Switch Designer Jewelry Rental Review + 50% Off Coupon – December 2018
Switch is a jewelry rental service that lets you try out designer jewelry without the commitment. You pick your favorite pieces and try them out for as long as you want with a monthly fee.
This is a review of the 3 pieces at a time plan.
Switch also offers the option to purchase jewelry pieces at a discounted member price. For every month that you’re a member, you get a $10 credit that you can use towards the purchase of a piece of jewelry at the special member price.
Switch will always use USPS First Class mail to send your jewelry unless it weighs more than 1 pound. Each package comes with a prepaid USPS return label so you can leave your return for your mail carrier or drop it off at the post office if you’re the nervous type. Shipping is free both ways, and they just ask that you package it just as you received it to return to them. It’s important to save the mailer and packaging for your return.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Switch Designer Jewelry Rental Service
The Subscription Box: Switch
The Cost: Plans start at $29/month for one piece ($49/month for 2 pieces at a time and $69/month for 3 pieces at a time). Shipping is free with unlimited exchanges.
The Products: Designer jewelry with an average retail price of $500.
Ships to: U.S. only
Switch Subscription Box December 2018 Review
The order is contained in a sturdy black box, perfect for safe storage of these borrowed pieces.
The order is topped with a bunch of different info cards. The first explains how you should take care of your jewelry.
The next card provides instructions on what to do when you’re ready to switch.
The sent with love card explains that prior to receiving the jewelry, each piece has been cleaned and sanitized, had its authenticity guaranteed, as well as some other info about the subscription. Minor wear and tear is covered as well!
The final two inserts explain how you can refer a friend (for each friend you refer you get an additional $10 towards your membership) and how to purchase pieces if you fall in love with one of them.
When you activate your subscription, you get to select the pieces that you want to receive from their available inventory. They’ve also recently incorporated a “favoriting” function where you can star pieces for future selections!
DO NOT DISTURB The Maldives Ring (Size 6) – Retail Value $220, Member Price $200
This ring is so delicate and beautiful! It’s definitely something that I could easily wear every day opposite my wedding band. It’s made out of 14k white gold, has an opening to make it comfortable and slightly adjustable, and features two small diamonds (0.030 TCW). I think that this is actually a pretty fair price for this little beauty, and I may be keeping this one for myself!
CHANEL Resin Cube CC Logo Pendant Necklace – Retail Value $550, Member Price $385
This silver-tone chain features a black resin cube with the gold signature CC logo. It is a fairly short chain, measuring about 16.5” in length. The resin cube is about 0.25” and hangs at a slight angle. I love the playful delicate nature of this necklace. This is a prime example of paying for the logo though – this piece if sold at Target would be $12 – and Chanel gets away with selling it for $550! Still, a fun piece to borrow.
HERMES Wide Click H Bracelet – Retail Value $660, Member Price $600
This palladium-plated metal is bracelet is about 1″ wide and has a 7″ circumference. It is a bit snug on my 6.5″ wrists as you can see in the photos. The lock is also kind of difficult to navigate with one hand – but I do really love the lavender color offset with the silver metal. I think this is a beautiful, eye-catching yet casual piece and I’m glad that it’s mine for a few weeks!
The Verdict: I absolutely love that I can borrow essentially unlimited amounts (you can switch your pieces at any time and have 3 pieces out for $69/month) of this type of jewelry from luxury brands. This month, I loved all three items. I think I’m getting better and knowing what to look for when I reserve an item – for instance, I know that I have to double check the product description if I’m getting earrings to make sure that they are NOT clip-on!
In this shipment, I tried out $1,430 of jewelry for $69 – which is about 4.8% of their retail value. That’s a solid deal right there, especially since I love all of my pieces this month!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Pieces can get snatched up quickly, and the number of pieces they have per style varies. You may or may not see these pieces in their available inventory list – but you might just see something you like even more! This isn’t a “styled” subscription – meaning you can pick exactly what you want from the available list – it’s not selected for you based on an algorithm or your preferences.
Value Breakdown: These three pieces cost $69 to rent, which is a great deal if it works for your budget and needs. It’s pricier than Rocksbox (which offers mid-range designer jewelry) but less than Rent the Runway (which offers designer jewelry, accessories, and clothes, too). To rent just one piece per month is $29, so you’re saving about $6 per piece to go for the larger subscription.
The member price for all 3 of these pieces is $1,185 in total. At retail, they’d cost $1,430. Members get $10.00 to put towards a piece, so that’s $1,175 to buy everything, which is around an 18% discount.
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What do you think of Switch? What brands would you like me to borrow next?