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Your Bijoux Box Jewelry Subscription Review – April 2017

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Your Bijoux Box is a monthly jewelry subscription box for women. With every box, you get 3 pieces of jewelry picked by Your Bijoux Box stylists. I was curious about Your Bijoux Box, so Liz let me review this month’s shipment! This is not a customized box–everyone gets the same 3 pieces (you can request no earrings, though).

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The Subscription Box: Your Bijoux Box

The Cost: $36 a month + free U.S. shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.

The Products: 3 pieces of hand curated jewelry at your doorstep each month.

Ships to: U.S. and Canada

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From the looks of the info card, the April collection is all about accessorizing for spring!

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A product list appears on the back of the card. I like that they take some time to describe different details or styling ideas for each piece. Having that kind of context helps me appreciate the value of an item a bit more than if I just received several pieces randomly in a box.

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Karen Kane Necklace

According to the info card, this is the first time designer Karen Kane has been featured in a Your Bijoux Box. I recognized the name Karen Kane from a department store I used to work at in college—she has a line of apparel that was always just a little too far on the traditional end of the spectrum for me (especially at that age). So I was surprised to find that I really do like this pendant. It is a bit more traditional and simpler than what I’d typically look for in a piece of jewelry, but in that, it’s really versatile.

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Here’s the necklace on at its full length. It has an extender that’s about 2 inches long, so you can play around a little with where it hits your décolletage.

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The pendant gives off a subtle, diamond-like shimmer from afar. The warm gold color of the metal is really lovely, too.

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The info card says this pendant has a retail value of up to $120. Hmm… that’s an awful lot for a pendant. Similar designs featuring real gold and gems can certainly get up there in price, but I doubt this pendant has quite that quality. Plus, most other Karen Kane necklaces I’ve seen online land around $70 (or much less when they’re on sale).

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Karen Kane Hoops

Hoops are a style that I’ve always wanted to get into, but never feel like I can pull off. Part of it is that I can never seem to find a size that really suits my face shape. So I was really curious to try these longer, oval-shaped hoops.

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While I wish they were maybe the slightest bit thinner, I did like these earrings more than I typically like hoops on me. I think the key is that the oval shape gives them a bit of length so that they have a similar effect as a longer, dangling earring would.

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The info card says these gold earrings have a “retail value up to $31.” I feel like that’s probably accurate for what these metallic hoops are.

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Goldenrod Statement Bracelet

This bracelet is all about the glitzy glamour. The gems are cut in a sort of a random way so that there are lots of unexpected angles to catch the light. And the pale honey hue of the stones is really pretty—it’s a shade I wouldn’t have expected.

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From end to end, it’s about 8 inches long—the two circular links at the end providing a little wiggle room in terms of sizing.

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I sort of wished this bracelet sat a bit tighter on my wrist, just to prevent it from sliding up and down my arm as it moved. It’s definitely not the best bracelet to wear if you’re expecting to sit and type at your office computer all day (it dangles and clanks around a lot), but this would make a great statement piece to wear to a spring wedding or another fancy event! There wasn’t a value given for this piece on the card, but despite some inconsistent gaps between the large gems and their settings, the quality seems nice and sturdy.

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Bonus Item: April Flowers Hair Pins

What a cute idea for extra items! Of course, my hair is on the super short side, so I was worried I wouldn’t be able to put these to use…

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But surprise! A little twist of my (way too long right now) bangs and I’ve found a new go-to hairstyle for spring (especially for second-day hair that I don’t have time to wash).

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Though they’re shaped like typical bobby pins, these accessories are way stiffer, which makes them a little harder to work with but also a lot better at holding in place. I particularly like the flower one, with its pearlescent finish. So cute!

Verdict: Your Bijoux Box was just $36 (with free US shipping), which I feel like is a fair price for everything that I received. Were the items worth the $120 or more that the info card suggested? I doubt it. But they do feel like the kind of quality pieces I’d be willing to spend $20-$30 a piece on at the mall. So instead, I get four items for what I would’ve paid for one or two. The bonus pins were super cute, and while everything was a bit more traditional than I might typically wear, I do appreciate having those kinds of more classic, versatile pieces in my jewelry box. I just know there’s going to come a time when I just need a bit of sparkle for a formal outfit, and those hoops or that necklace will be the perfect thing.

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Written by Anna Reilly

Anna Reilly

Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she’s swooning for all things kawaii!

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Comments (24)

  1. This was my first box. I got tiny little gold oval hoops and a very simple silver long necklace along with the bracelet and hair pins. Nice little everyday items and the bracelet is just my style, but really the value of the whole box isn’t over $50 and probably much less. I still think it’s worth the $36/mo, but I wish they wouldn’t inflate the prices so much. It just makes me roll my eyes when I see the RV on some of it.

  2. This was my first box this month. I have to say it didn’t do much for me. A little too simple and plain.

    I’m hoping next month’s is better!

  3. This box sends out better and better curations each month. Last yers mothers day box is impossible to beat though 😍

  4. Great review, thanks! Can’t wait to receive mine.😁

  5. Love those hair pins!

  6. Thanks for a great review. I really liked how you showed all of the items and the size to compare. I got burned recently on one of the other jewelry subscriptions, so instead of where’s the beef, it was more like where’s the necklace when I received it. Also, I liked the info on the bracelet. I can appreciate the comparison of sitting at the desk versus going to a party where typing may not be involved.

    • Thanks for reading, Jeanette 🙂 Yeah, I love wearing bracelets, but not when I’m in a situation where they scratch and clank against my laptop or desk all day!

  7. btw, Anna, love your modeling photos. Everything looks really nice on you. The oval shape of the hoops definitely works with your face.

    • Aw, thanks Amber! That’s super sweet of you. I’m really digging the ovals. I have a wedding to go to this weekend, so I might see how they fare as part of a fancier outfit!

  8. I loved this box! The only pieces I received the same were the bracelet and hair pins. I opted out of earrings so I got the Karen Kane bracelet and a long thin silver pendant that was shaped like a feather. Everything was very pretty.

  9. I’m super-happy with the box this month. My pendant is a long chain with a simple vertical bar that has sparkle on both sides and a pretty toggle closure. I received the same hoops. They are a bit heavy for all-day wear but very nice quality. My only issue with subs overvaluing costume jewelry is how it translates into swap. For example, I would never, and I wouldn’t expect anyone else to, swap $120 worth of other items for this pendant. But there are a lot of people who use that as the guide when swapping and it makes it challenging.

  10. Thanks so much for modeling the pieces! It is helpful in deciding whether to subscribe.

    • Sure thing, Jen! I’ll admit it’s a little nerve-wracking stepping in front of the camera, but like you, I always love when there’s a photo of a piece actually on a human – it makes it SO much easier to understand size, length… all that good stuff 🙂

      Thanks for reading!

  11. Again, we have the overvaluing – typical of jewelry boxes, especially – that just turns me off. If they were just honest about the value, I would be more inclined to subscribe – and consider this a costume jewelry sub, for a fun, casual evening out. But when they claim that a perfectly decent pendant that I’d pay maybe 25 bucks for is worth THAT much, they lose me as a customer. I don’t like being played for a fool, and unfortunately that’s what a lot of these subs make me feel like they’re doing. I like FFF and similar subs because the prices can easily be independently verified.

    • Saying that Your Bijoux Box is trying to play you the fool is completely unfair. Karen Kane valued the necklaces – NOT Your Bijoux Box. They regularly value their own pieces at less than $35 each.

      • Agreed, this prices are correct for the retail price of the items. I haven’t seen any overvaluing on this box. Either way, I think it’s an great deal.

    • How is this different from FFF listing the values on the jewelry we got in the spring box based on what the designer valued them at? Which I think we all agreed were way too overpriced. I didn’t feel like either the bracelet or the earring set were fairly priced, and both seemed like pieces I would find at Kohl’s for $30 or under. But to have them included in a $50 (or $60 if you chose both pieces) along with all the other goodies, is great. Just like in this box, the number of items you got, and the quality, for the cost of the box seems fair. I do agree with whoever said it makes swapping tough bc of the inflated RV. But again, not the fault of the sub box, as they are given that information by the designer.

    • @Elsie – Are you serious? You think that the Emerald Duv wire bracelet (brass) in the FabFitFun box was not overinflated at $80 or the Luv AJ earrings (brass and crystals) at $85, but these items are? ALL boxes curate from overinflated designers to show a good “value” to subscribers. No one is paying retail.

  12. Looking at the card, it did indicate that styles may vary, for the necklace and earrings, so I expect prices vary on those as well, that pendant is cute!

  13. I thought this was an amazing Spring box at a great value. I love all of the new designer additions!

  14. Great review! I love seeing all the pieces in use.

  15. do you get to pick a gold or silver option? or is it random?

    • This subscription does not allow you to pick your metal color, but you can indicate if you don’t want earrings. Hope that helps!

      • That necklace is right up your alley. Are you taking the pieces of jewelry now that Anna reviewed them? 🙂

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