The Truth About Rocksbox

 I don't know about you, but my Instagram feed has been filled with Rocksboxes! I would see other bloggers receiving gorgeous statement pieces, and I jumped at the chance from the company to try it for free for 3 months.

This is why I decided to cancel my subscription after only two weeks of the service.

Rocksbox aims to be like Rent the Runway for jewelry: you get access to high-quality designer pieces through a rental service. Take a few pieces out, and keep as long as you like. If a box doesn't fit your tastes, you can exchange it as many times as you want during the subscription period.

So far, so good. I signed up March 29 (a Saturday) and received my first box that Saturday, April 4. The whole day, I was basically dancing around, waiting for my box, hopefully filled to the brim with delicate silver toned pieces.

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This House of Harlow 1960 geodesic bangle in silver was most disappointing as it was so cheaply made. I have literally felt jewelry items at Claire's that felt more substantial and expensive. It also looked...cheap.

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These House of Harlow 1960 Chevron Ladder Earrings in Silver are cute, but not exactly delicate as I had requested. I am sure this could work for someone, but it wasn't what I wanted.
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First up, this Robyn Rhodes Bailey Ring in Green and Silver was GIGANTIC. I don't have tiny hands (usually a medium) and this was so heavy! This is delicate??

Since I didn't like the items, I put it in Monday's post. I dutifully gave feedback about not liking the items and requesting midi rings and earring crawlers. (I figured why not try??)

My next box came the Saturday, April 11.  This box was even worse! None of the things I had asked for in terms of midi rings and earring crawlers, and all the jewelry felt really cheap. Why bother having "Amanda" write me a note if my style requests are 100% ignored??

I know I am like the worst blogger on Earth not to take photos, but I will be honest. I am not always the most graceful person, and the pieces seemed on the edge of breaking! I didn't want to have to pay $60 for a piece I was quickly sending back!

I can't personally recommend this service. At $20 a box for items you can't keep, I expect a high level for the individual items and/or a high level of customer service/styling. With neither, I would suggest saving up that $20 for a few months for a higher quality Etsy item.

In Rocksbox's defense, the items I had seen on Instagram and liked were the bigger, statement pieces...while I like more delicate pieces. Still, the overall selection of designers and jewelry is pretty lacking. While Kendra Scott and other designers are heavily advertised, I got only about 4 designers out of 6 items. There's not a ton of variety available, statement pieces or not.

So why cancel if I had 2.5 more months? Personally, even though returns are "free", my time is not free! It's still a 10 minute drive to the post office, 10 minutes waiting in line, etc. It's just worth the aggravation for me.

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Let me know if you had a similar experience with Rocksbox!