Guide to Travelling with Jewellery

Guide to travelling with jewellery

Our Guide to Travelling with Jewellery

As you embark on your global adventures, it’s essential to keep your cherished pieces safe and maintain their allure. In this blog, we’ll not only explore the best ways of how to look after jewellery on holiday and how to keep jewellery looking good when travelling.  We will also delve into important considerations of customs regulations if you choose to buy jewellery whilst travelling.

The Allure of Semi-Precious Jewellery

Semi-precious gem jewellery gives you the glamour without the price tag

Many of our customers choose to take Flutterby jewellery on holiday with them in place of antique or sentimental pieces they own. Semi precious jewellery allows you to bring the glamour on holiday without the risk of losing precious and highly valuable items.

These unique pieces deserve to accompany you on your journeys, creating unforgettable memories along the way. Our jewellery is very versatile in how it can be worn from day to going out in the evening making it the perfect accessory to take away with you. When people ask what jewellery should I take on holiday? we are able to give them a perfect capsule holiday jewellery collection, made of sterling silver and gold vermeil with semi-precious gems but without the expensive price tag associated with precious gemstone jewellery whilst not compromising on looking fabulous on holiday!

Travelling with Jewellery:

Top tips for how to take jewellery on holiday
Guide to taking jewellery on holiday

Customers sometimes ask “Can jewellery be taken in hand luggage when travelling abroad?”

Yes, you can absolutely take your Flutterby jewellery in your hand luggage.

Personally, we avoiding placing jewellery in checked baggage as it reduces the risk of loss or theft.

So, when you put your jewellery in your hand luggage, it’s crucial to follow a few guidelines to ensure its safety and prevent any potential issues during security checks.

Jewellery Travelling Storage Tips:

    • Place each item in its own anti-tarnish pouch. We give these to you with every piece of jewellery you buy from us. They help to prevent the jewellery from scratches, damage and from getting tangled with other pieces.
    • Consider investing in a travel-sized jewellery case for added protection and to keep all the pouches together.

How to Look After Your Jewellery Abroad:

Your jewellery deserves the utmost care, even when you’re away from home. Here are some tips to keep your pieces looking their best:

  • Avoid Exposure to Harsh Chemicals: Remove jewellery before swimming, applying sunscreen, or using beauty products to prevent damage.
  • Regular Cleaning: For silver jewellery, we recommend taking a travel sized silver polishing cloth which is great to gently wipe away any dirt or oils from the surface of the jewellery, keeping it shiny.
  • Secure Storage: When not wearing your jewellery, store each piece in our anti tarnish pouches and keep in a safe place, such as a hotel safe or a secure compartment in your luggage.
    How to look after jewellery when travelling
    Store each piece of jewellery in it’s own anti-tarnish bag to keep it looking lovely

What To Do When Purchasing New Jewellery Abroad – Navigating Customs

Declaration of Value:

Before acquiring new jewellery when travelling, be aware of the total value of the items you currently possess. Some countries have strict regulations regarding the import of valuable items, and exceeding the duty-free limit may result in additional fees.

Proof of Purchase:

To facilitate a smooth customs process, keep a copy of the purchase receipt for your existing jewellery. This documentation can serve as proof of ownership, mitigating potential issues with customs authorities.

Understanding Import Duties:

Research the import duty regulations of the country you are visiting. Different nations have varying thresholds for duty-free allowances. Familiarising yourself with these regulations can prevent surprises and ensure a seamless entry process.

Practical Tips for Jewellery-Laden Journeys

Travel Insurance:

Consider investing in travel insurance that covers valuable items. This provides an added layer of protection in case of loss, theft, or damage to your jewellery.

Take Photographs:

Before embarking on your journey, document your jewellery by taking photographs. In the unfortunate event of loss or theft, these images can assist in recovery efforts.

Contact the Airline:

For added peace of mind, contact your airline to inquire about their specific policies regarding jewellery in hand luggage. This ensures that you are well-informed and compliant with their guidelines.


We hope you enjoy travelling with your jewellery. By following our tips on storage and how best to look after your pieces whilst away, you can ensure that your cherished pieces remain looking their very best. Safe travels and have fun, adorned with the beauty of Flutterby jewellery!