You’ve just said, “I do,” and celebrated your wedding with your family and friends. Next up? Relaxation and adventure on your honeymoon!
But before you board that plane and kick up your feet, you might wonder, “Should I take my engagement ring on the trip?”
It’s a valid concern. You’ve made sacrifices for that ring, and honeymoons can be perilous for fine jewellery. In this article, we’ll look at some of the common questions we’re asked about travelling with engagement rings. If you don’t find the answer to your query, feel free to call us.
Unfortunately, many insurers specifically rule out cover for pieces of high-value jewellery. “High-value” is a relative term, so you’ll have to review the terms of your policy carefully, but in most cases, engagement rings won’t be fully covered.
Another problem people run into with travel insurance is that jewellery may face depreciation during the claims process. Instead of getting a benefit that fully replaces your ring, you may have to settle for less than its full value or accept a lower-quality replacement.
Before you depend on travel insurance to cover your precious engagement ring, understand the terms you’re accepting. If you’re unhappy with the cover, look at our engagement ring insurance. It covers up to 125% of the value of your ring, and you can always return to your family jeweller for repairs or replacement.
Let’s say you insure your engagement ring with Q Report jewellery insurance. What happens if your ring is stolen while you’re honeymooning overseas?
First off, you’ll need to file a local police report. If you need help knowing what kind of documentation to gather, you can contact us anytime. Once you’ve collected a copy of the police report and signed your statutory declaration, we’ll take it from there.
We’ll liaise with the underwriter and your jeweller and help restore your engagement ring to you as soon as possible.
Coverage is instant from the moment your first payment is received, so if you start your insurance before you leave on your honeymoon, your ring will be fully covered for your trip.
If you haven’t yet purchased that gorgeous sparkler, you might consider buying it from a Q Certified Jeweller where you can obtain guaranteed coverage from the moment you walk it out of the shop. Before you even embark on your honeymoon, your engagement ring will be fully covered.
While it’s crucial to insure your ring when you wear it overseas, you can take the following precautions to protect it.
Flashing large diamonds around on public transit can seem like an invitation to savvy pickpockets. Avoid wearing eye-catching jewellery in public. If your diamond attracts attention, consider turning it around (toward your palm) when walking through a crowded area that feels unsafe.
Also, don’t leave your engagement ring in your check-in baggage, whether you’re flying or riding a train. Keep it with you at all times.
If you plan on leaving your engagement ring at the hotel sometimes, call ahead and find out about their safety accommodations. Does your hotel provide safes? If so, what kind?
Never leave valuables in your hotel room while you’re out. Too many people have access to room keys, and room safes aren’t as safe as you might assume. If you must leave your engagement ring at the hotel for some reason, ask at reception about a hotel safe. Better yet, keep that precious piece of jewellery on your hand and enjoy it.
Put your mind at ease by insuring your engagement ring with Q Report jewellery insurance. We’ll make sure it’s fully replaceable, no matter how far you travel. Get a free instant quote to find out how affordable it can be to protect your precious ring.