Rocksbox is a subscription based “try before you buy” jewelry service that allows you to rent or buy pieces from a collection of trendy, yet affordable designers.
Upon signing up, you’ll be asked to complete a style quiz that helps Rocksbox determine the jewelry styles that best suit your needs. You can specify metal type, earring styles, ring size, stone preference, and more. You can also omit jewelry you don’t have a use for — I no longer have pierced ears, so I choose the “no earrings” option.
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At the end of the style quiz, you’ll have a chance to indicate additional preferences — such as designers you like/dislike, any metal allergies, upcoming events, etc. Rocksbox carries popular designers such as Kate Spade, Kendra Scott, Gorjana, Slate, Aster, Sophie Harper, and more.
Next, you can browse all of the available jewelry and add your favorites to your wishlist.
Rocksbox recommends adding at least 30 items to your wishlist so their stylists can start preparing your first box with those selections in mind. There is no limit to how many items you can add. You can also rank your top 10 favorite pieces, which are moved to the top of your wishlist and given preference over the others.
Once your stylist curates your first collection, you’ll receive an email to preview the set and swap out any pieces for others that better suit you. — I LOVE this option, as it ultimately gives you full control over the pieces you receive.
When you receive your box, you can keep and wear the pieces as long as you’d like. The $21/month membership fee allows you to “rent” an unlimited amount of sets in that single-month period. If you decide to purchase any of the pieces, you’ll be able to use the $21 fee right towards the cost of the item(s). Anything you choose to return is simply shipped back to Rocksbox in the pre-paid shipping envelope included with each box.
For a limited time, you can score a full month of Rocksbox for FREE (along with a $21 credit) when you use coupon code “2littlerosebudsxoxo” at checkout!
Okay, let’s check out my May 2020 Rocksbox!
My jewelry was shipped in a white padded envelope via First Class Mail. — Make sure you open it carefully, as you’ll need to use this same envelope to mail back any items you choose not to keep.
All of the pieces were tucked into a little slate-colored boxed tied with a pale pink bow. — Fancy!
The unboxing has begun!
A welcome note provided additional information and tips on getting the most out of the subscription, while a second card included tips for properly caring for your new jewelry.
(I apologize for the blurriness here — not sure what happened!) All of the pieces in my new set were detailed on the sheet above (also shown in the screenshot from my account). It included photos and retail prices vs. member prices for each item, along with any discounts and credits I may have earned. (Members receive $25 in “forever credit” for each person they refer to Rocksbox. This credit can be used to purchase any item(s) in your set. All members always receive special member pricing that’s lower than retail.)
Each piece of jewelry was individually packaged in its own custom Rocksbox drawstring bag.
SLATE Camryn Cuff in Silver (Retail:
$55, Member Price: $46)
My first selection was this fun “Camryn” cuff from SLATE. I love the simple, yet edgy look of the large “links”. My wrists are fairly thin, so it’s tough to find bracelets that actually fit as snugly as I want. I chose this cuff style since it can easily be tightened around my wrist once in place. It’s still slightly loose, but not enough that I won’t be wearing it on a regular basis. The description online simply refers to the metal as “silver over brass”, so unfortunately I can’t tell you if this is sterling or not. (That’s my one gripe about the service — lack of details in their listings.)
Sophie Harper “Mama” Pave Necklace in Silver (Retail:
$60, Member Price: $51)
With Mother’s Day being celebrated this month, there were a few different “mom”-themed pieces to choose from for May’s set. I decided to go with this silver necklace from Sophie Harper which features the word “mama” in pave script. The metal is listed as silver over brass and the chain measures 16 inches long with a 3-inch extender. While I do enjoy being a mom (or mama), in person this necklace was just a little too blingy for my liking.
SLATE Tash Adjustable Ring in Silver (Retail:
$45, Member price: $38)
I’m definitely liking this SLATE brand! I love jewelry with simple, clean designs so this ring was an easy choice. I also don’t know any of my ring sizes, so the fact that it’s adjustable was also a bonus. 😉 The site lists the material as “silver over brass”, and since it’s adjustable it can likely fit any of your fingers you’d like to wear it on.
As mentioned earlier, Rocksbox provides a pre-paid shipping label to return any of the items that you don’t want to purchase. Once you’re finished trying them on/out, just place them right back in the box they came in and ship them back so they can start building your next set. Easy!
I really enjoyed my first experience with Rocksbox! While one of the pieces ended up not being quite my style, I did find two that I’m more than happy to add to my jewelry collection. I found the process to be pretty straightforward (even fun?) and I was impressed by how fast I received my second box once my return had been sent. Overall, an affordable subscription for anyone looking to try out new jewelry — no purchase required. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can score a full month of Rocksbox for FREE (along with a $21 credit) when you use coupon code “2littlerosebudsxoxo” at checkout!