Who doesn’t love dressing up while they’re on vacation? From showing off your most beautiful diamond ring during a romantic dinner…
To dressing up a casual sightseeing outfit with a funky cuff bracelet. Packing your favorite accessories is a must when you travel.
It’s important to consider the safety of your diamond jewelry and gemstones when you head out of town for a trip. Check out these five tips for staying safe on the road.
Jewelry Insurance Before You Leave
If you’ve opted to purchase personal jewelry insurance for your diamonds and jewels, check your policy to make sure it covers travel. Many policies cover limited areas or require an additional option for overseas travel. Insuring your jewelry will give you piece of mind during your trip. Make a list and take photos of the jewelry and diamonds you’re bringing along so if something does happen, you’ll have proof.
Decide What You Need
Although it may be tempting to stock your suitcase with all of your favorite diamonds, necklaces and jewels, it’s best to pack the bare minimum. While you pack, match pieces of jewelry to your clothing or choose one or two pieces that will go with anything in your wardrobe. The less jewelry you have packed, the easier it is to keep it safe.
Keep your Jewelry Close
Pack jewelry and diamonds in a carry-on if you’re flying, or a bag or purse if you’re driving. Keep your carry-on or bag close when you’re at stops or during layovers. If you must check your jewelry and diamonds, make sure your luggage is secured with a TSA approved lock (which can be purchased at any department store). These locks allow TSA agents to unlock your luggage during routine checks; if you have the wrong kind of lock, they may cut it off to search your bag, leaving your valuable jewelry prone to theft .
Use the In-Room Safe
Choose a hotel with an in-room safe or a safe for valuables at the front desk. Although some hotels charge a small fee to use the safe, the cost outweighs the benefit of securing your valuable jewelry while you’re out of the room. Most in-room safes are small, but provide plenty of room for jewelry, cash and travelers checks.
Protect Your Jewels from the Elements
Having your jewelry stolen is only one concern while you’re traveling. It’s important to protect your jewelry from scratches, dirt, chlorine and other elements, too. Pack each piece individually in a cloth jewelry bag or in separate compartments of a jewelry case designed for travel. Then leave your jewelry in the safe while you’re relaxing by the pool – chlorine can weaken and discolor precious jewels.
Do you consider the safety of your jewelry and diamonds while you travel?