Packing for a trip can be a hard and time-consuming task. It can also be especially stressful when dealing with items of high value such as your electronic devices and of course, expensive jewelry.
Jewelry, unlike your clothes and shoes, can't simply be tossed around in the check-in luggage without much thought. Instead, here’s how we recommend you go about traveling with your valuable pieces.
Wear your jewelry
First, when flying on a plane, we suggest wearing your jewelry. Wearing them always ensures that you have some form of contact with your valuable pieces. By doing so you’ll be able to tell when a piece is missing, either by contact or visually.
Place them in your carry-on
If you prefer not to wear your pieces, keeping them properly stashed away in your carry-on is your next best bet. Always lock your bags as well, especially on long flights, all while placing said bags in the overhead compartment directly above your head or under the seat in front of you.
Locking your bags adds another level of security, preventing theft and allowing you to be much more relaxed, especially when you want to use the restroom or take a nap.
Avoid placing them in your checked-in luggage at all costs as it poses a greater threat of them being mismanaged.
Invest in a jewelry travel case
You may also use resealable pouches or ziplock bags to keep your jewelries from scratching against each other.
If you are bringing multiple necklaces, lay all your necklaces separately in their own container, or invest in a jewelry case with better compartmentalization to avoid any possibility of entanglement.
If you’re short on time, straws can come in handy as well: slide each individual necklace into a straw from one end to the other!
Bring safer alternatives
Next, consider bringing alternatives, especially for pieces that are highly valuable like your engagement ring, wedding band, or heirloom jewelry. You would not want these valuable items to easily get lost or attract the wrong kind of attention.
Though this may seem costly, it comes with great assurance knowing your most valuable pieces are under the protection of your own home. You’re on a holiday; the less stress, the better.
Purchase jewelry insurance
Consider getting insurance for high-value pieces; traveling with the security that your high-end jewelry is financially protected in case of loss, theft, or damage adds a priceless sense of assurance.
To ensure your insurance claims go smoothly in any unfortunate event, take pictures beforehand; visual documentation can go a long way in supporting your claims and aiding identification.
It’s important to note that most standard travel insurance have an upper limit in which you’re able to claim regarding the total valuation of your lost goods. Of course, this depends on the travel insurance policy which you’ve purchased.
If the amount you’re traveling with exceeds the upper limit of most standard travel insurances, it’s better to invest in a dedicated jewelry insurance policy.
Lastly, don’t take too much with you. It is best to keep your jewelry minimal and inexpensive to avoid unnecessary stress on your trips. After all, you are going on a vacation to relax.
Remove any excess pieces you don't intend on wearing during the trip as well. This removes clutter while always ensuring the pieces you brought are always on hand whilst trotting the globe.
This tip is especially made easy if you’re able to plan outfits that go well with your jewelry beforehand, or if you bring versatile clothes that effortlessly match with your pieces.
It’s best to leave accessories that are too sentimental or valuable as well to avoid the risk of them being damaged or lost.
Traveling with jewelry can be a stressful task with many precautionary steps required, but it’ll all be worth it as you strut the world with pieces you hold dear to you.
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