Your Bijoux Box Jewelry Subscription Review – April 2017
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
The pendant gives off a subtle, diamond-like shimmer from afar. The warm gold color of the metal is really lovely, too.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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).
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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