How to Travel With Jewelry

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Do you know how to travel with jewelry? If you have ever tried to take your favorite pieces with you on a getaway of any kind, you know how difficult it can be to keep chains from tangling and earring backs from disappearing. However, there is a way of keeping your jewelry from twisting and knotting together! Take a look below at some tips and tricks to make your future travels tangle free.

 

 

Fine jewelry

While you wouldn’t want to make traveling with fine jewelry a habit, you might need to for a special occasion like a wedding or gala. In this case, you not only want to make sure your fine jewelry is concealed, but also free from damage. It’s especially encouraged that you follow our super easy guide when packing your fine jewelry as precious gems and soft metals can become bent, dented, and flawed while moving from place to place.

  1. Have a selection of plastic bags or press n seal bags in various sizes so that you can carefully put away jewelry without having to bend or shove items into your bag.
  2. Packing
    1. When putting away diamond or other precious gemstone earrings, pack them separately. That’s right! It might seem unusual but when earrings are packed together, gemstones, especially diamonds, can become easily scratched or damaged if they rub together. So use two mini baggies to pack an earring in each.
    2. For delicate necklaces with pendants, use a small plastic baggie and poke a hole at the top of the bag. Place the pendant inside of the bag and thread your chain through the hole. Fasten the clasp outside of the hole on both sides and seal the bag as much as possible.
    3. Wrap your favorite statement necklace or choker into a soft cloth or jewelry roll. Carefully roll the cloth going the length of the necklace and fasten securely.
    4. For fine bracelets and cuffs, use one plastic bag for each to place your items in. Make sure that your bag is large enough to fit your bracelet in without having to bend or force it in.
    5. Place fine rings and wedding bands in separate bags and seal each bag properly.
  3. When putting away diamond or other precious gemstone earrings, pack them separately. That’s right! It might seem unusual but when earrings are packed together, gemstones, especially diamonds, can become easily scratched or damaged if they rub together. So use two mini baggies to pack an earring in each. For delicate necklaces with pendants, use a small plastic baggie and poke a hole at the top of the bag. Place the pendant inside of the bag and thread your chain through the hole. Fasten the clasp outside of the hole on both sides and seal the bag as much as possible. Wrap your favorite statement necklace or choker into a soft cloth or jewelry roll. Carefully roll the cloth going the length of the necklace and fasten securely. For fine bracelets and cuffs, use one plastic bag for each to place your items in. Make sure that your bag is large enough to fit your bracelet in without having to bend or force it in. Place fine rings and wedding bands in separate bags and seal each bag properly.

To make sure your jewelry stays locked in tight inside your suitcase, use a hard case to place all of your packaged pieces in. From there, place your hard case inside a softer case like a makeup bag. By packaging your jewelry this way, all of your cherished pieces are triple packed and ready to take off with you on your new adventure.

Affordable jewelry

After you have packed away your fine jewelry, you may still have other fun pieces you would like to take with you. Taking more affordable options on your trip is good because you may not want to wear your most expensive jewelry on every outing. Here are some additional ways on how to travel with jewelry that is less expensive.

For starters, buttons aren’t just for sewing. You can use various sized buttons to fasten pairs of earring to while you’re on the move. This method can help keep your earrings coupled and avoid earring backs from being lost. Since buttons are so small, they can easily be thrown into a bag and packed away. If you don’t have any buttons on hand, stiff squares of cardboard will also work.

Medicine cases, or pill box, can come in handy as well when you’re looking for an appropriate place to store your more affordable jewelry. Travelling pill cases can fit pairs of earrings, rings, and even small bracelets within each compartment.

Just like expensive necklaces, affordable necklaces can also run into tangling problems when being packed away. To help avoid this, consider purchasing a pack of paper straws. Although strange, paper straws can help transport your necklaces with ease. Simply thread one end of the necklace through the straw and fasten it to the other end as it comes out of the other side. Have a shorter necklace? No problem! Cut the paper straw to the size you see fit. Recycle your paper straws when you have returned from your trip and no longer need them.

Make no mistake

  • Only pack what you absolutely need for your trip. If a piece seems too extravagant and the thought of taking makes you uncomfortable, leave it at home. When vacationing, less is more!
  • Never dump your necklaces directly into your bag. This is usually how chains gets tangled and broken.
  • Utilize your resort or hotel lockbox for items you do not plan on wearing that day. Attempting to carry around each precious piece while you’re out and about could result in them getting lost or stolen.

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