It’s no surprise that I’m writing about Rocksbox today being the jewelry addict that I am. (See here and here.) I’m sure many of you are saying, “What took you so long?” True story: I’ve photographed so many boxes and never got around to posting the goods.
So if you haven’t heard of Rocksbox…
Rocksbox is a subscription box service that sends three pieces of high-end, designer jewels per box. I’m so used to “monthly” boxes that the first month I actually forgot I could exchange what’s in my box as many times as I wanted.
You get a shipment of jewels to your doorstep, wear all/none of them as much as you want, and send them back when you want more jewels. And repeat.
First you take a style quiz so they can get a feel for the kinds of things you’re interested in and you can leave feedback about your pieces so the stylists there can pick out items that you’d be most likely to wear. You can retake this as your style evolves.
It took a few boxes to see “results” in terms of receiving pieces that I’d actually wear, but now that they know what I go for, I usually get pretty good sets.
These pictures still aren’t my current box, they were from a box that was sent in early February. I exchange my boxes as quickly as I can to maximize that $19 per month price tag! This box had Gorjana earrings, a Margaret Elizabeth Necklace, and a Matterial Fix cuff bracelet.
This cycle was the first time I’ve purchased something from Rocksbox. I had “Shine Insider” money to spend, so I picked the cute earring pair that came in this cycle’s box. With the $10 credit and the 20% member discount, they came to $14. I’d say $7/pair is pretty damn good. That’s almost like Target clearance status.
That said, there are some more expensive pieces that, while gorgeous, I would never be able to justify the purchase.
I even found out that a style of earrings that I almost purchased from Gorjana a while ago weren’t for me – not these earrings pictured, they were the Chloe studs. The posts on the studs felt so flimsy; I’m glad I got to try them out first. But if I did want to get them, they’d be 20% off, so either way, it’s a win.
What I like about this is that I can wear jewelry that is on-trend without having to bite the bullet and purchase it. It’s quality jewelry with a small price tag.
The downside is that it takes time to send the box back and receive a new collection of pieces. I’d say I cycle my boxes every week or so, though I probably lose a week out of the month due to shipping.
Insider tip: leave feedback on the website instead of the card that you mail back so the stylists can turn around and send you off a new box instead of waiting.
Have you tried Rocksbox? What do you think?
This isn’t a sponsored post. I just really like Rocksbox and wanted to share this with you.
If you want to try Rocksbox, let me know and I’ll send a code to get your first month for free. I only have 3 of them, so hop to it! (If you sign up, I get $25 to shop, but if you invite friends, you can get $25 to shop, too!)