What jewelry pieces do you bring along when you travel? If you're like most people, you leave your most expensive pieces behind for safekeeping. (Smart choice.)
But what if you're not jet-setting to your favorite beach? What if you're traveling for a wedding or for business? In those cases, you might really want to have some of your fine jewelry along.
This is where the travel jewelry niche comes in. A handful of jewelers make pieces specifically designed for travelers, so you can travel safely yet in style.
Travel Jewelry Specialists
One such jeweler, Lanciani Travel Jewelry, describes the solution they provide like this:
"For the modern woman who travels often on business or pleasure and doesn't want to worry about traveling with her precious jewelry, but still look her very best, [we] fill that niche."
Pieces offered by these specialty travel jewelers range from under $100 up to a couple thousand. There's something for anyone who needs to dress nicely while traveling.
Check out some of these best sellers from another specialist, Jennifer Miller Jewelry:
Let us know in the comments if you have another favorite travel jewelry specialist or go-to piece of jewelry for traveling in style!
Traveling Safely with Fine Jewelry
Sometimes there are special pieces you simply cannot part with, like your engagement ring.
No matter where you go, we have a guide with everything you'll ever need to know about traveling with jewelry safely, from packing to airport security and beyond.
For a quick peek, these are our top three tips:
1. Insure it. Homeowners and renters policies often only insure up to $1,000. Many engagement rings are worth five times that! Jewelers Mutual expertly insures against loss, damage, theft and mysterious disappearance wherever your travels take you, worldwide.
2. Keep it with you. Wear your jewelry or pack it in your carry on, never in a checked bag. Don't leave your jewelry in an unattended car or suitcase and don't hand your jewelry bag to any hotel staff.
3. Play it smart. Leave your jewelry in the hotel safe, not the room safe, if you plan on any activities dangerous to jewelry, like swimming.
While we certainly love diamonds and gold, costume jewelry can be just what you need while traveling. Luckily, inexpensive pieces are available from a wide variety of jewelers and retailers alike - not just from specific travel jewelers!
Editor's Note: This post was originally published March 5, 2015 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.