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Rocksbox Jewelry September 2022 Review

Mary Zubritsky
ByMary ZubritskySep 26, 2022 | 2 comments

3.5 overall rating
44 Ratings | 24 Reviews

It's officially fall–that means it's time to start thinking about Halloween and (eek) Christmas, too! So, I have to admit when I started reviewing for Rocksbox I was totally underwhelmed. It took me a few rounds to figure out how navigate the site, pick the items, add them to my wishlist, and then beat the clock before the stylist sent me something I didn't really like. Well, I am happy to announce that I'm now a big fan and I'm an even bigger fan of some of the pieces that will be available very soon (like Lele Sadoughi).

This month I chose dressier pieces to wrap up the summer, and there's one item I decided to keep! And just as an FYI, they do sterilize each piece before they send it out. If they didn't, that would be soooo gross!

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. 

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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

Slate Flynn Necklace - Retail Value $75, Member Price $63


About this item: This shiny, gold-tone necklace by Slate is dressy yet understated. Crafted in 14k gold-plated brass, the Flynn necklace features a mixture of hollow, large and small oval links. It's lightweight, 16-inches long and features a 3-inch extender.

Condition: Excellent.

Review: Despite looking like a necklace that I already own, I got a lot of wear out of this one too and often found myself switching between one or the other on a daily basis. I guess I'm a creature of habit after all. While I really enjoyed wearing this necklace, I had a difficult time keeping it straight. It kept flipping around and felt a little flimsy, so I sent it back.

Melinda Maria So Fabulous Crystal Earrings - Retail Price $68, Member Price $66


About this item: The handcrafted So Fabulous earrings are designed in rounded 18k gold plated sterling silver with simulated diamonds. They arrived with really interesting backings I've never seen before, and the packaging was quite fun too! These earrings are pretty lightweight, they're about an inch wide and they remind me of a dazzling baby snake (the inspo might've been Bulgari).

Condition: Excellent.

Review: Confession time: I really want diamond hoop earrings, but I can't afford anything like that right now, so I rented a pair that resembled something I saved on The Real Real. At first, I loved them and considered making a purchase, but then I outgrew them. That's what's great about rentals... you try before you buy! They are lightweight and a statement piece, but after a few wears I thought they started to look a little cheaper than what I was hoping to buy. 

Luv AJ The Slash Chain Stud Dangles - Retail Value $60, Member Price $57


About this item: Luv AJ's Slash Chain Studs are edgy yet chic. Rendered in 14k gold-plated brass, these structural chain-link dangles measure at about 2.5 inches in length, feature a post-back closure, and they're on the heavier side.

Condition: Excellent. 

Review: They're a bit heavy, but I bought them anyway!

The Verdict

While I thought I would love the round crystal studs, I ended up wearing them the least and maybe that's because I haven't really gone anywhere dressy recently.  The necklace is really pretty, but too similar to another one I own, and the chain-link earrings are now mine! They were $57 on RB and with the $21 Shine Credit and the $5 Forever Credit, they only cost me $31! My purchase also bumped me up into the Rose Gold Level of the Rockstar Rewards program.

Value Breakdown: Rocksbox membership costs $21 per month. At retail, the three pieces would cost me $186. With my Rocksbox discounts and the member pricing including the buy-all-three-items $10 discount and the $21 of Shine Credit (the membership fee for the month, which goes towards your purchases), that price drops to $140.

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!

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Mary Zubritsky
Mary Zubritsky

If shopping were an Olympic sport, I’d be a gold medalist. And while my bank account often feels the crunch, I just can’t stop buying secondhand clothing and accessories, under-the-radar designer goods, stuffed animal unicorns (I have about 75), and toys for my pet bunny rabbit. After 20 years of city slicking in NYC and DC, I now have a car and love to tour the Virginia countryside looking for vintage shops, undiscovered wineries and breweries, historic sites, and Thai restaurants—I’m addicted to Thai food. I never leave home without a spare phone charger because I love horror movies and therefore have an irrational fear of being stranded somewhere with a dead battery.

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Mary, thanks for the review and I’m so glad you modeled the Luv AJ chain studs. I have them on my wish list in silver but have been hesitant to actually get them sent to me because – as with a lot of the jewelry on Rocksbox – the pictures are woefully inadequate. It’s my biggest gripe with the service, which I otherwise love! Sometimes there is only a front facing representation of the pieces, which makes it hard to judge the item in question. Now that I’ve got a good look at them, I’m adding them to my next set ASAP!

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Mary Zubritsky

They really need to add more pics and info per piece. I often Google the pieces to get details so I can write them up. These earrings are fantastic though, but I’d switch out the backings because they started to slide out of my ears. Now that I have my own, they’re perfect. I just got next month’s shipment and it’s going to be difficult to send them back.

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