Rocksbox Subscription Review + Free Month Coupon – September 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. When I first started my subscription, I got really excited to “shop” the site and added a ton to my wishlist. But recently, I’ve decided to let the stylists do the curating. So everything in this box has been picked by Rocksbox, rather than me.
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!
I love that everything comes packaged in sturdy little drawstring bags. They give me a place to safely store the pieces of jewelry until I return them, plus it makes the experience feel a bit more sophisticated.
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. This month, I got a long note from my stylist that shared some more insights about the pieces. It sounds silly, but that little touch makes me even more excited about what I got—the curation feels more thoughtful.
There’s also 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!
Kendra Scott Elaina Bracelet in Gold and Platinum Druzy – Cost to Keep $65.00
Usually, my style leans towards the less traditional end of the spectrum. This bracelet is what I’d call a bit more traditional in terms of my jewelry collection, but there’s something about its design that still appeals to my more modern sensibilities. I think maybe it’s the simple shape, the cool, gunmetal color of the stone, and the drawstring-like chain detail, which is really cool—it must have some kind of rubber or silicon inside each hole that makes it so that you can pull the chain through, but it sticks where you put it.
I’m a sucker for glittery things, so this charm won me over in an instant. Even the back of the stone is pretty—the setting is swirly and silvery gold.
There’s even a helpful info card to help you care for this specific piece. Cool!
Ava Rose Madi Studs in Gold and Abalone – Member Price $43.00
I love these studs! They have an awesome stone pattern that looks like the iridescent insides of a sea shell. The crisp, hexagonal shape is right up my alley, too. These will be great to swap in for basic day-to-day studs—thanks to their unique patterns, they’re more of a conversation piece than monotone metallic studs (a.k.a. the usual suspects in my outfits).
Rudiment Valencia Necklace – Cost to Keep $72.00
This necklace is a pretty cool design, and I love that there are gems speckled all through this design. (Again, it’s sparkly—why wouldn’t I like it?) There are a few links on it so that you can adjust it to fit more like a looser choker or like a regular necklace. I like it at necklace length best. I also dig that the blues in this eye mirror the ones in my eyes!
Just for fun, here’s everything all together. I like that their similar metals and shimmery vibes coordinate without being super matchy matchy. I hope you all enjoy my JC Penney-worthy jewelry modeling…
Verdict: Rocksbox was pretty darn cool this month. Everything was just a bit more glittery than my usual aesthetic, but in that, I felt like the pieces were the right thing to shake up my usual jewelry routine. The subscription is just $21.00 per month (+ free shipping), and I got $180 of jewelry that I can try on before I commit to it (or don’t). I’m excited to wear these pieces (especially the earrings) around town!
What do you think of Rocksbox?