There are few things in this world more exciting than traveling. The thought of beautiful, far off places is exciting. The time starts drawing near and you spend hours laying out outfits for every possible scenario that may arise. You put special thought into each piece you will wear, especially the jewelry that you know will only make each outfit more perfect. However, there are risks involved in taking expensive jewelry when you travel.
Everyone has jewelry that is precious to them. Pieces that are not only made from precious stones and metals, but that have sentimental value to you. It is important to really think about how many strangers come into contact with your personal items when you are traveling.
- Baggage Handlers
- TSA Employees
- Bell Hops
- Maid Services
All of these people will be alone with your personal possessions at one point or another. You like to think that everyone is honest, but that is not the case. It is better to be smart than naive.
What is Travel Jewelry
Basically travel jewelry is any piece of jewelry that is inexpensive and has no sentimental value to you. Many people, based on the amount of money they make, will have a different idea of what inexpensive is and that’s ok. However, as a general rule, travel jewelry will be costume jewelry. Anything without precious stones or metals.
If you are swimming in the hotel pool and realize you have lost the necklace you were wearing, it is much better to think, “Oh well I didn’t spend much on it,” as opposed to, “How could I have been so careless as to wear that here, I have to find it.” In the second scenario you would not only spend precious vacation time looking for the lost piece, but it would hurt the mood of your vacation and no one wants that.
So when you are putting those perfect outfits together, think about how you would feel if you lost the pieces of jewelry that you are putting with them. If you don’t have what you would consider travel jewelry that is not a problem. Raymond Lee Jewelers has been in business since 1983 and has a large selection of what you need.
Packing Travel Jewelry
So now you have all your outfits perfect, the costume jewelry for each one, and you are ready to pack. Throwing all of your jewelry into a cinch pocket on a suitcase is a bad idea. Imagine pulling out that bundle of necklaces that has now become a mind-teaser puzzle. You sit for an hour untangling the mass. There are much easier ways to get your jewelry from point A to point B.
Start with a jewelry organizer. They are usually inexpensive and take up very little space in your suitcase. There are also websites to help you with packing. They have tons of clever tips and tricks for packing jewelry and anything else you may need to bring.
So now you are ready to take the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy!