Rocksbox Review + Free Month Coupon – February 2018
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.
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 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!
Each item comes tucked into a velvety drawstring bag (either a plain black type or a branded one like this).
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.
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!
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.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
What do you think of Rocksbox?