I'm thrilled that spring officially kicks off next week, and with a new season comes new trends for 2022. In the past year and a half, the jewelry industry experienced some of their strongest growths as consumers shopped for quality over quantity and searched for meaningful items that could be passed down to future generations. According to a survey by the Plumb Club, which pulled together information and statistics for the global jewelry market and the US jewelry industry, 48% of respondents said they made a jewelry purchase for a special occasion, while another 28% said they had no reason at all to make that purchase, but in many cases, it was just a gift to themselves. Also, according to the survey, $1,207 is the average amount spent on a jewelry purchase, with over 57% saying the availability of a financing option would influence their decision even more.
While this is good news for the jewelry industry, the truth is not all of us can justify or afford to splurge on diamonds and pearls, or very pricey designer costume jewelry, but lucky for us, jewelry rentals are always an option. Next month I'll do a rundown on jewelry trends for Spring/Summer 2022, and make sure to rent examples of what's hot for the next few months, but this time around I went crazy for earrings of all shapes and sizes. Let's dive in!
Rocksbox is a jewelry styling and rental service. Members pay a flat rate every month to get unlimited access to the Rocksbox collection and the option to buy whatever they love at a discounted price. Each month, Rocksbox will curate sets of three pieces to send your way, including at least one piece from your ever-growing wishlist. Members can keep and wear the three pieces they receive for as long as they want, or they can switch out sets whenever they'd like. Rocksbox also offers a monthly credit so you can buy the pieces for less.
This is a review of the monthly plan for $21, which includes shipping to the US only.
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Just like other subscription boxes, when I signed up for Rocksbox I had to set up a style profile that asked me questions like my metal preference, and which necklace, earring, bracelet, and ring styles I liked the most.
Let's check out this month's delivery!
What I Received
Banter 18k Gold-Plated Pave Huggie Earrings - Retail Value $49.99, Member Price $47
About this item: These dainty earrings seamlessly latch onto and hug your earlobes as they click into place. Crafted in sterling silver with 18k gold plating, these lightweight hoops feature rows of pave crystals and each one measures at 9mm.
Condition: Great condition.
Review: I recently misplaced a diamond stud earring and had a complete meltdown. Despite switching out backings on the regular (I bought a kit on Amazon), these stupid studs won't stay in my ears. I've since located the lost member of the pair (I guess they have commitment issues), but in the meantime, I went down Mr. HGL's rabbit hole on Rocksbox trying to find a pair to replace them. I added a few to my wish-list, but once it came time to confirm my box, they weren't listed as an option. So, I swapped out one of the choices for these earrings and they're perfect. I love the size, the dazzling paves, and the fact that they clip and snap into your earlobes, thereby reducing the chance of them falling out. Plus, since they're so much cheaper than a pair of diamonds—if I lose them, it's not going to cause me to spiral into a panic attack.
I used my $21 credit and committed to them. 🙂
Joy Dravecky North Star Stud - Retail Value $80, Member Price $76
About this item: Reach for the stars and the moon with these shiny 14K gold-plated brass earrings that feature a four-point star design and a moonstone. These lightweight studs feature a natural stone which means the image might not show the exact color of the item you receive.
Condition: Brand-new in a sealed pouch.
Review: I ordered these earrings because I love the art deco architecture of Miami and these earrings remind me of something women would wear in the roaring '20s. And while they're really well made and they're pretty, they just didn't make me want to run out and learn how to do The Charleston. I just don't think they're my style, but I will continue wearing them for a few more days to see if I change my mind.
Side note: The necklace isn't from Rocksbox. It's an amazing piece I discovered on Etsy. It's heavy, incredibly well made, and it's exactly what I've been searching for online.
Aster Roan Hoops - Retail Value $50, Member Price $42
About this item: A Rocksbox exclusive, the boho-inspired Roan hoop earrings remind me of pleated and notched gold leaves. These textural, C-shaped hoops measure in at 2" in length and they're a little bit on the heavier side.
Condition: Great condition.
Review: I can't decide how I feel about them. I definitely wish they had a little more shine and polish (they look less shiny in person) so they could better match some of my other pieces, but at the same time they're quite unique and a great pair of statement earrings. Might be another situation where I wear them a bunch and then decide I want to keep them. What do you think?
The Verdict: I went a little crazy with earrings this time because they weren't giving me the option of changing the ring size for the rings I wanted, and all the necklaces seem to end up in a tangled mess. I wish they'd let me swap more items for each box. What I chose a few months ago may not be the look I'm going for now. Plus, I only wear gold-tone jewelry and they keep pushing me towards lots of silver.
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Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Every box is different and packed based on the customer's tastes and what's available at the time. You can, however, help guide the Rocksbox stylists and add your favorite pieces to your wishlist!
Value Breakdown: Rocksbox membership costs $21 per month. At retail, the three pieces would cost me $165. With my Rocksbox discounts and the member pricing including the buy-all-three-items discount, the $21 of Shine Credit (the membership fee for the month, which goes towards your purchases), and the $10 buy-all-three discount, that price drops to $129.
Which pair of Rocksbox earrings was your favorite?