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Rocksbox Subscription Box Review + Free Box Coupon- Aug 2016

Nancy Su
ByNancy SuAug 19, 2016 | 15 comments


3.5 overall rating
42 Ratings | 22 Reviews

Rocksbox is a designer jewelry styling and renting service. Members pay a flat rate every month to get unlimited access their collection and the option to buy the pieces they love at a discounted price. Jewelry are delivered in curated sets of three at a time.



Upon subscribing you’re asked to take a “style survey” so Rocksbox knows what jewelry you like or dislike. There’s also a Wish List page where you can browse through their collection and select any favorite pieces that you want to try. Rocksbox will then aim to send you one piece from your Wish List in each set.

You can also leave your stylist feedback on the pieces so that she can better understand your tastes for future sets.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post  to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Rocksbox

The Cost: $19 per month + free shipping both ways

COUPON: Use code MSAFREE15 to one month free + $15 extra credit for the shop.

The Products: 3 pieces of jewelry tailored to your style

Ships to: USA only

Good to know: Members can keep and wear the pieces for as long as they want, or they can switch out sets as frequently as they like. Monthly fee stays the same regardless. They also offer you $10 credit every month to buy any pieces you love.

Check out all of our Rocksbox reviews and the Jewelry Subscription Box Directory!

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Rocksbox aims to send one piece of jewelry from your Wish List in each set. Adding pieces to your Wish List can get pretty addicting!



Each piece of jewelry comes carefully wrapped in plastic and with its own pouch.

My box includes a prepaid return label (make sure to keep this and the shipping package for returns), welcome cards, and a slip that details what I received in this set. Sara, my stylist, said she chose the Jenny Bird Palm Rope Necklace from my Wish List.


Jenny Bird Palm Rope Necklace in Natural – $85 (Cost to keep: $68)

This is an absolutely beautiful piece. It’s versatile and a little edgy but not so much that I can’t pair with work outfits. I love how it gives my neutral-colored clothing some extra texture.



It has 14K gold-dipped brass fringes and handmade wooden beads. 


It’s finished off with a toggle clasp. 


Gorjana Lido Ring – $55 (Cost to keep: $44)

I fell head over heels in love the moment I laid eyes on this ring. This is exactly my style of jewelry– delicate and subtle but unique. This is 18k gold plated metal that’s loosely braided into a band. I was so in awe of the craftsmanship I spent a long time trying to examine how they weaved the metal together! The fact that I couldn’t find the “ends” tells me it’s carefully constructed and definitely high quality.


It looks like a wreath! The monthly $10 Shine Credit brings the cost down to $34 so I’m very tempted to keep it.


Nakamol Burgundy & Rose Gold Five Times Wrap Bracelet – $55 (Cost to keep: $44)

I would never have picked this bracelet for myself, but I adore it. The color combination is perfect for my skin tone too! It is made of chains and beads tightly sewn together with leather. It’s soft and flexible which makes it comfortable to wear. I think the burgundy would go beautifully with my fall outfits as well.


Unlike other metal bracelets, this doesn’t jingle around or scrape my laptop (as much) while I’m working. That’s my main limitation with bracelets, so the wrap bracelet is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.


The button closure has adjustable hoops too.


I feel really stylish when wearing the whole set!


I’m not too good at matching jewelry so it’s great that the three pieces can be worn together.


A closeup of the Gorjana Lido Ring.

Verdict: My August Rocksbox rocked! Everything was on point. I fell so hard for the Gorjana Lido Ring. My stylist also did an amazing job of picking out a mix of comfortable and bold pieces that could be worn together. Best of all, I was introduced to jewelry that pushed me a little out of my comfort zone but still fit my style.

As for the service itself, the website is user friendly and I appreciate that the prepaid return label and packaging is conveniently provided. If you want to leave feedback or purchase pieces you love, the process is very streamlined. In my previous review I noted that the set took exactly one week to ship to my door. This time it only took two days to arrive. I want to point out this improvement because it means I don’t need to wait as long in between sets!

What do you think of Rocksbox?

Rocksbox is a monthly subscription box for jewelry rental. Receive 3 pieces of hand-selected jewelry in every box. Wear them as long as you like, and then return them in a pre-paid shipping envelope to swap them out for a new set.
Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.

Nancy Su
Nancy Su
Nancy began her subscription box adventure in 2014 and never looked back. She loves Asian beauty and is constantly in search of skincare holy grails. She hoards lipsticks. Her favorites are beauty, lifestyle, and jewelry subscriptions.
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Do the credits expire at the end of the month or can you save them up?


I have this subscription and I am planning on cancelling it. I had really high hopes for this because the company itself is efficient but as much as I try to explain what exactly I like and as much as I add to my Wishlist I never receive any jewelry I like. I keep leaving reviews and explaining exactly why I didn’t like them but it sucks that I’m paying $20 a month for used jewelry that I hate.


Rocksbox is one of my all-time favorite subs. I did a few months of it last year, but stopped because I was amassing a decent jewelry collection. I’ve been thinking of starting up again soon. They did a great job of styling a coordinated box for you, you look fabulous!


I subscribed to Rocksbox for maybe 6 months and I bought a lot of the jewelry. But I stopped because frankly, I ran out of money. The pieces are awesome and high quality. The service is great, the turnaround time is fast, and they keep the pieces fresh and trendy. I bought a lot of jewelry I would have never chosen on my own, and I love jewelry. But the pieces ARE pricey. If I had a higher income, I’d probably stick with it. I live in an area where good quality jewelry is hard to find in person. There’s a Ross and a Macy’s. Their stuff is not as nice as what I got in my Rocksbox. I might re-subscribe in a year or two or when I have more money to spoil myself with jewelry.


Fun review, Nancy! Everything looks great on you!


I adore that bracelet it’s perfect for fall! Nancy, you’re so pretty you could be a model; I love all your reviews?


The 3 pieces are gorgeous. Love the necklace. The ring was on clearance at Nordstrom Rack for 16.50.


Did you see it in person? I tried looking on the site and it was listed only in size 7 for $25, but even that was sold out. I find the stock varies quite a bit from store to store, so it’s quite possible it’s not available any longer (or at least that’s how I rationalize sometimes visiting three Nordstrom Rack locations over the course of a weekend.. ;))


All three of those are beautiful!


I almost subscribed at one point, but my understanding is that these pieces were previously worn by other members and then returned? I don’t have a problem with that, but I also don’t really see the value in keeping them in this case, since there really isn’t a discount when you consider you’re buying used jewelry.

Dootsie Bug

Of all the pieces I received, none had any visible signs of wear, not even the most minimal scuffing. I would say that every piece I received was in as good of shape as what you get at the jewelry counter. I personally felt a little weird about trying on the earrings, even though I have no doubt that they’re well sanitized.

I still agree that the discount isn’t really all that great, though the $10 credits certainly help.


For $17 a month, I thought that the discovery part was the fun part. I don’t typically spend more than $10 on jewelry (yes, that basically includes Charming Charlie clearance, haha) so it was fun for me to try/wear higher end pieces. I never bought any, but still considered it a decent value, with the exception of the turnaround time.. though if it’s usually as fast as Nancy said it is now, I’d try it again.


I find the turnaround time very quick. The day the mailman picks up my package I get an email from Rocksbox that they see it in the system and will start putting together a new box for me. Also, leaving feedback for all the pieces speeds up the process.

I find it fun to get new things to try out and see if I like new styles. I have bought a necklace and a bracelet, both of which look new to me. I look things over very carefully. I feel like it’s better than ordering online and not knowing what condition something will be in, and in stores the stock is often scratched up, too. I can see that I’ll likely run out of pieces I’m interested in after a while, and then I’ll cancel for a bit.


Definitely a good point! I checked the site’s FAQ section and there’s a small blurb about the returned jewelry being sanitized but still, yeah not so sure I want to purchase worn pieces (unless they were super high quality pieces like the celebs borrow for red carpet events). 😉


Good point. The pieces are nice but a tad pricey considering they are used. I feel like you can find pretty much the same quality and style for a much cheaper price elsewhere, branded or unbranded. Good review nevertheless!

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