Sunday, February 22, 2015

Rocksbox: For the Ever Changing Jewelry Box


How many of us get lured into fashion trends and end up with countless pieces that are abandoned only a season later? Rocksbox, a jewelry subscription box, reached out to me and asked if I would like to trial three months of their service with a bonus for my readers as well. Essentially, the program is like a Netflix for jewelry. You receive three pieces and you can wear them for as long as you like and send them back when you're done trialing them. If you want to keep a piece, you just don't send it back and they'll bill you automatically with a 20% discount off the retail price. 


The subscription is $19 a month and you get $10 in "Shine Spend" every month which can be used towards a purchase from a box. The box arrives in a bubble mailer that fits into your mailbox (a godsend for an apartment dweller like me). Inside the package is another bubble mailer and shipping label so you can send the pieces back. The jewelry is packaged in a sturdy Rocksbox-branded box.


It's the little things that make subscription boxes charming and I like the added personalization. All three jewelry items were wrapped carefully in their original packaging. The gorjana earrings were in their sleeve and the House of Harlow bracelet came in its own pouch. The necklace was wrapped securely in bubble wrap and is from a brand called Perry Street which I believe is the Rocksbox brand. The presentation of the box itself is great and I have no complaints about the ease of use.


When you make an account, you can view available pieces in the wish list section and add individual items to your personal wish list. I had chosen the Perry Street necklace and the other two pieces were surprises. I imagine that it's dependent on what is available in the warehouse that determines which pieces you receive. One area of improvement would be if there were more photos of the pieces on the website. There is no pricing or composition information on the wish list section. They only provide a stock picture, brand and name of the piece. I would like to see modeled photos for scale. 

As for this particular box, I really liked the House of Harlow bracelet as it isn't something I would normally gravitate towards but the etching in the metal sold me. Unfortunately, it definitely looks like something more for the summer months so I won't get much wear out of it now. Also, the bracelet is a few links too large for my small wrists. The necklace looks great from afar but up close it looks like something I could find at Forever21. The gorjana earrings were a bit of the let down due to the color. I generally like gorjana pieces but the turquoise color of these studs doesn't really go with my style. They would look lovely paired with the bracelet in the summer though. 

If you want to give Rocksbox a try, you can get your first month for free when you use the code angelicbbxoxo. For 30 from today, you can get your first month for free when you use that code. After that 30 day period, you can get 50% off your first month with the same code. To be completely transparent, when you use my code for your free box, I will receive $25 in "Forever Spend" credit. If you sign up, you also have the opportunity to earn Forever Spend when you refer friends. Unfortunately for my international readers, Rocksbox is currently only available in the United States. 

I like the idea of Rockbox and think it's a neat way to try mid-range jewelry without amassing too many pieces that you might get tired of after one season. I wasn't necessarily blown away by what I received in my first box but I'm hoping I like the next few a lot more. What do you think of this idea? Let me know if you sign up and I'd love to hear what you receive in your boxes!

*Rockbox offered me a three month complimentary subscription to their service. I am not being paid to write this post and all opinions are my own. 

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