We love the idea of planning a getaway for the winter months as we pull extra layers and puffer jackets from our closets. We find ourselves longing for vacation in Cabo, somewhere warm to finally show off our pedicures! Even in Santa Monica, the nights can get chilly, inspiring us to dream of warmer destinations!
Do you have a getaway planned this winter? You’ll definitely want to consider how to safely pack and travel with your jewelry, since one of the most enjoyable things about traveling is planning all your outfits with accessories. Continue reading for our top tips!
#1 Choose the Right Travel Case
Jewelry should not travel in a Ziploc baggie, where it can get tangled and scratched. IF you’re going to be traveling with jewelry, then you need to invest in a proper travel case.
Our favorite travel cases are ones designed by WOLF, a maker of jewelry storage solutions since 1834. Today, they manufacture the finest jewelry boxes and travel cases in supple leather and other fine materials. These heirloom-quality objects are just as beautiful to behold as the jewelry pieces you’ll be storing in them. Here are three of our favorite travel cases:
With its perfect combination of sophistication and style, the Caroline Jewelry Portfolio is a timeless classic that takes its inspiration from the soft lines of 1950s design. The supple, diamond-quilted leather is embellished with gold hardware for an elevated look that protects and safekeeps your jewelry while you’re jet-setting.
With this travel-ready jewelry case, you can take a trip to an exotic and intoxicating place. Featuring leather and gold studs in a swirling pattern, this attractive case keeps your jewelry safe while making a statement. The patented LusterLoc™ lining absorbs gases known to cause tarnishing for up to 35 years.
#2 Find Modest Alternatives for Your High-Ticket Items
Afraid to bring your valuable and irreplaceable engagement ring or wedding band on a getaway across the world? We don’t blame you. Instead, opt for some less expensive (but no less beautiful items) that won’t provoke anxiety. Our Baguette Diamond Solitaire Ring makes an excellent alternative, travel-ready engagement ring that won’t break the bank. In addition, our Classic Gold Band can serve as a simple yet sophisticated stand-in for your regular wedding band.
#3 Pack Your Most Versatile Pieces
We know it can be tempting to want to bring your entire jewelry wardrobe on a trip, but travelers who pack smart will only pack the versatile items. When it comes to jewelry, you’ll want to choose pieces that are not only comfortable but also easy to style. Most of the gold and diamond pieces from our Moondance Collection are made to be layered, stacked, mixed, and matched with each other and with any outfit in your wardrobe, so choosing some favorites is an excellent packing strategy. We recommend a pair of bold hoops, a pair of essential studs, a bold gold chain, an easy-to-stack eternity ring, and a tennis bracelet.
#4 Bring a Polishing Cloth
You’ll want your jewelry to look as camera-ready as you are for all the amazing photo ops you’ll have while traveling. Packing a jewelry polishing cloth in your jewelry travel case or even somewhere else in your luggage will ensure that your precious metals and gems are sparkling like the tropical seas.
#5 Pack Jewelry in Your Carry-On
Checked bags are much more likely to get lost than carry-on bags. The vast majority of checked bags arrive at their destinations, but you wouldn’t want to take the risk of losing your suitcase when you can keep it nearby on the flight. Luckily, our favorite WOLF jewelry travel cases will easily fit into your carry-on bag of choice.
We hope these jewelry travel tips have you daydreaming about global destinations and adding some new itineraries to your bucket list, even if you don’t have a trip planned for anytime soon. Before your departure date, shop our entire Moondance Collection to build your travel-ready jewelry wardrobe. Or plan a trip to Santa Monica to visit us in person!