The Best Jewellery for Travelling Light

The Best Jewellery for Travelling Light

The right accessories can elevate any outfit, but no one wants to lug around their entire jewellery box when travelling. But packing light doesn’t mean sacrificing style. While it's tempting to overpack jewellery because they're so small, the reality is that too many accessories can be a hassle to manage on the go.

By selecting versatile jewellery pieces, like chain necklaces, stud earrings, and stacking rings, you can maximise your outfit choices while minimising your luggage. Remember, it’s not about how many accessories you bring, but how well you style them!

Here is a guide to selecting the best jewellery pieces when travelling, ensuring you’ll be able to travel in style without overpacking.


The Best Jewellery for Travelling Light

What Jewellery to Bring on Vacation

From delicate necklaces to versatile earrings, these carefully chosen jewellery pieces will complement any travel outfit while minimising space in your luggage. Pack smart and travel light with our top travel jewellery essentials.


Chain Necklaces

A simple chain necklace is a must-have for travellers. They are versatile, elegant, and easy to wear. Instead of packing multiple different necklaces, opt for a delicate gold or silver layering chain instead. These timeless designs will match any outfit and can be layered with other necklaces to create versatile day-to-night combinations.



Stud Earrings

Stud earrings are perfect for travel due to their compact size and easy styling. Classic designs such as plain studs, can be paired with more playful options like mini hearts or bee studs, creating a mix-and-match look suitable for any occasion. These timeless pieces offer versatility without taking up much space in your luggage.



Stacking Rings

Simplify your travel ring selection by choosing designs that combine style and practicality. Dainty bands and stackable rings can be worn individually for a minimalist look or stacked together for a bold statement. Opt for simple designs with textured metals, which can be mixed and matched to suit any outfit, offering flexibility without taking up much space.



Statement Pieces

While travelling light often means minimising your jewellery options. However, bringing one of two statement pieces can transform your travel outfits. A fun enamel necklace or bold threader earrings can elevate a basic outfit into something extraordinary. Playful pieces, like colourful enamel charms, raw crystals, and novelty pendants, adds flair to an otherwise limited travel wardrobe.



Necklace Detangler

A necklace detangler is an essential tool for travellers who want to bring multiple necklaces. This compact accessory keeps your necklaces organized and tangle-free, ensuring they’re always ready to wear without taking up much space in your suitcase. Opt for a multi-strand detangler designed to hold several necklaces of varying lengths.



Tips for Travelling with Jewellery

Travelling with jewellery can enhance your travel wardrobe, but it requires some consideration to keep your valuables safe and secure. By following these jewellery travel tips, you can enjoy your adventures with peace of mind, knowing that your jewellery will be safe, organised, and ready to wear wherever your travels take you.

Choose Wisely

Minimise the number of items you need to pack by choosing versatile jewellery pieces that can be can be easily mixed and matched with different outfits. Leave behind any jewellery pieces that are particularly valuable or sentimental to avoid the risk of loss or damage.


Store Securely

To prevent damage, loss, or theft, always store your jewellery in a secure place and avoid leaving it out in plain sight. Invest in a jewellery organiser or travel case, and make use of the hotel safe or a locking suitcase when you're out exploring.


Always Carry-On

Always carry your jewellery in your carry-on luggage rather than checking it in. Just be prepared to remove your jewellery during airport security, and consider wearing minimal pieces to streamline the process.


Play Safe

Avoid wearing jewellery during activities such as swimming, hiking, or strenuous exercise, where they may be exposed to damage or loss. Save your precious pieces for special occasions, and choose to wear more durable or inexpensive jewellery for outdoor adventures


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Written by Sophie Davies

Sophie is a freelance writer and full-time jeweller. She has been writing about simple living and sustainability for over ten years; exploring simple living, sustainable style, and slow travel. She writes for a variety of brands and publications as well as her personal blog, A Considered Life.

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