Anarchist Box by Anarchy Street Jewelry Review + Coupon – July 2017
Anarchist Box is a monthly jewelry subscription box. Subscribers receive a combination of several quality jewelry and accessories, designed for innovative girl with a mod sense of style in their choice of gold, silver, or both.
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).
This review is for the $50 per month, gold and silver mixed, box.
The Subscription Box: Anarchist Box
The Cost: $25, $50, or $100/month with free shipping in the US over $30 ($4.99 for under)
The Products: “Handpicked pretties delivered every month. Each piece was made to be contemporary, subtle, and guaranteed to leave a lasting impression. Receive a monthly combination of several quality jewelry and accessories, designed for the innovative girl with a mod sense of style. We vow, to ensure you get to relive the monthly excitement of opening an Anarchist Box filled with uniquely crafted pieces, specially picked just for you!” The $25 box has a promised retail value of over $50, the $50 box has a promised retail value of over $100, and the $100 box has a promised retail value of over $200.
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Once I opened the mysterious black box with silver lettering, and dug through the black tissue paper, I found two jewelry boxes, bound with black ribbon and a black envelope tucked inside. They certainly stick to a color palette.
Here’s the nice black envelope, also with silver lettering, like the box.
Inside is an info card announcing the theme. This month it’s Star Gazer.
The first box has four pieces of jewelry inside. Let’s check them out!
Pave Wave Stacking Bracelet – Value $18
When I first opened the black velvety pouch, I gasped thinking the bracelet was bent. Haha. Nope, it’s supposed to by that way, Marne! C’mon! This delicate 2.5″ diameter gold bracelet has a small clasp at the side (with a hinge at the other) so you can easily get it on your wrist. There are tiny rhinestones set into one side that follow the wave along the curve of the bracelet.
I like the overall shape of this piece, but I’m not one to rock rhinestones, so I may pass this to a friend who would appreciate it more. I have insanely small wrists, so this bracelet was a bit on the large side, but that’s to be expected.
Double Star Cuff Bracelet – Value $18? (semi-comparable cuff-linked, though I knocked a few dollars off because of rhinestones)
The next piece is another gold bracelet, and the first to really speak to the the Star Gazer theme (although rhinestones sparkle like stars). The band on this one is even more delicate than the first and is roughly 2.5″ in diameter as well. It has a star outline on either end that allows you to slide your wrist in between to don this bendable cuff.
This arm candy fit more snuggly than the first, so it stayed on my wrist instead of moving all around with each movement. I like how simple it is, and I can see this being stacked with some other simple bracelets so it can be the “star” of the show. 😉
Star Choker – Value $20 (similar heart on longer chain linked)
The first necklace of the bunch is a gold choker featuring an inch-wide star and gold beads throughout. Now, I lived through the 90’s and I have to say I wore my fair share of chokers as a pre-teen. At the risk of sounding like a jaded old lady, I don’t particularly want to live through some of those styles again. Chokers have been back “in” for quite a while now and although a lot of my friends can pull them off, I’m not sure I can follow suit.
Here it is on. It has a clasp with several links at the back so you can wear it as tight as you’d like. The star isn’t fixed, so I could feasibly try to wear this as long as it will go and the star would dangle slightly at the bottom of my neck.
Clip-on Double Lip Ring – Value $12
The final piece of the first box is a silver clip-on lip ring. This made me snort ever so softly but only because I am indeed the jaded old lady I sound like, who used to have quite a few real piercings in her youth. I have the scars above and below my lips to remind me every day. Sigh.
Since this is a double-lip ring, It looked best in the center of my bottom lip. It made me chuckle because the scar from the labret piercing I took out in 2002 fell right in between the two rings. (Look closely and you can see the scar from the top lip piercing I had as well.) I don’t think I’d rock this look, but I can see someone who is toying with the idea of getting a lip piercing using this to try out the look before diving in.
The second jewelry box has two more chokers for me to try on.
90’s Girl Choker – Value $6 (linked to similar on their site)
Another choker! Yay? This one is sort of a lace fabric with gold hardware. I think I like this one even less than the other because I can see it getting a bit dirty after a few wears. Especially if one were to wear this to a dusty music festival in the summer heat, you know?
This one was the more comfortable of the bunch since it was fabric instead of metal. I think it’s just too refined for my tastes.
Star Choker – Value $20 (similar linked to their site)
The final piece is, you guessed it, a third choker. I probably like this one the best because even though I like gold, I think silver is a bit better on me, and I like the delicate little stars around it. It was a bit of a bummer to receive three chokers in my first box instead of a larger variety of necklaces.
Here it is on. I just had a thought that maybe I can war this as a bracelet instead if I double it around my wrist? Yep- fits perfectly. Saved!
Verdict: My first Anarchist Box wasn’t totally to my liking (mainly, too many chokers), but the value seemed pretty good seeing as though I got six new pieces of jewelry for the box cost of $50 (which would break down to $8.33 each). I couldn’t find all of the pieces I received on their site, so I had to guess at a few, but I came up with a $94 retail value (close to but just under the $100 they promise). The jewelry quality is ok, but I don’t think I personally find it worth the retail amount. Perhaps it falls somewhere more in between the retail and cost of the box.
I’m sure it would be an extra cost that maybe isn’t feasible, but I think this would be better if you could somehow choose style preferences. Looking through their store, there are definitely things that are more my style, but there’s no way to guarantee that I’d get them (besides choosing gold or silver). I kind of wish I would’ve gotten a ring or earrings as well. Rings are always pretty easy to please me if kept simple.
What did you think of my first Anarchist Box? Will you be subscribing?