“All jewerly is usually removed by the funeral director before going into the hearse...”
Unless the family wants them buried with it. My former boss was a Funeral Director, he was given a ring to put on the deceased for burial. He put it in his pocket. He buried the guy. While walking away from the grave he chanced to put his hand in his pocket...oops! He got the crew to uncover the coffin and they put the ring on the guy.
However I doubt whitney was buried with anything near 6 figures on her.
When my husband died, my kids insisted his cowboy boots be buried with him...the only disappointment was the boots were put in the casket, but not one his feet....I just figured its probably very hard to put boots on a corpse, but they wished he was wearing them...his rosary was buried with him, but I don’t remember if his grandfathers wedding ring was removed or not...it was 18 K gold and would have made a heirloom to keep in the family..but that was in 1990 and I forget....for the family only the casket was opened all the way to show his boots were with him, then closed for the ride to the cemetary...it would now be his grandchildrens great grandfathers ring. Some things should be removed to pass on to the next generation....