How to Insure Wedding Ring?

As soon as you plan on proposing soon or have been given an engagement ring, or already own one yourself, you may be contemplating the best way to insure it. A jewelry policy can ensure its protection from loss, theft and damage – something home and car policies don’t provide.

An independent insurance professional can assist in determining whether your ring needs an appraisal and the level of coverage it requires.


If your engagement or wedding ring holds sentimental value or has costed a considerable amount to purchase, insuring it might be wise. After all, should it get stolen, lost, or damaged in some way it could be replaced or at least partially covered through insurance policies specifically tailored towards jewelry items such as rings – such as adding an endorsement rider onto your homeowners policy that covers jewelry or getting separate policies dedicated solely for rings.

Cost to insure an engagement or wedding ring typically ranges between $1 to $2 for every $100 of its value; so for a $2,000 ring it can cost $20-40 annually to insure. Some insurers provide special coverage for certain types of rings while others will only insure them if it has been professionally appraised beforehand.

Your homeowners or renters policy might cover the loss of a ring, but it is essential that you read it thoroughly. If it does not, supplemental policies such as USAA Valuable Personal Property might be more suitable; such policies include an itemized list that itemizes and tailors its coverage according to your ring’s value. It would also be wise to get it reappraised when purchasing this type of policy to make sure appraisal information remains up-to-date.

If you are leaving for deployment or basic training, an alternative way of protecting your ring would be leaving it with someone safe such as your significant other, close friend, or relative who can then store it in a bank/credit union safe deposit box in case it gets stolen or damaged in an accident while you’re gone. Please keep in mind though, filing an insurance claim could impact the premiums for homeowners/renters insurance policies significantly.


There are various insurance policies to choose from, each providing its own set of advantages. When selecting an engagement ring policy, however, coverage and settlement terms should be your top priorities. Protecting it against damage, loss or theft requires finding an adequate policy which covers its full value; an expert in jewelry insurance should help determine if standard renters/homeowner policies provide enough coverage or whether additional jewelry coverage needs to be added separately.

Once you have located an appropriate policy, take time to decide on an ideal deductible amount. A deductible is the initial sum that needs to be paid before an insurance provider starts covering damage or replacement, and higher deductibles lead to lower annual premiums.

After considering your deductible, it’s also important to check whether or not your policy provides actual cash or replacement cost coverage in case of a claim. Actual cash policies generally reimburse only for original purchase price or current appraisal value, while replacement cost policies provide equivalent replacement rings of similar size and quality.

Consider whether or not you will require receipts and documentation to secure your ring insurance policy. Depending on the insurer, this could happen immediately or may require several days for underwriting review. Keeping a copy of your receipt safe will make the claims process simpler in future claims processes.

An engagement ring typically costs over $5,000, so making sure its future ownership doesn’t cause undue hardship is of utmost importance. With just three steps at USAA you could have your ring covered within 60 seconds!


When it comes to insuring an engagement or wedding ring, there are various insurance policies available. You have options such as purchasing a standalone jewelry insurance policy; adding it as a rider on to homeowners/renters insurance; or including it under personal property coverage. Whatever route you take, do your research before selecting any policy; explore policies thoroughly, compare prices and ensure your ring has been assessed accordingly in order to get peace of mind for such an important piece.

As part of securing your jewelry with an insurance policy, the first step should be getting it appraised by a reputable jeweler. An appraisal will provide a detailed description and estimate of its current value; having this document can come in handy in the event of loss or damage as the insurance company will use it to establish fair replacement value. It is wise to have your ring reappraised every two or three years since its value may change over time.

Standard homeowner, renter and condo policies typically provide jewelry coverage as part of their personal property section, though its coverage may be limited and might not cover losses resulting from accidental falls down garbage disposals or being damaged during cleaning procedures.

An insurance professional can assist in assessing whether the jewelry limit on your standard homeowners or renters policy will meet your needs, or whether scheduling it as an endorsement may be necessary to cover loss or damage of an item not specifically listed as excluded from coverage. Although scheduling as an endorsement increases premium costs overall, this can ensure your ring is protected even in the event of loss or damage despite not being specifically excluded in your policy agreement.

Once purchased and in your possession, you should insure it as soon as it arrives in a similar way that car buyers might do before driving off the lot. Coverage could either be instantaneous or may take several days depending on your policy’s underwriting process.

Policy limits

As soon-to-be couples, you have probably spent hundreds (if not thousands) on an engagement ring that represents love and commitment. Should it become lost, stolen, or damaged it could create financial strain between both of you – that is why jewelry insurance coverage may be worthwhile considering.

The most cost-effective and straightforward method to insure wedding or engagement rings is adding them as personal article floaters onto a homeowner, renter or condo policy. These provisions often cover theft and damage claims with multiple coverage limits at an economical premium cost.

Some policies offer additional services and benefits that could save your jewelry from becoming an expense in an unfortunate event, like loss detection and recovery services, or loaner rings in case of disaster. Although deductibles for these options may be higher, they could help ensure you avoid having to cover out-of-pocket losses as much.

If you decide to insure your ring this way, make sure you have both an up-to-date appraisal and receipt from its original purchase. Some insurance companies require detailed descriptions of its specific features such as cut, color, clarity and carat weight – this information helps the insurer assess its value accurately and determine an equitable replacement cost in case of a claim.

Be mindful of both the minimum and maximum coverage limits in your policy as well as any applicable deductibles, individual item limitations or maximum payout amounts in case of a loss – these restrictions usually depend on local average costs for similar items.

For additional protection, it may be worthwhile to acquire a standalone ring insurance policy from companies like Chubb that specialize in protecting jewelry and high-value items. You will usually pay an annual premium plus the deductible; however, coverage limits tend to be greater than when added onto an existing home or condo policy.