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For most people, travel calls their name year-round. It can be for vacation or work – to the beach or loud, boisterous cities. A wondrous journey awaits.

At home, everything has its place, especially your jewelry – whether it is your dresser, vanity, or jewelry boxes. However, when you are traveling it is a different story. Traveling with jewelry can be a sticky situation because it is very easy to lose those small valuables and they are extremely difficult to replace.


Here’s CMI Jewelry’s rundown of the proper ways to travel with your most valuable treasures.


More than likely, you have many things around your house that will help you organize your valuable jewelry for travel.

Straws: These make traveling with necklaces much easier. Simply loop one end of the necklace through the straw and then fasten the clasp. This method keeps the necklace from becoming tangled.

  • Buttons: These can be used for storing your earrings. Pop the post or hook of the earring through the buttonhole in order to secure them.
  • Pill Case: you can use individual compartments to organize necklaces, rings, bracelets, and earrings.
  • After organizing all of your jewelry, place it in a plastic bag and then put it in your luggage or carry-on.


If you travel often, then it may be wise to invest in a jewelry bag. Travel jewelry bags are made of soft velvet, satin, or silk and work best if you only carry a few key pieces. A jewelry bag is also soft, which provides protection for your items that a plastic bag does not. This bag is quite small, which is perfect for your carry-on.


Do you dress up to the nines when you travel? Or perhaps you need to impress when you travel for work? If you require a full collection of jewelry, then you need to consider a jewelry box. It is the best option for space and compartments for organizing. Many come with separate areas for rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. You simply snap the box shut and put it in your luggage. You can be assured that your jewelry is safe and all in one place.


Travel and jewelry do not need to be mutually exclusive. Both can inspire and can be attached to incredible memories. No matter how big or small, each experience can be commemorated or celebrated by a piece of jewelry. If you have any questions about traveling with jewelry, let the experts at CMI help. Our professional team are the top experts to help you with anything you throw our way.

Call today at 919-872-3346, or visit our showroom at 6501 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27615.

Earrings are a piece of jewelry that has stood the test of time, having been one of the oldest forms of adornment. At first, they were worn to show one’s social status and over the years they have become a must-have fashion accessory. No matter the type, earrings will enhance your appearance.

From combining shapes, sizes, and styles – the variety of earrings, the possibilities are endless. Earrings are an accessory that can define your face and can flatter your outfit. It is important to have more than one style of earrings in your wardrobe. Here’s CMI Jewelry’s list of the top 5 earring styles every woman should have.


Here are the different types of earrings that are a must have in your jewelry box.

Hoops – Hoops come in circular and semi-circular shapes and various sizes. Small hoops bring an elegant look, while thin, large hoops create a modern, sophisticated statement.

Studs – Stud earrings are truly classic, stylish, and sophisticated. Whether it is a classic diamond or straightforward silver or gold solo, a stud set is a classic that every female needs to have. They can be worn from morning to night, as well as you can sleep in them if you forget to remove them when you go to bed. Stud earrings look great on all face shapes and can be worn for any occasion.

Drops – Drop earrings are another classic style. They are designed to dress up a look or be the finishing touch to your evening gown. They are designed to simply dangle from the ear and offer a flawless, feminine look.

Pendant – Pendant earrings are found in a variety of shapes and colors of gemstones. They are versatile and can work with the most casual outfit for a day of shopping or the most elegant evening gown.

Huggies – Huggies are smaller, wider versions of hoops. They are classic and minimalistic in style and can finish off your look. They are a wardrobe staple for any woman


A piece of fine jewelry is a special way to celebrate life’s achievements. From anniversary to graduation, Mother’s Day to Father’s Day, we can help you select a gift of timeless beauty. Our Jewelry Store carries a variety of beautiful rings and other jewelry. CMI Jewelry offers one of the largest selections available for all budgets.

Call today at 919-872-3346, or visit our showroom at 6501 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh, NC 27615