How to Travel with Jewellery: Tangle-Free Packing Tips

How to Travel with Jewellery: Tangle-Free Packing Tips

No matter what your travel plans are, you'll want a travel wardrobe to match. Travelling with jewellery is an easy way to maximise the potential of your limited outfit options. However, deciding what to pack and how to pack it is the hardest part.

You may find yourself wondering which jewellery pieces to include in your suitcase and how best to protect each one from potential loss or damage. Whether you're planning a relaxing vacation or heading out on a business trip, the art of packing jewellery is essential to master. This is how to travel with jewellery with all the best packing tips for keeping jewellery safe and tangle-free.


Minimal Jewellery Essentials

What Jewellery To Pack For A Holiday

Before you start packing, think about the jewellery pieces you'll want to wear on your trip. The more jewellery you take with you, the more chance of something getting lost, tangled, or even damaged.

The best jewellery for travelling with are versatile pieces that complement multiple outfits. Choosing a few key jewellery essentials that can easily transition from day to night will help minimise the number of pieces you need to bring while maximising your options of what to wear.

When it comes to jewellery you can wear every day with anything, classic hoops or studs, stacking rings, and chain necklaces are all great choices. Add a couple of statement jewellery pieces like enamel charms into the mix and you'll be able to dress up even the most basic travel outfits.



How to Travel with Jewellery: Tangle-Free Packing Tips

How to Pack Jewellery for Travel

By following these tangle-free jewellery packing tips, you can travel worry-free knowing that your precious pieces will arrive at your destination safe, organised, and ready to wear with any outfit.

These are the best DIY jewellery travel hacks to prevent your jewellery from getting tangled or damaged while travelling. Not only do these tricks ensure secure transit, they also double as handy storage solutions when at your holiday destination.

Don't forget to pack a necklace detangler for layering necklaces to keep chains safe and tangle-free!


DIY Jewellery Roll Towel

You can create a DIY jewellery wrap from towel. Take a small hand towel and lay it flat. Place each item on the towel leaving a few centimetres between them. Then roll the towel up and secure each end with either hair ties or elastic bands to prevent the wrap from unrolling. This works best with necklaces but if you use a flannel, you can use this same method for smaller jewellery items.


Straw Jewellery Storage

Run your necklace through a straw and then fasten the clasp. It will help prevent the chain from tangling without taking up too much space in your luggage. This is the ideal solution for delicate minimal jewellery, rather than large irregularly shaped pieces. Although statement necklaces can still be stored this way


Jewellery Storage Box

Pill cases make excellent storage for your jewellery as they're so small and have separate sections. You can place each item into the pill compartments. This will keep them separate and prevent tangles. They'll also be perfectly organised. If you don't have a pill case, you can make a jewellery storage box using a miniature box or tin. Creating dividers out of card.


Card Earrings Holder

This earrings holder can be made using any spare card you have to hand. Depending on how much pairs of earrings you're packing; cut the card to the right size. Punch holes into the card either with a hole punch or a utensil, like a skewer or chopstick. Insert your earrings and you've created a safe place to store them during travel. Place them in a small pouch or pair of socks in case any backs come loose in transit.


Button Earrings Holder

We've all got a few spare buttons leftover from the clothes in our wardrobes. These make excellent earring holders when travelling. Simply insert the earrings through the buttonholes and secure with the backs. Don't forget to store these in a jewellery pouch or pair of socks to prevent losing them during your travels.


Safety Pin Ring Holder

Another really easy jewellery travel hack is to use a safety pin for storing rings. Simply thread each ring onto the needle of the safety pin, and then secure it. Since safety pins come in different sizes, you can choose a smaller or bigger one depending on how many rings you want to pack. To keep your rings safe when travelling, pin the safety pin to the inside of your luggage.


Carabiner Ring Holder

For something a little sturdier than a safety pin, try a carabiner. It works in the same way, allowing you to store your rings safely on it until you get to your destination. This can be looped through any strap inside your luggage to keep it from getting lost. A small carabiner is still quite chunky but it's arguably more secure than using a safety pin.


Jewellery Storage Case

For small jewellery items, like rings and earrings, that you may have used the above methods to store them. You can create easy DIY jewellery storage to keep them safe when travelling. Take a glasses case and place all your rings or earrings that are fixed onto buttons, cards, or pins. Place them inside the case with a soft cloth or tissue paper.

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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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