Engagement Rings can be insured as part of your home insurance, and if you are already living together that may e the simplest way to insure your ring. If valuable it can be named as as individual item, and you can obtain all risks cover that will insure the ring when its out of your home. If you are looking to cover your ring in this manner compare home insurance here.
There may however be reasons why using home insurance is not your preferred option and these include:
You do not have a home to insure.
You prefer not to have to pay an excess (most home policies have an excess, whilst some jewellery insurers don't)
You don't want to run the risk that a claim on your ring insurance could impact on your homes no claim bonus so prefer separate policies.
In these instances you may prefer to opt for a specialist engagement ring insurance policy.
One specialist insurance is Protect Your Bubble who offer both jewellery and watch insurance.
One advantage is that this policy can be taken out in by one person, naming the wearer of the ring as another. This can be ideal if there is a gap between you obtaining the ring and popping the big question! This policy covers not only theft and loss, but also accidental damage - so are ideal for delicate items.
When away from home the engagement is either worn, be 'about your person' or locked in a locker or safe - so install a small safe if you are likely to need to leave the ring at home at any point - small jewellery safes can easily found on Amazon.
If you need to claim you receive a jewellery gift card to the insured value of the item and at that point your insurance policy would be cancelled.
As an example it would cost £3.53 a month (no excess) to insure a £950 Engagement Ring*.
Points to consider
If you do require further assistance please refer directly to the insurers mentioned, or contact us here at MoneyMaxim.
*Prices quotes refer to a 25 year old living in rented accommodation in Berkshire. Premiums will differ once individual circumstances have been taken into consideration.
This content was last reviewed on 21/01/2019
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