North River Co. Jewelry Subscription Box Review – December 2018


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North River Co. is a monthly jewelry and lifestyle subscription for women. Each month you’ll receive a piece of handmade silver jewelry, a gemstone soap, a nebula soy candle, a gemstone surprise bag and traditional maple candy from Quebec’s sugar bush.

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North River Co. also has an earring-only subscription in which you receive a pair of earrings, a gemstone soap, a candle, and surprise gemstone each month.

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This is a review of the $40 a month North River Co. “Coureurs des Bois” Jewelry Box subscription.

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This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About North River Co.

The Subscription Box: North River Co. 

The Cost: $40 a month + free shipping

The Products: “Coureurs des Bois “We are the Runners of the Woods” Woodland inspired jewellery and gifts delivered monthly. Each box contains a piece of handmade silver jewellery, a gemstone soap, a nebula soy candle, a gemstone surprise bag and traditional maple candy from Quebec’s sugar bush. Our jewellery is made with gems, pearls and recycled silver. Handcrafted using traditional techniques alongside the Rideau River in Ottawa Canada.”

Ships to: Worldwide for free

December 2018 North River Co. Jewelry Box Review

This is my first month of North River Co. and I’m really excited to see what beautiful handmade jewelry will be included. I also have a growing collection of gemstones, so I’m happy to have one included in each box. Let’s see what’s included:

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Each month, a few traditional maple candies are included. They are very mapley and delicious. A “thank you” card is also included.

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Gemstone Soap

No, this is not the gemstone. This is soap! Isn’t it gorgeous?! This palm-sized gemstone soap looks like rose quartz with its striations of pink, white, and gold. The ingredients are pleasantly simple and the scent is clean. I feel bad using it because it’s so pretty!

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Natural Soy Wax Candles

These textured, conical candles don’t come with any information, but I assume they are the soy wax candles that are typically included. The texture and wrapped shape are beautiful, but I’m not really sure how to use them. Who uses this type of candle and can tell me? I can’t smell any specific scent except for that of natural wax.

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Amethyst

Amethyst is such a powerhouse stone. And, it was my introduction to gemstones many years ago. I became fascinated with it when my family went “panning” for gems at one of those little set-ups in the mountains of Tennesee. It’s known to clear negative energy and create a barrier against stress and unhealthy environmental influences.

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Recycled Silver Bar Necklace

The jewelry piece this month is a simple, silver bar necklace with a leaf print texture applied to the front side. The back has a matte texture so it looks nice even when the bar turns while wearing it. I love the idea that all of the silver that North River Co. uses is recycled and worked by hand. This length is perfect for wearing every day and is adjustable with a 3″ extender. It also looks great stacked with other silver jewelry.

Verdict: So far, I’m a fan of North River Co. Their presentation and packaging are beautifully coordinated and I love the handmade feel of the stamped paper and neutral colors. I think that the structure of including a set list of items each month is interesting and really speaks to certain subscribers. For me, the handmade, recycled silver jewelry is exciting and the inclusion of a beautiful gemstone soap, a candle, and an actual gem is all a bonus. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You will receive the February box:

We ship on the 20th of every month. Please order by the 18th to get the current box.

Value Breakdown: The box costs $40 with free shipping. That means that each of the 4 items breaks down to about $10 each.

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What did you think of December’s North River Co.

Written by Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany Waldorf

Tiffany found out about subscription boxes from a friend who followed MSA. The curiosity started with mystery beauty boxes and grew into an addiction from there. Beauty, clothes, home…she loves the sight of a subscription box in the mail.

Posted in Jewelry Subscription Boxes, North River Co Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Women| Tags: north river co | 9 comments

9 Comments

  1. Any spoilers for the February box?

  2. I am really impressed with this box but I do not wear silver toned jewelry. Might subscribe to a few to get daughter & daughter in law jewelry gifts and I keep all the rest!!! Yeah.

    The conical candles were very popular years ago and everyone had candle holders that they would fit in. I rarely burned mine—just used for looks and to add a little color to the room. They also come in handy when the power goes out. Between hurricanes, ice storms (we don’t know what snow looks like) wind shear (sp?) and transformers that need replacing they get used a lot where I live.

  3. What a great box! Love the jewelry, candles and soap. I will be subscribing!

  4. Do you know if they do any spoilers before shipping each month?

  5. What a unique and special box. I need to keep my eye on this one. Very cool!

  6. Oh what a lovely looking box. I’m going to look into the earring sub!

    The candles just need to be separated and the wick trimmed down, put in a candle holder and you’ve got some lovely candles! I used to buy those all the time at local art shows.

  7. Yes!! I’ve been looking at this box for months and was hoping it would get reviewed here eventually!! I love handmade items and so I think the value is definitely there, just needed someone else to take the leap first. Thanks for reviewing!

  8. I really want to try this out. Do they ever do coupons? Do they post spoilers before they charge you?

  9. For the candles you cut the wick joining them and trim to proper size.

    Great review, love the look of the soap, too pretty to want to use! ☺

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