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INK+ALLOY Review September 2023

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoSep 15, 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!

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 the front. The personalization is a nice touch.

Here's What's Inside

Info Card


The info card this month features a fun quote on the front, and on the back they share some info about the brand and how to care for your new earrings.

Lilac Glass Bead Hoop Post Earrings — Retail Value $30 (currently on sale for $16)


This month INK+ALLOY sent me a pair of glass bead earrings that are hoop-style posts. I silent-screamed when I saw the lilac beads—this is absolutely my color of the season and I had yet to own a pair of earrings in this hue. I like that the lilac color here has a hint of grey to it to town them down a bit, as I have dozens of bright, bold, wild earrings, but sometimes want something a little more neutral for day to day wear. I'm also living for the red-orange and mint complimentary colors tucked in intermittently. Such a unique combo with the lilac.


Subtle, indeed. Very light and nice to wear. I do have two "hmm" thoughts about this pair, though. First off, they are on sale for 50% off, which is awesome for non-subscribers but maybe not an as good of a value as subscribers have come to expect. Secondly, this is a different colorway of a pair we received just a few months ago, in May. Different colorways of INK+ALLOY earrings tend to have a very different look because the shape of the beads used changes the vibe, but I am surprised given the sheer volume of earrings on their site that we were sent something so similar so soon. All other colorways of these earrings are still listed at full-price, so perhaps other subscribers will receive a full retail value pair.


The Verdict

I'm all over light purple this summer, and can't wait to carry it over into the chillier seasons with these earrings. I can see myself reaching for them often since they're more subtle than many pairs I own (including many bold INK+ALLOY pairs)!

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 September, we were sent a pair of beaded hoop earrings. They cost $30 at full price, but are currently on sale for $16. If you received another colorway of these earrings that's still listed at full price, you got a 16.7% discount this month. Anyone who received the lilac pair like I did sadly didn't reap any savings!

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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 color combination. 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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