I’ve seen a lot of people rave about Rocksbox
in the last couple years, but never tried it for myself until recently. If you’re not familiar with Rocksbox, they’re a subscription service for jewelry. For $19 a month, you can request as many boxes as you’d like a month in exchange for returning your current box. This pretty much makes it an unlimited resource for fresh jewelry!
Although I’ve only had my Rocksbox subscription for the last month, I wanted to share my experiences with the services and the pieces so far. To preface this review, I received a complimentary 3 month subscription of the service to try out, but all of the experiences you’re about to read are my honest, personal opinion.
For context: I started my subscription towards the end of March. My goal was to figure out how many boxes I would logistically be able to receive if I only kept each box for a day (or two, tops!) to maximize my subscription. To even further maximize the satisfaction rate of each box, I made sure to “star” at least 10 pieces in my wish list to reduce the amount of guessing that a Rocksbox stylist would have to do to discern my jewelry tastes.
My first box showed up a week and a half after signing up for an account and is pictured above. The level of personalization and care that goes into each box is really impressive, considering they have to scale this personalization for every subscription holder! Every box comes with 3 pieces: earrings, necklace, and ring or bracelet. I received a ring and necklace, both from my wish list, and the earrings pictured above. Of all of the pieces, the earrings were my favourite. The pieces ranged from $30-$50, which was a bit pricier than I wanted to go for the minimalist style and quality of the jewelry, so I sent my box back within the week.
I sent the box back using the prepaid shipping label and reusing the envelope that the box was originally shipped in (genius concept, btw). The turnaround time between dropping my first box off and receiving the second box was 5 business days. Really impressive, given the amount of personalization that goes into the selection of the pieces in each box and the shipping time.
Here’s what I received in my second box (minus the sunglasses and the jacket, and a bangle that’s not pictured):
The Perry Street statement necklace was on my wish list, paired with highly sought after Kendra Scott earrings, and a brass bangle that I really did not care for. Each of the “rocks” in my second box were retailing for at least $50 a piece, which is a bit more than I would personally pay for a single piece of costume jewelry. Thankfully, at the $19/m, I could give off the illusion of owning a lavish jewelry collection without breaking the bank.
The turnaround time between dropping off my second box and receiving the third box was 7 days. A couple days difference between the previous swap, but again, quite fast.
Because I personally don’t wear much jewelry on a daily basis anymore, I don’t think I would continue a regular Rocksbox subscription on my own for the full duration of the remainder of the year. However, seeing as how this Summer and Fall are filled with weddings to go to, I can definitely see myself picking back up the service for the couple months of overlap between all the weddings so that I have fresh bling to dress up the wedding attire.
Next week will mark my first full month since receiving my first Rocksbox. In that month, I will have received 3 boxes, totaling 9 pieces of jewelry, with a total MSRP of about $450 to wear and style within my personal wardrobe. Although 50% of the pieces I received were not ones I would have picked for myself, it was fun to see the explanations behind the selections made by my Rocksbox stylists.
If you’re still on the fence about committing to a subscription, here’s a Rocksbox coupon to try your first box free! Simply enter the code “kaatriiinaxoxo” at checkout for 1 month of free jewelry from Rocksbox.
Disclaimer: Huge thank you to Rocksbox for partnering on this post by providing a 3 month subscription for me to try. I wasn’t asked to make this review post, but I wanted to share my honest opinions about the service while also sharing my findings for figuring out the maximum number of boxes that could be received in a single month.