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Travel tips for your diamond engagement ring

November 4th, 2022 | by Editorial Team

Travel Tips for Your Diamond Engagement Ring

Traveling with Your Diamond Engagement Ring

Destination proposals can be absolutely magical. So much work and thought go into making them go smoothly and perfectly. However, something that can be overlooked is how to travel with your diamond engagement ring. This can be trickier than expected, especially when you’re trying to keep everything a surprise. 

So, if you’ve made up your mind that a surprise destination proposal is what you want to do, we’ve got you covered. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that everything goes well while traveling with your diamond engagement ring. All you have to do is consider the following points.

Pack it Right

One of the most important travel tips for your ring is in regard to how you pack it. The safest spot for the ring is in the same box it came in. This has built-in cushioning that will protect the ring. If you want to be even safer, you can put the box inside a piece of clothing that you’ll remember. 

Ensure that the ring stays on your carry-on bag, and never in a checked bag. There’s just too much risk with checked baggage to put something as valuable as an engagement ring in it. If you have a backpack that you’re bringing on the plane with you, that’s ideal.

Getting Through Airport Security

When going through security in the airport, keep the engagement ring in your carry-on. You don’t want to have the ring in your pocket in case the metal detector goes off. Make sure to follow all the rules for what you can and can’t have in your carry-on luggage to avoid your bag having to be searched. The main ones are keeping your laptop and phone out of your bag and not having any liquids or fruit in there.

How to Get Through Customs

If you bought the ring in the United States and you’ll be bringing it back with you after going abroad, the ring is considered a “personal good” so you aren’t required to declare it. However, there is no harm in registering the ring before the flight just to be safe. Customs and Border Protection recommends photographing yourself and the ring before traveling, as further proof the ring didn’t come from abroad.

Engagement Ring Storage – After You’ve Landed at Your Destination

Figuring out where to store the engagement ring after landing can be one of the most stressful parts of traveling with it. Rather than storing it in your hotel room where your partner could find it, we recommended asking if the concierge has a safe they can store it in until you need it. 

When the time comes to get it, you can act as if you’re asking for directions somewhere. After that, you can keep the ring in the original box, or you can secure it somewhere else such as a sunglasses case. You can even safety pin the ring to the inside of your pants pocket where you can check on it discreetly.

Tips to Keep in Mind for the Safety of Your Ring

Keeping the ring safe before popping the big question is nerve-wracking, to say the least. Here are some tips to help keep your ring safe while traveling with it.

Ring Insurance

Getting insurance for your ring is one of the smartest things you can do. While it’s not likely that something will go wrong, there’s no way to know the future. The last thing you want is for the ring to get stolen or lost, and then regret not insuring it. 

Not every travel insurance company will cover engagement rings, but some do. This is something you’ll need to research. Ask your agent what type of policies covers engagement rings and go from there.

Propose Early

Proposing early on in the trip is a great way to prevent worry and stress about the ring during the time you’re anticipating. It might be tempting to wait until the last day, but proposing at the beginning will take a lot of stress off your shoulders. It will allow you to be more present and have more fun on your vacation.

Stay Calm, Don’t Attract Attention

It’s easy to get nervous if you’re thinking about the ring and the proposal 24/7. To avoid suspicion from anyone, attempt to stay calm during your tip. Try to be in the moment and go through your day, while still checking on the ring to ensure it’s safe and therefore when it’s time to propose.

Remain Discreet, Don’t Overshare Your Proposal Plans

Getting engaged is such an exciting experience, it’s understandable if you want to share it on social media. However, you never know who’s watching so be careful if you geotag any photos. The last thing you want to do is attract a burglar in the area. We recommend taking as many photos as you’d like, but waiting until you’re back home to post the photos, and geotagging them then.

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FAQS

  • How do I keep my engagement ring safe while traveling?

The best way to keep your engagement ring safe while traveling is to keep it in the box it came with and keep it in your carry-on luggage.

  • Where should I keep my engagement ring while on vacation?

You can keep the engagement ring in a hotel safe that the concierge puts it in before you’re ready to retrieve it.

  • Is it ok to swim in the pool wearing my diamond engagement ring?

No, it’s not safe to swim in the pool wearing your diamond engagement ring. Water, especially cold water, can shrink your fingers, making it easy for engagement rings to slip off while swimming.

  • What’s the best way to protect my engagement ring?

Aside from keeping the ring in the box until the big day, it’s recommended to get ring insurance as an added level of protection.

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