Travel Tips: How to Pack Jewelry

- When packing jewelry for travel, it's important to pack them the right way so they don't get tangled or damaged. Here are some of the best ways ..

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…

Jewelry pouches are an easy way to carry jewelry while travelling...

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.

Travel tip: use straws to prevent your necklaces from tangling. Read on for packing tips for jewelry

3. Straws

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.

Do’s and Don’ts While Travelling with Jewelry

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.

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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.

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Do any of your current insurance policies cover jewelry?
Make sure you find out before you leave home!

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  • Marysa
    June 25, 2017

    These are really useful tips.. I don’t know that I’ve even really tried to travel with jewelry because I thought it would be a disaster. My daughter just got her ears pierced and she’s really into jewelry, so this would be good for when she wants to accessorize on trips.

  • Kim Montray LaCoste
    June 25, 2017

    The straws are a great idea. You could put small earrings into a weekly pill box. They are $1 at the dollar store.

  • Jennifer Van Huss
    June 25, 2017

    These are great ideas! I always plan out my jewelry then throw them in a bag. They end up tangled and a mess. I love the straw idea! so smart!

  • valmg
    June 25, 2017

    Our insurance covers jewelry in the house. I typically only wear whatever I am bringing but these are great suggestions.

  • Ricci
    June 26, 2017

    I don’t ever travel with much jewelry but this would be a great resource if I did! I love all of your travel hacks!!

  • Maurene Cab
    June 26, 2017

    I always use a small bag for my jewelries, but your travel tips are just helpful. I love the tip about using straws.

  • Margarette Puno
    June 26, 2017

    Thanks for sharing these Jewelry tips. I’d rather not bring any jewelry when travelling. The one I will be using only and that’s it. Everything will be left at home.

  • Margarette Puno
    June 26, 2017

    Great travel tips. Too bad I don’t have much jewelries. Maybe I will share it to my Aunt. She would love to her it.

  • Danik Bates
    June 26, 2017

    Great tips for the ladies. The only piece of Jewelry I have is a watch. That stays on me at all times 🙂

    June 26, 2017

    As a guy who doesn’t wear much jewelry hadn’t thought much about this topic before you brought it up. These are some very important points to keep in mind and great travel tips. I’m going to be more aware of the jewelry my wife and I take along with us when traveling now. Thanks!

  • Rebecca Swenor
    June 26, 2017

    These are great tips for packing jewerly. I love the idea of using the straws for the necklaces. Thanks for sharing the tip.

  • Debra Hawkins
    June 26, 2017

    These are all such great tips! I keep meaning to try the straw trick, my necklaces always end up being a tangled mess!

  • rika agustini
    June 27, 2017

    I love your jewelry collection! Love the designs, colors! I could wear them everyday!

  • cindyannlowedavis
    July 18, 2018

    Great suggestions! Thnx!!

    Cindy, DIY Bohemian

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