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INK+ALLOY Review May 2023

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoMay 23, 2023 | 0 comments

3 overall rating
2 Ratings | 2 Reviews

INK+ALLOY is a female-founded accessory brand with a mission to empower women through every day, modern pieces that make a bold statement. Their accessories are all designed in Atlanta, and made both in Atlanta and by artisans in India. Their seed bead earrings are hand-woven and their Insider Club sends one surprise pair of earrings per month for $25/month. That's 25-30% savings + free shipping!

Note: This subscription has updated its pricing to $25/month, with a saving of 25-30% off retail value and includes free shipping every month.

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

Opening The Box


INK+ALLOY subscribers can look forward to the same small white box, typically with their name written on it in bright pink ink on the front. Inside is a card introducing the earrings of the month and giving some styling inspo, and your jewelry. That's it! I love the minimal waste.

Here's What's Inside

Info Card


INK+ALLOY has another unique take on a hoop for us this month, and they're a serious pop of color. I'm not typically much of a pink-wearer, but I do love them in the company of other warm tones, so I find this pair fun and summery. On the back of the card is always a 15% off code for subscribers to use on any purchases made outside your subscription, and info about social sharing.

Annie Mixed Beaded Hoop Earrings in Red and Hot Pink — Retail Value $30


I'm amazed by the different personalities this shape of earring can take depending on the size, shape, and colors of beads strung on them. If you browse through the various colorways of the Annie Mixed Beaded Hoop Earrings you'll see what I mean. As is often the case, I browsed through and noticed a pair or two that I may have chosen before the one that came in my box, but I'm still happy with what I received. They are a fun creative challenge, and add some variety into my selection. I don't have any earrings this color!


INK+ALLOY has singlehandedly made a hoop-wearer out of me. I always loved the shape on other people but felt they were too classic for my style. Not if they're loaded up with brightly colored glass beads, though! I tried this pair on with a few different outfits the day I got them, and was surprised when my favorite was this patterned dress. The earthy burgundy-brown pulled out the deeper tones in among the beads nicely.


I'm having so much fun playing with the eye-catching pinks, oranges, and reds in these glass-beaded hoop earrings. I may have chosen a different color combo if I'd had the option, but I'm loving the way this combo serves as an outfit prompt as we enter into the warmer weather.

Value - Was This Box Worth It?

The Cost: $25 per month + free shipping.

Value Breakdown: The INK+ALLOY Insider subscription costs $25 per month + free shipping. For May we received a pair of glass-beaded hoop earrings that retail $30. That means you save $5, or nearly 17%, by receiving this pair through the subscription. We're promised a 25-30% discount for this box, and this is the first month in over a year of subscribing that I've seen such a small discount. But it's a discount nonetheless! I'm still pleased.

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Other Things You Should Know

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, but you might receive a different colorway. INK+ALLOY functions on a rolling subscription model, so your order will ship 1-2 business days after you've placed it and then recur on that same day each month.

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INK+ALLOY is a female-founded accessory brand with a mission to empower women through every day, modern  pieces that make a bold statement. Our accessories are all designed in our Atlanta studio and made here in Atlanta and by artisans in India. From our colorful seed bead earrin... read more.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen. I am all sorts of things:

🌳 a writer who loves to convey feeling

🌲 a mother who wants to have just as much fun as my kids do

🌳 an outdoors-lover who's achieved #1000hoursoutside with my family

🌲 a low-maintenance self-carer

🌳 a general hungry person with an unstoppable sweet tooth

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in colors and silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for dancing to live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.

...and doing it all with energy, delight, and jokes along the way.

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