5 Ways to Care for Your Jewellery When Travelling
Travelling can be an exciting adventure but it’s important to ensure that your jewellery remains safe and well cared for during your journey and throughout your trip. Whether you’re embarking on a beach vacation or are packing for a business trip, taking a few extra precautions can help protect your jewellery from damage, loss, or theft.
In this guide, we’ll provide you with ideas for storing jewellery alongside valuable tips on how to care for your jewellery when traveling, so you can enjoy your trip worry-free.
Clean your jewellery
First on our list of tips is one that you might not have thought about before, but making sure that your jewellery is clean before you go travelling can make all the difference once you get to your destination.
Make sure your jewellery is in top condition before you pack it away or take it on holiday with you. By doing this, you can ensure your jewellery maintains a high-quality appearance throughout your trip. We recommend using a jewellery polishing cloth to give long lasting protection to your coin jewellery. It’s also small and thin enough to pack in your luggage, purse, or wallet for convenient cleaning on the go.
For more cleaning tips, take a look at our guide on how to care for your coin jewellery and ensure your jewellery looks as good as new.
Pack jewellery carefully
Whether you’re packing a suitcase for a two-week holiday or an overnight bag for a weekend away, the way in which you pack your jewellery can make all the difference. Ensuring your jewellery is organised and stored for travel will save you the heartache of broken earrings, knotted necklace chains and broken bangles once you unpack your luggage.
For suitcases, we recommend storing your jewellery in a jewellery box or a jewellery roll that’s specifically designed to house all your precious possessions. With enough room in your suitcase to hold your jewellery, making sure your necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets are all in one place will help you know where to look when it comes to unpacking when you reach your destination.
If you’re travelling with an overnight bag, a holdall or similar and you’re short on space, consider the jewellery you will want to wear before you start packing. By only taking the essentials, you can make sure your jewellery is carefully stored without worrying that a big jewellery box will take up too much room.
When it comes to storing your jewellery, whether abroad or at home, there are ways to make sure it’s properly cared for to avoid any damages or mishaps taking place.
While keeping your jewellery safe at home, we recommend a dedicated space on your dresser or chest of drawers to house your jewellery collection.
Necklace stands and ring and earring holders are a great way to carefully keep your jewellery safe whilst having them on display. If you prefer storing your jewellery out of sight, jewellery boxes are another great option of safely keeping your items all in one place, especially those that are tiered with individual compartments.
On holiday or when travelling with your jewellery, you might want to consider a portable jewellery stand to take with you and store your jewellery while you’re away from home. Alternatively, jewellery rolls with pouches and zips that keep your jewellery together can provide a safe storage option. You might also consider locking your jewellery in your hotel room safe along with your other valuables to protect your items for the duration of your trip.
Whether abroad or at home, protecting your jewellery and accessories with insurance can offer additional peace of mind so you know that your possessions are covered in case of any unforeseen mishaps.
Organise jewellery by metal type
As we know, some metals are stronger than others and due to variations in their composition, different types of jewellery require specific storage methods to suit their metal type.
For example, storing sterling silver jewellery in anti-tarnish bags can help slow down the tarnishing process, while keeping gold jewellery in separate compartments can prevent scratching due to the softer composition of gold.
Organise by jewellery type
The best way to store jewellery depends on the type of jewellery within your collection. For different earring styles, try keeping pairs together and if they’re studs, sitting them together in individual compartments can help keep them organised and tidy. You might decide to hang your hoop earrings on display so they are within easy reach every time you want to wear them.
If you’ve ever wondered how to pack necklaces when travelling or how to stop necklaces from tangling, you’re not alone. There are lots of tips and tricks that can help keep your necklaces straight in your luggage but ultimately, ensuring they are free from other necklaces and carefully stored will be the best way to prevent tangling. Organise your necklaces by hanging them on jewellery hooks or a jewellery stand to ensure they stay knot-free.
For all your smaller accessories like rings, watches and cufflinks, a jewellery box with specific compartments will help you keep your jewellery collection organised and all in one place.
So, there you have it. Five ways to help care for your jewellery whilst travelling and for keeping your collection in safe storage at home.
To ensure your jewellery is in top condition all year round, it’s also important to be mindful of when you’re wearing your jewellery, especially when travelling. Take care to avoid harsh chemical exposure and lotions like sun cream and be mindful when wearing or storing your jewellery in harsh temperatures. These factors can have an impact on your items so it’s worth considering how you plan to care for your jewellery when you’re travelling out and about.
Now you know how to care for your jewellery whilst on holiday, you can enjoy your trip safe in the knowledge you’ll be looking your best with your jewellery in great condition. What’s more, by using these tips in your day-to-day life, you’ll be able to keep your collection organised and stored safely at home too.
If you’re yet to book a holiday but want to make sure your summer style is on trend, take a look at our guide to summer jewellery for more inspiration.