Rocksbox Subscription Review + Free Month Coupon – 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.
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!!!
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.)
About Rocksbox Jewelry Rental Service
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: 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:
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.
They include a return shipping label, too, so shipping is covered when you send back any returns!
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.
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.
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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