Favorite Cherished Heirloom Jewelry Box Review – November 2019
This review is for the $35.00 a month, 1-3 piece plan.
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About this Unique Jewelry Subscription
The Subscription Box: Favorite Cherished Heirloom Jewelry
The Cost: $35.00 a month with free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Each box includes 1-3 pieces of sterling silver jewelry sourced from large estates and vintage collections.
Favorite Cherished Heirloom Jewelry Subscription Box Review November 2019
My box arrived with a note regarding general advice when estimating sterling jewelry values as well as individual notes for each of my pieces. I think their estimated values are probably pretty accurate, especially since sterling isn’t as cheap as it used to be.
I am pretty thrilled you all wanted this reviewed, especially since I love vintage jewelry and pretty much have to wear sterling or gold these days due to metal sensitivities. Per reader request, we did order this box anonymously. Like all of you, I was so incredibly curious as to what might show up in such a unique subscription, so let’s get to it!
Guiliana NY Heart Pendant on Chain
I was surprised that this came in packaging, but I am guessing this is a ’90s piece, which is technically indeed vintage now. Isn’t that insane?! I have to admit, I wasn’t really into this piece at first. It seemed really “sweet” to me, and though the quality is great, I didn’t know if I would really find myself reaching for this often. That all changed when I paired it with one of my edgier silver necklaces:
I absolutely LOVE layering thinner chains and necklaces together to form more of a unique and “collection” look. I think the edginess of my Marla Aaron Bolt Lock really works with the sweet little heart. I also appreciate that the pave set CZ stones are small and sparkly enough to be believable if I really wanted to pretend to be wearing something super expensive. I have actually worn this necklace a ton since I opened the box and I like it more and more. I guess I will always be a ’90s kid at heart… pun intended.
Gaylord Silvercraft Hammer Bangle
Oh my. Ok, this is exactly the sort of treasure I hoped would pop up in a sub like this. I get that a simple bangle is likely not everyone’s cup of tea. It probably isn’t most people’s beverage of choice! If this arrived in someone else’s box they might have been terribly disappointed. It’s plain, thin, and actually very non-descript. BUT inside there is a hallmark with a hammer flanked by two wings and that hallmark belongs to the Gaylord Silvercraft Shop, which was actually really easy to research. Apparently this bangle was made between 1925-1944 by patients recovering within the Gaylord Farm Sanatorium in Wallingford, CT. The whole silversmithing program was actually designed as a way to keep tuberculosis patients busy while they recovered. Wild! Little historical tidbits like this get me really excited! I haven’t taken this bangle off since I opened the box. Its demure presence mixes well with my other favorite bracelets and I love the history attached to it.
Size 8 Ring with Turquoise and Cobalt Colored Stones
I really don’t like this ring. But in a total mystery box, disliking something is probably to be expected. I find it a little too boho and twisty for my style and I would never wear this. I did have a friend who absolutely loved it (as much as I didn’t!) and I was happy to pass it on. It just goes to show that different people react to different things. For example, she was really confused about how enthused I was about my bangle. Different strokes!
Here are the ring and the bangle. Funny how I love one piece so much in this shot while really feeling nothing for the ring.
Verdict: I am guessing that Favorite Cherished Heirloom Jewelry is going to be a polarizing subscription. If you aren’t prepared for a total surprise, I would probably avoid this one. Though, if you love the thrill of unexpected surprises and are willing to gamble with the monthly subscription cost, this is truly a lot of fun. I personally loved it. I would have paid $35 for the bangle alone, so the heart necklace was a bonus. It’s true that I did really dislike the ring, but the other pieces made up for it and I did end up gifting it to someone who loves it very much. I would recommend this subscription only to jewelry lovers with open minds, up for a little risk and adventure! I actually am really stoked for next month because I honestly love a surprise. Who knows what could arrive!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Every box is different and a total surprise. You can expect between 1-3 pieces each month.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $35.00 a month + free shipping, which means that each of the 3 items in the box has an average cost of $11.67.
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