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Penny + Grace Subscription Review – October 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyNov 1, 2018 | 4 comments

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Penny + Grace
4.5 overall rating
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Penny + Grace is a 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."

Penny and Grace pouch

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

Penny and Grace jewelry storage

The individual pieces come tucked inside these drawstring pouches. It's nice to have a safe place to store them, rather than just tossing them in my jewelry box—the bags keep things from getting scratched up.

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

Penny and Grace unboxing and jewelry review

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 October 2018 Stacking Rings and Necklace Review

Penny and Grace info card

Penny and Grace october product list

Here's the info card for the pack.

Penny and Grace zigzag modern necklace

Penny and Grace zig zag necklace

Penny and Grace zig zag line pendant necklace

Penny and Grace necklace on model

Camille Zig Zag Necklace - Listed Value $32.00

I LOVE this necklace! It's one of the pricier pieces I've gotten via this subscription, going by what's listed on the info card. It feels cool and modern, but the bitty rhinestones dotting the front of the pendant give it a sophisticated edge.

Penny and Grace shiny ring

Penny and Grace shiny zig zag ring

Penny and Grace zig zagging ring

Camille Stacking Ring (Mirror) - Listed Value $12.95

I think this is the first time I've gotten TWO rings in a pack! As you'll see, they're almost identical, except for the finishes. The zig zag pattern also echoes the shape of the necklace in a really cool way. I've had Halloween on the brain lately, so I'm digging the toothy, fang-like shape of this ring.

Penny and Grace matte ring

Penny and Grace matte zig zag ring

Penny and Grace matte gold ring

Camille Stacking Ring (Satin) - Listed Value $12.95

Here's the second ring. Pretty much the same as the first, except this one has more of a matte finish to it.

Penny and Grace stacking rings

They look cool separately, but I think they're designed to be worn together. I kind of wish they were billed as a set, rather than two separate pieces.

Penny and Grace rings on model

As you can see, everything coordinates nicely. I like that the pieces in this subscription box generally coordinate, if loosely, with one another. Sometimes it's just because of the similar metals, but often, it's because the patterns or shapes echo one another. (I know you're all hoping that very chic black hair elastic is included in the pack, but sadly, I brought that exquisite accessory from home 😉)

The Verdict: This month's Penny + Grace set was one of the more matchy-matchy assortments I've gotten recently, but I liked it for that reason. It makes it really easy to whip up an entire jewelry look before running out the door. As I mentioned, though, I did feel like the two rings were SO similar that they felt like they were almost one item, rather than two. Often at stores, stacking rings are sold together, so I was surprised to see these split up. I also say that because I would have loved to see this zig zag pattern reimagined as earrings or a bracelet!

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 $57.90. That means that, proportionally, each item cost the following:

  • Necklace - $11.05
  • Mirror ring - $4.47
  • Satin ring - $4.47

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 really like this subscription, but I don’t wear rings so whenever they send a ring (more often than not these days) it’s a waste for me. I end up giving them away. I really wish they would stop sending rings every month!

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Hey Anna! Have you had any issues with any of the rings tarnishing or leaving a green ring around your finger?

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The green discoloration is due to a chemical reaction with the ring and your skin or sometimes with the ring and soap or lotion. You can coat the inside of the ring with clear finger nail polish so it is no longer in direct contact with your skin. Make sure to remove jewelry when washing your hands and handling chemicals. Also all metal used in modern pieces of jewelry will eventually tarnish when in frequent contact with moisture and other irritants. You simply have to clean off the tarnish and keep the piece dry.

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I have a ring from this subscription that I love. I never experienced any green stripes, but the ring did tarnish after a while. I wash my hands a lot and don’t always remove my rings, but I still felt like it lasted for a considerable amount of time for the price.

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