Hey there, time traveller!
This article was published 12/12/2008 (4566 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I’M sure you know that travelling by air over the holidays can be extremely stressful, so let’s not add to it by making the mistake of wearing a lot of heavy jewelry.
Keep it light or your ‘bling’ may cause you repeated trips through airport security, and possibly a full-blown search. Let’s keep the line moving. Better to pack your accessories cases until you reach your destination.
Your jewels will stay protected and tangle-free with this zippered, wallet-sized pocket that includes three snap loops for earrings and small chains, a ring holder, and three pockets for necklaces, bracelets and other baubles you want secured. The compact 6 x 4-inch-sized pocket is made of nylon with a soft, velvety lining, and fits easily in any purse or tote bag. Comes in plum, pomegranate, kiwi or black.
Price: $14.85 at www.magellans.com or 1-800-962-4943.
Here's yet another clever and stylish way to protect your precious gems from getting lost in the far reaches of your pocket or purse. Designed to keep your valuables snug and secure, Gemvelopes are trendy little fabric pouches that offer a convenient place to store and organize your jewelry when on the go. Inside, you'll find a cushion to hold earrings in place, a strap for rings and necklaces, plus a pocket for bracelets. They come in several stunning designs -- everything from animal prints to paisley, and they close beautifully with a ribbon and a snap. Stash one in your purse or carry-on, to keep your jewels close at hand.
Price: $24.99 for the cotton pouches and $45 for suede, at www.gemvelopes.com
Hagerty travel jewelry wipes
Taking jewelry on the road also requires a quick and easy way to keep it clean and sparkling. The wipes are dry, disposable, and come in a handy easy-to-use dispenser that fits easily in your luggage for cleaning on the go. They gently clean and polish all your precious stones as well as silver, gold, and platinum. Just wipe -- no rinsing is necessary.
Price: 25 disposable dry wipes for $10 at For Space Sake on Grant Avenue.
This elegant, leather, zippered case by Rowellen is simple and sleek, but the function is the same -- it protects your valuables. Inside is a velvet-lined interior with multiple compartments to hold your jewels, and there's even a handy mirror in the lid. It's a great gift idea and comes in red, parsley or ivory.
Price: $39.85 at www.magellans.com or 1-800-962-4943. The 135th reader to e-mail me gets it for free.
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