After the first kiss, first dance, champagne toasts, and cake smashes, you've probably got one thing on the brain: your honeymoon! While you’re away with your new husband or wife, you want to make sure that shiny new wedding ring set is protected. Lucky for you, we’ve got some tips on how to protect your jewelry while traveling.
How to Protect Your Jewelry While Traveling
How to Protect Your Jewelry From Damage
Let’s face it: you can’t get to exotic honeymoon destinations without spending some time on an airplane. And we all know too well how easily suitcases and possessions get lost or damaged in transit. A 2017 SITA report stated that 6 bags per 1000 passengers were mishandled the previous year. While this might seem like the odds are in your favor, why risk it? We strongly recommend that you pack your jewelry in your carry-on so it’s with you at all times, but even when it’s tucked safely in a bag you have in your possession, accidents can happen. Taking a few precautions when packing your jewelry can help ease your mind if your luggage does get damaged in transit.
Buy a Jewelry Organizer
There are lots of jewelry organizer options on the market: jewelry roll organizers, jewelry box
organizers, and soft drawstring jewelry pouches are popular options. Jewelry organizers usually come with individual pockets to keep your possessions separated and are small and compact for easy packing and portability. If you’ve got a little extra money to spend, buying a jewelry organizer is a great way for you to easily secure your valuables while traveling.
Use a Pill Case
Travel budget looking a little tight? A seven-day pill box or case can work in a pinch! These small plastic boxes have individual compartments to help you plan your daily pill regimen—which means they’re also perfect for storing smaller pieces of jewelry. The labeled days of the week can even help you plan accessories for your vacation outfits! Talk about multi-tasking.
Use What You’ve Got—DIY Jewelry Organizers
Okay, so you’ve spent most of your money on the actual honeymoon and your pockets are feelin’ a little empty. Not to worry, you can still protect your jewelry and enjoy your honeymoon by getting a little inventive with supplies you likely have lying around your house! Try making a DIY jewelry roll with a small, soft travel towel. Arrange your jewelry, roll the towel, and tie down the ends for a quick and affordable jewelry roll. Here are some other DIY travel jewelry organization ideas:
Use vacuum seal wraps to separate and protect your jewelry
Avoid tangling by looping your necklaces through plastic or reusable straws
Organize your earrings with buttons
Poke earring studs into erasers (yep, the kind you used in elementary school!)
Store your rings and earrings together in sandwich bags if you’re strapped for money or time
How to Protect Your Jewelry Against Theft or Loss
It’s fun and exciting to travel to a different country, but you also need to play it safe and be smart.
Being in a new place makes us inherently vulnerable—when navigating unfamiliar settings, we’re often not as aware of our surroundings as we should be. Traveling to a country where you don’t speak the language carries an element of excitement, but it also means you’re concentrating hard on simply trying to understand and be understood—not necessarily on what’s happening around you. While you can’t be on your guard 100% on the time while you’re traveling in a new city, there are a few precautions you can take to protect your jewelry against theft or loss.
Don’t Flash Your Bling Around
Be cautious when wearing flashy or eye-catching jewelry in large transit areas (airports, bus stations, etc.) and in seedier parts of town. Flashing your sparkly diamonds and jewels is an easy way to attract unwanted attention from robbers and thieves. We aren’t saying never wear your diamond engagement or wedding ring in public on your honeymoon—just use your best judgment.
Keep Your Jewelry With You During Transit
While packing for your trip, be mindful of what you keep in your carry-on bags and what you designate for your checked baggage. If you’re traveling by plane, security checkpoints may require a physical inspection—giving someone the perfect opportunity to snatch your diamond jewelry while looking through your bags. If you keep your jewelry with you at all times during your flight or train/bus ride, you won’t have to worry about someone else handling your luggage and stealing your jewelry should the opportunity arise.
Don’t Leave Jewelry Unsecured In Your Hotel Room
It’s easy to just slip that wedding ring off and leave it next to your hotel room sink when you go for a dip in the pool or on an excursion… but trust us, that’s not a good idea. Leaving your jewelry out in your room makes it more susceptible not only to theft, but to loss as well. That diamond ring sitting on the side of the sink may not be stolen, but it could easily get overlooked and knocked down the drain, into the toilet, or even swept into the trash while your room is cleaned.
Before you leave, or when you check in to your hotel, ask what options they have for storing valuables. Some hotels have in-room safes, while others have a security box at the reception desk. If no secure location is available for you to use during your stay, keep your valuables on you at all times. Never leave your jewelry unprotected in your room!
The Best Way to Protect Your Engagement Rings While Traveling: Buy Jewelry Insurance
Even if you aren't quite ready for that honeymoon yet and are still planning your marriage proposal, you’re likely focused on making sure everything is perfect. You’re thinking about what you’ll wear, where you’ll propose, what you’ll say… and you’re set on finding the perfect engagement ring that’ll knock your soulmate off their feet. When thinking about proposing and shopping for engagement rings, it’s easy to completely overlook one of the most important accessories your new wedding jewelry can come with:
Engagement ring insurance.
Now, we know you might think that you can do without it. You might even think that a diamond engagement ring is protected under your homeowners or renters insurance policy. Unfortunately, that’s one of the biggest myths about insurance policies and jewelry! Your renters/homeowners insurance policy protects only a portion of your ring—under specific circumstances—while it is in your home. But what about when you travel? Even if you’re following all of our tips and tricks to protect your engagement ring while traveling, things happen.
The absolute best way to ensure your valuables are protected against damage, theft, or loss while you’re traveling is to purchase a stand alone jewelry insurance policy! You cannot rely on your homeowners or renters insurance policy to cover your ring in the event that you damage or lose it while traveling. The best thing about an engagement ring insurance policy is that it’s portable—just like your jewelry.
At Zillion, we offer outstanding engagement ring insurance policies that help protect your jewelry. Zillion jewelry insurance policies protect your jewelry from loss, theft, damage, natural disasters—pretty much any misfortune that can befall your diamond jewelry. Jewelry insurance policies purchased from Zillion guarantee that your engagement ring is always protected, no matter where in the world you are.
Get your free Zillion quote today and discover the difference jewelry insurance with better coverage, transparency, and ease makes. Our jewelry insurance policies will let you wear it with confidence—at home or away!