Tips from Jewelers Mutual: How to Travel Safely With Jewelry

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Have jewelry, must travel?

If you’re going on vacation or away for business and want to bring your baubles, there are things you should know before you go.

Losing a piece of jewelry while away from home can ruin your perfect getaway in an instant.

Consider what jewelry to pack, how to pack it right, and know how best to keep the jewelry you don’t take with you safe until you return. As for the jewelry you can’t part with, knowing how to make it sparkle like new when you get back is a must.

And let’s not forget about the jewelry that catches your eye while on vacation. Is it safe to buy? What are red flags to watch? And what should you do if the unthinkable happens and you damage or lose your jewelry while traveling?

Jewelers Mutual used their 100-plus years of jewelry protection expertise to create a guide specifically filled with travel advice for jewelry wearers on the go. Get your free guide here: The Pocket Guide to Traveling with Jewelry.

Happy travels!

6 Tips for Traveling with Jewelry

By Kelsey McElrath, Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company

No one wants to worry about having precious jewelry stolen, damaged, lost or go mysteriously missing while traveling. Nothing could ruin a vacation more – especially if the jewelry is unable to be replaced. We want you to enjoy your getaway, worry-free! Read on and get ready to travel with these tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.

Travel to see, not be seen. 

If you’re wearing a valuable ring with a large gemstone or diamond, consider turning it over so it looks like a wedding band drawing less attention to you. Or wear your ring on a necklace chain and tuck under your shirt.

A stunning engagement ring from Hufford's Jewelry.

A stunning engagement ring from Hufford’s Jewelry.

 Carry it on.

Consider using protective casing during transport and never place jewelry in checked luggage. Always wear it or place it in your carry-on.

Insure your jewelry.

Before jetting out, insure your fine jewelry with Jewelers Mutual’s worldwide, repair and replacement coverage. A policy from Jewelers Mutual provides protection against loss, theft, damage and mysterious disappearance (or unexplained loss).*

Keep it separated.

Store jewelry in separate compartments to prevent scratches to precious metals and gemstones or tangling of necklace chains.

Luxury Brand Group prepares for travel by individually packing items in their own bag.

Luxury Brand Group prepares for travel by individually packing items in their own bag.

Use the hotel safe.

Never keep jewelry out in the open on a night stand or bathroom counter in your hotel room when you’re not there. Use the safe when not wearing it. No good place to lock the jewelry away? Keep it on you, either wearing it or in the purse you plan to carry.

What if you find a beautiful piece of jewelry while traveling?

Members with existing policies from Jewelers Mutual® enjoy up to 30 days of automatic coverage (subject to a limit of $10,000) on any newly acquired jewelry.

Happy travels to all! Where is your favorite summer getaway?

* Coverage and pricing are subject to underwriting review and approval, and to policy terms and conditions.