There's nothing better than taking a relaxing and much needed vacation! However, the loss of a valuable item has the potential to ruin your entire trip. Jewelers Mutual, one of the top jewelry insurance groups and our main recommendation for our customers, posted some insights on how to safely travel with jewelry. So, before you jet away to sunshine and palm trees, take the following into account:
1. Anything you don't absolutely have to wear on your trip, leave at home.
We recommend standing by the golden rule of "less is more" on this occasion! Wearing only costume or silver jewelry is a safe and easy solution, and will allow you to still wear fun looks with peace of mind. Check out designers like ELLE Boutique, Officina Bernardi, Colore | SG, TOBY POMEROY and Les Interchangeables (all available at Morton & Rudolph Jewelers) for some great pieces that won't break the bank!
2. Pack with a purpose.
Individually pack each piece of jewelry to avoid tangling, and make sure each piece is supported and cushioned to avoid damage.
3. Keep your jewelry on you, no matter what.
At the airport - Either physically wear your jewelry or pack it in your carry-on bag, not your checked bag.
At the hotel - If your jewelry is in your personal bag, keep it with you even if the staff offers to take it up to the room.
At dinner - Wear your jewelry, 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.
4. Before you leave for your trip make sure that you have all the proper documentation and coverage on your jewelry.
Some insurance policies only cover within the country, so if you're traveling farther distances make sure your policy offers adequate coverage and that all of your appraisals are up to date. Having your appraisals updated (at least) every five years will ensure your ability to regain any lost item's full value.
With these things in mind, you'll have one less worry during your relaxing getaway!
To read the full Jewelers Mutual article for additional tips, please visit: bit.ly/2MNhVbr