Jewelry theft. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
Given that we process insurance claims for stolen jewelry on a daily basis, we turned to some of our experts to reveal the top three places jewelry is stolen from. Along with tips to protect yours, of course.
3. The Gym
While you're working up a sweat, make sure your jewelry stays where you left it. Gyms are a common place for thieves to steal jewelry.
Read on for why leaving your jewelry in your car while working out isn't your best solution.
2. Your Car
Your vehicle is the second most common place where jewelry is stolen.
Thieves often steal first and think about the value later - smashing car windows just to peer inside a bag to see if it contains anything worth swiping.
It may seem like common sense, but you'd be surprised how often these basic tips are overlooked as we rush from place to place on our daily routine.
1. Your Jewelry Box
While your home is and should be your safe space, it's also the most common place jewelry is stolen from.
This house was a literal open door for jewelry theft during a real estate open house, with more than $150,000 worth of jewelry and watches swiped:
It's a good lesson to keep anything of value locked up and out of sight anytime you have people in your home you don't know all that well - like contractors, painters, maids or even babysitters. You can never be too careful when protecting valuable jewelry in your home.
In the case your jewelry is stolen, make sure you know what steps to take.
Have you had jewelry stolen? Help others avoid a similar situation by sharing your story in the comments.