LooptyHoops News, Tips, and Style Guide — protecting your hoops

My jewelry was stolen last weekend

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Well, it happened... Some of my favorite jewelry was stolen this past weekend. I'll tell you how. I was flying out of town for Memorial Day weekend and the Philadelphia airport was very busy. Even though I was there an hour and a half before my flight, I was nervous about getting up to security and through what I expected to be a very long line. I had a small shoulder purse, a leather backpack with my computer in it, and a large brown bag, like an over-sized purse, that had a zipper along the top that was open. Inside...

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How to Protect Your Jewelry When Traveling

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Here are some Do’s and Don’ts on Traveling Safely with Your Jewelry Do’s Carry your jewelry in something that doesn’t scream “I’m a jewelry bag!” Only take the minimum amount you need to wear with the wardrobe you are taking. Lay out your jewelry before packing it and take a photo of it so you will have a record of what you are taking in case something is lost or stolen. Put your jewelry in two or more different containers, not all in one bag. Keep your jewelry in your hotel room safe, or if not provided, behind the front...

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How to Protect Your Hoop Earrings

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Tip #1: Because gold and silver are soft metals, it’s important to protect your hoop earrings from any kind of pressure that might cause your hoops to be dented or bent. This is unlikely to happen while they are in your ears, although it could happen while you sleep. It’s always best to remove your earrings before going to bed. Put them on the night stand or in a special jewelry dish by your bathroom sink. Or, of course, put them away in your jewelry box.    Tip #2: When wearing hoop earrings, put them on after you have applied...

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How to Safely Leave Your Jewelry at a Jewelry Store

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It’s simple.  You must receive a receipt that specifies as many details about your jewelry as possible, like: Type of metal:  They should note 14k yellow/white gold, 18k, platinum, sterling silver, gold-plated, etc.  If they just put “gold color” down, ask them to test it for type of gold and have them note if it’s 14k or 18k. Length of chain:  Iif it’s a necklace or bracelet, they should measure it and put the exact length. Weight of the piece:  They should have a scale and put the piece on the scale and note the exact gram or dwt (“pennyweight”)...

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Insuring your Jewelry: What You Need to Know

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Why and How to Insure Your Jewelry You probably have some valuable jewelry that is very sentimental to you. Have you considered getting it insured? Here are some reasons why and some tips how: Why should I get my jewelry insured? You can replace those pieces that mean so much to you. Your jewelry will be replaced if it gets lost or stolen and you don’t even have to know HOW you lost it in order for the insurance company to replace it. You can get the money needed to replace any jewelry that is lost and use it to...

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