Can you believe we’re right around the corner from one of the biggest travel seasons of the year? Those of you with holiday travel plans, take note. Packing jewelry can be a tricky, yet often an overlooked portion of the packing process.
More times than not, when it gets overlooked, mistakes happen – like losing a precious pair of earrings or a necklace that has sentimental value. For me, I can attest to this when I lost one pearl earring of a pair that my grandparents had gifted me a few years ago. These earrings were not insured, and albeit replaceable the special value was still lost.
No matter how careful you are when packing and carrying your valuables, like jewelry, accidents can happen. I’ve been very fortunate when it comes to losing or misplacing jewelry, but insuring your special pieces is important for peace of mind. Coverage through a company like Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company offers exclusive jewelry insurance, and has been doing so for over 100 years.
It wasn’t until Rick and I got engaged that I had thought of insuring jewelry. After we got engaged in Austin (need a recap, see here), we went out to dinner and had drinks in downtown Austin. Rick and I were on cloud nine, but with the ‘added weight’ on my left ring finger, I definitely was pretty nervous. One thing Rick assured me, my engagement ring was insured.
Jewelers Mutual offers coverage for loss, theft, damage and mysterious disappearance. Take note of that last variable, a lot of insurance policies, such as renters and home insurance, don’t cover that type of jewelry ‘loss’.
When it comes to packing my jewelry for the holidays, I tend to keep my pieces at a minimum – sticking to the classics. I’ve noticed when I try to pack it all in more than just one jewelry case, things start getting disorganized. Stick to one, sturdy jewelry holder. Organize pieces by value; putting them into separate little dust bags dependent on the item.
Whether you’re traveling home for the holidays or half way around the world, when you bring along your jewelry, have the peace of mind via Jewelers Mutual coverage that includes worldwide travel protection. Because no matter how careful we are with our jewelry, accidents happen. That’s why there’s jewelry insurance.
I’d love to hear how you specifically travel with your jewelry, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Let me know in the comments below!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.