How to Travel Safely With Jewellery

travel safely with jewellery

If you’re planning a trip, you’ll no doubt want to look your best and many of us take our favourite pieces of jewellery with us when we travel. However, before you do it’s important that you know how to ensure your jewellery remains safe during your trip and how to reduce the risk of damage to valuable or sentimental pieces whilst on the move.


When it comes to packing for your trip, you should never just throw all your jewellery in one bag and hope for the best. Ideally, you’ll want to invest in a quality jewellery box, bag or roll before travelling. 

If you don’t have a jewellery box or roll, you can also use pill dispensers to store smaller items like rings or earrings and use soft cloths to keep items separate from one another. Pay particular attention to necklaces, which should be packed separately to avoid tangling. You can also use straws or microfibre cloths to keep delicate necklaces from becoming tangled or knotted.

Keep It On Your Person

Rather than putting your jewellery into your suitcase or checked luggage, instead, keep it in your carry-on luggage. Alternatively, if it’s a short trip and you’re only taking a few pieces, you might want to wear them. Don’t worry, jewellery rarely sets off alarms at airport security.


If you’re travelling with pieces of jewellery that have high financial or sentimental value, it’s worth taking out specialist jewellery insurance so that you’re covered should the worst happen and your jewellery is lost, stolen or damaged during your trip. High-value items such as diamond earrings, for example, may be easily lost if they’re taken off but knowing that your items are insured during your travels will give you peace of mind.

Know When to Remove It

During your trip, it’s only natural you’ll want to wear your special items of jewellery, after all, that’s why you brought them! However, it’s important to know that there are occasions when you’ll definitely want to remove your jewellery in order to protect it. 

Many materials, such as gold, for example, are sensitive to substances such as chlorine and sunscreen and can become damaged or discoloured through activities like sunbathing and swimming. Sand and saltwater can also be damaging to precious stones, including diamonds, dulling their sparkle.

As well as the risk of damage to your jewellery, there’s also an increased risk of losing it. This is especially true of rings when worn at the beach. This is typically because fingers swell in the heat, meaning your rings may become tight and uncomfortable prompting you to take them off, and increasing the chance of them getting lost in the sand. You can check out these engravable heart necklaces for sale that are made from quality materials.

On the flip side, your fingers will also shrink slightly when cold, meaning that if you decide to cool off in the sea, a loose ring can easily slip off and be instantly lost underwater. 

Before you put on your jewellery for the day, pause and consider where you’ll be spending your time and what activities you’ll be doing, so you can decide whether your most precious pieces would be safer staying behind.

Nicole Middleton
Nicole calls herself a typical millennial girl and thrives on her share of social media, celebrity gossip, and all things viral content. She’s a big fan of pop music and plays the guitar as a hobby.