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Rocksbox Subscription Review + Free Month Coupon – January 2018

rocksbox january 2018

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.

rocksbox blue box inside shipping envelope

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. I can’t wait to see what they chose!!!

unboxing rocksbox january 2018

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 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.)

all items in my january 2018 rocksbox jewelry order

About Rocksbox Jewelry Rental Service

The Subscription Box: Rocksbox

The Cost: $21 per month + free shipping both ways

COUPON: Use code mysubaddictxoxo to get your first month free!

The Products: 3 pieces of jewelry tailored to your style

Ships to: US 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 monthly “Shine Credit” to buy any pieces you love.

Rocksbox January 2018 Review

If you like a bit of predictability, you can add things to your wishlist for your stylist to pick from. I let Rocksbox take the reins for this order:

time to shine info booklet rocksbox info card and product list care instructions from rocksbox

Here’s the booklet that came with the box. There’s a note from the person who picked my items, a list of the items themselves and what they’d cost to keep, and a little set of instructions for what to do next.

return shipping label

They include a return shipping label, too, so shipping is covered when you send back any returns!

coin necklace laid flat hammered coin shape necklace coin necklace on model

Jules Smith Goddess Necklace – Listed Value $75.00, Cost to Keep $72.00

This necklace isn’t quite my style. I’m not super into the descending sizes of hammered circles—if they were smooth and all the same size, this might be more me. I wish there was a great way to explain why I find that more appealing… just personal taste I guess? All of that said, this is a really nice necklace—the metal is brilliant and has a solid weight to it, and I like the length. (Both sides of the chain are 5 inches long with a 3-inch extender on one end, and the circle section is 5.5 inches long.) It’d be awesome for someone else—it’s just not quite me.

ear jackets in package rhinestone ear jacket ear jacket in pieces opal accented ear jacket ear jacket and stud backing ear jacket on model

Rudiment Octavia Ear Jackets – Listed Value $65.00, Cost to Keep $55.00

I don’t know why it took me so long to discover opal, but now that I’ve found it, I’m obsessed. I love the creamy iridescence of opal—it’s such a beautifully magical stone. These earrings feature itty bitty opals at the center and a line of rhinestones that sits right beneath your earlobe. Threading the opal stud through the back arm of the rhinestone piece took me a little longer than I would’ve liked (there are a few holes to choose from, so that you can adjust the ear jacket to fit your ear, but it’s hard to keep track of which one you’re using just by feel alone), but the result is so pretty that I’m willing to devote the extra time.

moon and star gold bangle gold moon and star bangle moon and star gold bangle from the side moon and star bracelet on model

Aster Laurentia Cuff – Listed Value $60.00, Cost to Keep $51.00

This design is soooo awesome! I love celestial shapes, especially in jewelry. The crescent moon is lined with rhinestones, and the star has a rhinestone inside as well. My only wish for this otherwise perfect bangle is that it was slightly larger. As it is, the bangle is about 2.25 inches at its widest, and the gap between the crescent and the (rather pokey) star is only around an inch wide. It does bend, but in the way that it really seems like it doesn’t want you to be bending it, so it’s not the easiest to wriggle on. If it was slightly bigger, I’d wear it all the time. Of course, I like the design so much that I might end up doing so anyway.

The Verdict: As usual, I was impressed with the quality of these Rocksbox goodies. Between the sturdy metal and the unique designs, they definitely feel like upscale pieces that I’d pick up at a fancier department store. I loved the earrings, but there were some little details about the other two pieces that didn’t quite do it for me. I can 100% see why my stylist picked these items for me, given my preferences, and I’m excited to give ’em a go before swapping them out for new items. And remember, there’s a whole section of your account page that’s dedicated to leaving feedback on the pieces you received. In other words, I can drop a quick note saying what I liked, loved, and disliked about each piece and ensure a better pick next time around!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Every box is different and packed based on the customer’s tastes and what’s available at the time. You can, however, give the Rocksbox stylists a nudge by adding your favorite pieces to your wishlist!

Coupon – Use code mysubaddictxoxo to get your first month free!

Value Breakdown: This box cost me $21.00 to rent, but I got $200.00 worth of product to wear (using the retail values listed on the info card). Granted, I do have to send them back eventually. But if I choose to keep anything, I only pay the member price, and the $21.00 I spent on the initial rental goes towards that cost. There’s also a $10.00 discount if I keep all three pieces.

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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!

Posted in Jewelry Subscription Boxes, Rocksbox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: rocksbox | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. I received a few sets of jewelry in the time I’ve had this sub and that was enough to pull the plug forever. The stylist is a non-stylist, as far as I’m concerned. I’m baffled at the (non wishlist) pieces they sent to me. They were the antithesis of that I asked for. Did anyone even take the time to read my questionnaire? I put a lot of time and thought into filling that out!

    The pieces are so similar and anemic. I understand they want to appeal to people, but if you’re renting jewelry don’t you want to try something bold, chaotic, and outside your norm?

    In addition to the sub, I spent over $200 buying jewelry in their shop. Many of the pieces were final sale, and almost EVERYTHING arrived damaged!! So what they sell in the shop are the same items they are renting. It’s not new stuff. HUGE disappointment and turn off for me.

    Rocksbox will never get any money from me ever again.

  2. I had rocksbox for a year. I could not wait until my sub ran out! I had so many problem with their CS.

    For example, I had bought a ring off their sale site, meaning I had not yet received it in a box to try on, and it was non returnable. I was really upset it didn’t fit.

    I called CS and they told me the ring I was sent really WAS a size 6. I told them I could send them a photo of it on a jewelers mandrel showing that it was barely a size 5. CS told me, no, that’s just “our size 6.” I tried to explain there’s no “vanity sizing” in rings!! They never got it.

  3. I just canceled this subscription box after having had it for a year. I already am subscribed to Your Bijoux Box and Emma & Chloe receiving new jewelry I can keep each month so I have accumulated a lot of pieces this past year. So the extra 20 of paying to rent jewelry just got to expensive and not worth it because I don’t leave the house often enough to even wear the pieces. But overall I did like the subscription and liked having the ability to add pieces I liked to my wishlist and have my stylist pick out items based on my profile when pieces from my list were unavailable. It was also nice to be able to buy the pieces with the monthly $21 discount which I used quite often as I grew attached to certain pieces and wanted to keep it. Overall I recommend this subscription especially for people that are always out either at work or doing other things as you will always have new pieces of jewelry to add to your outfit.

    • Oh my gosh, Veronica, THANK YOU for this thorough take on your experience! That’s so helpful. I’m always interested in what other people have received/been happy with/would change about the subscriptions I review – it always helps to get multiple angles. I hear you, though – once you get so many other fun boxes that let you keep pieces forever, it’s hard to justify another box of mere rentals!!!

      Thanks for reading and sharing 🙂

  4. Is it me or is the bangle scratched?

    I have been enjoying my Rocksbox subscription. I like the recent changes allowing me to swap pieces. I do take frequent breaks for a few months at a time because their selection is a bit repetitive. I’d love to see more colorful gemstones.

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