Traveling with Jewelry: What to Do When You Get Back
This is Part 3 of a three-post series on how to travel with jewelry.
Returning from vacation is never the most fun part. Although there's nothing like sleeping in your own bed, right?!
Your body isn't the only thing craving a little TLC post-vacay. Your jewelry needs a little extra attention, too.
Here's your quick post-vacation jewelry to-do list. (It'll be worth it, we promise.)
1. Run through your inventory
Quickly run through and make sure you can account for all your jewelry. Even if you didn't bring much, it's pretty easy for a diamond earring to mysteriously disappear. (See what we did there? We cover that!)
2. Report any missing pieces
Hopefully everything in your inventory is right where it should be. But if not, it's imperative that you take action as soon as possible. The more time that passes from the instance of loss, the less likely you are to find your missing jewelry.
Depending on how and where you lost your jewelry, the first step may differ. Our lost ring checklist will show you where to start.
3. Visit your jeweler
Even if you followed all our guidelines on when not to wear your jewelry, it can't hurt to get a professional inspection and cleaning.
Your jeweler can make sure nothing is loose and buff and shine your piece back to its original glory.
4. Return to storage
Once all your jewelry is accounted for and cleaned up, make sure to store it safely.
Not sure what's considered safe for jewelry storage? We've got a post for that too: 6 Tips to Keeping Jewelry Safe at Home.
Now that you know these great safety tips for traveling with jewelry, how are you going to remember them all?
We made some checklists for that. Download our free Pocket Guide to Traveling with Jewelry and use it as a quick reference next time you're ready to take off on your next adventure!
Missed Parts 1 & 2 of the series? Check them out now: