Going on Vacation? Tips on Keeping Fine Jewelry Safe on Summer Vacation

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Are you planning to travel and bring some of your fine jewelry along with you this summer? It’s best to have a plan to ensure that your jewelry makes it back home safe and sound. Here are five quick tips from the experts at Preusser Jewelers.Top Tips for Safe Keeping 

  • Carefully consider if you want to bring your fine jewelry on vacation with you.

  • Before packing a jewelry piece for your trip, take a second to ask yourself, “Am I really going to wear this?” If you find that you’re unsure, it’s probably best to leave it behind securely locked in a home safe or elsewhere. It’s all too easy to overpack for a vacation, but less is always best when it comes to jewelry. That way, there’s less of a chance that a piece you love could get lost or stolen. 2. Never check baggage with fine jewelry inside. Have you ever reached your final destination only to find out that the airline somehow lost your checked bag? Although checked bags are sometimes recovered, that’s not always the case, and it would be awful to lose luggage that contains valuable jewelry and have no way to recover it. The best way to prevent this worst-case scenario is to keep your valuable jewelry on you at all times while you’re at the airport.3. Invest in travel cases for your jewelry. Instead of packing all your jewelry into one bag, it’s best to wrap it up individually or invest in a special travel case for it. These cases are designed to keep individual pieces separate from one another to prevent scratching, tangling, or any other damage that might occur during travel. 4. Make sure your insurance is up-to-date. Before you travel anywhere with your valuable gemstones and other pieces are insured. With a bit of research, you can find significant policies that exclusively cover the loss, damage, or theft of jewelry, with worldwide protection and coverage. If you already have jewelry insurance, but you haven’t updated it in a few years, it’s best to do so before you head out on a trip.Back Home When you get back home, double-check that you have everything you brought with you.Before you leave for your trip:
  • Make a simple inventory of the jewelry items you’re bringing with you.When you get home (and also pack up to head back home), take another inventory of your jewels.If anything is missing, make sure you report it to your insurance company right away and put the rest of your jewelry back in its proper place to prevent any further losses.

  • Preusser Jewelers Can Help 

    If you ever have additional questions about how to store or pack your precious jewels, contact Preusser Jewelers for details. As Michigan’s oldest jeweler, we’ve built our reputation on trust, expertise, and the highest-quality customer service. Give us a call at 616-458-1425.