Basic Jewellery Care – Shipping

If you’ve ever sent jewellery somewhere, you know how tense it can be. However, there are a few simple precautions that can make the experience less stressful.

Package your jewellery securely in an appropriately sized box. When possible, use a box designed to hold the specific type of jewellery you are sending, since this will hold it securely. Otherwise, wrap each piece individually in cloth, not plastic, and fill empty spaces in the box to keep the jewellery from shifting too much.

Use a shipping method that allows tracking, such as FedEx or UPS, so you’ll be able to know when it gets to its destination.

Buy insurance, especially for extremely valuable jewellery. It costs a little, but it can make the sting of lost jewellery a little easier to bear.