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Best way to ship expensive jewelry: the guide

Shipping jewelry internationally, especially precious jewelry, can quickly become a headache! It can be a very stressful process, but thanks to this article and our tips, you will find the best way to ship your jewelry internationally!

In this article, you will find professional advice to guarantee the safety of your jewelry during international transport. Indeed, sending jewelry, especially if it is valuable, requires some preparation. Let us guide you to find the best carriers to ship your jewelry, the best services for your shipment, as well as solutions to cover your parcel!

shipping carriers offer a large range of shipping options for your international shipments: next day delivery, standard delivery, overnight delivery, priority mail shipping etc. You can choose the shipping method that fits the most our needs!

Here are some of the best tips and advice on how to send jewelry and to make your international jewelry shipment as safe as possible.

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Shipping jewelry internationally: tips and advice

Packaging & discretion

Selecting the best packaging for your shipment and keeping the outside box as neutral as possible will help you prevent any problem with your package when shipping jewelry internationally. Never ship items in an envelope for example. Always use a strong packaging for precious or heavier items.

Carrier & Signature

Choosing a **trusted shipper or carrier** is very important! The carrier and the shipping method and shipping service choosen will have a **huge impact** on the delivery itself and on the delivery time etc. Before checkout when buying a shipping label online, you will have the opportunity to add international shipping options and delivery options (express-mail, express international, priority mail express international etc). Make sure you select the best shipping method for an expensive shipment. Do not forget to choose the** signature-on-receipt **option as well!

Insurance & Secursus

Insuring your package when shipping jewelry internationally is not mandatory but this is strongly recommended. Shipping valuables is stressful and having your package insured will save you a lot of money!

Best way to pack jewelry

When sending jewelry, you must carefully choose your packaging!

Indeed, when packing your jewelry, do not forget that the treatment received by postal services in other countries and during transportation is not the softest. Postal service can be quite complicated for a fragile package.

It is very important to choose a high-quality material packaging to avoid any problem or breakage. A sturdy shipping box will do the job!

My tips here are to add padding material like bubble wrap to fill up empty space in the box or to wrap your jewelry in a piece of paper or something that will hold it still during the transportation to avoid any sound coming from the box. The goal is to avoid any empty space in the package for the jewelry not to knock around the box (this could cause damage to your product and also draw attention to your package).

Firmly pack your jewelry in its padded box and always double your packaging just in case: put your box in another box or carton and seal it with tape.

Shipping jewelry internationally: discretion needed

Nobody needs to know what is inside your boxes. The best way to ship your jewelry is to hide the brand imagery or any piece of advice that could reveal information about the value of what is inside the package.

Use a neutral container to ship your jewelry internationally and keep the outside information to the classic shipping information and client information to avoid any temptation from any potential robber.

Choosing the best courier to ship jewelry

The courier you choose and the shipping method (standard shipping, international shipping, express shipping, domestic shipping etc) you choose and need will determine how long (your package transit-time) it will take for your jewelry to arrive at its final destination. I am sure that you agree that the fastest, the better: a fast shipping carrier jewelry is important!

But do not forget to opt for a very serious courier like UPS, DHL, DHL express, USPS express, TNT, Fedex...for example. They will offer services like signature-on-receipts which is very important to avoid having your package stolen by anyone as proof of reception is needed. Using a express shipping or priority mail express is highly recommended.

You can easily get a quote online to find the best shipping prices to ship your jewelry internationally. You can use comparators such as Parcel2Go or MyFlyingBox for example: they are comparators that will give you the cheapest prices for your shipment! Indeed, do not forget that shipping internationally is usually more expensive than shipping locally.

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Insurance when shipping jewelry internationally

One of the best advice to give you: insure your package!

When shipping high value items such as jewelry and even more when it comes to an international shipment, the importance of the insurance shall not be forgotten. My advice here is to take extra precautions for your international shipments to ensure safety. Secursus is one of the best insurance online (covering up to 90,000$ against loss, theft and breakage) and will give you in a few seconds a very good quote for the insurance of your shipment.

How to ship a watch?

If you need to ship a specific piece of jewelry like a watch for example, please read our guide “how to ship a watch: the guidebook

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