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Can You Bring Jewelry on a Plane? Essential Guide for Travelers

Already planning your next trip? Now that traveling is no longer restricted, Filipinos are thrilled to resume their travel diaries and visit their ultimate dream destinations! For the certified fashionistas out there, it is a must to bring their favorite jewelry pieces to match their OOTDs and complete their travel photos. The question is, can you bring jewelry on a plane? 

Importance of Understanding Rules on Traveling with Jewelry 

Jewelry pieces are typically made of metals such as platinum, gold, and silver. And because metal detectors are part of airport security, a lot of travelers are wondering if they can bring or wear their jewelry and if so, how much jewelry are they allowed to carry. After booking those airline tickets, the next thing to do is know what you can and can’t bring in your trip. It is important to learn all the rules because of course, everyone wants a smooth and hassle-free travel experience! 

Related: Types of Jewelry Metals: Exploring the Finest Choices

Rules for Domestic Flights

Jewelry pieces are not prohibited or restricted on Philippine domestic flights. But to be sure, (and for peace of mind, really) it is best to always check and verify the rules with your airline first before your scheduled flight. 

Rules for International Flights

The same rules apply to international flights. But again, just make sure to check and verify the rules first with your airline so you won’t encounter any problems on the day of your trip. 

Can You Bring Jewelry on a Plane?

So, can you bring jewelry on a plane? The answer is yes. You don’t have to worry because you can take your wedding ring with you! You can even wear those necklaces, earrings, and bracelets and won’t cause trouble in the metal detector . 

Jewelry pieces made of gold, platinum, and sterling silver won’t really set off an airport security alarm. However, bulky jewelry and those pieces that contain a lot of metal may trigger the alarm so it’s advisable to just place them in your carry-on luggage or bag. 

Carrying Jewelry in Your Carry-On Bag

So, if you are planning to bring other oversized and metallic jewelry pieces, the safest way is to put them inside your carry-on bag. And not just for jewelry, but you can also put other valuable items such as laptops and other travel essentials in your carry-on bag. 

How Much Jewelry Can You Bring?

You can wear small pieces of jewelry on the plane, and you can also bring other pieces that fit in a small jewelry purse or case. While they don’t really specify the only number of pieces allowed, it is still best to bring only what you need for the trip. Remember, these are precious items and you have to keep them safe all the time! 

How to Pack Jewelry in Your Carry-On

As mentioned above, you can put your jewelry in a small jewelry purse or case. It is important to use a purse or case that is designed specifically for jewelry so you don’t have to worry about your favorite pieces getting tangled, scratched, or damaged. To ensure the safety of your jewelry items and other valuables, make sure to lock your carry-on luggage or bag. 

Since it’s a carry-on bag, it will stay with you throughout your air travel. But of course, you need to always keep an eye on it. Don’t leave your carry-on bag unattended! 

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Traveling with Expensive Jewelry: Tips and Precautions

We hear you! Your jewelry pieces are your prized possessions, and yes, we know that they are expensive too! That’s why you need to be extra cautious when traveling with expensive jewelry. You wouldn’t want to ruin, or at worst lose them during your trip.  

Maximize the Use of a Travel Jewelry Case 

We’ve been saying this since the beginning, the safest way is to put all your jewelry pieces in a small travel jewelry case. Not only is it safe, but it also helps you organize your jewelry items. You can put your jewelry case in your carry-on bag. Once you reach your destination, it will also be easier to dress up and accessorize because all of your precious metals can be found in only one jewelry case. You can even bring this jewelry case when you go to the beach or try extreme activities and you need to remove your jewelry in the meantime. 

Get Jewelry Insurance 

Yes, you can have your jewelry insured. Actually getting jewelry insurance is a wise decision even if you don’t intend to travel with your jewelry pieces. And even if you store your precious jewelry items in a safe place at home, you still need to be protected in case of unforeseen events such as house fires and theft. 

Jewelry insurance isn’t available independently in the Philippines but you can add a rider to secure this type of investment through real estate related plans. A jewelry insurance typically covers damage, loss or theft. In most insurance policies, you can insure engagement and wedding rings, earrings, watches, and antique jewelry. Best to consult with your travel insurance provider that you intend to bring significantly valuable jewelry.

If you are traveling with your jewelry, make sure to take a photo of all the pieces that you are bringing to your trip. Send this visual inventory with a note of the jewelry value to your insurer. 

But how will you know the value of your jewelry? Through jewelry appraisal. For context, jewelry appraisal is a document that contains all the characteristics of a piece of jewelry along with an approximate value based on the assessment of an appraiser. Most insurance companies would ask for an appraisal to know how much your piece is worth. 

Contact W. Villarica Jewelry for Jewelry Appraisal 

Expert jewelry appraiser Willyn Villarica is your trusted partner for jewelry appraisal services, catering to clients around the globe. With a team of highly trained professionals and top-of-the-line equipment, W. Villarica Jewelry ensures accurate and reliable assessments of your precious gemstones. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your diamonds expertly graded by Willyn Villarica.

For inquiries or appointments, reach out to us via email at admin@willynvillaricajewelry.com, or engage with us on our official Facebook (Willyn Villarica Jewelry) and Instagram (@willynvillarica_jewelry) accounts. Furthermore, we are readily available for direct communication at +63279497547.

Dealing with Airport Security: FAQs

Can you wear jewelry through airline security?

You can wear small pieces of jewelry such as rings, earrings, bracelets, watches, and necklaces and you won’t face problems in airline security. However, if you wish to bring other oversized and metallic jewelry pieces, you have to organize them in a travel jewelry case and put it in your carry-on bag or luggage. 

Do you have to take off jewelry at airport security?

In most cases, you will be asked to remove and place your jewelry in a separate tray when passing through airport security. The same goes for electronics and sometimes, even your shoes. But there is really nothing to worry about because small jewelry pieces that are made of gold, platinum, and sterling silver won’t really set off the metal detectors. However, oversized and other metallic jewelry pieces might trigger the alarm so you just have to place them inside your carry-on bag or luggage. 

Does jewelry set off airport security metal detectors?

Genuine items like gold, platinum, and silver jewelry won’t really set off airport security metal detectors unless they are bulky in size and contain a lot of metal. Again, small jewelry pieces are just fine. 

Does gold set off metal detectors?

As mentioned above, genuine pieces like gold, platinum, and silver jewelry won’t really set off metal detectors unless they are oversized and contain a lot of metal. 

  • Willyn Villarica

    Willyn Villarica, a third-generation jeweler from the Philippines, brings a wealth of expertise to the world of gemology and jewelry appraisal. As a licensed Graduate Gemologist, accredited by the prestigious Gemological Institute of America, she is not only a master of her craft but also holds the distinction of being the first Filipino member of the National Associ...

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