We know, your jewellery means a lot to you. And what’s more, its value extends beyond money.
That means making a little bit of extra effort to keep those favourite earrings safe when visiting friends and family over the holidays.
Here, we’ve listed some top jewellery packing and travel tips for you.
1. SPECIAL JEWELLERY TRAVEL CASES
The most efficient and safe way to pack jewellery? In a specialised case or roll. The best jewellery travel cases have different kinds of spaces for all your jewellery.
They won’t let your earrings, bracelets and necklaces tangle. Jewellery rolls are perfect if you want to save space. They also weight less if you need to pop them into your flight hand luggage.
Signature Jewellery travel case from clos-ette.com
2. 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 tips we’ve discovered.
Earrings: 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.
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Rings: 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.
Necklaces: 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.
Brooches: 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.
As a final note, when you take jewellery on holiday with you don’t forget to make sure it’s covered by your travel insurance.
This is especially vital if you’re travelling to your destination wedding. The worst thing would be to lose your bridal jewellery.
Does your engagement ring have special insurance? Why not ask the insurer to add your other pieces to the policy while you travel?
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