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Tips For Traveling With Fine and Fashion Jewelry

Although you want to look nice when you travel, and have bought your jewelry for that purpose, traveling with jewelry comes with higher risks than you have at home so it is important to take precautions and travel wisely. Let’s look at the things you should consider when traveling with jewelry.

First, before you even begin your journey it would be prudent to leave your most valuable items at home and select less-precious substitutes from your collection to use and wear during your travels.

Once you have selected your items for the trip, do not put them in your checked baggage. Carry them in your purse or other carry on baggage

Always remember that a prominent display of jewelry on your body can be a magnet that attracts thieves. So use discretion when you dress and go out on the town. If you are traveling to developing countries, places where there is acute poverty alongside wealth, the risk of robbery increases so it is better not to stand out with an excessive display of jewelry. Also, if you are staying in a hotel it is best to keep valuables in the hotel safe. Your hotel room is locked but other people can get entry to your room.

If you are going to the beach then remember that many jewelry items find their way to the sand are a picked up later by lucky collectors with metal-detectors. Rings slide off when you apply lotions, and if you are snorkeling in the ocean, the cold temperatures cause a constriction of your fingers causing rings to slip away. If you are on your honeymoon, you don’t want your new rings to reach the bottom of the ocean!

If you are going to take part in active sports then remember that the clasps on your bracelets and luxury watches weren’t made for this kind of a work-out. Store these items safely and enjoy your sports without the possibility of losing something valuable.

While you are traveling it is good to keep your jewelry organized as this will make it less likely that you will misplace and lose some items. When you are home you have the luxury of misplacing an item and finding it a few days later, but not when you travel. One way to stay organized is to place your jewelry in a jewelry roll with separate compartments for earrings, rings, watches and bracelets. These organizers roll up and are compact for easy and secure packing.

Despite all your best precautions it is always possible that you may lose something during your travels, that is why it is good to carry some kind of insurance on your belongings. Don’t assume that your present homeowner’s insurance covers losses during travel. Check your insurance policies to see what is actually covered. Even if you do have a policy that covers travel, make sure that your insurance policy can cover the cost of what you are bringing along and if not, it is best to leave the most expensive items at home.

Follow the above-mentioned tips and then go out and enjoy your trip!

Karen Mollison is an editor at Chasing Treasure.com, an online seller of jewelry boxes. Visit her website, http://www.chasingtreasure.com, for a large selection of high quality jewelry boxes, jewelry chests and jewelry armoires.

Karen Mollison is an editor at Chasing Treasure.com, an online seller of jewelry boxes. Visit her website, http://www.chasingtreasure.com, for a large selection of high quality jewelry boxes, jewelry chests and jewelry armoires.

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