Are you heading to the beach for a vacation before the kids head back to school? While packing your bag with your favorite new dress and sandals, think about how you want to accessorize your outfits. How can you choose the right jewelry that will go with your jeans and a tee and your LBD? We have great tips for choosing the best pieces for your trip and safety tips on traveling with your jewelry. Read on for our jewelry travel picks and tips.
Accessorizing for a Trip
When traveling, it is important to choose a few key pieces of jewelry that will look good with all the clothes you are taking on your trip. You may choose to wear all the pieces together or a different piece each night. Here are our suggestions.
A pair of simple hoop earrings are a great look and very versatile for day or night. We love these sterling 18K gold Bamboo Large Hoop earrings by John Hardy.
A large statement ring will add a pop of color to your outfit. Wear it alone or with your other pieces. This Ippolita Rock Candy 18K Gold Medium Baguette Ring in Rutilated Quartz and Turquoise is dynamite!
We love the look of different length chains. Pair them with a tee or beautiful blouse to add extra flair to your outfit. These chains by Penny Preville are a great look.
Water Resistant Watch
If you love to wear a watch, then you may want to opt for a water-resistant watch for your vacation. A perfect watch that will take you from the pool to a night on the town is the Tag Heuer Formula 1 in Steel and Ceramic Diamond Chronograph, 41 mm.
1. Keep Your Jewelry With You – Never pack your jewelry in your checked bags. Pack it in a jewelry pouch in your handbag or carry-on luggage. Valuable jewelry like your engagement ring or wedding band should be worn on the plane.
2. Store Jewelry in the Room Safe – Keep your jewelry in the in-room safe when you’re not wearing it. Make sure not to leave any jewelry on the dresser in the hotel room and most importantly – Make sure to take your jewelry out of the safe when leaving to go home. We had a customer who left her engagement ring in a hotel safe. When she contacted the hotel after returning home, the ring was gone. Lesson learned: Remember what you place in the safe and take it with you when you leave. Luckily, our customer had her ring insured.
3. Insure Your Jewelry – It is very important to insure your jewelry. Jewelry can be lost, damaged or left behind on vacation. Give yourself peace of mind and have your valuable jewelry insured.
The first step to getting your valuable jewelry insured is getting an appraisal. The appraisal will have a detailed description and analysis of your jewelry. Most jewelry stores are qualified to do appraisals. Once you have the appraisal, call your insurance agency. Armed with the appraisal, the insurance agent will be able to recommend the right policy to fit your needs. The sentimental value of your jewelry is priceless, however, you must protect yourself financially. No matter the cost of your engagement or wedding band, an insurance policy is a way of protecting your investment should your jewelry become lost or stolen at home or on vacation.
~Jewelry pictured at top of page is by John Hardy