Never pack your jewelry inside any luggage you plan to check. If your luggage gets mishandled or lost, your jewelry won't suffer the same fate.
Wear any jewelry that reasonably suits your traveling attire, taking care to not draw unwanted attention with layers of fine jewelry.
Any valuables that cannot be kept on your person should be stored in a carry-on bag. Ensure you choose an appropriately-sized carry-on bag to avoid plane-side check.
Ask the TSA officer to screen you and your valuables in private to maintain your security. Or, at the very least, hold onto your carry-on until just before you step through the body scanner, and collect it immediately on the other side.
Don't forget that, for international flights, you must report to Customs the transport of goods valued at $10,000 USD or more.
With garage sale season around the corner we're all itching to get some of that old stuff out of the basement and some extra money in our pockets. Sadly, garage sales are weather permitting only.
You can easily get ahead of the game this year by looking through your jewelry box, and letting go of those pieces you just don't wear anymore, and get some extra cash in your pocket! Maybe you'll feel a little better about giving the new couple that moved in down the street your favorite coffee table you don't have room for anymore, too.
It's best not to.
While sleeping isn't the most dangerous activity for your ring, better safe than sorry.
Difficulty removing your ring in the morning due to swelling overnight
Hitting the ring just right on your bed or nightstand and cracking it
Scratching yourself or your partner, or snagging sheets or clothes, especially with a raised setting!
The greatest fear of the newly engaged is losing that very precious, very expensive diamond ring. Aside from misplacing the entire ring, the center stone is typically the most vulnerable.
Center stones seem to disappear with no notice. But, to the slightly trained eye, there are a few warning signs when your jewelry's about to break:
Too-Short Prong - If you notice one of your prongs appears slightly shorter than the others, or its rounded top seems to have narrowed, the security of your center stone may be at risk.
Missing or Bent Prong - Come see us ASAP if you have a prong so damaged that you can see with a naked eye that it's no longer supporting the stone. Don't try to bend it back yourself!
Shifted Stone - Is your center stone no longer sitting level? Does it seem to have rotated slightly? Either abnormality indicates your prongs are no longer holding the stone tightly enough.
Since the center stone is the most valuable, and often most vulnerable, portion of your ring, visit us for a repair as soon as possible if any of these symptoms arise.