We know that diamonds aren’t cheap. And they’re certainly a precious possession. Generally, it’s not a good idea to travel with your jewelry but there are probably times when you really want to.
Here’s how you can keep your diamond engagement rings safe if you’re taking them along on your next holiday or honeymoon.
Before You Travel
If you’re going travelling with your valuables, don’t skimp on insurance. A suitable policy is the best defense against any eventualities of losing your rings.
Be aware that most travel insurance policies don’t cover massive jewelry claims so you might require a separate policy. It’s worth doing some homework first.
If you’re taking your diamond engagement rings overseas with you, it’s a good idea to keep a list of the jewelry you’re taking with. Make a copy of the list and pack it in with your belongings. Also take pictures and even video footage of your rings and keep those in your camera or mobile phone. They could come in handy should you need proof of identification.
Be Street Smart
You’ll want to use your common sense when travelling with your diamond jewelry. Do avoid wearing your diamonds in public areas. There’s no better way to attract a thieves’ attention than adorning expensive jewelry. This is also true of wearing jewelry at airports during your flight transits.
Another good tip is not to keep your precious jewels in your checked-in baggage when using public transport and on flights. Often security guidelines dictate that luggage needs to be inspected and that puts your diamond engagement rings at risk of theft. Keep your jewels in your hand luggage and on your person.
A carry case especially designed for storing jewelry is a good idea too. A jewelry box with different storage compartments can pad your loose items during transit, preventing dents and scratches.
Be Cautious if You’re Leaving Valuables In the Hotel
Don’t leave loose jewelry lying around the hotel room. It’s just begging to be stolen. Instead of doing that, check if there is a safe-storage facility at the hotel that you’re staying at. This could be a security box at reception or a safe in the hotel room. These are safe methods of keeping your valuables locked away when you’re not in the hotel room.
If no such storage is available, then carry your items with you. You should never, ever leave valuables in the hotel room if you’re not there. Remember, hotel cleaning staff will have access to the room.
Save the Trouble – Leave it At Home
Unless you really, really want to bring your diamond jewelry on holiday with you for a special event or occasion, save the hassle and leave it at home. You really don’t want to unnecessarily expose yourself to risks in a strange country.
Keeping Your Diamonds Safe At Home
If you’d rather leave your jewels at home, make sure they’re safe there too. While you’re not at home, choose to suspend newspaper deliveries and ask a neighbor to empty your post box on a daily basis. Post and newspapers building up broadcast to everyone that you’re not at home.
Also, avoid announcing on social media that you will be away on holiday. These days thieves are incredibly tech savvy.
A decent safe is essential for your diamond engagement rings and other precious belongings. Keep the safe in an inconspicuous part of the house. The first place burglars usually check are the jewelry box, dresser drawers and wardrobe. But a fireproof safe that has been installed in the wall and hidden behind something will make is near impossible for robbers to get off with your jewelry.
Finally, don’t forget to latch the window locks and remove any spare keys on the