My Honest Experience With Rocksbox

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I signed up for another subscription box.

Which one got me? Rocksbox.

When I was showing Rahul what I got in my first box, he asked me if I had reached out to the company to get any sort of sponsorship or partnership thing going. The answer is no. I slammed the Sign Up button before that thought even crossed my mind. Maybe it should cross my mind, maybe I'm missing out on some cool opportunities simply because I don't ask. I get too excited, though.

Rocksbox is essentially a jewelry rental service, with the option to buy. While paying to borrow jewelry sounds odd, it appealed to me because I tend to wear the same few earrings and rings over and over. I liked that Rocksbox would be a way for me to have a rotating jewelry collection, trying out a few new things every month.

Here's how it works:

Sign up for Rocksbox. Duh. It's $21 per month. If you use the code NICOLEKBFF59 at checkout, you can get your first month FREE.

Set up your style profile. When you first sign up, you're asked a few questions about your likes and dislikes. Do you prefer gold or silver jewelry? What types of necklaces, earrings, rings, and bracelets do you prefer? Or do you not wear some of those at all? You can change these preferences at any time.

Add items to your wish list. This helps the stylists learn what you like. You'll either get one of the items in your next box or one that's similar. You can also input a Pinterest link or upload a photo if there's a specific look you're going for.

Receive a box with three pieces of jewelry. I was surprised at how fast the box came. I signed up on a Thursday, and by the following Wednesday, the cutest little box tied shut with a pink ribbon had been delivered.

Keep the items for as long as you want, then ship them back. A return shipping label is included in your box, so all of the shipping is free.

Or buy the items you want to keep. Rocksbox gives you a $21 credit every month (it doesn't rolll over) that you can apply to any purchases. Honestly, I'm considering buying the oval hoop earrings.

So what's my honest first impression?

An enticing idea, but one I may not stick with for long. Unsure.

The biggest pro to Rocksbox is that you get to try out different styles. I like jewelry, I'm just always indecisive on what I like enough to buy. Rocksbox gives me the opportunity to try out a bunch of different things. The blue earrings I was sent aren't something I'd usually buy if I saw them in the store but I actually really like them. The biggest con, unfortunately, is the cost. As someone who generally doesn't spend more than 10 dollars on a piece of jewelry, paying 21 dollars a month just to rent is a lot.

I am glad I tried it out, though. Even if I end up putting my membership on hold, I have these three items to wear around for a while. And with your first box FREE, why not?

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