diamond-earringsWhen people say they love to travel, they rarely mean that they love to pack. Yes, packing is one of those things that always causes a bit of stress, even for veteran travelers. It always brings up questions like… What all should I bring to make sure I’m able to dress for all weathers? What will I need for various events and scenarios? What containers will best protect my toiletries from exploding all over my clothing? And also: Is it alright to travel with my jewelry, and what is the safest way to do so? Well, here at Noe’s Jewelry in Raymore, Missouri, we’re not sure what weather you’ll encounter on your next trip, whether you’re headed to a business conference in a big city or a fantastic beach vacation somewhere… but we are in a good position to advise you on the best ways to pack your jewelry for your trip.

It’s perfectly fine to pack along some jewelry with you when you travel, but remember—traveling means taking a break from your normal routine, so it’s a good idea to pare down your jewelry box when you’re away from home. After all, it’s not relaxing to worry about losing your valuables. That doesn’t mean you have to stick with costume jewelry, of course—it’s fine to bring your nicer pieces! Just make sure you’re only packing what you know you’ll need in order to limit your anxiety over traveling with real gemstones or metals, and to keep your precious and sentimental jewelry as safe as possible.

If you’re traveling for work, it’s a great idea to stick with small, conservative pieces of jewelry that won’t take up too much room in your bag or risk getting damaged. Small earrings like studs or small metal hoops, little pendants, a chain bracelet, and of course your wedding or engagement ring will all pack very well and work with all sorts of outfits. If you’re traveling for pleasure, the rules aren’t so different! Smaller and sturdier are always better options for traveling than heavier or more fragile pieces.

But how do you pack your jewelry? Well, the first thing you should do is take a few pictures of any pieces you’re taking with you. That way, you’ll have a record of exactly what you packed in case any of it turns up missing. Then, consider packing your valuables in a jewelry pouch or jewelry roll. These are items you can craft yourself if you like doing that sort of thing, or you can pick them up easily on Etsy. Then, you can put all your little pouches in a little bag, like a make-up bag, to keep them safe and in one place so they don’t get lost in your luggage—and make sure to tuck a little polishing cloth in there, too. Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you need to have dull, lusterless jewelry!

Finally, make sure to take your jewelry in your carry-on bag rather than packing it into your checked luggage. That way, it will always be with you!

There’s no need to be afraid of traveling with your jewelry as long as you take care to pack it safely. But there’s something else you can do with your fine jewelry in Kansas City while you travel—take any of the pieces you don’t need in your suitcase and bring them in to Noe’s to be inspected, cleaned, polished, or refinished. Our safe will help protect your valuables after they’re back to their original condition!

If you’re interested in some beautiful and small pieces of jewelry perfect for a busy travel schedule, or curious about getting your jewelry serviced while you travel, visit Noe’s online or at our Kansas City Area jewelry store.