How to ship jewelry using FedEx
Shipping high-dollar jewelry via FedEx can be nerve-wracking. There will be a lot of people and machinery touching your valuable items, and it will be out of your sight and possession. While it’ll be impossible to make sure your piece doesn’t get lost of stolen, it can be monetarily protected, if it does. That’s what is covered in this document. Making sure you are made monetarily compensated to the value of your piece if it gets lost or stolen in transit.
So how do you “safely” ship your jewelry within the U.S.?
We’ve done a little research so you don’t have to. Here is a list on how we would opt to ship jewelry as safely as possible using FedEx . And we’ve included direct links to their page for confirmation. However, we do recommend you confirm all details with the carrier directly.
There are also a couple things to keep in mind regarding this post.
- There is no way to insure/protect the sentimental value of your jewelry. These protections/insurances only cover the monetary value of your piece.
- You will need to pay extra for these shipping methods, and you may be required to provide documentation of value, etc. Be sure to check with the carrier on what documentation is required.
- Do NOT rely on your existing jewelry insurance policy to cover your piece during shipping. They likely have provisions in their policies that exclude shipping, or when the piece is out of your possession/control.
Shipping Jewelry via FedEx
Just like USPS, FedEx is very clear on their jewelry shipping details. They provide a pdf document that outlines how to ship jewelry specifically.
In fact, the pdf document is so detailed and interactive that we won’t even go into to many details here. But basically you pick your declared value amount of your jewelry, and then you also select which available service there is for each of those declared values. In the document, when you hover over the amounts, $100,000, $50,000, $25,000, $15,000 and $2,500 it shows you which service level you can select at each of those thresholds.
Additionally, there are a ton of extra details on packaging, labeling, and other steps to make it smoother.
Seeing how clear and detailed FedEx is on their jewelry shipping, we would have no reservations paying the extra amount to safely ship via this carrier.