Collections by Joya Subscription Review – February 2018

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sub box for Collections by Joya

Collections by Joya is a monthly jewelry and accessories subscription box for women. All items offered are 100% handmade by expert female artisans around the world. Proceeds from every purchase are donated to a women’s charity.

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unboxing of Collections by Joya

About Collections by Joya

The Subscription Box: Collections by Joya

The Cost: $49.95 a month + free US shipping. Save with quarterly and annual subscriptions.

The Products: jewelry and accessories, handmade by women from around the world.

Ships to: US for free, Canada for $14.95, and International for $21.95

Collections by Joya February 2018 Review

Collections by Joya bag of jewelry

I always look forward to my Collections by Joya box, but after a bit of a disappointment last month (TL;DR is that I only received two items, and they didn’t feel as special to me as so many others have felt), I was especially eager to open this month’s box! The canvas pouch holding my jewelry had some wooden beads peeking out of the top, and I liked what I saw already!

blond wood horn necklace from Collections by Joya

durango necklace from Collections by Joya

Collections by Joya february jewelry

Durango Necklace — Retail Value $58.95 (found here for $39.95)

Turns out the blonde wood beads were part of this necklace, which is very similar to this necklace that I received a few months ago. The one I originally received didn’t quite strike my fancy—the combo of the bold beads and carved horn were just a little “too much” for me—so I gifted it to a friend. I like this toned down version much better and I think I’ll keep it for myself!

claire ring from Collections by Joya

gold ring from Collections by Joya

cocktail ring from Collections by Joya

Claire Ring — Estimated Value $58.95

I couldn’t find this exact ring on the Joya website, so I linked to a version that also includes two other stacked rings. I think this ring is just beautiful—and actually, I like the version I received, without the other two stacked rings, better. It allows the intricate side detailing and onyx center stone to stand out more. Unfortunately, the only finger this ring truly fit on is my pointer finger, and that’s the one finger on which I don’t tend to wear rings. I’m not sure what size I received, but I’m thinking a 7. I would say 7 is a pretty common ring size that would fit most fingers. I have a few beautiful vintage rings that are too big, that I just wrapped a little string around to make them fit. I might do that for this one, or I might gift it. Yet to be determined! Either way, I appreciate that it’s not adjustable; something about that feature just seems to cheapen rings to me.

moonstone stud earrings from Collections by Joya

Moonstone Stud Earrings — Retail Value $39.95

I encourage you to click on the link I provided for these earrings above because they didn’t photograph as beautifully for me as they look on Joya‘s site. They have a brilliant sheen to their faceted ivory stones. I don’t wear too many studs these days, mainly because I often wear over-ear headphones while I work at my desk and the posts dig into the sides of my head. But, as long as Joya keeps sending me gorgeous pairs like these, I might just have to start sporting them more frequently!

modeling Collections by Joya jewelry

I popped all of my jewelry from this month on over the casual sweater I was wearing, but I would absolutely wear each piece dressed up, too.

gift wrap in Collections by Joya

And then, as always, they included gift packaging. This little squeezebox is pretty much the norm, and the golden raffia ribbon is the same as last month’s. I also always save a little bit of the grey sizzle from inside the shipping box to pad whatever I might put in this gift box down the line!

Verdict: I’m very pleased with my February Collections by Joya box! The pieces are all different enough from one another that subscribers are bound to fall in love with at least one item. I really liked all three, and look forward to working them into my outfits! This box costs $49.95, including shipping, and the three pieces I received add up to an estimated $157.85 (less with necklace’s sale price). Amazing value!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order by 3/8 to get the March box!

Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, you’re paying approximately $16.65 per item. That’s an incredible deal! Here’s about how it would break down per item:

  • Necklace: $14.37
  • Ring: $21.21
  • Earrings: $14.37

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What are your thoughts on the February box from Collections by Joya?

Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen stepped into the world of subscription boxes by signing up for Graze. After her world was changed (for the better, obviously) by a steady delivery of amazing snacks, she realized she needed to expand her horizons to include deliveries of eco-friendly products, clothes, and beyond.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

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  1. Interesting! I got the ring and earrings but got a different necklace! It was the one you posted in an earlier review with howlite and brass beads called Bolgheri Necklace in their site. I signed up after you reviewed that so at least I didn’t get a double. Looks like not every box going out is the same! I wonder how they choose who gets what, I think I would have liked the necklace you got quite a bit…

    • I’ve been curious how they package their sub boxes, too, because I’ve seen Instagram posts about the monthly subscription and, similar to your experience, folks received a different selection than I did. I have noticed that usually the monthly boxes include a combination of full-price items, sale items, and sometimes even pieces that are no longer available on the Joya site. It makes me wonder if they start by packaging up jewelry they need to clear through, then supplement with full-price items. Just a speculation! If that’s the case, though, I sure don’t mind because I’ve only ever received super high-quality items from this box!

  2. I love that ring with the onyx ♥️

  3. That ring is beautiful!

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