- Choose jewelry sparingly. Although a traveler may want to carry certain special pieces, it’s best to leave the extremely valuable or irreplaceable items at home. Carrying fewer pieces of jewelry will also make it easier to keep track of items, and if a theft does occur, it will be less detrimental than if a large amount of valuable jewelry is taken.
- Carry expensive jewelry onto a plane, rather than checking it with luggage. Some people opt to wear jewelry, but for travelers who do so, it’s best to make sure it’s out of plain sight. For example, a necklace could be tucked into a shirt or sweater, or an expensive watch could be covered by a sleeve. Jewelry that’s in the sight of the public makes a traveler a more likely target for criminals.
- Insure all jewelry. This is important regardless of whether or not a person travels frequently. Not only do most insurance policies protect against theft, but also damage and loss. For travelers going abroad, it’s important to be aware of any stipulations in their insurance policy, because some companies and policies only provide domestic coverage.
- If expensive jewelry is located in a bag, a traveler should keep that bag with them at all times, and not hand it off to anyone. This includes airline staff, hotel staff, or taxi drivers.
- Be cautious of hotel safes. Guests may not be aware of the large number of hotel staff members that have access to these safes.
- In addition to protecting against theft, travelers should also remember to avoid situations that can damage valuable jewelry, such as chlorine, or sandy beaches. Travelers should treat jewelry with the same care they would while at home to prevent permanent damage.
via Protect Valuable Jewelry While Traveling – Tip Sheet by AlarmSystemReport.com.