Protect the Bling: How to Insure Engagement Ring Purchases the Right Way

By  Mac Molli
Updated on 02/28/24
Protect the Bling: How to Insure Engagement Ring Purchases the Right Way

Protect the Bling: How to Insure Engagement Ring Purchases the Right Way

By  Mac Molli
Updated on 02/28/24

Part of the Engagement

Protect the Bling: How to Insure Engagement Ring Purchases the Right Way

By  Mac Molli
Updated on 02/28/24

You’ve just splashed out on some serious engagement bling for your partner, but you’re terrified something will happen to the ring whenever they leave the house. Ring loss, theft, and damage are all too common, so the best thing to do is keep the ring safely locked inside the house… right

Well, no. Why bother spending all those dollars on a stunning ring only to keep it hidden away? Ensure your partner can show off their engagement ring for years with an engagement ring insurance policy. Here’s everything you need to know.

What is Engagement Ring Insurance Coverage?

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An engagement ring insurance policy is one you take out to protect an engagement ring against loss or damage. In the event of a lost or stolen ring, you can make a claim on the insurance policy. If the claim is approved, the insurance company covers the cost of replacing or repairing the ring.

Like other types of insurance, you’ll pay a monthly or annual premium for engagement ring insurance, and depending on the policy you choose, you may pay a deductible when making a claim.

Your homeowner’s insurance may include jewelry insurance, either as part of an existing policy or as part of a floater, but you can also purchase standalone jewelry insurance.

How Much Does It Cost to Insure an Engagement Ring?

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Several factors influence engagement ring insurance costs, including coverage type, ring value, deductibles, and location. However, the general rule of thumb is ring insurance costs 1–2% of the engagement ring’s value.

For example, insurance for a $5,000 ring will cost $50–$100 per year; insurance for a $20,000 ring will cost $200–$400 per year. Now, let’s delve into understanding the factors that determine the engagement ring insurance cost.

Ring insurance is surprisingly inexpensive, even for high-value rings!

How to Insure Your Engagement Ring: Home and Renters Insurance

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Jewelry insurance is often included in home or renters insurance. However, that doesn’t mean the coverage is ideal.

Homeowners insurance typically has a low coverage limit in place, and the limit will apply to all jewelry, not just your engagement ring. The limit tends to be around $1,500, so if you’ve spent more on your ring, the coverage is not adequate. You’ll also likely find that homeowners insurance does not cover rings from accidental loss or damage.

You can raise the jewelry coverage limit on your homeowner or renters insurance policy, for an additional premium, but this often still falls short of fully covering the ring’s value.

“Floater insurance” is an alternative. It’s separate insurance for your engagement ring, attached to your homeowner’s insurance policy. It will cover the ring’s full value and will also include accidental loss and damage coverage.

How to Insure an Engagement Ring: Standalone Policy

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Often, specialized jewelry insurance and a standalone jewelry insurance policy, such as reputable providers like Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group that will provide the widest and best coverage. These policies are also more flexible, allowing you to choose what is and isn’t covered and what deductible you’d like to pay (a $0 deductible is often possible).

Typically, specialized diamond ring insurance will provide coverage for the following:

  • Accidental loss (such as when the ring falls down a drain)
  • Damage
  • Theft
  • Wear and tear repairs (fallen stones, bent prongs, etc.)
  • Mysterious loss (if you have no idea where or how the ring disappeared)

Typical coverage exclusions include:

  • Manufacturer’s defects (this should be covered under the purchase warranty)
  • Deterioration over time
  • Intentional damage or loss
  • Voluntary parting with the ring
  • Damage sustained by pests, nuclear hazards, war, or military action

How You Insure an Engagement Ring: Step-by-Step

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  • Get an Appraisal

First, have a certified appraiser appraise the engagement ring’s value. The appraisal report isn’t always necessary for coverage, but it will be required should you ever make a claim. Regardless, getting an appraisal now will provide you with the ring’s true value so you can buy coverage accordingly.

  • Get Several Quotes

Next, get quotes from insurers. A good place to start is with your homeowner’s insurance provider and then move on to specialized insurers (such as our best engagement ring insurers for 2023).

To get a quote, you’ll need to provide:

  1. The engagement ring’s value 
  2. Your name
  3. Your zip code
  4. Your email address
  5. The desired deductible


  • Compare the Quote Coverage and Cost

Now, compare the coverage versus the cost. Don’t always go for the cheapest option, as it may not provide enough coverage. Look for the most comprehensive coverage for a fair price.

The more quotes you get, the easier it will be to determine whether or not you’re getting a good deal.

  • Narrow Down the Choices and Read the Fine Print

Get into each policy’s nitty-gritty. Shortlist two or three quotes and drill down into the details, including the claims process, terms and conditions, and caveats applied to making claims for certain circumstances.

It’s boring but necessary. Insurers can be sneaky, and if they can find a way to not pay for a claim, they will. Choose an insurer that has straightforward and clear policies and terms of use.

  • Choose a Quote and Make Your Purchase

After you’ve chosen an insurer, apply for coverage. You’ll need to provide all requested details and information, such as past convictions, past jewelry insurance claims, who will wear the ring, and more.

Once you provide this information, the insurer will decide whether or not they will provide you with coverage. If you’re approved, you’ll purchase the plan. If not, you’ll need to find another insurer.

  • Review Your Plan Annually

Insurers may raise premiums when your policy renewal date rolls around. If you feel it’s unfair (particularly if you’ve made no claims), shop around and find a better deal.


How Much Do You Insure an Engagement Ring for?

You should insure an engagement ring for its full value. That way, you have full coverage should you need to make a claim. Ring insurance costs around 1–2% of the total ring value, so it is not an expensive investment.

Is Jewelry Insurance Worth It for Engagement Ring Purchases?

Jewelry insurance is worth it for an engagement ring because it means the insurer will pay to have the ring replaced or repaired if it is lost, stolen, or damaged. Since jewelry insurance costs 1–2% of the ring’s value, this is much cheaper than paying for a replacement ring.

Who is Supposed to Insure the Engagement Ring?

Whoever possesses the ring first should insure the engagement ring. If there is time between purchasing the ring and proposing, the ring can be lost or damaged. It’s best to insure it as soon as possible.

When Should You Get Insurance for Your Engagement Ring?

You should get insurance for an engagement ring as soon as you purchase it. 

Is It Too Late to Get Ring Insurance?

It’s never too late to buy ring insurance. Whether you bought the ring one day ago or one year ago, you can still insure it.

Proposals and Beyond

Never mind insurance — if you haven’t even purchased the perfect ring yet, The Groom Club can help. We’ve got all the latest info, from the latest trends in engagement ring cuts and the hottest styles to how to finance your ring without plunging into the red.

When your beloved has said “yes!” and the wedding planning madness begins, we’ve got a ton of information to help with that, too.

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