New Traveling Tips for Jewelry and Fine Timepieces from Hamilton Jewelers

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The new and best way to ensure jewelry and fine timepieces stays in perfect condition and do not get lost, is just a little planning and preparation. Wrapping up treasured pieces may take a little extra time, but when they come out of their packaging unscathed and gleaming so anyone can look their best, it will all be well worth it.

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A vacation is intended to be relaxing and enjoyable…but then again, one hasn’t finished packing, only fueling the stress-meter. People agonized over the outfits they’ll be bringing to create a different look each day, and they’ve selected the choice jewelry pieces that will really make each outfit pop. But then, as someone would begin to unpack and unwind, they find their jewelry and fine timepieces have become a tangled mess, the delicate pearls have become scratched from jostling against a diamond bracelet, and so on. Has this ever happened to you? Or do you dread this happening to you?

As you travel, packing and storing fine jewelry and timepieces safely and securely is just as important as passports, tickets and reservations – miss one step and the pleasurable trip can become unpleasant. Hamilton Jewelers has a few tips to keep in mind to help choose which pieces will go with which outfit for which event, ultimately, ensuring anyone’s jewelry sparkles and their fine timepieces dazzle.

What to do before starting to pack:

Use a small, special traveling case geared towards storing rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and watches in select, isolated areas of the case.

Keep a jewelry cleaning cloth with the jewelry so anyone can clean and polish them to their brightest right before they wear them to an important event or dinner.

Pack highly versatile pieces that are well suited for travel; pieces that work with casual or dressy garments.

If traveling with pearls, keep them in a breathable pouch (velvet, silk or suede), separate from other abrasive jewelry items, flat and in a place where they will not stretch the delicate threads stringing the pearls together.

Store gemstone jewelry in an upright position, so they do not scratch any other jewelry, such as gold, which is easily susceptible.

As you pack your fine timepieces, wrap the watch face with heavy duty Saran Wrap to protect the glass from potential scratches and it will not fall off should any additional jewelry jostle against it.

The jewelry should be in a place that will remain dry and free from any moisture or humidity – silica gel packets are the perfect way to absorb any excess moisture.

Always travel with the jewelry in a carry-on when flying. One would never know what could happen between the check in time bag drop off and arrive at the destination.

Tarnish-free bags are available for sterling silver jewelry.

Do not store pieces of different metals in the same container, as it can dull the metals. Mix and match the jewelry pieces later.

Most important tip:
The best way to ensure jewelry and fine timepieces stays in perfect condition and do not get lost, is just a little planning and preparation. Wrapping up treasured pieces may take a little extra time, but when they come out of their packaging unscathed and gleaming so anyone can look their best, it will all be well worth it.

About Hamilton Jewelers
Founded in 1912, Hamilton serves clients in both the New Jersey and Palm Beach, Florida communities as well as a national and international clientele. Hamilton specializes in fine jewelry of their own design and manufacture, and also offers premium designer names in jewelry and the best in luxury timepieces. For more information, visit http://www.hamiltonjewelers.com.

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