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Taking your Jewellery on Holiday

May 18, 2017 by

Summer is here, and so are the summer holidays! If you’re going away this summer, you may have questions about what jewellery to take with you, what to leave behind and how to pack your special pieces.

Don’t leave your accessory plan to the last minute. Instead, start by checking out these handy tips:

What to bring and what to leave at home…

No matter where you’re travelling to or for how long, a holiday is a break from daily stress and worries, so try not to take anything that you’re particularly going to worry about losing. It’s best to leave expensive, valuable jewellery at home and in a safe place unless they’re a key part of your outfit for a special event on your trip – for example if your trip is for a wedding etc.

But don’t limit yourself too much, a vacation’s a great time to accessorise and expand your jewellery wardrobe so you should include some inexpensive basic pieces. You can find plenty of costume jewellery on the high street that will keep you looking dressy without having to worry about losing expensive pieces.

By packing a few neutral pieces that will go with every outfit, you’ll keep yourself covered. A pair of small hoop or stud earrings, a delicate pendant and a bangle or bracelet that will work with multiple outfits. A chunky, statement necklace will dress up even your most basic travel outfit.

What about wedding and engagement rings?

Depending on your destination and activities, it’s often best to leave your engagement ring at home and wear just your more subtle wedding band.  If both are as valuable as each other, consider swapping them out for a less expensive, but equally meaningful travel ring on your wedding finger. Consider a look-a-like ring, featuring cubic zirconia rings or crystal, that can play the part of your more precious diamond jewellery.

If you do choose to travel with any fine jewellery, this is a good time to set up insurance for those pieces if you haven’t already.

How to pack 

To avoid tangling your necklaces and bracelets, or losing an earring, here we have some simple methods for packing for your trip:

Firstly, if you travel a lot, you should maybe consider a travel jewellery organiser, with compartments to keep your items organised and free from tangles and scratching.

Another method is using pill boxes. Daily pill boxes used to manage weekly medication doses are the perfect size for storing earrings, rings and even smaller bracelets and necklaces. By putting just one item in a box, everything stays tangle-free and organised and you have all your jewellery in one place.

Another great tip is to use a straw to avoid tangling. Slipping the end of your necklaces through one end of a drinking straw and closing the clasp, will keep it safe and tangle free. For chunky necklaces, follow the same process using a toilet-paper tube or something similar.

If you’re flying, pack jewellery in your hand-luggage, as checked bags have a much greater chance of getting lost.

You’re taking a vacation to relax and unwind and to get away from your daily routine. Keep your jewellery picks simple and leave the really expensive pieces as home, or you may struggle to relax.