Jewellery loss during travel on the rise, survey says

June 21, 2019

While on vacation, travellers should be cautious when posting photos of their jewellery and accommodations on social media.[1]
While on vacation, travellers should be cautious when posting photos of their jewellery and accommodations on social media.

Incidents of fine jewellery being lost or stolen while a person is travelling have doubled since 2015, according to survey conducted last month by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group[2].

The study, which polled more than 1000 people, revealed that 20 per cent of people have experienced loss or theft of fine jewellery when travelling, which demonstrates a 10 per cent increase from a survey conducted four years ago.

Further, 27 per cent report losing fine jewellery on a beach, and only one per cent recovered pieces that were lost or stolen while on vacation.

“Travel continues to be a vulnerable time to misplace or have jewellery stolen,” says Don Elliott, director of claims with Jewelers Mutual. “Travellers can and should insure their jewellery, and there also are steps travellers can take to minimize risk.”

To alleviate jewellery loss or theft during travel, Jewelers Mutual offers the following tips for retailers to share with clients:

For additional travel tips, click here[3].

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.jewellerybusiness.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/SA_JewelersMutual.jpg
  2. Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group: https://www.jewelersmutual.com/Home
  3. here: https://info.jewelersmutual.com/your-guide-to-traveling-with-jewelry?utm_campaign=Corporate&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=73855630&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-87YGdUHasxPhherT4MvZw0U23eptFQ3WHl35A7ZrCcdWrWhsFoxU3Sk6L7Z7YdoWN2GzYfvz7N8lnAZVGbjAsYcgjhqw&_hsmi=73855630

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