We want to trust the people who come into our home to help our loved ones. But let’s be safe and not sorry. Paul Greenwood, San Diego District attorney says jewelry is one of those things that often will go unnoticed for a long while if it is missing. Here are his tips for staying safe, not sorry.
Protecting Your Jewelry…
A few proactive steps can go a long way to reduce the risk of jewelry being stolen:
* Lock up the jewelry at all times. Keep it in a safe or lockbox that is out of sight.
* Create an inventory list and file that paper in a separate location. Be detailed on the list, with information about the sizing, colors, designs, and more. It doesn’t matter if the item is sentimental, valuable, or both. You must list a brief description so that you know the items that should be in the storage location.
* Photos offer a great way to maintain an inventory of the jewelry collection. In addition to the written list, have a few photos filed as well. This information can be stored in a filing cabinet with printed photos. Also, keep copies of the digital files on a computer hard drive with a secured backup system. Another option is to record a video of the jewelry.
In the event that jewelry does go missing, then this information is essential so that we can identify it quickly. Hopefully, we can recover the items before they end up at a pawn shop and get melted down.
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This information was provided by, Greenwald & Gerke Realtors and Attorney Paul Greenwood.