Collections by Joya Jewelry Subscription Review – February 2019


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Collections by Joya is a monthly jewelry and accessories subscription box for women. All items offered are 100% handmade by expert female artisans around the world. Proceeds from every purchase are donated to a women’s charity.

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About Collections by Joya

The Subscription Box: Collections by Joya

The Cost: $49.95 a month + free US shipping. Save with quarterly and annual subscriptions.

The Products: jewelry and accessories, handmade by women from around the world.

Ships to: US for free, Canada for $14.95, and International for $21.95

Collections by Joya February 2019 Review

Most months, I open my Collections by Joya to find a card featuring a jewelry-bedecked model. This month’s image features stacked bracelets and rings, and I’m excited to see a different colorway of the cuff I received in January (see review here) amid the beautiful mess! I didn’t love the cuff on its own but worn with these wrap bracelets totally changes things for me. Actually, this styling inspiration is opening my eyes in more ways than one, because I have been sent a lot of labradorite in my Joya boxes and often coveted other stones, but this image showcases it so nicely. I think I’m suddenly a believer!

On the back is a little About blurb, which I’m glad to see as I felt it was lacking in previous boxes. It’s set up like a postcard so you can send it along to a friend to spread the word about this amazing brand if you so wish!

Each month’s jewelry comes tucked in a canvas pouch! I get such a heart-fluttery feeling every time I go to open it. Here’s what I found inside!

Fringe! Geometric shapes! Gold tones! All things I love in jewelry. We’re off to a great start!

Sonia Fringe Earrings, Navy — Retail Value $68.95

It will come as no surprise to those of you who have been following along with my Joya reviews that these earrings are so ‘me!’ You may recall that I used the gift card provided in November’s box to purchase the non-fringe version of the Sonia Earrings. If there was a fringe version available at the time, I was unaware of it, but still probably would have gone for the non-fringe version anyway. I took a picture of them next to each other to show you the comparison below.

I’ve been getting into mixing navy and black lately, as I did here. I’ve never been a huge stickler on avoiding mixing base tones but I started combining navy and black more and more last month after receiving a different pair of navy fringe earrings (also shown below). On the day I opened my box, I was just wearing jeans and a T-shirt, but I think these earrings turned it into an actual outfit!

Here you can see my Roman Earrings from last month, the Sonia Earrings I bought using my gift card, and the Sonia Fringe Earrings from this month all in a row. They’re pretty similar, right? I should probably get rid of at least one pair but right now I just can’t bring myself to! They all offer a slightly different vibe to my outfits. If you were to give away one pair, which would it be?

 

Niagra Tassel Necklace, Ivory 

The next piece in my delivery is this unique pendant necklace with a white tassel. Joya is always good for a hammered gold accessory, and in the case of this necklace, I think the hammering turns it into something really elegant. I absolutely love it.

My necklace arrived with the chain only strung through one of the pendant’s loops, but it was easy enough to shimmy it into the other one without even having to unclasp it. Though now that I think of it, I guess that ease-of-shimmying is how it came out in the first place, so I’ll probably take some pliers and cinch the loop closed a bit.

Like the earrings (and with the earrings), this piece turns a simple outfit into something with a little oomph! I know some of you out there aren’t fans of all the fringe, but I personally find it tasteful since it’s two neutral colors.

Geometric Labradorite Necklace — Retail Value $58.95

And, finally, another out-of-the-ordinary pendant necklace. Look, it’s labradorite, my new friend!

How beautiful is this particular piece when it catches the light? Not all labradorite stones are quite this lovely, though I wish they were.

Love it! I decided to wear this outfit, including this second necklace and the earrings, to an acoustic show that night. I felt good in it!

Verdict: The three items that arrived in the February Joya box were all total wins for me, and made up for my slight disappointment from January! Even though the earrings are extremely similar to two pairs I own, I love their style. The necklaces are unlike anything currently in my jewelry collection, so I’m really excited to see how they end up being worked into my looks throughout the week.

This box costs $49.95, including free shipping. The earrings and two necklaces add up to $196.85, which is a mind-blowing deal! Wow!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Order by 4/8 to get the April box!

Value Breakdown: At $49.95 for this box, here’s approx. what you’re paying approximately per item:

  • Sonia Fringe Earrings: $17.50
  • Niagra Tassel Necklace: $17.50
  • Geometric Labradorite Necklace: $14.99

Alternatively, each piece of jewelry has an average cost of $16.65.

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Written by Christen Russo

Christen Russo

Christen stepped into the world of subscription boxes by signing up for Graze. After her world was changed (for the better, obviously) by a steady delivery of amazing snacks, she realized she needed to expand her horizons to include deliveries of eco-friendly products, clothes, and beyond.

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13 Comments

  1. That jewelry is NOT worth the prices shown. I guarantee they’ll tarnish and turn your skin green. I don’t like the fringe either so this wouldn’t vibe with me. Can you choose between gold and silver? I don’t wear gold much so this whole box would be a pass for me. I also prefer more delicate and subtle pieces. But if this is your taste then cool!

  2. I lean towards boho, so I love this month’s box. I don’t subscribe, but your reviews always tempt me.

    Those fringe earrings look AMAZING on you! 😉

    • Nice, we’re on the same page. 🙂 And thank you!!!

  3. FYI – I just put the labradorite piece up for swap…

  4. I received the exact same box this time. Augh – More fringe. Seriously- two items? And one so similar to the other set of gold w fringe earrings I received a while back? They have so many other unique and lovely pieces.

    I was never on this bandwagon to begin with and can’t wait for the trend to end. It looks super cute on some people, but I look like a dork.

    I actually wrote CbJ and told them if I get one more fringe piece (!) I’m out. To their credit they were extremely nice and accommodating. Their CS is truly excellent!

    • Their CS is top-notch! I’m glad they were helpful to you—I agree, they have some extraordinary pieces on their site right now that I hope I end up receiving!

  5. I would keep all three pairs of earrings because you’re right, they all have their own vibe! All the items this month are GORGEOUS.

    • Glad you agree! On both counts!

  6. I would get rid of the pair you received this month just because the ones similar to them w/o the fringe have the same aesthetic, but have those gold dangles & you’ll also have a pair of a different stlye w fringe! either way they’re all gorgeous and i bet you totally rock them all!

    • Thank you!! For your input & the sweet words!

  7. I love reading your reviews of this box and seeing the beautiful jewelry items that you receive each month. I wouldn’t hesitate to sub to this box if I could chose to receive silver instead of gold. Maybe someday….

    • Same here! The pieces are beautiful but everything is gold.

    • That would be a great option, and I’m sure Joya would love to hear that feedback!

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