by Rachel Hoar

10 Ways To Lose Your Ring (And What Do About It)

Sometimes life just…happens. That’s why there’s jewelry insurance.

These customer experiences are proof that jewelry insurance is a must. No one is safe from life’s great ring hazards, like fishing expeditions or golden retrievers. These 10 fiasco-filled customer stories prove it!

Jewelry mishaps are way too common. Luckily, James Allen has partnered with Jewelers Mutual to provide both warranties against damage AND comprehensive jewelry insurance – so you can be protected against wear-and-tear, loss, theft, or extensive damage. 

You know, just in case (HEAVEN FORBID) what happened to these customers, happens to you. 

So, when does jewelry insurance come in handy?

1. WHEN YOU’VE GOT THE WORST LUCK

Get. Insurance. At. Checkout. Do we have to spell it out for you?

“I was going to propose the following day. I thought of getting insurance, but I planned to do it after dinner with my family. 2 hours after coming back home, my house was broken into and the ring was gone.
– Danial K.

2. WHEN YOU JUST LOSE STUFF

If you can’t keep track of your stuff, we’ve got your – hey, where are my keys?

“My husband lost his wedding band, again. This site made it so easy to reorder. I will use James Allen again when he loses it next time.
– Genevieve F.



3. WHEN YOUR HINDSIGHT’S 20-20

Protect your sparkle & sip your beachy margaritas worry-free.

“Unfortunately, I lost my original ring on vacation (get that insurance!). But…my new ring is AMAZING!!!!!”
– Alison R.

4. WHEN YOU CATCH…AND RELEASE

Active lifestyles = more lost rings. 

“I bought the same ring twice when my husband lost the first one on a fishing trip. He loved it so much he wanted the exact same one the second time.”
– Shellie M.

5. WHEN YOUR PETS GET INVOLVED

Got pets? Get insurance.

“My original engagement ring was eaten by my dog.
– Consuela V.

6. WHEN YOU’RE A BIT ABSENT-MINDED

Let us worry about your ring, so you can keep your mind on the proposal.

“The ring was in my briefcase, which was stolen by a taxi driver in the ride from the Rome airport so I didn’t get to propose at the Trevi Fountain as I had planned.”
– George D.

7. WHEN THE PRODIGAL RING RETURNS

From normal wear-and-tear to some more…um…serious damage, jewelry insurance makes sure your sparkle is recoverable.

“I lost my engagement ring a few weeks ago in Dublin (Ireland), but luckily enough I found it again. Unfortunately, my ring did sustain quite a bit of damage. I sent the ring back to James Allen for repairs – it came back like brand new and as sparkly as ever!”
– Katie M.

8. WHEN YOU TRY TO BE RESPONSIBLE BUT…

Sometimes it slips your mind.

“My husband was trying to get my ring resized for me and forgot to bring it into the house overnight and his car was broken into and the thieves got away with my ring. I was devastated!”
– Jane B.

9. WHEN REDECORATING BECOMES AN EXTREME SPORT

Daily life isn’t risk-free!

“My wedding ring turned out perfectly. When it was damaged (moving furniture) we were able to send it back to James Allen to be repaired for free.”
– Jared F.

10. WHEN THE STAR OF THE SHOW GOES MISSING

Center stone issues? We’ve got insurance for that.

“My wife lost the center stone on her engagement ring. She was very sentimental about replacing it. When I found a new stone, I felt like I was proposing to my wife all over again!!”
– Bill T.

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Rachel Hoar

Rachel is an unabashed linguistics fanatic who can identify the ancient Greek root of any word. She promises not to spray you with Windex.

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