Let’s get one thing out of the way: Summer and travelling go hand in hand.
There’s something about the warmer temperatures and longer days that makes us want to explore new destinations, try out new things and get out of our comfort zone.
Whether you’ve already planned your summer getaway, or are still scrambling around for tickets, we bet you’re already thinking about the outfits you’ll wear during your days off. You still want to look straight out of a luxury travel magazine in your Instagram pictures.
But, before that, we need to talk about something really important: how to keep your jewelry safe when you travel.
We know, it’s not fun to think about taking precautions, but this is just as important as paying attention to the safety flight instructions. It’s always best to be safe than sorry when it comes to travelling with jewelry. You don’t want your vacation to turn sour if they get damaged or worse: stolen.
Now, we can’t tell you where to go for your well-deserved summer vacation, but we can give you some essential tips to preserve your gorgeous gems while moving from city to city, so that they’re always ready to enhance your beauty.
So, fasten your seatbelts, turn off your electronics, and get ready for takeoff with these essential tips for travelling with jewelry.
1- Choose Your Jewelry Wisely
Let’s get started with our first tip.
Don’t empty the contents of your jewelry box, thinking that you want to have options to choose from while on the road. One of the main rules of packing is to plan your outfits accordingly to what you’ll be doing during your days off.
With that in mind, it’s always best to keep your jewelry versatile and easy to match, no matter what you wear. Having less pieces, that look amazing no matter what you wear, will give you peace of mind and (most importantly) make more space in your luggage to bring something gorgeous back home!
Talking about versatile pieces, a pair of beautiful diamond earrings will always be the right fit.
These 18kt white gold stud earrings feature 0.98cts of round and emerald cut diamonds. They have been placed in an illusion setting following the gold’s octagonal shape. They’re perfect for everyday wear during your vacation, and will never look out of place.
2- Pack Your Gems the Right Way
Even if you’re travelling down the smoothest road ever, you know that dangly things like jewelry and headphones (!!) tend to mysteriously tangle when you’re not looking. Besides giving you an annoying headache, that can cause damage to your beautiful pendants, especially if impatience gets the best of you and makes you tug too hard at a stubborn chain.
Don’t you hate it when that happens?
To prevent that, always keep your jewelry in a travel box or pouch made for this purpose. They don’t have to be the bulky ones you use at home to keep your gems. Many are small, easy to pack and even carry their own security features to keep your gems from curious hands.
Speaking of pendants, imagine how gorgeous you’ll look wearing this white and rose gold pendant, with the exotic destination of your dreams as a background.
Part of the Lace collection, this 18kt gold pendant features white and rose gold globes surrounded by 1.61cts of sparkling round diamonds. Make sure to pack it properly, so you can wear it every day of your vacation, no tangles!
3- Insure Your Diamond Jewelry
One of the most important things you must do after buying a diamond jewelry piece is to insure it. In case something goes very wrong, you’ll have someone watching your back to help you make up for the lost or damaged pieces.
If you haven’t done it yet, do it now, before your big trip.
Make sure to pick a plan that includes protection when travelling abroad, not just when travelling within your country. Keep a copy of the plan with the rest of your travel documentation for easy access.
Another important tip is to take pictures of each piece you’ll be taking for your trip. If you need to report a theft, having a visual identification of your piece will make it easier for the local authorities to help you.
4- Never Ever Check Your Gems
Valuables in checked bags are a huge no-no, and jewelry isn’t the exception. Between your check-in and the long wait at baggage claim, your suitcase will go through many hands. We like to think that all airport workers are honest and just doing their job, but let’s not make it easy for thieves to take your pretty gems from you.
Instead, keep the jewelry pouch or box in your carry-on bag, so it’s always with you. Also, if your suitcase is late, you can always look amazing while it arrives.
Now, you may be wondering what to do with your pretty gems when passing security checkpoints. According to the TSA blog, it’s OK to keep your expensive jewelry on while going through security. Most gold pieces won’t set off the alarms. If you’re not comfortable with that, take it off and put it in your carry-on bag or purse.
No matter what you choose to do, this yellow gold cocktail ring is versatile and will give you shine for days.
This gorgeous 18kt yellow gold cocktail ring will look stunning with your passport. Part of the Spiral collection, it features 1.21cts of round diamonds in an eye-catching design.
5- Don’t leave your jewelry lying around
We understand: after long days of sightseeing and shopping, distraction happens. You can’t wait to take off your jewelry and leave it on the dresser of your hotel room, while you lounge in the hot tub.
This can turn out to be a huge mistake.
Even if you choose to visit your favorite hotel ever, where you already have an in with the staff, it doesn’t mean that you can take a lax attitude towards safety. If your hotel room has a safe or security box, make sure to place your jewelry there when you’re not wearing it.
Be Safe, but Don’t Stop Looking Amazing
The last but most important piece of advice for travelling with jewelry is: don’t let all these precautions psych you out of enjoying an amazing summer vacation. There will always be surprises while travelling, but these tips will make sure that those surprises are of the right kind, and not nightmarish.
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