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Insurance for Single Items

Insurance for Single Items

The problem with many home insurance policy wordings, and I’m talking about the typical generic ones that most people buy online, is that they have fairly rigid limits for certain items. Traditionally, insurers do not like an unbalanced sum insured so someone asking for a quote for £35,000 contents and a £10,000 Rolex may find they receive a lot of declines....

Top Ten Watch Brands

Top Ten Watch Brands

There will always be debate on the top ten watch brands and choosing a “definitive” list is very complicated, there are so many factors to take into consideration including; watch functions, materials used, cost and intended usage. This list is my own, which has been compiled using my own set of criteria, many may disagree with the choices and we would be interested to hear from you with your own list and reasons for your choices....

History of Swiss Watchmaking

History of Swiss Watchmaking

Anyone with a keen interest in watches will acknowledge that when it comes to horology, the Swiss are synonymous with one thing and that’s high end top quality products. Today Swiss watches are prized the world over and represent the country’s third largest export....

How to Identify a Genuine Swiss Watch

How to Identify a Genuine Swiss Watch

Swiss watches are famous the world over for their superior quality, but what actually makes a watch “Swiss” and how can you tell you are dealing with the genuine article?...

Types of Precious Stone

Types of Precious Stone

Assetsure specialise in the Insurance of Jewellery Here is our guide to the most popular Types of Precious Stone found in jewellery....

Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring

Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring

In October 2010 Prince William and Catherine Middleton became the talk of the world when, after 8 years of dating, Will finally popped the big question! In a romantic little cabin in Kenya, hidden away 10,500ft in the mountains, the future King of England proposed to his bride....

Top 7 Favourite Jewellery Pieces

Top 7 Favourite Jewellery Pieces

I think in my past life I must have been a magpie. Let me explain… One thing I’m notorious for, when I hit the high street, is standing outside Jeweller’s shops gawking through the window at the array of sparkling wares. I can’t help it. I see the glimmer of gold or the twinkle of a perfectly cut diamond and I’m fixated....

How to wind an Automatic Watch

How to wind an Automatic Watch

How to wind an Automatic Watch. Firstly, let’s consider what an automatic watch movement actually is. Mechanical watches can be “manual”- where you have to wind the watch up yourself, usually each day, or, self-winding (automatic)....

Glossary of Watch Terms

Glossary of Watch Terms

At Assetsure we specialise in providing insurance for watches. We are able to offer quotations for single watches or entire collections. Our specialist watch insurance policy provides cover on a worldwide all risk basis and in the event of a loss, there is no excess to pay. If you require a quote, please contact our office either by telephone or via our watch quote contact form....

Choosing an Engagement Ring

Choosing an Engagement Ring

Choosing an Engagement Ring This is one thing in life you want to get right and when making the trek down to the jewellers, or searching online you will want to have a little insight in to the basic things you should be mindful of, before parting with you hard earned cash....

Jewellery Valuation

Jewellery Valuation

Your jewellery will be amongst your most treasured possessions and of course we at Assetsure will be pleased to provide insurance for you, either on a single article basis or for your whole collection. Insurance though will never compensate for the loss of a treasured item and we hope this never happens, but at least by having an up to date jewellery valuation, you can help to make sure that an item is replaced with one of similar value....

Keeping Jewellery Safe

Keeping Jewellery Safe

At Assetsure, we can provide insurance for your most precious items of jewellery but our compensation will never replace a cherished item or family heirloom. Sometimes, protecting your valuables is as simple as taking a few common sense steps to safeguard them. Here are a few of our tips based mainly on studying the typical types of insurance claims received for loss or damage to jewellery....

Chronograph Watches

Chronograph Watches

Chronograph derived from the Greek Chronos & Graph which translates as time & writing the earliest form of the device was simply a piece of paper fitted to a circular rotating drum with a pen that marked elapsed time by marking the paper with ink....

Divers Watches

Divers Watches

Many watches are designed not only to keep accurate time but with special features to assist the wearer when taking part in a sport or pastime. In some cases, these special features are critical to the well-being of the wearer, none more so in the case of dive watches....

What is a GIA Certificate

What is a GIA Certificate

If you have purchased a diamond engagement ring, the chances are you will already be familiar with the term GIA certificate. This document is produced by the Gemological Institute of America and is used by many jewellery insurance companies to substantiate the type of stone used in a ring....

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