Travel jewelry cases are the ideal way to carry jewelry with you on trips. Not only is a jewelry case great for keeping your jewelry tangle free and easy to access, you can quickly stow it in a hotel room safe.
Types of Travel Jewelry Cases
There are hundreds of different styles of jewelry cases that you can take with you when you travel. The main problem you'll have is deciding on just one option.
If you want to travel with a first class jewelry case, consider shopping for a leather style. If you're anti-animal products, you can opt for an imitation leather case. Leather cases comes in all sizes and shapes, so there's sure to be a product that is perfect for your jewelry collection.
Other popular materials include the following:
- Solid wood
- Other synthetics
Popular Travel Designs
There are endless styles and designs for travel cases for jewelry. You may be surprised at just how vast the selection is. You can pay as little as $15, or you can easily spend hundreds of dollars. It all depends on your budget and which jewelry case best suits your needs.
The classic retro look of a valise may be just your style. These products usually come with hinged lids, which often feature mirrors on the inside. This feature can be very convenient when changing jewelry, especially in a confined space like a car or airplane. Sometimes, the case is deep enough to have a lift-out tray section, and some designs have drawers built inside that are lined with velvet or micro fabric, making nice compartments for your jewelry. Some styles have ring rolls in the lift-out tray section. Some versions use a hinged floating tray that imitates a dresser style jewelry case.
Chic Quilted Round Case
This style resembles a purse with a brass clasp. Inside you'll find a round mirror on the lid, compartments for rings, space for earrings, and a lift-out tray that reveals an open area large enough for a necklace or two. This style is usually smaller than a valise and is ideal for overnight or weekend trips.
1920s Black Barrel Case
If you want a case that's elegant and has a touch of nostalgia, then this type of travel storage is for you. The case is usually in black leather with a light colored top-stitching, sometimes in pink. Like the other valises and cases, these often feature a lift-out lid and drawer compartments.
The jewelry roll is one of the most popular choices because it's easy to pack in almost any bag. This is a simple way to carry your jewelry when you travel. It can be made out of leather, suede, cloth, velvet, or even pliable plastic. This style of jewelry case rolls closed upon itself. Some may tie with satin ribbons; others may have hook and loop closures hidden underneath a self-flap. Some styles have snap closures, while others may have a metal slot and bar closure. All jewelry rolls have places to store your necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and rings for travel.
Hinged Jewelry Box
The hinged travel jewelry box has a few disadvantages to the jewelry roll. A hinged box is made out of rigid material that cannot mold itself to the shape of the contents within a suitcase or bag. A space in your suitcase must be made specifically for a hinged box case. The advantage of a hinged boxed is that your jewelry will have greater protection within the confined space of your luggage. This type of travel case has ways to secure your jewelry that are similar to a stationary case or jewelry box that you might have at home, but most have additional methods to prevent your jewelry from rolling around and getting tangled. This type of case can be made out of stiff cardboard, plastic, metal, or wood and can also be covered in fabric, leather, suede, or other materials.
If you want to have fun with your travel case, you may prefer something like a heart-shaped jewelry case. You can find quite a few other novelty shapes, such as a four-leaf clover, diamond, triangle, star, and even a flower shape. Some square compartment cases, which usually consist of 24 equally-sized storage spaces, have a clear top so you can easily see which jewelry you've packed.
Choosing Your Jewelry Travel Storage
There are many great features available in travel cases for jewelry. You should decide what pieces of jewelry you will typically carry with you when you travel and then answer a few questions prior to shopping for a case:
- Do you travel mostly for business?
- Will your jewelry be for day or evening wear or both?
- How many slots do you need for necklaces? What about earrings, bracelets, or rings?
- Does the case provide a good way to secure your jewelry so it won't become entangled.
Here are some of the features you may prefer:
- Lift-out lid
- Earring cards
- Rings rolls
- Necklace snaps with catch pockets
- Specialty shapes
You may find it easier to carry a case for each kind of jewelry you wish to take with you on a trip. If you have a passion for rings and will be changing these often, then you may prefer to purchase a ring box jewelry case. Some ring cases come with 24 to 30 compartments and an elasticized top pouch for additional storage. Some people use these for organizing earrings instead of rings.
Now that you have a better idea of the various styles and materials that are available for travel jewelry cases, making a decision will be your biggest challenge.