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INK+ALLOY Review December 2023

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoDec 20, 2023 | 1 comment

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. Inside, things were packaged a little differently than usual. First of all, it's another bracelet month—yay!—but also, the earrings got an upgrade from their usual poly bag to a recyclable paper bag. Love it.

Here's What's Inside

Info Card


Here, the card gives a cute, seasonal quote on the front and some info and care on the back.

Kelly Checkered Beaded Hoop Earrings Navy + Silver — Retail Value $38


There's always so much anticipation for December subscription deliveries, both with the proximity to the holidays and being that it's the final box of the year. I had been seeing some ads for INK+ALLOY pop up in my feed, featuring a model wearing some gorgeous takes on holiday-ready color combos. Excitement was building as I looked forward to opening my box and potentially finding these amazing Ava earrings or another just-as-gorgeous surprise.

You can probably see where this is going...I was a bit let down by the pair that came. Maybe it's because I'm really not a silver-wearer, or maybe it's because these beaded hoops are far more understated than what I was seeing in my targeted ads, but I just didn't feel an immediate connection. That's okay—I've received so many pairs I've adored from this subscription, not every one is going to be a bullseye.

Kenzie Woven Stripes Beaded Stretch Bracelet Navy + Silver — Retail Value $35

It's always a treat when "bracelet month" rolls around! I'm not sure what the cadence is, but now and then INK+ALLOY will add a bonus bracelet into your box to coordinate with your new earrings, and I just love how these stretchy beaded bracelets fit.

As with the earrings, I wasn't as smitten by the cool and silvery color scheme as I am with so many of the pieces this sub sends. But that just makes it all the easier to part with as a gift that I know is going to be so well received by someone I love. I just have to decide who!

The Verdict

INK+ALLOY typically makes me toss my popcorn in excitement over the pair I unbox, but this month was an "off" month for my style. Such is subscription life! I'll look forward to gifting this beaded duo to a friend or cousin this Christmas.

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. December brought me a pair of earrings that costs $38 and a bracelet that retails $35. By receiving them through the subscription, I saved about 66% this month. Goodness me!

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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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1 comment


I love the set, but especially the bracelet. I love a cuff beaded bracelet. I prefer non-precious metals materials for bracelets like wood, beads, leather and those bakelite dupes.

Nice review. Thanks!!

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