Imagine you’ve been waiting all week for your brand-new ripple ring to arrive in the mail.
You have a special space prepared in your jewelry box. You’ve picked out the perfect outfit to wear with it. Maybe you’ve even told your best friend all about it. Always the responsible one, you’ve been carefully tracking the shipment to be sure to not to miss a thing. The doorbell rings, and you fly down the steps to find a flat, white envelope sitting on the front stoop. You rip the envelope open only to discover… a completely flattened ring inside. No! (Cue horror movie sound effects.)
Fortunately, this will never happen when you receive jewelry from us. But what if you’re sending jewelry through the mail yourself? How can you prevent your friend or loved one from meeting this fate? When shipping jewelry, there’s always some risk of loss or damage, but there are a few simple steps you can take to minimize that risk and give yourself peace of mind.
Here are Kristen Baird’s top Do’s and Don’ts for Shipping Jewelry.
- As the story above illustrates, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES use a flat envelope to mail jewelry. These pieces are delicate and will get crushed during shipping. Unfortunately, if this happens, it won’t be the fault of the shipper. Instead, we highly recommend the double-boxing method. (More on that later.) If you opt for a bubble mailer, you should still include an interior box to prevent smushing.
- Don’t reference jewelry anywhere on the label, packaging, to-and-from section, insurance form, etc. This is like a big sign pointing at your package saying “steal me!” If for any reason you are required to list the contents of your package, such as for customs or insurance, use a more subtle phrase like “handmade personal accessory.”
- Do wrap the piece securely and double-box it. YES, double box it!
Side Note: If all this info feels stressful or overwhelming, you can always let us handle it for you! We offer direct shipping and personalized gift wrapping for holidays, birthdays, and all life’s joyous milestones. We love creating fun and memorable packages for your loved ones to unwrap. It’s the best of both worlds: you get to lay back, relax, and be a gifting champion!
Taking these simple steps can help keep your jewelry safe and make sure there are all cheers and zero tears when your special gift arrives.