If you are traveling, you will have to pack and unpack more than you thought you would have to, so knowing how to pack jewelry for travel can be an important part of your packing process.
Particularly when it comes to valuable things that can easily be lost when moving, like jewelry, it is necessary to pack them in the most secure manner possible. If you do not organize your travel plans, you will end up in a very messy situation when you get to your destination.
In this article, I have mentioned some travel packaging techniques for travel if you are one of the many people who like to pack jewelry for travel.
There is so much information here that will help you on your next trip to accessorize their jewelry while staying fashionable.
Here are some tips on how to pack jewelry for travel and we have compiled an in-depth list as well as some offbeat ways you can pack your jewelry.
It’s not necessary to buy expensive jewelry organizers to shop for necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets. There are some creative ways to organize them.
Let’s get started!
How to pack jewelry for travel in the most popular conventional 3 ways
If you travel frequently or prefer outdoor traveling, you will need a quick and effective way to pack your jewelry for travel so that they are not damaged while traveling. Below are some of the most popular traditional methods.
1. Jewelry boxes
When traveling, jewelry boxes can be a real nuisance, especially if they are packed in your carry-on luggage. It is therefore not the best method for packing jewelry for a trip, but if you have one at home, you can use it.
Although it’s not going to save you as much space as, say, packing your jewelry in a jewelry roll, it is one of the most convenient and quickest ways to pack your jewelry if you do not have the space in your suitcase to pack a jewelry roll.
2. Jewelry rolls
It is highly recommended for people who are always on the move, whether they are on business or on vacation, to store their jewelry in rolls. This jewelry packing Method will save you a lot of space while still ensuring the safety of your valuables.
In terms of jewelry rolls, there are different types that you can choose from, and many of them are made from synthetic fabrics or leather and are designed to contain a variety of compartments for storing jewelry. After sorting and packing your jewelry, simply roll the bag up and secure it.
3. Individual jewelry pouches
You are usually given a charming pouch when you purchase a new piece of jewelry. In spite of the fact that you might assume that they are just for show, they have many uses that make them worth having.
These little bags can be used to keep your jewelry organized and safe while traveling. Despite the fact that it would not be the most effective method when you have a lot of accessories to pack, it would be an excellent idea if you only have a few important pieces to bring along with you.
How to pack jewelry for travel by using the following Creative methods
1. Pill cases
It is possible to buy a pill case for a very reasonable price if you don’t already own one. This container is a safe and secure way to store jewelry, especially jewelry that is small or delicate, such as stud earrings and rings.
The compartments make it simple to keep them organized. These containers, which usually have seven compartments, can even be used for planning what pieces to wear each day.
2. Hobby boxes
You can also use a hobby box instead of a jewelry box. It is possible to separate your jewels into various compartments. There are several types of compartments, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Most department stores sell hobby boxes, so you may find them there.
3. Plastic wrap
In addition to using a plastic wrap that you already have in your kitchen, you can use another creative way to pack your jewelry. One of the advantages of this over the washcloth is that it is waterproof and can be used to clean many different types of jewelry, not just necklaces.
In order to store your jewelry in one place, you first need to cut up a large piece of plastic wrap. When you place the pieces of jewelry on top, make sure the sticky side is facing up, and that there is enough room between the pieces of jewelry when placing them on top.
You will need the second piece of plastic wrap to be cut to a size similar to that of the jewelry you are wrapping and to be laid on top with the adhesive side facing up.
The jewelry items should be firmly secured in place by pressing the plastic wrap down to remove any air bubbles. In order to ensure that nothing can slip off the ends of the plastic wrap before it is rolled up, seal the ends of the plastic wrap.
To secure them, place each in a Ziploc bag. Alternatively, you can wrap each individually in a plastic wrap using business cards for the background.
One way to pack jewelry effectively is by using a washcloth or a soft cloth that mimics the shape of a jewelry roll. However, since it is not compartmentalized, it is more suitable for necklaces.
As you roll up the tablecloth, place the necklaces one inch apart on the tablecloth. Keep the necklaces concealed in the folds of the tablecloth as you do so. To prevent the necklaces from falling out, secure the two ends together with a clip, pin, or peg.
5. Drinking straws
This is yet another item that you may already have in your kitchen, or that you can pick up at your local convenience store, that you can use to store fragile and thin necklaces. Straws are an excellent choice for storing necklaces of this type.
When closed, cut the drinking straw to the same length as the chain. The chain is threaded through the straw, and then the necklace is clasped tightly. The necklaces can then be carried in a ziplock bag in your bag.
6. Packing paper
You can also pack jewelry in soft packing paper, white packing paper, or packing paper that is non-colored for travel. If you want to avoid fading your fine metal jewelry, however, you should not pack it in a newspaper or on printed paper, because that will cause it to warp or fade.
7. Ziplock bags
Jewelry made from sterling silver can be kept from tarnishing using airtight ziplock bags when packing it for travel. You can package jewelry in ziplock bags individually when packing it for travel.
Non-silver jewelry can also be packed using this method. If you pack each piece of jewelry individually, you can keep it tangle-free, and all the pieces will stay together without fear of losing any of them. You can also arrange it as needed.
8. Toilet paper rolls
While toilet paper is already a necessity to have on hand while traveling, why not take advantage of it? Basically, they are similar to drinking straws when it comes to their function.
These beads are best used for bigger, bolder necklaces, rather than for small ones. The statement necklaces are a great choice if you only want to wear a few pieces.
9. Bubble wrap
You can also use bubble wrap to secure your delicate pieces of jewelry by wrapping them around the bubble wrap. The technique is especially suitable for outdoor camping. Once you have packed everything using the DIY methods mentioned here, you can use bubble wrap to further protect it.
When packing your jewelry to travel, you can sort it into different containers or group similar pieces using dust bags. For example, if the earrings are all gold and the rings are all silver, place each in its own dust bag.
11. Secure cases
I strongly recommend keeping all of your jewelry together in a safe place when you travel, no matter what container they came in or whether they are in a special jewelry organizer. When you have individually packaged everything, be sure to place them all together in one place so that they do not get damaged or dented during the shipping process.
When you travel light and don’t have enough space in your luggage to organize your jewelry, you’ll need a secure case. Travel jewelry organizers can also serve as storage boxes while you are at your destination if you are always on the move.
12. Contact case
People who wear contacts generally have a few spare contact cases lying around the house somewhere if they like to travel with small pieces of jewelry. These small cases are excellent for storing small earrings, very small hoops, pendants, and rings. The case allows you to place one piece of jewelry on each side of the case, and each piece of jewelry will remain safe, protected, and unharmed while you travel.
13. Soap holders
As an example, there are a few items you can use in your home and a soap tray can be considered as a very good option. An earring holder, a bracelet holder, and a ring holder can be used to store jewelry. They can secure the jewelry and keep it all in one place.
14. Styrofoam plates and cups
Topple the plate’s top section and pin your little earrings there. The middle and bottom sections can be used to pin your longer, chunkier earrings. It is important to put all your earrings and necklaces in a Ziploc bag so that they do not get scratched up.
In order to avoid snagging your necklaces in your luggage, you can put them in plastic cups or Styrofoam glasses. Wrap a cloth over them to prevent them from being thrown around. Packing jewelry for travel using this method is a convenient and long-term solution for packing jewelry.
15. Bead organizers
Although these plastic storage boxes are specifically designed to store beads, they can also be used for the short-term storage of a large number of earrings. Each nook can be arranged to display between 1-3 pairs of small earrings or rings.
Things to consider when traveling with expensive jewelry
Take these top tips for traveling with fine jewelry into consideration if you must bring all your valuables along.
1. Carry it on
Jewelry should never be put in checked baggage. Instead, wear it or store it in your carry-on bag. Put the pendant inside your sweater if you wear it, or turn your ring so that only the band is visible if you wear it, so as not to attract unwanted attention.
2. You should keep it with you
Leave your jewelry in a small jewelry bag tucked in your purse while you explore your destination. Don’t leave it in an unattended car or suitcase. Don’t hand your jewelry bag to staff when you check into your hotel or condo; always carry it yourself.
3. Locate a safe place, literally
You will want to leave all fine jewelry in the safe in your hotel room if you will be spending most of the day lying on the beach. An engagement ring will be devoured as soon as it touches the sand. Spending all day with a metal detector on the beach trying to find it isn’t worth the stress. Additionally, sand and sunscreen can affect your jewelry’s integrity, making it appear dull.
4. Consider hiring a jewelry sitter
When you are on vacation, you are a great opportunity to have your best pieces professionally cleaned, inspected, and re-evaluated by your jeweler.
You can rest assured that your jewelry will be protected and in perfect condition when you return. If you are worried that your left hand will appear naked without your wedding ring, pick up a fun piece of costume jewelry to wear while traveling.
5. Do not use public transportation or go to public places
A pickpocket is good at distracting you and can snag those stunning jewelry right out of your hand. Avoid wearing flashy pieces of clothing if pickpocketing is common in the place you’re visiting. Do your research before you go and research the area you’re visiting. Keep an eye on your rings on a crowded bus or train. Occasionally, I will look out the window while holding my ring finger, confident that my ring is still there.
Let’s wrap it up!
So far, you’ve seen how to pack jewelry for travel in a wide variety of creative ways. This article shows you how easy it is to pack jewelry for travel.
Think about what you have around your house, and you’ll be able to find even more fantastic ways to pack your jewelry when you’re traveling. If you try it out, please leave a comment below to let others know about it. There is a list of travel-inspired jewelry over on the independent travel cat blog as well, I hope you will enjoy that one as well.