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Jewelry is one of the most expensive and cherished items that people carry. From simple chains to designer watches, people love jewelry for all kinds of reasons. Jewelry is a valuable possession with a special place in many people’s hearts. It can represent more than just a piece of gold around your neck – it can represent memories and milestones. This is why losing your jewelry can be such a heartbreaking moment. This article will go over five of the most common ways people lose their jewelry and what to learn from it so that you can avoid making this costly mistake.

In the ocean or large bodies of water. If you swim in a cold pool, lake, or ocean, your fingers may contract, and your rings may slip off. The same goes for your toe rings.
Solution: Avoid the beach and the pool with any jewelry, no matter how nicely you believe it fits.

Washing dishes or laundry. If your hands are slippery from water and soap, or if you just plain forget where you put it when you took it off to wash it, it can easily tumble down the drain.
Solution: Maintain a designated spot to store your jewelry while you’re dishwashing or cleaning. Putting a trinket tray by the kitchen sink and the laundry sink is a great way to keep all your jewelry in one place.

Sports\Gym\Running around. Physical activity and rougher movement can make jewelry fall off. Clasps and earring fasteners can get stuck or be wriggled open.
Solution: Always take it off before engaging in sports or exercise. If you like to work out with earrings on, the best option is to get extra-secure clasps, safety chains, screw back or leverback earring closures. If you want to continue wearing your hoops or dangling earrings for your workouts, at least double-check that they are still set in place and that there isn’t anything that can fall off or open.

Simple misplacement. First, don’t panic! Because most jewelry is so tiny, it’s very easy to lose. Most of the time, things are found in the jewelry case or security box (check the smaller pockets and deeper creases!). If you quickly check purses, bathroom cabinets, bedside tables, office drawers, glove compartments, and other places you often go, you might find something you put there by accident. Sometimes these things just fall off nightstands, behind beds, between sofa cushions, or under car seats. Tracing your steps and looking carefully may help you find them. A flashlight is often helpful because it can pick up the shine of stones and metal.
Additional tip: Make room in a drawer for dishes and bowls, or invest in a jewelry box, to store your jewels. To avoid misplacing your jewelry, always return it to its proper storage area when you’re done wearing it.

Remember, no matter what precautions you take, there is still a chance that your jewelry can be stolen. When not worn, your jewelry should be kept securely locked or hidden at home. Whenever you’re in a potentially dangerous or unfamiliar environment, it’s wise to keep valuables like jewelry hidden. If you know you are at high risk of being pickpocketed, you should avoid wearing jewelry altogether. Do not walk around showing off your expensive jewelry; doing so may be an invitation to a robbery in some areas.

In the end, there’s no real way to avoid all the threats your jewelry could face. But you can mitigate your risks by keeping an up-to-date appraisal, shopping for insurance policies, and being aware of the most common ways people lose jewelry. Of course, proper storage is also key to ensuring that your heirlooms last for generations to come. We hope you never have to use these tips, but they are out there just in case!