National Jewelry Security Association Announces April The First Annual Jewelry Check-Up Month.

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According to the National Jewelry Security Association (NJSA), April has been designated the first annual Jewelry Check-Up Month. Independent jewelers across the country are promoting the benefits of having individual jewelry items regularly inspected for damage or weakness. “Jewelry worn for years without maintenance is the number one cause of loss, even above theft,” says Cindy Ritzi, president and founder of the NJSA. “ Millions of dollars in jewelry are lost each year because people don’t take the time to have it regularly inspected.”

“Jewelry worn for years without maintenance is the primary cause of loss, even above theft”, says Cindy Ritzi, President of the National Jewelry Security Association. “ Millions of dollars are lost each year because jewelry hasn't been inspected regulary.

The National Jewelry Security Association has designated April as the first annual Jewelry Check-Up Month, stressing the importance of inspecting and maintaining jewelry like you would any other valuable asset. Independent jewelers across the country are promoting the benefits of having individual jewelry items regularly inspected for damage or weakness. Much like a stock market account wouldn’t be left unattended for years, valuable jewelry assets shouldn’t go without frequent inspection by a qualified local jeweler. In fact, having jewelry inspected every six months can prevent heartbreaking loss later on.

“Jewelry worn for years without maintenance is the number one cause of loss, even above theft,” says Cindy Ritzi, president and founder of the National Jewelry Security Association. “ Millions of dollars in jewelry are lost each year because people don’t take the time to have it regularly inspected.”

By making jewelry inspection a regular habit, much like changing the batteries in a smoke detector, jewelry owners can rest assured that their jewelry pieces will be as beautiful, and often more valuable, in the years to come.

Jewelry Check-Up Month is part of a larger effort by the NJSA to promote jewelry security awareness nationwide. From engagement rings to wedding bands, diamond bracelets to watches, jewelry can often be an overlooked family asset. This October, independent jewelers across the country will work together to promote National Jewelry Security Month in an effort to help consumers understand the importance of protecting and preserving these valuable, but often overlooked assets. A complete copy of the Jewelry Security Review can be downloaded at http://www.jewelrysecurityadvisors.com/njsa-education.html or by visiting the Jewelry Security Advisors website at http://www.jewelrysecurityadvisors.com and clicking on the NJSA Education tab.

By following the four steps listed below, individuals can begin to ensure that their cherished jewelry possessions are safe and secure for years to come.

Schedule routine inspections with a qualified local jeweler

  •     Inventory your jewelry keeping a written and photographic record
  •     Keep appraisals updated as they change depending on market conditions
  •     Insure your jewelry, most often through a home owners or rental insurance policy.

The National Jewelry Security Association (NJSA) was founded in 2009 to provide valuable and actionable information to jewelry consumers. An association of independent jewelers, the NJSA provides information and materials directly to the consumer and through partnerships with businesses that provide services related to the security and assessment of jewelry and personal assets. These partner businesses include: retail jewelers, insurance companies, financial planners, estate attorneys, home security and security products vendors. For more information on the NJSA, National Jewelry Check-Up Month or National Jewelry Security Month, visit http://www.NJSAonline.com or call 866-929-8489 for more information.    

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