For thousands upon thousands of people with insurance policies on various pieces of jewelry, especially wedding rings, there’s been concern over whether or not their insurance policy will still be valid if they missed their mandatory every six-months inspection due to COVID-19 closing jewelry stores.

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Although most (not all) jewelry stores remain closed as do most all of their corporate offices, most all major jewelry store chains are extending a grace period to customers with jewelry pieces requiring biannual inspections in order to keep their insurance on the pieces up to date and valid.

On its website, Kay Jewelers states, "While your jewelry is expected to be cleaned and inspected every six months, we will extend a six month grace period from the original inspection date to remain compliant with your warranty terms during these unprecedented times."

Also offering a grace period is Zales who states, "We will continue to take good care of you and your jewelry needs when you are able to comfortably return for your inspection, as the safety of our team members and customers is our primary concern. We will happily inspect and honor your warranty at that time."

Jared the Galleria of Jewelers belongs to the Kay and Zales family and they too will be offering a six-month grace period for inspections.

If you bought your jewelry from a local jewelry shop and aren't sure about the inspection on your pieces or whether or not the store is offering a grace period, call or message them because most stores are preparing to open back up and will get back to you within a day or so with an answer.

In related jewelry news, it was just announced that Signet, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, Jared, and Zales will be closing more than 150 of its North American stores.