The insurance industry can crack down on jewellery thieves thanks to a new register that creates a link between jewellers, consumers, police and insurers.

Called eregister, the service already has more than 500 jeweller subscribers including Mappin & Webb, Ernest Jones and the F Hinds group.

To view to the site, insurers log onto the net and go to and can get a free demonstration. The site already registers more than £100m worth of jewellery.