When it comes to staying stylish while traveling, jewelry is one item that can transform your look from sloppy to chic without taking up much space in your bag. While I would almost never recommend traveling with expensive pieces like gold or diamonds, as it can make you more susceptible to crime, cute earrings can be easy to throw in.
What jewelry should I pack?
Like I said before, don’t pack anything that you would be upset to lose or have stolen or broken. Cheap pieces work best for this reason. I recommend packing at least one statement necklace (see our professional packing list for more help), like you might find at Forever 21 or a similar store, with bright colors. It will dress up a basic tank or dress. I would also pack one simple necklace that is more demure and won’t take away from an outfit. A simple charm necklace will do. As far as earrings go, one simple pair of studs and one more over-the-top pair should do. And silver hoops go with just about everything.
For inspiration on jewelry that shows your love for travel, see our Travel Jewelry Pinterest board! My favorite jewelry pieces are ones I’ve picked up while traveling. My jade elephant necklace from Thailand and turquoise earrings that I bought in Berlin’s Turkish markets always make it into my backpack!
How should I pack jewelry?
If you travel with jewelry, it’s a good idea to invest in some sort of case to keep it organized. The best jewelry organizers make space for all sorts of jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. There are styles for every price range as well. The jewelry roll is one of the more popular styles, as it folds down smaller than other types. Baggalini’s jewelry pouch is another cheap and easy-to-use jewelry case.
Traveling with Jewelry Tips
We’ve found a few tips and tricks that keep your jewelry from getting broken and tangled. For necklaces, loop the chain through a bendy straw to keep it from getting knotted and tangled. To keep stud earrings together, put the backs onto a simple button. If you don’t want to splurge on a jewelry organizer, use a pill case or baseball card organizer.
Do you travel with jewelry?