If you're sending jewellery by post then you will need to take some steps to make sure that it arrives safely. It's always risky to send high-value items such as jewellery in the post because they can be damaged or go missing. The first important step is to choose a trustworthy and reputable courier to take your parcel, but there are a number of other things you can do to protect your jewellery before you send it:
Protecting the jewellery
As most jewellery comes in a box or case it is tempting to simply wrap this, but doing so could allow the jewellery to move and become damaged while it is being handled. Even just knocking against itself when the package is moved could cause jewellery to be marked or damaged. Wrapping the jewellery separately before placing it back into the box for transport is the best way to protect it from being damaged. Using a soft packing material or foam with an adhesive outer wrapping to keep it in place will ensure that any movement inside the box is limited and the jewellery remains protected throughout delivery. By stopping the movement inside the gift box you can prevent any damage from occurring.
Protecting the gift box
When shipping jewellery, it is also important to consider how you will be able to protect the gift box itself, as well as the jewellery inside. The gift box itself is a part of the presentation and needs to be protected from damage and disguised to prevent people from discerning what is inside. To protect the gift box you will need to wrap it in bubble wrap to guard against knocks and water damage. You should then add this wrapped gift box into an addressed box, which will add a final durable layer to the packaging. With this extra layer, you will eliminate the chance of the package ripping and the jewellery being exposed.
Follow the progress of the package
While you could now put this package into a post box, this would leave you exposed to the risk of loss. It is always a good idea to post high-value items with a courier and shipping jewellery is a perfect example of this. With a courier, you will be able to track the progress of the parcel and you will be able to determine when it arrives, as well as being able to see who has signed for it. With this extra layer of security, you can ensure that your jewellery makes it from A to B safely, without any anxiety that it might be lost.
By following these simple steps you can ensure that your experience of shipping jewellery with us is perfect. Remember to affix all address labels securely to the parcel and ensure that you always include a return address on the package, so that the delivery can be redirected back to you if needed.