Pesident gemologist/valuer at the Online Jewelry Appraisal
P.S. There are many other complimentary Reports available to
you at our website, or if you haven't yet done so, you may like
to subscribe to our email-on-demand Newsletters - the Antique
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About The Author
David Foard is retired ("Ha..." he laughs). He is working harder
now than at any time in his life, especially over the 30 years he
spent in the Antique Jewelry Trade as a qualified gemologist and
member of the Valuers Council. Now he concentrates on the three
'R's of 'Reading' Ritin' and re-ritin articles, courses and
producing free reports and information at his website.
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