Tips for Shipping and Packaging Fine Jewelry
Posted on May 29 2015
This is a friendly reminder of what to do (and what not to do) when sending jewelry through US Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. When you are sending high value items like fine jewelry through the mail (in this case I’m using the term ‘mail’ but am referring to US Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc.), you really need to be sure that you follow certain procedures. Here is a quick checklist you can follow to help make sure your jewelry arrives safely at the intended destination:
- NEVER write the terms ‘Jewelry’, ‘Diamonds’, ‘Gold’, etc. on the package. You want to do your best to be sure you do not indicate what is inside the package.
- Be sure that it’s a fully secure package and that no one can open up the package or feel what’s inside. Use tape if you need to make sure the package is fully secure. Never send jewelry in a letter envelope. Yes, I know this seems nuts, but we have received rings before that were taped to paperwork folded neatly inside a white letter envelope. This is a horrible idea. You’d be surprised that I’ve seen happen this more than once.
- Be sure to FULLY insure your package. I know insurance can cost a lot of money, but it gives you peace of mind. It’s 110% worth it!
- Make sure you have tracking on the package so you can see where it is throughout the entire shipping process.
- Make sure to get a signature confirmation for the delivery of your package. The last thing you want is for the delivery driver to drop off your valuables without a signature required.
These are some great steps to follow when sending valuables through the mail. If you are sending something back to us, please be sure to follow these important steps.