How I Keep My OOTD Accessories Safe While Traveling




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If you are a traveler like myself, you know that taking care of your jewelry while on the go is no-joke! I want to always have my favorite accessories with me, but never worry about their safety while I am in another city, state, or country. Peace of mind makes me a happier person, and as they say, the best accessory is your smile!

Since I understand the seriousness of keeping my precious items safe while exploring the world, I compiled a list of how I keep my outfit of the day (OOTD) accessories safe while traveling!


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1. Keep accessories off until you're through airport security. At the front of the line for airport security, you'll probably start panicking about what you need to remove and put into the baskets for the check. While I have made it through the metal detectors with small pieces of jewelry, it's better not to bet on it and waste your time or others' time trying to get to the gate. Take your bling off (including necklaces, watches, and hair barrettes) that may set off the metal detector and keep them in a safe place in your carry-on. PRO TIP: I actually wait to put my accessories back on until we have landed. No one wants to be bloated from flying with a small ring on their finger!

2. Keep your jewelry in a secure storage bag. Ever put your accessories in what you think to be a safe place only to find them scuffed, tangled, or broken? YEAH ME TOO. It's really an issue! I decided to put a stop to it by keeping my jewelry in a velvet roll-up bag for traveling! Not only does it have various sizes of pockets to keep your different pieces organized, but the soft fabric will keep your jewels protected!

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3. Have your expensive and priceless jewelry insured. You can try your best to be careful while sight-seeing, but inevitably, accidents happen. That's why smart travelers have their jewelry insured! In fact, I just had a friend, well known for traveling frequently, lose her wedding ring while traipsing on the other side of the world! Talk about ruining a trip! Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company has been exclusive insuring jewelry for more than 100 years and offers repair or replacement coverage that includes worldwide travel protection for all types of jewelry and watches. Coverage includes loss, theft, damage, and mysterious disappearance (unexplained loss). Here is an awesome video of how to pack your jewelry before you leave (by Jewelers Mutual). I have previously talking about the powerful peace of mind I get from Jewelers Mutual on my blog!

4. Polish your jewelry once a week. Traveling means you walk a lot, are in the sun a ton, and often have lotion, oil, sweat, and pollution on your skin. When your accessories come in contact with lotion, oil, sweat, and pollution, it can be harmful to the metal and jewels you want to keep safe! It is very important that you prevent tarnishing by cleaning your jewelry with a proper polishing cloth! This will not only remove dirt and grime from your pieces, but also create a protective barrier from future impurities.

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I wouldn't recommend leaving home with my favorite jewelry without researching how to protect it first! Jewelers Mutual has a wonderful Pocket Guide to Traveling with Jewelry that you can download for free! It includes checklists that are essential for before, during, and after your trip.

These are the four biggest tips I have found to keep my jewelry protected while I am traveling! Do you have any recommendations for preserving the value of your jewelry while wandering and roaming the world? Share your advice in the comments below!

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21 comments:

  1. Definitely keep them safe. Thanks for sharing how.

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  2. I need to insure my wedding ring!! I have no idea why I have waited so long. I have heard only amazing things about Jewelers Mutual Company! Thank you for confirming what I need to do! XO

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  3. I'm always worried about losing my jewelry when I travel! All those rings are so pretty!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  4. I wish I had insured my ring before I lost it last month.... 30 years and now it's gone and no money to replace it. It's hard enough to lose sentimental items, not being able to replace it makes it more heartbreaking. Sigh.

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  5. These are great tips! I really need to think about getting my jewelry insured.

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  6. I had no idea about this, how neat! And great tips!

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  7. I need to ensure my watch! Thanks for sharing this!

    Laura B.

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  8. So many great tips! My jewelry ALWAYS gets tangled - so annoying

    xo Lacey

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  9. i need to use these tips when i travel!

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  10. I love this post!!
    Such great travel tips!

    ~Adriana
    http://www.leopardmartini.com

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  11. I never polish my jewelry!! I should probably do that! THank yoU!

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  12. I need to be better at polishing my jewelry! Thanks for the reminder!

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  13. I debated whether to use travelers insurance while on my London/Paris trip last year and was nervous the whole time about losing my engagement ring! So for our upcoming trip to Mexico, I'm def going to be sure I do it!

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  14. OMG my jewelry is always a hot mess when I travel. Great tips!

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  15. Guess I need to implement your tips... I had my diamond stud earrings stolen at the rS Conf hotel! Still so sad about it!

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  16. These are such great tips, also the jewelry insurance idea sounds awesome!

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  17. Jewelry insurance is so important! I lost my wedding ring years ago, and sadly didn't have insurance. Never making that mistake again!

    -Tristan

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  18. These tips were all SO good- I would be heartbroken to lose some of my favorite pieces.

    PS- Airplane bloat is no joke- I had a ring on (one that I wear every single day) during my last flight and it was SO hard to remove afterwards!

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  19. love the tips babe!!

    Sabrina | http://www.gypsytan.co

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  20. These are such great tips. We all like to wear our jewelry when we are out enjoying life. Thank you so much for sharing this

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