Revealed: Golden rules for looking after your holiday jewellery, from keeping earrings safe with the help of a big button to ensuring necklaces remain tangle-free
- A few simple tricks can ensure your holiday bling stays in tip-top condition
- Always pack jewellery in hand luggage and consider insuring expensive pieces
- Use a drinking straw to prevent necklaces getting into a tight tangle
No matter how carefully you pack holiday jewellery, it always seems to disappear into the depths of the suitcase or binds itself into impossible knots.
But a few simple tricks can ensure your bling gets to your destination – and back again – in tip-top condition.
To avoid the exasperation of finding a tight tangle in a chain necklace, before you set off simply thread one end through a drinking straw, then fasten.
A few simple tricks can ensure your bling gets to your destination – and back again – in tip-top condition
For slim bracelets, cut the straw down, slip the bracelet through and fasten.
A smart way to keep earrings safe and in matching pairs is by using a large button. Hook each one through the button’s holes and fasten at the back.
According to a recent survey, more than 25 per cent of us has lost a piece of jewellery while travelling.
To protect it from going missing at the airport, always pack jewellery in hand luggage and consider insuring expensive pieces.
Some policies will cover your jewellery while you’re overseas. However, in many cases you may need to add valuable items by calling your insurer.
Robert Cuomo, of Hatton Jewellers, warns that jewellery can also get damaged while on holiday, but there are ways to protect it.
Robert Cuomo, of Hatton Jewellers, warns that swimming in the sea with your jewellery is far from ideal, as salt water can erode it
He adds: ‘Ensure suncream is fully absorbed into your skin before putting jewellery on.
And when it comes to swimming, chlorine is known to damage and discolour precious metals, causing it to become weak. Sterling silver can also begin to tarnish when in contact with chlorine.
Swimming in the sea is also far from ideal, as salt water can erode your jewellery, which can lead to weakening.’