Summer time and the living is easy… but sometimes getting ready to go on vacation can be hard work! We do so many different activities whilst we’re away, which makes packing for every eventuality a tough call. Not only that, if you’re anything like most women I know, then you’re also responsible for packing the family suitcases.
In the hustle and bustle leading up to departure we tend to rush things. Taking special care of how we treat our jewelry can get kicked to the curb. Countless people come back from vacation with broken pieces of jewelry. So, I thought I’d share my years of experience and show you how to pack your jewelry for a vacation. This will help to minimize the likelihood of damage to your prized possessions.
Faced with packing jewelry for travel, you have several options:
- You can pack your expensive gold and diamonds. The ones you don’t get to wear on a daily basis
- You can pack the earrings and necklaces you wear daily
- You can decide not to bother packing anything but the earrings you have on
- You can throw in your recent purchases bought at a home show that hubby doesn’t know about
The one thing all these have in common is that you need to make sure they can be safely stowed away in your luggage, if need be, without the worry they may get damaged. There are lots of options for jewelry storage, but these are my top three travel jewelry essentials to cover most travel needs.
Leather travel jewelry rolls
If you’re traveling light and haven’t got much space, then a jewelry roll will slip easily into a side pocket. The only issue with this is it might get knocked around a bit. So, I like to make sure the jewelry I stash in a roll like this is wrapped in tissue paper. Of course, if you have enough space in the main part of your bag, you can use your clothes to make sure the jewelry is well padded whilst traveling.
This is a classic buckled jewelry roll in leather. Once unbuckled, it unfolds to a panel containing 3 large zippered pockets and a snap closure ring bar. At the bottom of the roll is a leather panel that snaps open to section with seven sets of holes for your earrings and pins. It’s a lovely addition to any set of luggage and holds plenty of jewelry for a short vacation.
You can pick up the Buckled Jewelry Roll below from Amazon for around $50 and because it’s made of full grained leather it will last you for years of traveling to come.
Small travel jewelry boxes
On longer vacations or when you’re going away to celebrate something special you’ll probably want to take more jewelry with you than you can hold in a small travel jewelry roll. If you’re lucky the special occasion might even mean that you’re bringing something extra and precious back with you. In that case I would generally opt to take a small travel jewelry box with me. I love semi-rigid boxes, but you could equally opt for a more traditional rigid one.
This Jet-Setter Tiara jewelry case comes in some beautiful patterns. It has unique individual visible pockets and versatile removable pouches. With all that said, this compact design has 24 individual compartments with an expandable zipper bottom!
You can pick up this PurseN Tiara Extra Large Jet-Setter Jewelry Case at Amazon for around $66. I love this pattern, but it comes in a whole variety of shapes, sizes and colors.
Travel jewelry pouch
Or you can pack one necklace that can be worn in many ways. The easiest way to store a single necklace is in a pouch like the ones that we deliver our jewelry to you in. The one pictured below is an extra special Cathayana Jewelry Pouch, which you can buy from Amazon. Just pad it with some tissue paper and/or bubble wrap and you’re good to go.
I think the best vacation happens when you only have to pick out ONE thing to wear. Well, it can’t be just one outfit for the week, but it could be one necklace!
We’ve created several versatile styles and the one that is featured below is our 6′ rope. What makes ours unique is it has three distinct patterns which coordinate with each other. It creates interest and allows for many magnificent beads to be highlighted. In addition to the basic design, a rope can be worn in several ways; twisted, wrapped, knotted, worn towards the back.
Made by creating 3 distinct yet co-ordinating patterns in one palette using Swarovski crystal, Czech glass, and freshwater pearls. You can adjust the number of strands that fall by opening the small trailer hitch clasp. You can use it to dress up or dress down.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at the different colors available and ways to wear this one necklace:
Click here http://earthandmoondesign.com/product-category/necklaces/sautoir/ to see our range of ropes. They are currently in stock in purple, called Jilly (not shown) and “Pretty in Pink” above. The 6′ rope is a popular style both for its attractiveness and versatility. It has been made in teal as seen above, “Refresh”, brown- “Sandcastle”, and “Black and Silver”, all available now and a rope can be customed ordered via our contact form.
Just imagine only needing to take one necklace with you and creating a different look each time you wear it. Which way would you like to wear it and in what palette?