Monthly XIO Bag is a jewelry subscription featuring 3-5 newly released, trendy pieces every month. Each bag is curated by XIO’s founder Ylette, or other gurus from the fashion or beauty industry.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
XIO's logo got a bit of a makeover last month; still lovin' the new font and style!
There are two options for the Monthly XIO Subscription: you can choose between all sterling silver or gold plated jewelry. XIO sent us both options to review.
If you choose the gold plated option, you will receive all five gold plated pieces.
If you choose the sterling silver option, you'll receive all sterling silver pieces.
About Monthly XIO Bag
The Subscription Box: Monthly XIO Bag
The Cost: $60 a month + shipping. Save with a 3-month subscription.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off your first box!
The Products: 3-5 trendy accessories, over $150 value in each bag. Choose between sterling silver or gold plated jewelry.
Ships to: The US for $10.50, Internationally for a flat $15 fee
Good to Know: As long as your membership is valid, you can enjoy 20% off the entire site (applied as a refund to any purchase).
Monthly XIO Bag November 2019 Review
The theme of this month’s box is “Divine Goddess,” featuring four pieces to bring out your inner goddess.
On the back of the info card, XIO lists each item featured as well as what each accessory is made of and its retail value. Each piece is made up of 925 sterling silver, and the gold pieces are plated 925 sterling silver.
Maya Jaguar Necklace - Listed Value $65
This month's XIO box is so different than anything I've received from them before, especially this piece. I never expected anything quite so costumey from this subscription, so I was a little surprised when I saw this jaguar trinket. The jaguar is fixed on a longer chain, so there's no sliding around or falling off the chain, which I like, but this necklace is definitely not my taste.
Isis Choker - Listed Value $58
Here is a necklace that I am all about! Dainty, feminine and shiny, this piece reminds me of XIO's Subtly Blingy necklace that came in the September box, but as much as I love this design, it feels redundant. This necklace can be worn as a choker, and thanks to XIO including a 3-4 inch extender on each of their necklaces, it falls right below my collar bone at its longest length.
Gaia Ring - Listed Value $48
Here is another piece that I was surprised to receive. This ring has a chain band that is easy to adjust to your size and a rather big emerald-colored crystal setting. I really don't like this ring. The cut of the crystal is dull, the shape really isn't my style and the chain bands cheapen it even further. This ring has a listed value of $48, and I really couldn't imagine paying that for an adjustable ring.
Brigid Studs - Listed Value $38
Here is another choice that is simply not my taste. These studs are fairly big, with a large, garish emerald crystal in the middle surrounded by cubic zirconias. They have a vintage feel to them, which I can usually appreciate, but I think the emerald is too large for me to pull off.
Here I am wearing all the coordinating pieces from XIO!
The Verdict: I was definitely not vibing with November's Divine Goddess theme. Everything seemed too costumey for me, and the gems were a bit gaudy for my taste. XIO, what is usually one of my favorite jewelry subscriptions, turned out to be a total flop for me this month, but that definitely happens from time to time in the subscription box world. This month I received 4 accessories, which brings each piece down to $17.63—a price I would not pay for any of these items this month, unfortunately.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? It looks like you'll start with this box for your first month after looking at the website, but it's best to reach out to customer service to confirm.
ACTIVE DEAL: Save $5 off your first box!
Value Breakdown: The total retail value of this box comes to $209; that is a good value for a $60 (+$10.50 shipping) box! At $70.50 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Isis Choker: $19.56
- Maya Jaguar Necklace: $21.92
- Brigid Studs: $12.82
- Gaia Ring: $16.19
Alternatively, for $70.50, each piece of jewelry has an average cost of $17.63.
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