After we were burgled last week, I only had a few hours to be scared and angry and sad. Then there was the time-consuming business of dealing with the insurance company. Most of us keep warranties and receipts for electrical goods. Bbt how many of us have our jewellery valued? I’m not Elizabeth Taylor, surely my jewellery isn’t worth much, I hear you muttering. You would be surprised what it costs to replace gold jewellery bought 20 years ago.
And even if you don’t have your jewellery valued, you should at least have pictures of the items, especially pictures of you wearing your jewellery. I have spent hours looking for photos of me wearing jewellery but most of the time I have a baby or child in front of me so you can’t see much apart from my head. Check any mum’s phone or camera and you will find hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of her children. I rarely appear in pics, as if some mythical figure ‘the mum’.