The week before Christmas, I was anxiously watching UPS tracking for my eighth Rocksbox, when I noticed that it had been stuck for days at a depot about an hour from my home. The normal pattern has the shipments stopping for one night at that particular post office before heading to our local office. Concerned that the shipment had become lost, I sent an email to Rocksbox.
Rocksbox customer service was awesome. Within twelve hours, on Christmas Eve morning, I received a response. Unfortunately, the shipment had been delayed and would not arrive until the following week. This meant that box eight, arrived sometime while we were vacationing in Florida. To compensate for the delay, Rocksbox gave me a free month of service ($19.00 value), plus ten dollars in "Forever Spend." As part of the program, I receive ten dollars a month to spend towards jewelry, but the money does not carryover if it is unused. As the name implies, the "Forever Spend" does carryover.
Let's check out box eight.
The Wanderlust + CO Crystal Wrap-Around Gold Ring is pretty. I like the curved shape.
It's also adjustable.
I liked it, but ultimately it wasn't a keeper, because it was so similar to a ring that I've already purchased through Rocksbox. I didn't need two. I was disappointed that they would include a piece that was so much like something that they already I own.
The Loren Hope Sophia Studs in Neon Pink, were actually a good choice for me. I had mentioned on previous feedback that I like bright colors.
Rocksbox has no way of knowing that I already own a very similar pair of Kate Spade earrings. The Loren Hope earrings are a punchy pink and cloudy, while the Kate Spades are rose-pink and clear. I took a picture of the two side-by-side, with another one of my favorite Kate Spade studs that has a cluster of brightly colored stones. I definitely prefer the Kate Spade pieces that I own, to the Loren Hope studs, but this was still a good pick for me. I was starting to worry that the Rocksbox stylist were not understanding "my style".
I liked the Jules Smith Alicia Necklace prior to trying it on. The three gold strands are delicate and pretty. I thought this might be a good every-day piece for my collection.
This necklace is problematic. The strands twist and the metal links kink. In the picture below, I'm wearing it as long as possible. It might have looked better if it had been double the length ( although that would have been a bigger mess for the strands), but at this length, it didn't look right with most of my wardrobe. It's awkward.
The excellent customer service bought me another month of this experiment, but eight boxes in, I'm growing disappointed with Rocksbox. At the start, I was sure that I would find plenty of pieces that I wanted to buy. I was hoping to add some sparkle to my collection, but out of thirty-two pieces of jewelry sent, I've only purchased one ring.
Fingers crossed that Box Nine will be a winner!