Traveling with Jewelry: 3 Packing Tips & Tricks

There’s nothing worse than opening your suitcase to find your jewelry in a tangled mess and then spending half an hour trying to untangle it.

(Been there, not doing it again!)

In this post, we're sharing 3 of our favorite packing tips and tricks straight from our designer, Katy, an organizing guru who has traveled with hundreds of pieces of jewelry (trade shows, anyone?).
 Whether you're packing for a two-week trip to Maui or a weekend getaway to the coast, it's important to keep your jewelry safe, secure, and organized so you can stress less and still look fabulous!

Here are three of our best tips for traveling with jewelry and keeping it tangle-free, without spending hours searching for the perfect "travel roll" (trust us: they're all too small for die-hard jewelry lovers)!

---> BONUS: each of these methods costs under $10! <---

The Ziploc Method:

Zip each individual piece of jewelry into a sandwich Ziploc bag. Then, put all the sandwich bags into a quart sized Ziploc bag. Make sure to zip necklace chains right up into the “lip” so they don't tangle. This method is perfect for delicate chains or earrings with small stones or beads.

Tip: Pierce earring backs into the plastic zipper for added security.
 


The Bubble Wrap Method: 

Unroll approximately 2-3 feet of thin bubble wrap. Begin placing your smallest pieces, like stud earrings first, and end with your larger pieces, like statement necklaces. Be sure to lay pieces of jewelry on the bubble wrap about 1-2 inches apart. Once you have all your jewelry in place, roll tightly. Secure ends with 2 hair ties or ribbons. Your jewelry will arrive at its final destination completely tangle free!

Tip: Place the roll in a small dust bag from a handbag or pair of shoes, and toss in your carry on or purse! Your baubles will be snug as a bug in a rug (but prettier, obviously).


The Pill Case & Button Method:

Use pill case compartments to keep track of smaller jewelry items such as rings and earrings. You can also use buttons to keep earrings organized by fastening them through the buttonholes before putting them in your suitcase. 

Tip: Rings and earrings over the size of a quarter are a better fit for the Bubble Wrap or Ziploc Method!


     
What are YOUR favorite ways to keep your jewelry organized while traveling?

Tell us in the comments below! 

7 Jewelry Rules You Should Be Breaking

Have you ever been told not to wear fashion jewelry with fine jewelry? Or that mixing metals is wrong? Well we're here to shake up 7 traditional jewelry rules.


1. You can't wear statement necklaces with casual outfits.

statement necklace formal

You can absolutely wear a statement necklace with something as casual as a t-shirt or sweater. Don't miss out on wearing your favorite pieces just because you don't have a formal occasion on the calendar!


statement necklace casual

2. You can't wear a watch with bracelets.

statement necklace formal

With the trend of bracelet stacks, watches and bracelets together are a must!


statement necklace casual

3. No mixing metals

all gold style

Break from tradition and buck this one-metal rule. Mixing metals keeps your look fresh and gives you more jewelry combinations to wear!


mixed metals

4. You need the matching earrings and bracelet.

matching set

Matchy matchy is out! Instead, look for sets that coordinate but aren't exactly the same.


jewelry set

5. Big earrings are only for going out.

statement earrings

We love statement earrings, so why not wear them all day? Wear your favorite pair to dress up an every day outfit.


knight rider earrings

6. You can't mix fashion and fine jewelry.

fine jewelry

Fashion jewelry is looking better than ever! Toss this rule and pair together your favorite pieces, no matter the price difference.


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7. You're too young for pearls.

pearls grace kelly

No more waiting for your 50th to wear these beauties. These new styles aren't your grandmother's pearls.


kyoto pearl necklace

One rule you should follow


If it makes you happy...wear it!

8 Holiday Outfits for Every Occasion

Looking for the perfect outfit this holiday season? From work parties to family dinner, cocktails to cookies, we've got you covered.


Holiday Outfit Work Party

Ribbed Boatneck Sweater | Metallic Tweed Skirt | Licorice Heels | Ribbed Cashmere Hat | Andromeda Convertible Necklace | Crystalline Gold Bracelet | Swarovski Gold Studs


Holiday Outfit Work Party

Tiered Crepe Top | Minnie Pant | Double Cloth Belted Trench | Leopard Pumps | Minaret Brass Earrings | Minaret Bracelet | Crystalline Convertible Necklace


Holiday Outfit Big Family Dinner

Silk Drapey Blouse | Midi Sweater Skirt | Floppy Hat | Classic Maroon Pump | Andromeda Bracelet | Chevalier Statement Necklace | Adelaide Earrings


Holiday Outfit Fun Friends Dinner

Silk Tuxedo Shirt | Tux Stripe Pant | Plaid Cape Scarf | Cait Boot | Silver Nouveau Necklace | Basaltic Earrings | Menara Chain Bracelet | Nova Gunmetal Bracelet


Holiday Outfit Cocktail Party

Merino Sweater Dress | Cashmere Infinity Scarf | Thick Heel Pump | Sterlet Earrings | Nova Chain Necklace | Hampton Convertible Necklace | Lyra Bracelet


Holiday Outfit Cocktail Party

Silk Floral Top | Skinny Pants, similar | Dani Heels | Lyra Earrings | Lyra Convertible Necklace | Andromeda Bracelet


Holiday Outfit Cookie Decorating

Linen Metallic Tee | Classic V-Neck Cardigan | Suede Loafers | Bali Earrings | Deca Wrap Necklace | Andromeda Pendant Necklace


Holiday Outfit Cookie Decorating

Stewart Plaid Shirt | Striped Boatneck Tee | Matchstick Cords | Glitter Ballet Flats | Andromeda Earrings | Big Curve Necklace | Basaltic Necklace

The Only 13 Accessories You Need For Fall

After the HOT summer we all had, everyone is ready for Fall! So here's a little wish list of the 13 things you need to help ease into the new season.

1 Embrace variability with the Crystalline Convertible Necklace, start with it long then double it up for jacket season.

2 Think ahead with this double duty jacket, inside hides a vest to wear alone or layer for warmth.

3 Not quite ready for scarf season? Try this lightweight wool/silk blend.

4 A minimalist bracelet, like this Andromeda Bracelet, is great for fall and layers with your other pieces for winter.

5 Don't want to let go of summer dresses? Invest in this multi-season piece with long sleeves. Perfect over tights!

6 Don't forget about your decor. A refresh of small accessories, like taper candles, can bring your whole home into the new season.

7 Not quite ready for sweater weather? Invest in this beautiful short sleeved sweater!

8 For a multi-functional piece try this Panthera Necklace, wear it long for everyday or double up at holiday parties

9 Don't forget to nourish your skin in these drier months, use the excuse to add some color to your lips!

10 Layering pieces are always transitional, try long and short necklaces together like the Basaltic and Hampton.

11 Hats are going to be big again this winter, freshen up your wardrobe with a felt hat in a lighter color.

12 Easily add coziness to your living room or bedroom with this Pendleton throw.

13 If you don't want to jump into boots try a transitional fall mule instead.

Wedding Jewelry: Mother of the Bride

Some of the most popular spots for outdoor weddings are vineyards and wineries. This week we're inspired by these sophisticated and charming settings. A beautiful backdrop is guaranteed, so whether you're the bride, or the mother of the bride, you want to make sure you're looking your best!

Vineyard weddings offer great ideas for color, think dark plums and pinot reds. Don't forget a sweater or wrap for later in the evening, a women's tuxedo jacket creates a chic look. And, of course, read on for jewelry styling ideas!

Vineyard Vows

Photos By (clockwise from top left): Jose Villa, Sonya Khegay, Jasmine Star, KT Merry, Jose Villa, Brett Heidebrecht, Katie Rosado, Angie Silvy, Brian Hatton, Jasmine Star.

Bridal Look

If you opt for an embellished dress, pair it with sleek accessories in a matching palette. The Osana Necklace perfectly matches the scoop neckline of this gown and the Osana Earrings add a little touch of glamour.

Mother of the Bride Look

As mother of the bride you should fit into the wedding colors without matching the bridesmaids. This dark red dress is super elegant with a flattering neckline. Keep your accessories simple but special with a Maxine Crystal Necklace and Sterlet Earrings. But, feel free to add a piece with some personality as well, like the Crystalline Gold Bracelet.

Sources: Downton Wedding Gown, Pearl Wrapped Headband, Linen Lightdune Blazer, bouquet photo by Katie Rosado, Fleur Dress.