Everything You Need To Know About Traveling With Jewelry #TreasureTheVacation
My husband bought me a ring, a couple of years after we first met. It wasn’t fancy, or overly expensive, but it meant the world to me. The sterling silver band had intricate markings all around and there was a light blue gemstone in the middle, to represent my birthstone. I wore it every day, along with a gold anklet that he bought for me as a birthday present. The only time I ever took those pieces off was if I was working with my hands or wearing socks.
During one of those rare days, I placed them both in a little pouch, that I then placed in my purse which I set aside during one of those work days. When I came back, the pouch was gone. I was devastated and it still bothers me to this day. No, they weren’t worth a fortune, but they held so much emotion and meaning for me and just like that they’d been stolen.
Whenever I travel with my jewelry, I like to put it all in one little pouch. Yes, it gets messy and sometimes the necklaces get tangled, but it works for me because all the pieces are in one spot and I don’t have to worry about losing an earring to the luggage corners, yet somehow I’ve still managed to loose several pieces of jewelry (even while keeping the unused pieces in the hotel safe). I usually leave my favourites at home for this very reason as I’m terrified of misplacing them. Had I known that it was possible to insure those pieces, I would have been sure to pack them up for our family cruises.
In 2012 Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company surveyed traveling women and found that two-thirds of those women would bring and wear their expensive jewelry while on vacation and over a quarter of those women lost at least one piece. Although it’s good to know I’m not alone, it’s not a good reason to have company. Jewelers Mutual has been insuring jewelry for over 100 years, so they certainly know their stuff when it comes to valuables. They offer comprehensive, worldwide coverage on those gorgeous pieces that are either stolen, lost or damaged.
The nice thing about this insurance company is that they will either repair or replace damaged or lost jewelry and loose stones, either with the exact piece or something almost identical (including brand names). There is no deductible and you are automatically covered on any new pieces that you may have purchased. Have you checked your home insurance lately? Standard policies are very limited with their jewelry protection and many don’t include loss or damage.
Join myself @childmode, @travelingmoms ,@kimorlando @cindyrichards @debmomof3 @ramblingstump@barblikos @PerfectCircleJM @RockstarMomLV and @MeaganShamy on July 21st, from 9-10 pm EST on Twitter where we’ll be talking about tips and tricks on traveling with jewelry. By participating, you’ll have the chance to win:
Grand Prize: Oval Hoop Earrings, Hammered 14k Yellow EcoGold, 40mm long. Sug. Retail: $1010
Secondary Twitter Party prize: Petite Eclipse Two-tone 5-Link Necklace, two 14k Yellow EcoGold linked w/ three Blackened EcoSilver, matte w/ 14k yellow gold cable chain, 18″ long. Sug. Retail: $640
All you have to do is RSVP over on Traveling Mom’s website and use the hashtags #TreasuretheVacation #TMOM during the party. Hope to see you then!
Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by the Traveling Mom Network.