Rocksbox Subscription Review + Free Month Coupon – August 2017
Rocksbox is a designer jewelry styling and renting service. Members pay a flat rate every month to get unlimited access the Rocksbox collection and the option to buy the pieces they love most at a discounted price.
Upon subscribing, you’ll take a “style survey,” so Rocksbox can suggest jewelry pieces that fit your style. You can also browse their catalog and add pieces to your wishlist. Each month, Rocksbox will curate sets of three pieces to send your way, including at least one piece from your wishlist. I recently cleared out my wishlist, just to see what Rocksbox might curate for me. I can’t wait to see what they picked!
Try on the items in the box, and wear them as long as you’d like. From there, you have two choices. If you love any of the pieces enough to want to keep them, you can put your $10 monthly “Shine Credit” towards your purchase. Or, if you’re ready for another style, return your box using the free shipping label and reusable envelope you got with your shipment. Shortly after, you’ll get a brand new box of jewelry to enjoy!
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: $21 per month + free shipping both ways
The Products: 3 pieces of jewelry tailored to your style
Ships to: U.S.A. 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 of “Shine Credit” every month to buy any pieces you love.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Here’s the booklet that comes in the box. It lists the products, their value, and some tips for keeping your jewelry clean and looking its best. Eventually, you have to return the pieces you get in your box (unless you choose to purchase them), so it’s good to know how to care for them.
There’s a return label included in the box for you. The small bow-tied box comes delivered inside of a standard plastic-y mailing envelope, which actually can be reused (there’s a second adhesive strip that you can tear the backing off of) for your return. Super smart!
Gorjana Mave Shimmer Mini Studs in Silver – Cost to Keep $30.00
These bar-shaped studs are really sweet, but I feel like they might be just slightly too tiny for my tastes. Their itty bitty twinkles are almost too small to see, and typically when I take the time to wear earrings, I want them to make at least a small, classy impact. Still, I love that these are so lightweight and effortless to wear. I found that the little rectangles shifted around against my earlobes so that they didn’t stay perfectly vertical while I wore them. That’s not a huge deal to me, but if you’re interested in keeping your earrings looking crisp and symmetrical, these might take a little more monitoring.
Wilde Ibiza Earrings in Silver and Black – Cost to Keep $49.00
Now, these are more like it! These giant stunners are a little too fancy for every day, but I’d love pairing them with a snazzy summer cocktail outfit. I’m very big into the whole fringed-earrings trend, so these are right up my alley. Pearls aren’t quite my style, so I kind of wish they were just crystals or some other kind of metallic bead, but that’s just me being super nit picky. The best part of these earrings? They’re way lighter than I would’ve thought they’d be, which means they can swish around without aggravating my ear lobes!
Aster Willow Pendant – Cost to Keep $54.00
I’ve probably mentioned in previous reviews that I’m a bit trepidatious about pieces that lean towards the boho side of style. I’m a huge fan of more flowy, neo-hippie, bohemian vibes on other folks, but it’s never seemed to match me or my personality. I feel like this necklace, with its metal chain-link fringe, is a good mid-point for me. It’s got those carefree vibes and organic-inspired details (like the free-flowing fringe and the almost woven pattern of the metal plates), but its crisp, geometric shape and bright metal finish keep it close enough to my more modern aesthetic for me to enjoy it. I don’t think it’s a piece I’ll keep in the long run, but it’s definitely one I could see myself trying out with different outfits. It could make my usual dark jeans and black t-shirt feel downright festival-ready!
Verdict: This month’s Rocksbox was fun, and filled with pieces that let me explore the outlying ends of my style spectrum. It’s the perfect example of a box I’m happy I can try before I buy. If I was stuck with the tiny earrings for good, I probably would’ve been a bit bummed. But as it is, I can just return those and trade them out for a style that really floats my boat. Same thing with the necklace. If it doesn’t fit my wardrobe, then I can easily return and exchange it. The subscription is just $21.00 per month (+ free shipping), and I got $133 of jewelry that I can try on before I commit to it (or don’t). So once again, Rocksbox really does rock!
What do you think of Rocksbox?