Australians insisted that diamond rings be engraved with serial numbers to prevent thieves from selling them
The invisible engraving with which you can save hundreds of dollars on wedding ring insurance
- Diamond sorter Roy Cohen urges Australians to have diamond rings engraved
- He claimed that a serial number on the diamond belt could stop the illegal sale of pawnshops
- Insurance premiums can also be reduced for jewelry with a code
A romantic marriage proposal is an important milestone in the lives of many people.
Engagement rings can also cost thousands of dollars and are usually stolen from invasions at home.
Jewelery experts urge engaged couples to have the diamond belt engraved so that they cannot be pledged so easily.
This microscopic serial number can be sufficient to get the ring back and save newlyweds hundreds of dollars per year in insurance premiums.
Roy Cohen, a third-generation diamond grader, originally from South Africa, said these small inscriptions increase the chance that a stolen ring will be reunited with the rightful owner.
A romantic marriage proposal is an important milestone in the lives of many people. Engagement rings can also cost thousands of dollars and are usually stolen from invasions at home
“It is invisible to the naked eye, it can only be seen with magnification, but it is actually a serial number,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Usually every jewelery shop has a magnifying glass from a jeweler and they actually look at the article.
“If there is a certificate number on the belt of the diamond and the diamond is sold without the certificate, it usually raises alarm bells.”
Mr. Cohen, the director of the Diamond Certification Laboratory of Australia, said that engraved serial numbers could be checked for diamonds against a database, arguing that this was more effective than leaving a diamond not engraved and being dependent on police. detective to find a stolen item.
Jewelery experts urge engaged couples to have the diamond belt engraved so that they cannot be pledged so easily. Shown is an engraving by Diamond Certification Laboratory from Australia
Roy Cohen, a third-generation diamond grader who has been practicing in Australia and South Africa, said these minute inscriptions increase the chance of a stolen ring returning to its rightful owner
“If someone steals a diamond ring from a house in Sydney and then sells it in Melbourne, there is no way to find out because there isn’t much cooperation between states,” he said.
His DCLA company started registering diamond rings in Australia in 2001, after moving from Johannesburg to Sydney.
It has now entered into a partnership with underwriter Woodina to form Certified Diamond Insurance, which only insures jewelry with a registered serial number.
Mr. Cohen, who has three decades of experience as a diamond sorter, promised to save customers up to 50 percent on their premiums compared to traditional home and content packages.
A diamond ring with a value of $ 10,000 can be insured for $ 306 a year.
Jewelery is the third most stolen item from Australian homes, after cash and laptops, an analysis of official burglary figures found by insurer Budget Direct.