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.
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.
This is a review of the $40 a month North River Co. "Coureurs des Bois" Jewelry Box subscription.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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:
Each month, a few traditional maple candies are included. They are very mapley and delicious. A "thank you" card is also included.
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!
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.
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.
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.?