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Penny + Grace Subscription Review – July 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyAug 15, 2018 | 12 comments

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Penny + Grace
3.9 overall rating
12 Ratings | 3 Reviews

Penny + Grace is a new monthly jewelry subscription box specifically designed for people who just love that minimalist, delicate aesthetic. Pick your preferred color of metal—gold, silver, or rose gold—and you'll receive a monthly set of jewelry to satisfy your tastes.

penny and grace unboxing

According to the Penny + Grace site, "each delivery is guaranteed to contain a combined retail value of $45+ (USD) in varying jewelry pieces tailored to your color/metal choice."

Everything comes inside this little canvas pouch. They're great for pencils, or to use to keep your bag sorted on trips!

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This is a review of the Yellow Gold with Earrings, $19.99 a month, subscription.

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About Penny + Grace Jewelry Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: Penny + Grace

The Cost: $19.99 + free ground shipping

The Products: Each box will include 3 coordinating jewelry pieces in your choice of metal. (18k Gold, Silver, & 18k Rose Gold options). All jewelry is 100% lead and nickel free.

Ships to: the US and Canada

Penny + Grace July 2018 Review

penny and grace info card

penny and grace product list

Here's the info card for the pack.

penny and grace gold dot necklace

penny and grace long chain necklace

penny and grace dot necklace

penny and grace chain necklace on model

Vero Dot Necklace - Listed Value $28.00

I don't typically wear long chain necklaces like this one unless they're pendants, but I really like the light, simple style of this gold chain. At 29" (including a 4" extender), it's long enough that I'm able to loop it around a second time and wear it as a choker, too!

penny and grace gold ring on backing

penny and grace gold circle ring

penny and grace gold ring on model

Vero Dot Ring - Listed Value $18.00

The round golden dots on this ring remind me of moons! I like how shiny it is—it's just enough sparkle for me. Plus it's comfortable, given its understated shape and light weight.

penny and grace gold dot earrings

penny and grace dot earrings with stud backing

penny and grace tiny stud earring on model

Vero Dot Stud Earrings - Listed Value $16.00

Speaking of understated... These earrings don't make a big impact, but they'll be nice to have the next time I want something simple to finish my outfit. They have more of a matte finish (like the dots on the necklace), so they're modern and a bit industrial.

The Verdict: I liked the simplicity of these pieces, though I could see how these ultra-understated designs aren't everyone's cup of tea. This subscription has definitely started really leaning into their minimalist mission lately—I'm seeing more streamlined styles and fewer quirky charms. They also did away with their monthly bonus enamel pins, which I'm sad about! But I like how versatile these simple pieces are. They can feel cool and casual in one outfit or sophisticated in another.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up for their next available pack now! Here's what Penny + Grace says on their site about timing:

Value Breakdown: The box was $19.99, and the estimated value of the items inside (based on the values listed on the info card) is $62.00. That means that, proportionally, each item cost the following:

  • Necklace: $9.03
  • Ring: $5.80
  • Earrings: $5.16

The average cost per item based on the price of the subscription is $6.66.

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Each month, Penny + Grace subscribers receive 3 delicate jewelry pieces in the metal of their choice: 18k Gold or Silver. All jewelry is 100% Lead and Nickel Free, and subscribers can choose whether or not to include earrings. Each box has a retail value of $100+.
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!

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I’m sorry but this stuff looks super cheap. I could get way better stuff at CVS for half the price.

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I think this was the July box. Mine also came in a plain cheap padded envelope and the jewelry was placed outside of the Penny + Grace branded bag. It was really strange. I will never order from this sub again without spoilers. I wasn’t a fan of how the metals were different finishes. The necklace seemed cheap, but the ring was nice!

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What is the metal on these? Just brass? Or gold/silver plated?

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Wow. Talk about inflated pricing. That is not a $28 necklace.

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Hmm 🤔 mine didn’t come with pouch this time, just regular bubble envelope.
Hope this is not the new norm…

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I didn’t get a pouch either. But I decided I was just glad to get the stuff. After the lack of spoilers and delay I was worried.

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Anna Reilly

So weird! I’ve always gotten a pouch, but maybe they’re phasing them out? I certainly have enough of them from past boxes, but it does impact the unboxing experience a bit not to have it. Did your pieces still come in small drawstring bags?

Thanks so much for sharing your experience, everyone! It always raises an eyebrow when the packaging is inconsistent across subscribers…

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Since I use the spoilers to see if I want to change the metal color, I contacted them to find out what happened. They told me that their photographer had an emergency so there wouldn’t be a spoiler, which I found odd. Between that, the delay, and the items not being in a pouch, I’m hoping that this was just an off month. I do really like this month’s pieces.

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I opted out of earrings and received a bracelet that matched the necklace. It is now one of my favorite bracelets ever.

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This is the July box but the article says August. Many of these pieces are so similar I wouldn’t feel like I was missing anything if I take 6 months off. I liked the cute and whimsical pieces. I love that I have a few rings for stacking now!

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I noticed that too, Jacki!

Liz – please update the headline/article! 🙂

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I loved this necklace! Already wore at at least 3 times, different ways :). Opting out of next months glitter, but I love that P&G keeps it generally simple–there are enough subscriptions that just don’t.

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