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Band Together: Help Jewelers Mutual Donate $2 Million

Posted by Kristin Fencl on Jul 21, 2016 10:33:22 AM

Jewelers Mutual has a strong history of giving back. We're passionate about making a difference both at home in Wisconsin and with our policyholders across the U.S. and Canada.

That’s why this summer, we are banding together in a big way to inspire change and support some of the basic needs that many of us take for granted.

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Topics: Contests & Promotions

How to Navigate the Airport While Traveling with Jewelry

Posted by Chelsea Drusch on Jul 7, 2016 1:30:00 PM

While the rate of mishandled bags has decreased 61.3% since 2007, lessening your risk of falling victim to lost luggage to less than 1%, the fear of losing your luggage is still real.

Understandable, considering the effect it has on the remainder of your travels.

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Topics: Tips, Travel

How Much Should an Engagement Ring Cost?

Posted by Chelsea Drusch on Jul 1, 2016 11:57:27 AM

As I’m sure you’ve heard, the old adage advises an engagement ring should cost roughly the equivalent of two months’ salary.

The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that works out to roughly $6,400, on average.

That’s not too far off from the average engagement ring cost of $5,978, according to The Knot’s 2015 Bridal Jewelry Trends Report.

However, a recent GOBankingRates survey of 5,000 adults indicates that popular opinion on how much an engagement ring should cost reflects a stark contrast with reality.

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Topics: Engagement, Tips, Proposal, Rings

How Much Does it Cost to Resize a Ring?

Posted by Olivia Hart on Jun 24, 2016 10:43:48 AM

Looking for an exact price list for resizing a ring? You won't find that here. Or likely anywhere.

And here's why.

Jewelers must consider numerous factors when determining the ring resizing cost, as each element affects the materials needed and the time and effort of the procedure.

It could be $20. It could be hundreds of dollars.

Only after defining these four areas can a jeweler provide an estimate for how much does it cost to resize a ring.

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Topics: Tips, Settings, Cleaning & Care, Gems, Rings

10 Jewelry Safety Tips to Avoid Damage to Your Jewelry

Posted by Jessica VandenHouten on Jun 15, 2016 4:15:00 PM

Jewelry hazards exist year-round. From falling down drainpipes to flinging off with a winter glove, there are opportunities for a lost ring at every turn.

But summer brings a host of unique challenges.

In honor of rings resting on the ocean floor, bracelets ruined from gardening and gems fallen victim to a wicked game of beach volleyball, here are 10 jewelry safety tips to avoid damage to your jewelry this summer:

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Topics: Safety & Security, Tips, Claims, Settings, Cleaning & Care

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