Rocksbox has become popular in a short amount of time, and for good reason. They are a jewelry subscription box which sends you 3 pieces of designer jewelry (worth an average of $200) on loan for $19/month with free shipping both ways. You get to decide how long you want to keep it- for a few days, a month, or forever (if you want to purchase any of the pieces at a 20% of retail member discount).
Let me take you through the process, and you can decide whether this jewelry subscription box is for you!
First, take the style survey in order to let the jewelry stylists (yes, this is a jewelry styling service!) know what your preferences are.
Next, create your custom Wish List. You get to basically shop for items that catch your eye and add them to a master list. The selections get updated weekly, and if a piece on your Wish List is available, it seems the stylist will include one. Your stylist selects other pieces based upon your preferences you set in the style survey.
When you receive your jewelry, it is comes in separate drawstring bags nestled inside a sleek box with ribbon closure. A stylist’s note and description of each piece is included, as well as the member price. You get to keep it for as long as you want- they bill a flat fee of $19/month regardless of how many times you exchange the pieces. If you want to keep a piece, you simply leave it out of the box when you return and they will bill your credit card on file for the member price.
Let’s see what I received, shall we??
My box included these items:
The necklace was on my original Wish List, so I was happy to see it included. I definitely loved the earrings- truly unique and not as heavy on my ears as I thought they would be. The cuff was pretty basic, but a nice addition to my current collection. The only thing I didn’t like about the cuff was that you have to stretch it a little to put on and take off, and I am concerned that this would wear the metal out. I LOVED the bonus Shine necklace- such a great addition that I plan to pair with two other simple gold necklaces I already have to create a set.
I didn’t choose to purchase any of the pieces- they are a little too expensive for my budget, but I loved adding them to my wardrobe for a limited time! I paired the necklace with a cobalt fit and flare for a girl’s night out, and added the earrings to a basic black outfit to add interest. The cuff was very versatile style-wise, but didn’t fit well so I took it off soon after putting it on.
You get three referrals a month that allow a friend to get their first month free. For each friend that signs up and pays for a month, you get a $25 credit good for the purchase of items. As for cancellation, it seems easy enough; many sites make you call in and give you the hard sell to stay a member. With Rocksbox, no verbal interaction is required: Rocksbox needs to be notified of your intent to cancel 3 days before your renewal date or gift membership expiration. The tracking information for your last return shipment must be activated by the last day of your membership. To cancel your account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or include a note in your box when you return it.
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of the jewelry and the selection. They include some of my favorite designers such as House of Harlow 1960 and CC Skye and give me access to on-trend items without shelling out a ton of money. As for purchasing, I didn’t buy any of the times in my first box because they were beyond what I would normally spend (I max out at around $50 for jewelry!). I filled out my review of the items my stylist sent so am excited to see how well they do in my next box!
The first three readers to register for Rocksbox and use my unique code can get their first month for free: cherylbff54. Simply enter this at checkout in the coupon code field. Check back next month- I will have a new code for 3 more readers!
Cheryl Leahy is the author of the blog all dressed up with nothing to drink…, and her motto is“Don’t Give Up! Figuring out how to adapt to motherhood while keeping a sense of self is an art form.” She is also the Style Editor and Marketing Manager for The Little Style File and is a Featured Contributor for 30Second Mom.