The simple white box with the over-sized pink bow sat on my desk willing me to open it. Ever the firm believer in delayed gratification, I waited a few more minutes until I couldn’t take it anymore. I found in the box the perfect House of Harlow black and gold cuff, a turquoise and gold necklace and a perfectly delicate gold chevron ring. Ever since that first RocksBox, I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my next collection – which comes incredibly quickly, by the way.
Although subscription services have been all the rage lately, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon until reading about RocksBox. The premise is simple: $19/month delivers three new pieces of designer jewelry as often as you’d like. Receive the box and send it back three days later? No problem. RocksBox will accept the pieces you returned and will send you new jewelry a few days later. RocksBox also includes a sheet that asks to you rate the individual pieces at Dislike, Like, Love, or Buy. The website also includes a forum for rating the jewelry and providing more feedback.
The initial process of getting signed up is much like any subscription service. The website asks you a range of questions inquiring on your personal taste and style, ring size, etc. The House of Harlow bracelet I discovered in my first RocksBox was in fact one of the pieces that I confirmed I liked when signing up for the unique service. To my delight, it even included a personalized note from the stylist explaining that she saw that I liked that bracelet online – I’m a sucker for a personal touch.
In fact, I enjoyed the bracelet so much that I kept it. RocksBox’s purchasing procedure couldn’t be more simple; circle the Buy option on the review sheet and your card will automatically be charged for the discounted rate that they offer. You never have to send the piece back – just keep on wearing it. The return process is even more painless; reuse the pre-paid envelope and stick the jewelery in the mailbox…done!
My favorite aspect of RocksBox is one I did not expect: the challenge of incorporating the jewelery into your wardrobe. I typically tend to wear chunky, statement necklaces, so the arrival of a longer, delicate chain encouraged me to stray from my comfort zone and really try something new. Check out the RocksBox Blog here.