Are you going somewhere? Whether you own inexpensive jewellery, valuable jewellery, or both, we have all the tips you need to hit the road ( sky or water) safely.
If you're like most travellers protecting your jewellery might not be on top of your travel prep to-do list. However, you should take precautions, especially if you bring your engagement ring or other expensive pieces. Read on to learn tips on how to travel with jewellery safely.
Deciding What Jewellery to Pack
Where are you going? What will you be doing while there? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself before packing any jewellery.
If you're going for a laid-back beach vacation, maybe you can get away with no jewellery at all. Or just a few casual pieces for a nice dinner out.
But if you're travelling for work or a destination wedding, jewellery could be on the must-have list.
If you decide you need jewellery along, check for any travel advisories for your destination. If crime is of concern, consider leaving your fine jewellery behind. Safety first!
The Best Jewelry for Travel
While travelling, there are so many things to think about - expensive, sentimental jewellery doesn't need to be one of them.
Simple, versatile costume jewellery does the trick in a variety of vacation situations.
How to Pack Jewelry for Travel
Carefully, very carefully.
When packing your jewellery for travel, you want to avoid loss, damage, and unwanted attention.
Of course, you can buy products like jewellery rolls, travel cases and pouches on the market, which protect jewellery during travel.
Can you bring jewellery in a carry on bag?
Absolutely. If you're not wearing your more expensive pieces through the airport, your carry-on is the only other way to go.
Make sure to keep the bag with your jewellery inside in your sight at all times. That includes offers of help from airport staff, cab drivers, bellhops and the like.
Never pack your fine jewellery in checked luggage. There's way too much risk.
Can you wear jewellery through airport security?
Yes, A vast majority of jewellery will not set off the alarms, and if it does, an officer can inspect it with you watching.
If you decide to remove your jewellery for whatever reason, put it into your carry-on bag, not on its own in a bin or bowl.
How to Travel Safely with Expensive Jewelry
While most of the above points apply to any jewellery you care about, there are tips to consider for travelling with expensive jewellery.
1. Document the jewellery you're bringing. Make a visual inventory of the pieces you're taking with you. If you need to file a police report for any reason, this proof of ownership will be beneficial.
2. Alert officials, if necessary. If your insurance company requires you to notify them of travel, make sure to do so. Also, look out for rules for international travel with jewellery at your local customs office.
3. Know when not to wear your jewellery. While your valuables are often safest while in your sight, there are activities during which you need to take your jewellery off.
4. Store safely at your hotel. Never leave your jewellery out in your hotel room, even inside your luggage. Ask the hotel staff if they have a safe you can use for any expensive jewellery you're not wearing, whether in your room or behind the desk.
5. Conceal, don't reveal. Especially if you're in a more dangerous or unknown area, take steps to conceal any expensive jewellery from strangers. Also, don't advertise the presence of expensive jewellery by sharing it on social media. There's no need to make yourself a target.
6. Appraise and insure. Is your jewellery insured? Does your insurance cover worldwide travel? Or do you have travel insurance that covers jewellery? Make sure you know your policy's limitations and that you get covered for total value for the most common causes of loss. It's also wise to update any appraisals before you leave.
What to Do If You Lose Your Jewelry While Traveling
Jewellery loss is devastating. Losing jewellery while travelling is extra heartbreaking since the chances of it turning up down the road are very slim.
If your jewellery is lost or stolen on vacation despite all your precautions, all hope is not lost.
If you suspect theft, notify security wherever it occurred - the airport, hotel/resort or cruise ship. Then, file a formal police report with local authorities.
Either way, loosen up and be happy celebrating your jewellery pieces. And as usual, Queen and Collection online store has you covered on matters of jewellery.