There's nothing better than taking a vacation! However, in the midst of your luxurious getaway, it is important take extra precautions for protecting your jewelry.
Jewelers Mutual, one of the top insurance groups for jewelry, shared some professional insights on how to safely travel with jewelry during all kinds of trips. So before you jet away to sunshine and palm trees, take the following into account.
The easiest option is just to wear costume jewelry when traveling. This is the simplest solution because you won't have spend any time worrying about your valuable jewelry. Check out designers like ELLE Boutique, Officina Bernardi, Colore | SG, Toby Pomeroy and Les Interchangeables (all available at Morton & Rudolph Jewelers) for some stunning pieces that won't break the bank!
If you do decide to bring your expensive jewelry with you, absolutely follow the golden rule of "less is more". Pick a few staple pieces and leave the rest of your glitter at home. The less you have to keep track of, the more peace of mind you'll have!
The second rule to follow is to keep your jewelry with you, no matter where you go. When you're at the airport, either physically wear your jewelry or pack it in your carry-on bag, not your checked bag. When you arrive at the hotel, keep your bag with you and let the staff handle your other belongings. When you go to dinner, wear your jewelry and it show off - that's why you brought it! However, during the days you spend in the sun, keep your jewelry in the safe in your hotel room. The elements from the outdoors could potentially damage your jewelry - or worse, cause them to end up lost.
Lastly, before you leave, make sure to have all the proper documentation and coverage on your jewelry. Some insurance policies only cover within the country, so if you're traveling the world, make sure your jewelry is covered wherever you go. Also, make sure your appraisals are up to date. We recommend updating them every five years, so that if you were to lose something, you would be able to regain its full value.
With these things in mind, you'll have one less worry to leave behind on your relaxing getaway!