In time for HOLIDAY SEASON, jewellery editor NATASHA SHERLING shares her top tips for PACKING JEWELLERY SAFELY (and efficiently) when travelling …
As we start to hone in on travel and holiday season, thoughts turn to packing, and (if you’re like me), the most efficient way to do it. Particularly when it comes to jewellery, I like to bring options – and want everything to arrive as beautifully as when it was packed. My personal key considerations in jewellery travel storage include:
These are brilliant if you’re only taking a small selection away; even better if you want to keep the really precious pieces in your hand luggage while the rest gets put in the hold. Japanese de-clutterer extraordinaire, Marie Kondo has partnered with Cuyana, the go-to brand for simple, luxurious classics, to create a totally beautiful storage system in pebbled leather (pictured above); her colour combinations entitled ‘Joy’, ‘Fun’ and ‘Love’ coupled with the clean lines and practical sizes of the soft boxes themselves embody her organisational ethos.
This is integral to stop chains from tangling and gemstones from scratching against each other. Especially helpful are strips that allow studs to be kept as pairs, and slots for individual rings. Annouskha has released some seriously elegant soft boxes (and travel wallets, for those who prefer something smaller), with gold snakeskin details for added glamour, but M&S also have some nice options in summery colour combinations.
Particularly for business, when short breaks beckon, jewellery storage does not need to make up baggage weight allowance. This is why, for travel, I prefer soft boxes or pouches over something more structured. Aspinal stock a very useful jewellery roll, which comes in three colourways and tucks very neatly inside any hand luggage. Anya Hindmarch also produces some lovely little keepsake boxes – they are available online but keep a keen eye on their Kildare Village store who also often have them in stock.
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