Traveling with jewelry has never been an easy task when you have to deal with tangled necklaces, missing earrings and sometimes missing jewelry! Even though it’s something none of us want to happen to our jewelry when we stuff it in our bags or luggages, sometimes the unexpected just happens.
Traveling with jewelry is a great way to switch up your style and stay fashionable with a limited wardrobe. But, it’s already hard enough packing all your clothes in a limited space along with a jewelry box while praying that your jewelry isn’t ruined!
Take a photo of your jewelry before packing
When traveling, losing jewelry is a horrible thing that we hope won’t ever happen to us. However, sometimes an earring or a necklace just disappears without a trace, just like a sock in the washing machine; or sometimes, we just lose track of what we’ve brought along with us and only realize when we look for that specific accessory.
So, always take a photo of your jewelry before packing it in your luggage! This will help you with keeping track and making sure you bring each and every jewelry accessory home with you.
Use straws to keep necklaces and bracelets tangle-free
Picture this, you’re in a rush, laying down your luggage and putting on your favorite dress hoping you don’t miss your very important event! But alas! The beautiful sterling silver necklace and silver bracelet you wanted to wear to match your outfit is tangled! Now, how do you avoid this scenario, you wonder? Grab a few straws and a pair of scissors!
Thread your favorite necklace or bracelet through the straw, cut to an appropriate length, of course, and clasp it. This way, your necklaces and chain bracelets will stay nice and ready for you to wear when you’re in a rush.
Use safety pins to keep your hoop earrings together
Earrings are small, dainty jewelry accessories that add beauty and style by framing a person’s face. When going on a staycation, holistay or a long-distance trip, packing light is essential, especially if you’re looking to bring back souvenirs for your friends and family. As such, chunky jewelry boxes are out of the question!
Instead, bring along safety pins and a small, drawstring bag. Hook your hoop earrings onto the safety pin in pairs so you won’t have to flip it inside-out to find its matching partner.
Use business cards to keep your stud earrings together
Don’t wear hoop earrings and only wear stud earrings? Grab a business card, or any piece of paper that can hold up well, and stab a hole through it with a pencil. Pin your earrings on the business card and voilà! You can bring it anywhere and everywhere you want without worry about losing it with the rest of your jewelry.
Similarly, you can pin your earrings back on the card before taking a bath or going to bed. The size and noticeability of a card makes it less likely for you to forget your earrings in your room’s bathroom or nightstand!
One last tip before we go, you don’t have to bring your entire jewelry collection with you when you travel. Instead, pick neutral pieces like sterling silver earrings, silver chain bracelets and silver pendant necklaces, as these jewelry accessories fit almost every outfit and occasion!