How to travel with your jewellery

04 July 2024

Travelling with jewellery, particularly, precious gemstone jewellery that hold sentimental value can be an exciting yet daunting experience. At Fairfax & Roberts, we want you to enjoy your adventure while ensuring that your cherished pieces are secure and well-maintained while on the move.

Below, we outline the key tips and tricks when travelling with jewellery so you can explore with confidence and style.

How to travel with your jewellery

What jewellery do I pack?

We suggest curating a refined collection of versatile pieces that can be worn with multiple outfits. This enables you to maximise the use of each piece whilst minimising the quantity you carry. Any pieces of significantly high value, either sentimental on monetary, should be left in a safe place at home or in a secure vault – particularly, engagement rings and wedding bands.

Invest in Jewellery Travel Cases

Storing your jewellery correctly whilst travelling is essential to keep them safe and free from damage. A jewellery case helps organise your pieces as they have specially designed compartments to prevent scratching and tangling. Jewellery pouches are a great option that save space and are easy to carry in a handbag or carry-on luggage.


How to travel with your jewellery

Keep your jewellery with you

When flying, never pack your jewellery into checked baggage. This minimises the risk of loss, theft, or damage. We suggest keeping jewellery in a secure section of your handbag or carry-on. Sometimes you may have to show jewellery at security checks so make sure they are easy to access whilst being discreet when opening your bag. 


How to travel with your jewellery


Store your jewellery at Hotel Safes

Most luxury hotel rooms include an in-room safe. Utilising these safes to store any jewellery you are not wearing gives you peace of mind as you explore a new city. You could also ask hotel reception to store your jewellery in their safety deposit boxes for added security.  Additionally, investing in travel insurance to cover valuable items will give you peace of mind.

If you prefer to leave your precious jewellery at home for the duration of your travel period, Fairfax & Roberts can assist with storing your jewellery in our safe. Contact us to learn more and discuss options. 

On-the-Go Maintenance

Before you depart, visit the Fairfax & Roberts for a complimentary jewellery spa service which includes an ultrasonic clean, steaming and polish of your pieces. However, even when travelling, your jewellery requires a quick clean and polish. Brining a jewellery polishing cloth or using warm soapy water can dislodge any excess dirt and grime to make sure your pieces sparkle brightly throughout your travels. Avoid wearing your jewellery in pools, at the beach, or when engaging with activities that may cause damage or loss.

Following these tips whilst travelling ensure that your treasured items are safe and in pristine condition as your travel and explore the world. You can also explore other jewellery care and maintenance tips here.