Traveling with jewelry can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you want to look your best in each and every of the thousands of photos you’ll be taking. On the other hand, you don’t want to catch the attention of thieves and pickpockets. So how can you travel safely with jewelry? Let’s take a closer look.
Keeping Jewelry Safe
According to Jeweler’s Mutual Group, of 600 married women, over a fourth of them have lost a piece of jewelry while vacationing. When you suddenly notice your favorite piece of jewelry has disappeared while you’re traveling, it’s understandable to panic. You’re far from home and you may not have easy access to your jeweler, the insurance company, the police and more.
So, with that in mind, it’s best to consider how to keep your jewelry and other valuable belongings safe at every potential point where they could be lost or stolen. Thinking about the most common paths that travelers take, consider the following:
Packing Your Jewelry to Travel
The first step to safe travel with your jewelry is being sure you pack it securely and efficiently. WOLF travel cases and rolls provide the best protection as well as maximize your storage capabilities for every type of jewelry. From diamond rings, to bracelets, necklaces, and watches, we have a travel case that is perfect for your needs. Securing your jewelry for travel will give you peace of mind knowing your jewelry is in one place, safe and snug.
Avoid Losing Jewelry at the Airport
Considering how many pairs of hands touch your travel gear, it’s easy to understand how jewelry could get lost at the airport. Between security screeners, flight attendants, baggage handlers and even your fellow passengers, there’s a lot of potential for your jewelry to be lost.
Although we know it’s tempting to want to wear your jewelry on your travel day, we recommend placing it in your carry-on bag instead of in your checked baggage.
Keeping Your Jewelry Safe at the Hotel
Having hands-on assistance from the hotel staff is a great traveling perk, especially when it comes to heavy luggage. But sometimes sticky fingers can make jewelry disappear. It’s a better idea to handle your carry on (with your precious jewelry inside) on your own.
Keeping Your Jewelry Safe While Out and About
Whether you’re lounging in the sun, playing in the pool or enjoying cultural sights, sounds and flavors, it’s best to leave your jewelry tucked safely away in the hotel safe. The last place you want to find yourself is in the midst of a crowd of people when your diamond bracelet suddenly goes missing or being jostled while on transport and finding your necklace has vanished.
When out and about, take the time to conceal rather than reveal your jewelry. In addition, in some places, pickpockets, thieves and muggers can skillfully steal away with your precious gems before you blink. Keep that diamond necklace tucked into your shirt or turn your wedding ring around to hide the diamond.
The Final Word on Traveling with Jewelry
We recommend keeping your expensive, most treasured pieces at home while traveling. But at the same time, we understand you want to have unique and interesting pieces in different vacation scenarios. That’s why we recommend unique, easy to pack pieces that are versatile and still look classy. Visit our Houston showroom today to view our entire selection of travel jewelry pieces for yourself and see how easy it is to fall in love with beautiful jewelry no matter where your travels take you!