YOUR jewellery means a lot to you. Its value almost certainly extends beyond monetary worth. That means making a little bit of extra effort to keep it safe when travelling during the holidays.
Here, we’ve rounded up a few jewellery packing tips to aid you on your way!
JEWELLERY TRAVEL CASES AND ROLLS
The safest way to pack jewellery is to use a special case for it. The best cases are ones that have spaces for all types of jewellery and won’t allow earrings, bracelets and necklaces to get tangled. If you don’t want to take a jewellery case you can invest in a jewellery roll.
Jewellery rolls have become popular with travellers who want to carry less and save space as they are easily rolled and folded to take up less room in the case. We love this one from Dulwich Designs.
PACKING JEWELLERY WITHOUT A CASE
It’s also possible to safely pack jewellery without a case or a roll. Here are some of the best techniques we’ve used on our travels.
Rings also get easily misplaced when they’re not being worn. You can keep rings in small jewellery or zip lock bags for safety. They won’t take up much space, but will stop the rings from tangling with necklaces or getting lost. Don’t forget that diamonds and gemstones can scratch and damage each other if stored together. Always keep each ring in its own bag.
Losing a favourite earring is always upsetting. Keep stud earrings together using a button to hold them both in place. Smaller hoop earrings can be kept in small zip seal food bags. Larger earrings are more fragile and should be kept in something sturdier.
If you’re taking a delicate brooch with you on holiday, keep it in a hard jewellery box or tin. You mustn’t risk putting your brooch in anything that can’t protect it, so zip seal bags and cardboard boxes are a no go.
Necklaces can become knotted or tangled if they’re not packed properly. To avoid problems, necklaces must be individually packed. The best way to do this is by looping them through drinking straws. This will ensure they stay safe on even the bumpiest trips.
As a final note, when you take jewellery on holiday with you don’t forget to make sure it’s covered by your insurance!
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