Jewelry is like the icing on a cake and completes any look. But when travelling with jewelry, packing necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings can be tricky. You can’t just treat them like your t-shirt and jeans, they need to be packed with care and so they don’t get damaged or lost.
It’s a good idea to plan which pieces you want to bring. I always like to pack a few basics like stud earrings, a delicate necklace, and some simple bangles. These will go with almost any outfit. For more special occasions like an evening dinner or show, I choose a couple statement necklaces and a fun cocktail ring and along with some dainty rings for stacking. Remember to pack light and take only the jewelry you’ll wear while traveling and at your destination. The 4-carat diamond ring you save for special occasions? Probably not a good idea. The dainty necklace that goes with everything? Definitely!
When packing jewelry for travel, it’s important to pack them the right way so they don’t get damaged, tangled or lost. I’ve learned the hard way that that keeping your jewelry protected is so important. Keep reading to see my best travelling tips for jewelry…
Tips for Packing Jewelry for Travel
and Keeping Them Safe When Travelling
1. Make a list
List all the jewelry you plan on taking with you. Keep one copy with you and store it separately from your jewelry. Leave another copy at home. Also take pictures of your jewelry your plan on brining.
2. Jewelry Pouches
Often when you buy jewelry, they’ll come with a little pouch. There’s a good reason for this, they keep your jewelry safe from sunlight, scratches, and limits moisture. Utilize these pouches when traveling to hold your necklaces and jewelry pieces. These pouches are compact too, so they can fit in your carry-on or purse easily.
Traveling with multiple necklaces can become frustrating. This seems like a strange trick, but it’s a really clever one. Keep your necklaces untangled by slipping one end of the chain through a drinking straw then closing the clasp. This will save you from dealing with tangled necklaces. If you have a wider straw you can even put a couple necklaces into the same one to save on space.
4. Packing Bigger Jewelry Pieces
Statement necklaces and larger jewelry pieces always need a little extra care. I like to place them against soft item and then put them in a clear sealable bag like a Ziploc bag. Put one in each back and lay them flat so they won’t rub against themselves. I love the clear bag so I can easily see what’s inside while keeping it protected.
Smaller Jewelry Pieces
For all my little things like rings and small earrings that wear often, I have this cute little macaron case (below) to hold them. It’s great little carrier I can slip into my purse and and keeps all my things safe. Any little container will work for this purpose, you can use a pill case or small jar as well.
Carry it on
Never put jewelry in checked baggage. Instead, wear it or stow it in your carry-on bag. If you wear it, take extra care by slipping a pendant inside a sweater or turning your ring so only the band shows.
Utilize the safe
The hotel room is the most common place jewelry is lost. Store your jewelry in the hotel safe when you’re not wearing it. Leave it in your unlocked suitcase or on the bathroom counter and you might as well put a “take me” sign next to it.
Get Jewelry Insurance
No matter how careful we are with our jewelry when traveling, accidents happen. That’s why there’s insurance.
Get the right coverage before you embark on your summer adventures. Jewelers Mutual’s Jewelry Insurance coverage lets you travel worry-free knowing your jewelry is protected. Jewelers Mutual has been exclusive insuring jewelry for more than 100 years and offers repair or replacement coverage that includes worldwide travel protection for all types of jewelry and watches. Coverage includes loss, theft, damage, and unexplained loss.
Do any of your current insurance policies cover jewelry?
Make sure you find out before you leave home!
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