Document it:

As you’re packing, take a photo of the pieces you're taking with you. If you need to file a police report for any reason, this proof of ownership will be very helpful. (Shutterstock)

Carry it:

Never put jewelry in a checked bag. Wear it or stow it in your carry-on bag and keep that bag in sight at all times. (Bloomberg)

Don’t post it:

Avoid being an easy target. Don’t share photos of your jewelry or where you are staying on social media. (Bloomberg)

Wear it wisely:

Avoid wearing jewelry while swimming, especially in cold water where finger sizes can temporarily shrink. (Shutterstock)

Tuck it away:

Never leave jewelry out in the open. Use the safe in your room or hotel vault. (Shutterstock)


Conceal, don’t reveal:

Tuck necklaces inside your shirt, turn your engagement ring to the inside of your hand and cover any bracelets or watches with a sleeve when in dangerous areas. (Bloomberg)

Button up:

If you’re packing earrings, fasten them to an extra button to avoid them being separated or misplaced. (Bloomberg)

Suck it up:

Thread necklaces through a paper straw. This will prevent them from being easily misplaced or lost, with the added benefit of avoiding a tangled mess. (Bloomberg)

Fashion-savvy individuals like to look and feel their best while vacationing, and that often means wearing their favorite jewelry.

Unfortunately, travel is an optimal time for jewelry loss or theft. At least one in five people experiences the loss or theft of a piece of jewelry while they’re on vacation, a statistic that’s been on the rise in recent years, according to research from the Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group.

“Travel continues to be a vulnerable time to misplace or have jewelry stolen,” Don Elliott, director of Claims at Jewelers Mutual, said in a recent press release.

As we head into the peak time for summer travel, Jewelers Mutual recommends the eight tips outlined in the slideshow above to help protect blingy baubles and other valuables.

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