Packing for your holiday vacation or business trip is a balancing act. You often need everything from swimwear to formalwear. And of course, jewelry is an important accessory. When selecting jewelry for your trip, there’s one crucial element to consider, and it won’t take any room in your suitcase: precaution.
Here are a few travel tips from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company:
- Carefully consider your planned activities, and select your jewelry to match.
- If you don’t have an appropriate place to wear your more expensive jewelry during your trip, consider leaving it at home in a safe hiding spot. The ruby pendant that enchanted you from behind a glass case will have the same effect on a professional thief.
- Never place your jewelry in a checked bag. Wear it or keep it with you when you’re enroute.
- Don’t hide your jewelry in your hotel room or leave it unattended and unprotected. When you’re not wearing your jewelry, place it in an in-room safe or hotel safe.
- If your vacation plans take you to a tropical locale, consider leaving your jewelry in the hotel safe while you’re at the beach.
- According to Jewelers Mutual’s Claim Department, many a honeymooner has lost his or her ring while swimming or snorkeling in the ocean. Your fingers constrict when they’re cold, so losing a ring in the water is more likely to occur.
- Contact sports also can be unkind to jewelry. Luxury watches and clasps on bracelets weren’t meant to endure exciting volleyball games or lively tennis matches.
- Don’t remove your jewelry in a public place. It’s best to leave it on when you’re applying suntan lotion, or washing your hands in a public restroom.
- If you venture into a crowd or area that feels less than safe, slip your pendant inside your shirt and turn your engagement ring so the diamond doesn’t attract unwanted attention.
- Before you leave, make certain your jewelry is properly insured, and you have an appraisal or insurance evaluation in your home records.
- Consider a policy that covers theft, accidental loss, and mysterious disappearance, such as the one available from Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company.
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