I’m bad at accessorizing. It’s not because I don’t like accessorizing or I don’t know how. I simply do not have enough jewelry. I like to limit shopping and live on a tight budget (because, you know, college), so whenever I go shopping, I focus on the things I think are most important- like clothes. As a result, my jewelry box always seems to be a bit on the empty side.
Then I started seeing Rocksbox free month promo codes popping up all over the blogosphere, and I was tempted to try it but also hesitant. Whenever a service or company requires reoccurring charges, I get nervous about being charged after my free month. When can I cancel? How can I cancel? If I don’t like a service, I don’t want to be trapped into paying for it. I don’t think that is too much to ask. Apparently, neither does Rocksbox.
There is absolutely zero risk to trying out Rocksbox because they are great about telling you when you will be charged next. When I visit my account, it plainly states that my membership began April 28 and I will be charged May 28. You are able to cancel your account at any point during the month or before the next payment date. You also have the option to put your account on hold for 1, 3 or 6 months.
Am I speaking gibberish to you? Rocksbox and other subscription boxes became widely popular this last year, but in case you don’t know what on Earth I am talking about, let’s talk about Rocksbox.
What Is Rocksbox?
Rocksbox is a monthly subscription service that sends you unlimited designer jewelry for the flat rate of $19 a month. To start out, you fill out a short survey to help your personal stylist better understand your style and what you are looking for. You also have the option to select pieces for your wish list. Rocksbox then sends you three pieces of jewelry at a time. Once you are done wearing the items, you send them back to receive new pieces. If you happen to fall in love with an item when you wear it, you can purchase the item at a discounted, insider price!
My First Set
My first set arrived with two pieces that I selected on my wish list and one item chosen by my stylist. I received:
- Rayne Necklace in White Pearl from Kendra Scott (retail value $80)
- Lila Earrings in Aqua Quartz from Olivia & Grace (retail value $90)
- Long Disc Necklace from Sophie Harper (retail value $60)
The Kendra Scott necklace and the Olivia & Grace earrings were the items I picked out myself. Overall, I:
- Love, love, loved the Rayne Necklace in White Pearl from Kendra Scott.
- Liked the Lila Earrings in Aqua Quartz from Olivia & Grace.
- Wasn’t a huge fan of the Long Disc Necklace from Sophie Harper.
The Rayne Necklace in White Pearl from Kendra Scott is just absolutely gorgeous. Really, the Rayne Necklace in any color is beautiful. The White Pearl definitely helps keep it versatile, though. I wore this piece more than any other item in my box, for sure. I won’t be purchasing this item, but in all honesty, I have no idea why. Maybe I want to check out some of the other colors first… Either way, this is definitely a piece that I want to add to my jewelry box sometime in the near future.
I spy with my little eye something that does not match in the picture above… Do you see it? I noticed the minute I pulled them out of the black velvet bag that the two top stones on these earrings didn’t quite match. I don’t know if this is just because of natural variation, if these are two mismatched earrings or if it’s from wear and tear on the jewelry. I decided to go with natural variation, and I wore them. Not next to each other and masked mostly by my long hair, you couldn’t even tell the difference, so all was well. I paired these earrings with a plain white T for a simple, everyday spring look. I won’t be purchasing this item, but I enjoyed having them in my box!
Now… The Long Disc Necklace from Sophie Harper. What do I say about this one? Well, when I pulled this necklace out of its packaging, it didn’t immediately speak to me or excite me. It is a long necklace. In the card I received outlining my items, it was wrapped twice, creating a double stranded necklace. I tried it on long and double wrapped. Neither were great. If I’m being honest, I haven’t worn this piece yet, and I’m mailing my set back tomorrow, so I probably won’t. It isn’t my favorite, and I don’t think I found anything in my closet that really goes well with it. Every time I tried on this necklace with an outfit, I could always find an accessory that I liked better than this one. I think if I had the perfect outfit for it, I may have gotten some use out if it, but I don’t. I think that’s a sure sign it just isn’t quite my style. Needless to say, I won’t be purchasing this item.
Based on each item in this box, I suppose it gets a 2/3. Overall, I loved my Rockbox experience. It is just so fun. When I checked the tracking information on my package and found that it had been delivered, I ran so fast out of my front door and down to the mailbox. Rocksbox is seriously a fun, unique way to shop for jewelry. My worrying about the cancelation process wasn’t necessary, because I won’t be canceling my account just yet. I definitely want to try another month of Rocksbox. As I rate more and more jewelry, it only seems likely that my stylist will understand my style even better each time, and I’ll get more and more pieces that I love.
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What was your favorite item that I received? Have you ever tried Rocksbox? What did you think of your set? Let me know in the comments below!