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8 Tips for Travelling With Jewellery This Summer

Travelling with jewellery is great because it’s the perfect travel accessory. It doesn’t occupy much luggage space and brings your outfits to life.

However, travelling with your valuables also has its risks. Luggage can get lost, earrings may disappear in swimming pools or on the beach, and hotels are not always the safest places to keep jewellery…

So here our our top tips for travelling safely with your jewellery this summer:

1. List and photograph everything

If the worst happens and you lose your jewellery or get it stolen on holiday, you should have a pre-written list of all the items you’re bringing with you, for insurance purposes. Make sure you write two copies, leaving one list at home. Better yet, take photos of everything with your smartphone!

2. Insure all valuable items
Most people make sure their valuable technology, like smartphones or digital cameras, are covered by their travel insurance. But don’t forget to check your jewellery is on there too.

3. Don’t take all your jewellery
Only pack the jewellery items you’re most likely to use and that match any outfit. If you have a really valuable or special item of jewellery, it’s best to leave it home in a safe.

4. Buy a jewellery travel roll
Jewellery travel “rolls” are soft storage cases with special compartments for your rings, necklaces, earrings and bracelets. They’ll keep your jewellery chains from tangling up, while fitting snugly in your hand luggage. We love this silky, embroidered pouch in orange by Evolatree.

5. Carry jewellery in hand luggage
Never pack anything valuable in a suitcase that will get checked in to the airplane’s baggage hold. Airlines are notorious for losing luggage! Instead, keep jewellery in your handbag or simply wear it.

6. Be discreet 
Be careful not to flaunt too many valuables if you’re travelling alone or in an area with a high crime rate. Even package holiday destinations that feel safe can be overrun by pickpockets and burglars.

7. Avoid sunbathing with gemstones
Sunlight can fade or crack certain gems like pearls, amethyst, topaz, cameos, amber, garnet and ivory. Never wear  fine jewellery when swimming and remove it when applying sun lotion. Better still, go for the cheaper costume jewellery on the beach or by the pool and save the nice stuff for the evenings out!

8. Use the hotel safe
If you are not wearing your jewellery, leave it behind, locked in the safe in your hotel room. If your hotel does not provide an in-room safe, carry your jewellery with you.

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