Updated: Mar 2
If you're lucky enough to travel this year, be it a staycation or somewhere slightly more exotic, you might be wondering about how you'll pack your jewellery. Here's my tips on how to store and pack your jewels.
I try to re use and recycle packaging as much as possible.
Your classic grey and gold Rachel Swan Goldsmith box is perfect for storing your jewels at home or when travelling.
At 3 inches square it wont take up space and will keep your pieces perfectly protected.
Think about which pieces you'll wear the most on your time away. Choose pieces that will bring you from day to night, or will dress up an outfit. Create a capsule collection for your travels, a few classic pieces that will take you anywhere and everywhere.
Now that you've decided which pieces to bring, It's time to start packing your jewels.
3. Rings (and this is one of my favourite tips)
Slide your rings onto a rolled up blanket- the one that comes in your grey box, making sure the rings are tightly secured on the roll.
The material is a suede texture so it has a good grip, which means your rings wont fall off easily.
You can also use this cloth to clean your jewellery if it needs a little wipe.
To store your earrings, you can punch holes in the grey insert or the blanket and pop the earrings in with their butterfly backs in place, or little rubber stopper if it's a drop earring.
I always suggest you use the rubber backs you get with my drop earrings for extra security.
If you put the studs on the grey blanket, you can roll it up to protect your earrings while in transit - like a mini jewellery roll.
Necklaces can tangle easily. Placing the pendant through the slit at the side, wrap the chain around the grey insert, or you could use cardboard, until there's no chain hanging loose. When you place the insert back into the box, it keeps the chains from moving around.
You can layer your mini jewellery box by placing rings on the bottom and covering with the grey blanket. Covering with the blanket is important as it ensures nothing scratches what's on the bottom. Always make sure your jewellery has a layer of material in between each piece. Then place the insert on top with necklace and studs.
7. Safe Place
I recommend when taking jewellery off, at home or when away, always put it in the same place. This means you won't lose your precious pieces and always know where to go to find them. This could be a little box or dish beside your bed, or dressing table, or a safe. I also advise keeping your rings on while washing your hands, never take them off and leave them beside the sink.
8. Carry On
It's a good idea to travel with your jewellery in your handbag or carry on luggage. That way you know exactly where it is at all times.
9. Keep It Clean
It's a good idea to clean your jewellery before packing it away, so it looks its best when you reach your destination. You can have your jewellery sparkling with some washing up liquid and warm water. I will write another blog post on how to clean your jewels at home, so keep an eye out for that.
So there you have it, I hope you enjoyed my top 9 tips on how to store and travel with your jewels. Even if you're not travelling any time soon - these are great ways of storing your jewellery at home. If you have any questions about how to store your pieces, let's have a chat over on the website www.rachelswan.com