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Several readers have previously asked me how to travel with jewelry when you go abroad. Read on to learn several tips to consider when traveling with jewelry.
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How to Travel with Jewelry – 3 Things to Consider
One of the main things to consider when planning how to travel with jewelry is your destination. Have you researched the safety warnings for the city or country in which you’ll be traveling?
Some destinations are notorious for pickpockets and theft. Madrid, for example, has a reputation for high reports of theft. “Google” your destination and review the government safety warnings prior to traveling.
The type of accommodation in which you’ll be staying is also a factor when considering how to travel with jewelry. Are you staying at 5 star hotels, vacation rentals, or hostels?
Determine if your accommodation has a safe or lockers where you can safely store your valuables. Please read How to keep your Passport Safe for additional tips.
As with planning your capsule travel wardrobe, considering your planned activities is one of the major influencers in how and what you pack. Are your travels based on sightseeing, action sports, or other leisurely experiences?
While your jewelry may remain safely on your body while visiting the Eiffel Tower, it may be more at risk with an activity such as scuba diving in Thailand. Review your travel itinerary to help you decide if traveling with jewelry is a do or don’t.
Additional Tips for Traveling with Jewelry
- If you have a valuable or ornate ring, you may want to turn it over in certain destinations so it looks like a wedding band drawing less attention to you. As legendary solo female traveler Evelyn Hannon recommends: travel to see not be seen.
- An alternative place to wear a valuable memento is on a necklace chain. Keep it close to you but hidden
- In certain destinations such as India, solo female travelers are encouraged to wear a wedding band to discourage unwanted suitors. Whether costume if your single or real if you’re married, plan to pack a wedding band if traveling alone.
- If you decide to leave your jewelry at home, bring along costume jewelry instead. Even one set of jewelry can transform a basic outfit from boring to fashionista.
- If you decide on traveling with jewelry, consider using protective casing during transport and never place it in checked luggage. Always wear it or place it in your carry-on.
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I would love to wear these earrings on my upcoming trip to Europe! They are a beautiful and versatile design.
I would wear these to my trip to England!
Great looking pair of earrings. I am in search of a great pair of silver earrings for my travels.
Oh, these earrings are beautiful! I would travel with them to Turkey, with my hair pulled into a soft bun so that the sparkle of the earrings would show. Love them!
A good pair of earrings is hard to find because of my allergies. These look wonderful!
Where would I travel with those beautiful earrings? I think a 3 week holiday in Australia with those would be just perfect!! 🙂
I would have worn these to Istanbul and Greece, next up would be NYC!
Great advice. Thanks for sharing
I would wear these to Italy during my upcoming adventure.
To Boston from California, and my “bling” stays “home safe”
I would take these earrings to Italy! They would go with everything!
Definitely a good idea to keep it minimal. =) Cute giveaway earrings!
I usually bring minimal jewellery with me. Costume jewellery is best.
I would travel to Paris!
I’d travel to cape cod or Martha’s Vineyard!
I would wear these on a vacation to Ireland!
Great post! I love knowing about an inexpensive option for jewelry insurance. Where would I travel with these earrings? For starters, back home for a high school reunion! But probably all over the place!
I would wear these earrings to London – for touring around stylishly and going to a wedding!
On a previous backpacking trip in Europe, I wore a fake wedding band to deter unwanted attention. It had the OPPOSITE effect. These men would inquire about my “husband”, etc. I got the impression that since the husband isn’t physically around, that they thought I would be inclined for an affair. I had to take off the wedding band, the situations were so bad.
I’d wear these earrings throughout Prague. Then as I climb El Morro in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. And then again around the campus of Universidad de las Americas Puebla in Cholula, Puebla, Mexico. I love the design…they are simple, around the world stylish!
This is awesome. We’re moving to England at the end of the year and the thought of traveling with all of my husband and I’s jewelry is terrifying.
Classic advice as usual!
I have a couple of trips planned for Europe, specifically Norway and Italy, where I would wear these earrings!
I’ve been looking for a low cost insurance policy for my jewelry! Thanks for sharing!
I never really thought about this. Thanks foe the tips!
This is so helpful! I am always so afraid of losing jewelry while traveling. I narrowed down my jewelry packing list to four main pieces that I almost always bring with me: http://www.thebellevoyage.com/?p=150
this combo seems to work well!
I never travel with expensive jewelry. There is so much more variety in costume jewelry now that you don’t have to spend a lot to look great!
Need them for Germany. They are versatile and that’s what I need.
Love it! I don’t have any expensive jewelry, but I do have some sentimental pieces that cannot be replaced. They look relatively plain, so I’m not sure whether I should leave them at home or bring them with me (as I normally wear them everyday). I’d love to see a post about how you store your jewelry when you travel!
I only travel with costume jewelry & pieces I would not be worried about losing. All the good stuff stays at home!