Guest post by: Ritani
Whether you’re planning a surprise vacation proposal or dreaming of the perfect destination wedding, it is so important to keep your jewelry safe and secure while you travel. The emotional significance of engagement rings, in particular, means that careful precautions should be made to ensure that they don’t go missing during transportation.
Look at your existing jewelry insurance coverage to check whether it will be applicable if you take the pieces outside of your home state or country. If not, consider an additional plan or upgrade that will protect you from theft, loss or damage while you are away. “If you’re traveling internationally, be sure to bring some form of proof of ownership (i.e. a copy of the receipt or insurance policy). This could prevent any potential trouble when going through customs,” says Courtney Cox, an editor at Destination I Do Magazine.
If you are popping the question to an unsuspecting partner, it makes sense to keep the engagement ring somewhere secretive but safe during your travels. Don’t pack the ring box in checked luggage, and keep an eye on your carry-on bag as you go through security. Once on the plane, either keep the bag under the seat in front of you or take the ring out and keep it on your person before using the overhead bins. You really don’t want that ring to disappear!
While traveling to a destination wedding, you’ll want to keep both wedding rings safe and secure. The advantage here, unlike with a proposal scenario, is that you don’t need to keep the box hidden from your partner. Communicate clearly over which bag should hold the rings, and who should be primarily responsible for carrying that bag. Again, don’t pack the rings in checked luggage: keep them on your person and if you have to remove them while going through security, take care.
For honeymoon trips, it is standard to take some precious jewelry along. Even if your trip is more casual in nature, or an action-packed vacation, you may want to dress up in the evenings and wear some sparkle. Whether it is your engagement ring, wedding band, or a beautiful pair of diamond earrings, take care to pack your jewelry appropriately so that it is not damaged during transportation.
If you are truly concerned that your jewelry might be damaged or lost during a honeymoon or destination wedding, consider leaving it at home or in a safe deposit box. It will be there when you return, ready for you to enjoy through all the years ahead. “If you’re a forgetful person who might leave your ring on the bathroom sink, it might be wise to leave it at home. A great middle ground might be to wear a less-expensive or less-meaningful ring on your wedding finger while traveling,” Courtney at Destination I Do Magazine advises.