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Rocksbox Review + Free Month Coupon – February 2018

rocksbox february 2018 packaging

Rocksbox is a designer jewelry styling and renting service. Members pay a flat rate every month to get unlimited access to the Rocksbox collection and the option to buy the pieces they love most at a discounted price.

open rocksbox packaging

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!!!

rocksbox jewelry pieces wrapped in paper

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 february 2018 rocksbox 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 February 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 do the picking for this order:

Here’s the booklet that came with the box. Inside, 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 in terms of returns, etc. They include a return shipping label, too, so shipping is covered when you send back any returns!

gray drawstring bag

Each item comes tucked into a velvety drawstring bag (either a plain black type or a branded one like this).

long boho pendant necklace

black pendant on long necklace

boho pendant necklace on model

Slate Siena Stone Pendant in Black – Cost to Keep $51.00

This long pendant necklace has more of a vacationing-at-a-tropical-beach-resort vibe to it than what I’d usually reach for, but I appreciate how the black and gold color scheme translates that style to better match my modern tastes. The chain measures 28″ long with a 2″ extender, so it’s easy to just loop over my head. The pendant is sleek, smooth, and made of stone—it’s sophisticated but still has a little bit of an organic vibe. It looks just fine with a t-shirt and jeans, but I think it’d be most at home laying over a breezy white sundress and some sandals with hefty hardware like studs or big buckles.

tiny hook shaped earrings

tiny earrings laid flat

small earrings on model

Gorjana Mini Shimmer Half Hoop – Cost to Keep $35.00

These studs are sooo delicate and small! I’m not a huge fan of small hoops, but these half hoops give the impression of hoops but stay tight to my earlobe, which I think looks pretty cute and understated. They don’t have a ton of shimmer, though there are itty bitty crystals dotting across them. Still, these 18k gold plated earrings are some of the most effortless, I-don’t-even-feel-like-I’m-wearing-them earrings I’ve tried on!

gem bracelet laid flat

gem bracelet with statement pendant

small gem bracelet on model

Aster Lupine Pavé Slider Bracelet in Gold and Moonstone – Cost to Keep $51.00

This look is a little more on the traditional end of the style spectrum than I typically fall, but I am loving the moonstone center of the charm! The piece is so simple and straightforward that I can see wearing it to a fancier dinner or classy event. The iridescent moonstone is sort of a modern twist on a diamond accent gem. Oh, and did you notice the drawstring-like nature of the design? The 9″ chain goes through a little loop (which I think is lined with some kind of rubbery plastic for grip) that lets you adjust it like a bolo tie. If you, like me, are bad with securing lobster claw clasps with just one hand, then you’ll love this design detail!

The Verdict: I liked this box, though I felt like it wasn’t as on target with my style as other Rocksbox goodies I’ve gotten. That said, I totally get why my stylist picked these looks, given my survey responses—they were all close, just not “WOW!” items. That’s the beauty of this subscription, though! I can try ’em out if I want, or just send ’em right back using the return label. I can also leave feedback on what I liked, loved, and disliked via my account page so that my next box is more my style!

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. If I keep all three pieces, I pay the member price of $137.00. There’s an additional $10.00 discount if I keep all three pieces (bringing the cost down to $127.00), and the $21.00 I spent on my membership goes towards any purchase I make.

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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 | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. The first box is free after they charge you upfront and then you have to wait to have your money placed back on your card for 3 to 5 Days ridiculous. None of this is said up front, what kind of free anything charges you full price on your card without telling you (a shady business). So if you choose to cancel your membership prior to receiving your quote in quote free month gift you still have to wait to get your money back for an alleged free month in which you didn’t even receive anything because you cancelled before they shipped it bc you are on a stupid waiting list. Do not make my dumb mistake read all info before you click that subscribe button. And speaking of buttons there is no cancellation button you have to call to cancel unless you’re lucky like me and realize you can cancel by email if they haven’t shipped you anything yet. Basically if you are going to sign up for this be prepared to pay.

  2. I have also been a multi-year Rocksbox subscriber and love it. It is so reasonable, shipping is fast so I can turn around new jewelry quickly. I love always having new stuff.

    I don’t love all of it, but I agree the ability to return it for something new and surprising is fun. This is one of the few subs I will not give up.

  3. Hmm, that’s odd. My comment disappeared. Apologies if this one is a dupe!

    I am really enjoying my Rocksbox subscription. I have had it since the fall of 2016 and like the recent changes they’ve implemented (including the wish list of items you can hand pick as well as the option to swap out items your stylist selects). I like how easy it is to put a hold on my account for an extended period of time too. My only complaint is that the styles could use more variation.

  4. I’m really enjoying my Rocksbox subscription. I’ve had it since fall 2016 and like the recent updates they’ve implemented (e.g. a wish list of favorite items I can select and also the ability to swap out items that my stylist picks). For the past 3 months or so I have pretty much picked exactly what I wanted with the exception of 1 item. I also like that the sub is really ease to put it on hold for an extended period of time. My only compliant is that the styles could use more variation.

  5. I’d advise staying away from this sub. The pieces they chose for me were at total odds with my style profile. I put a lot of thought into filling out those questionnaires and it’s annoying to have them disregarded. I’ve also had pieces show up damaged. In fact, most of what you get will have heavy signs of use (scratches, patina, etc).

    Upon signing up, my first month was supposed to be free. But I bought a piece from it, and they charged me the $21 they initially waived. Shady.

    I also spend several hundred dollars in their ‘shop’ and the items I received were very clearly previous rentals. I thought they would be NEW. And if you buy anything on clearance, good luck if it is damaged because what you bought is prolly FINAL SALE.

    I sent a lengthy response with my feedback, the issues I had, and a statement that I will never re-sub. There are other jewelry subs out there and Anna has provided fabulous reviews for them. Shop around!

    • Thank you so much for sharing your perspective, Allison! I’ve had a lot of luck with this jewelry rental service (especially in terms of condition of the items I get compared to others I’ve tried), but I think it’s important for folks to hear other experiences, too! Your point about the jewelry for purchase is really helpful, as well – that what you’re buying are pieces that they rent out, rather than brand new pieces.

      I really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment, Allison 🙂

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