Rocksbox is a jewelry rental subscription service. For $19 per month, you may rent 3 pieces of jewelry at a time and wear it for as long as they desire. When you get tired of a box, return it to RocksBox to switch it out for a new box of jewelry picked by your very own stylist! If you fall in love with an item, you can buy it at an insider’s price that is typically 20% off retail. This box is a great way to try trendy new jewelry without the purchasing commitment.
RocksBox allows you to create an online wish list and become a style insider upon signing up for the service. Your stylist typically sends 1-2 items from your wish list per box and an item she selects to compliment the other pieces. Also, $10 of your $19 styling fee is converted to shine spend and can be applied to the purchase of an item each month. Shine spend does not roll over into the next month.
I sent my first box back after a few days and after about a week in transit my second box arrived. I was excited to see what my stylist had chosen. This time, I specifically requested the House of Harlow 1960 Tessellation Pave Triangle Studs.
Above is a photo of my items and I will describe them in detail below.
1) House of Harlow 1960 Tessellation Triangle Cluster Studs Set in Turquoise ($30 ???Retail, $24 Insiders)
I was disappointed to see cluster studs in my box because I requested the pave ones and had the black ones on my wish list. Next time I will be very specific with my request. I want to point out that these studs sell as a set of 4 (pave and cluster) for $48 at other retailers, so I do not consider the RocksBox price to be a true discount on this item. However, it may be worth it to some to get half of the studs for a lower price. My initial reaction was that the gold studs were too small; however, I enjoyed wearing them. I did not try the turquoise studs because I did not have items to match. I am considering purchasing the 4 pack of the black studs.
2) Gorjana Woodburn Lariat Necklace ($75 retail, $60 Insiders)
My stylist chose this piece and when I first pulled it out of the box, I dismissed it as not being my style. I rarely wear dainty jewelry and I thought the price was a little too high. However, over the course of the week that I kept my box, this was the piece I kept coming back to wear. I loved it with the gold House of Harlow 1960 studs. It was very difficult when it was time to send this necklace back. It is currently on my wish list at another retailer and I anticipate purchasing it in the future.
3) Perry Street Kayla Necklace ($78 retail, $62 insiders)
Perry Street is a RocksBox exclusive brand, so the retail price really does not mean a thing since you cannot buy it elsewhere. My first impression of this necklace was that it was cheap costume jewelry. I was not impressed by the quality of the chain and am unsure the finish would hold up to wear; however, this piece is really pretty. I just do not think it is versatile enough to justify paying $62. To make sure I was being fair to this necklace, I went to a local store that sells lots of costume jewelry for around $20 per necklace and found a comparator.
This necklace at a local boutique is not quite as pretty, but i is almost 1/3 of the price, which I would prefer when choosing a piece that will not be worn frequently. The store clerk and I compared the two and did find the Perry Street Kayla Necklace to be a little higher quality design, but the materials were similar. The main difference is that the boutique piece has a fused back and the Perry Street piece has free movement of the pieces due to a clear string being used to hold the front pieces together.
This free movement makes for a nicer piece, but the clerk and I agreed that it would not be worth $62 to us and we think that the Perry Street Necklace is worth about $35-40.
So, that sums up my RocksBox experience for June! If you are interested in signing up for RocksBox, feel free to use my referral code: APRILBFF102. This will allow the first 3 people who use the code to receive their first month free!
Disclaimer: I pay for RocksBox with my own money. This post is not sponsored, but does contain a referral code that will provide me with a small merchandise credit if applied. The opinions in this post are my own.