What you Need to Know About Travelling with Jewellery
Travelling with Jewellery can be a worry. As lovely as it is to be able to show off all of our beautiful pieces in our holiday snaps, many people worry that their jewellery will become lost, stolen or broken.
In this article, we share our top tips for travelling with jewellery, and what you should do if the worst does happen. As a trusted local jeweller who carries out jewellery repairs on the premises, Ilford holidaymakers can rest assured that the below tips will help to keep your precious pieces as safe as possible when you’re away from home.
Insurance, Insurance, Insurance
We can’t stress enough how important it is to have any valuable pieces adequately insured. When travelling you may have two options available to you:
1. Home insurance: your expensive pieces should be listed as high value items on your home insurance regardless of whether you travel regularly or not, with the relevant valuation paperwork from a trusted jeweller to back this up. Check your individual policy, as depending on the type of cover you have, you may be covered for loss of items when away from the home.
2. Travel insurance: any holidaymaker should have adequate travel insurance in place from the moment they book a holiday. This may cover you for loss or theft of valuable items when on holiday, so check with your insurer whether jewellery would be covered as part of their cover.
Should you need paperwork and photographs to take out any insurance cover, make sure that you take your pieces to a jeweller that carries out valuations and jewellery repairs on the premises. Barkingside and Ilford jewellery owners can visit EK Jewellers for these services.
As obvious as it may sound, if you are taking jewellery with you, make sure you pack it in a suitable manner. We suggest a specific jewellery wrap or roll, which can be purchased at most jewellers, for this purpose.
Make sure to pack any jewellery in your hand luggage when flying, so that if your suitcase was to be lost in transit, your jewellery would still be with you. When you get to your destination, make sure to use the safe at your accommodation, if there is one, to house your jewellery at all times.
Think about Holiday-Specific Jewellery
If you really don’t want to take your valuable pieces with you, have you thought about specific jewellery to take away on holiday with you?
This could be completely different pieces to those you usually wear, perhaps pieces which are more suitable to your destination and activities, or you could even have replicas of your expensive jewellery made with cheaper metals and stones, so that you can keep your everyday style.
And if the Worst Happens…
If the worst does happen while you’re away, by having your pieces correctly documented by a reputable jeweller, and having the correct insurance in place, you may be able to make a claim.
If any of your pieces become broken, once home take them to a jeweller who carries out jewellery repairs on the premises. Chigwell and Loughton jewellery owners, for example, can visit EK Jewellers. It may well be the case that your jewellery can be fixed, and by using a jeweller that can repair pieces on site, you will ensure that there’s no further loss or breakage in transit.
Travelling with jewellery can be done, and it can be fun, too. Take some simple steps – either ensuring that your valuable pieces are safe or buying a specific, cheaper holiday jewellery wardrobe – and you can wear beautiful pieces of jewellery the world over.