How To Pack Jewelry For Travel

Traveling is a wonderful experience, but it can be stressful when it comes to packing. You want to look your best on your trip but don’t want to deal with tangled necklaces, lost earrings, or damaged bracelets. 

How can you pack your jewelry for travel without creating a mess or risking losing your precious pieces?

In this blog post, I will share some tips and tricks on the best way to pack jewelry pieces for travel, whether you’re going on a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. I will also recommend some of the best travel jewelry organizers you can buy online or make yourself.

Choose Your Jewelry Wisely

The first step to packing jewelry for travel is choosing what to bring. You don’t need to pack your entire jewelry collection for every trip. Instead, select a few versatile pieces that match your outfits and suit the occasion.

Here are some tips on how to choose your jewelry for travel:

Stick To One Metal 

Whether gold, silver, or rose gold, choosing one metal for your jewelry will make mixing and matching pieces easier and create a cohesive look. It will also save you space and weight in your luggage.

Bring Some Statement Pieces

While you don’t want to overpack jewelry, you don’t want to be boring. Bring some statement pieces that elevate your outfits and make you stand out. For example, a pair of colorful earrings, a chunky necklace, or a bold ring can add flair to a simple dress or top.

Avoid Expensive or Sentimental Items

Traveling with expensive jewelry can be risky, as you might lose or damage your items. Leave your expensive or sentimental jewelry at home to avoid heartbreak and stress. 

Instead, bring some inexpensive costume jewelry you won’t mind losing or replacing.

Take Photos of What You’re Bringing

Before you pack your jewelry, lay it out and take photos of all the pieces you bring. This will help you remember what you have and plan your outfits accordingly. It will also help you keep track of your items and avoid leaving anything behind.

Organize Your Jewelry Properly

The next step to packing jewelry for travel is organizing it properly. You don’t want to throw your jewelry in a ziplock bag or a random pocket in your suitcase. You want to keep your jewelry separated and protected from scratches, tangles, and theft.

Here are some ways to organize your jewelry for travel:

Use a Travel Jewelry Case or Jewelry Roll

One of the best ways to pack jewelry for travel is using a dedicated jewelry case or roll. These are specially designed bags with compartments, pockets, hooks, and loops for different types of jewelry. 

They keep your jewelry organized and secure and can easily fit in your carry-on or personal item.

Use a Pill Case

You can use a pill case if you don’t have a jewelry case or roll. Pill boxes are small containers that has seven compartments for each day of the week. 

You can use each compartment to store different types of jewelry, such as earrings, rings, or small pendants. A pill case is compact, sturdy, and easy to find in any drugstore or online.

Use Straws or Toilet Paper Rolls

Another DIY option for packing jewelry for travel is using straws or an empty toilet paper roll. These are great for preventing necklaces from arriving in a tangled mess or all knotted up.  For delicate necklaces, any type of straw will work, be it paper straws or reusable straws.

Simply thread necklaces – one end of the necklace through the straw or roll and fasten the clasp on the other end. You can then store the straws or rolls in a ziplock bag or wrap them in tissue paper.

Use Buttons or Cardboard

For earrings, especially stud earrings and small jewelry items, you can use buttons or cardboard to keep them together and avoid losing them. 

Simply insert the earrings through the holes of the buttons or poke holes in a piece of cardboard or even index cards and secure them with the backs. You can then store the buttons or cardboard in a small pouch or box.  I have even used mint tins to hold the buttons. 

Place Your Jewelry in Your Luggage Carefully

The final step to packing jewelry for travel is carefully placing it in your luggage. You don’t want to put your jewelry at the bottom of your suitcase where it might get crushed by other items. You also don’t want to put it in a prominent place where it might get stolen.

Here are some tips on how to place your jewelry in your luggage:

Pack It in Your Carry-on or Personal Item

The safest way to travel with jewelry is to pack it in your carry-on bag or personal item, such as a purse or backpack. 

This way, you can keep an eye on your jewelry and avoid losing it if your checked bag gets lost or delayed. You can also access your jewelry easily if you need to change or freshen up during your trip.

Pack It in a Padded or Hard Case

If you’re packing your jewelry in a soft bag, such as a roll or a pouch, you might want to add extra protection by placing it in a padded or hard case. 

This can be a small cosmetic bag, a sunglasses case, or a tin box. This will prevent your jewelry from getting squished or damaged by other items in your bag.

Pack It in an Inconspicuous Place

If you’re worried about theft, you might want to pack your jewelry in an inconspicuous place in your bag. 

For example, you can hide it inside a sock, a scarf, or a book. You can also use a diversion safe, a container that looks like an everyday item, such as a shampoo bottle, a hairbrush, or a water bottle.


Packing jewelry for travel doesn’t have to be a hassle. Following these tips and tricks, you can pack your jewelry for travel without tangles, damage, or loss. You can also enjoy your trip and look fabulous with your accessories.

We hope you found this blog post of jewelry packing tips helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Happy travels!

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