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I have to apologize for posting this review late. This box arrived a while ago, but I was just recovering from a medical treatment and had to stay in bed. I already received my May box and will work on that review ASAP.
Your Bijoux Box is a jewelry subscription box. They send jewelry that is not too dainty, follows trends, and send quality pieces, everything I like and need. Also, they occasionally send Deepa Gurnani pieces, and I really love those. Through this box I also fell in love with House of Harlow jewelry, which fits my style.
They send three pieces of jewelry, but
almost always include something as a bonus. If your ears are not pierced, you can request no earrings when you sign up. Also, you can easily skip a month if you do this before billing, and they email you a few days before the billing. Starting with the May 2017 box, you can update your ring size in your profile (sizes 5-8).
There was a slight price increase in late 2017, from $36 to $39.99 US. All current subscribers could keep the previous price, but since I cancelled my subscription, I am now subscribed under the new price. I could’ve technically just kept skipping every month, since they offer this wonderful option, and I would’ve kept the old price, but I was afraid I would forget it. So, the new price it is!
The cost: US $39.99 + $10 shipping to Canada
Ships to: Canada, US
Good to know: You can skip any month if you do it before billing. You will receive an email to remind you that billing is coming soon.
You can use coupon code WELCOME to receive a bonus piece in your first box. You can see what I received in my first box here. You can also “spin the wheel” (if that is still being offered), to receive various coupons for % off or bonus pieces.
Since the last year they also changed their box, which is bigger than the one from my last 2017 box. The box is branded, and quite sturdy.
Everything is well and nicely packed, and my jewelry always comes in perfect condition. The inside of the cover features a quote (the same one every month, but different one from the last year). I believe they change the quote yearly.
April box theme is Garden Party!
The card contains information about the pieces in the box, as well as some styling suggestions.
These are all the pieces in the April box. They usually all come in their separate organza drawstring bags, but this time around one of the Your Bijoux in-house made jewelry pieces came in a bigger, branded pouch, and the watch was tightly wrapped in tissue paper.
Garden Party Necklace
When I saw the spoiler that showed this necklace would be in the April box, I knew I had to have it. It is somehow both delicate and statement, and the peach color is unlike anything else I own. The necklace itself is gold, with peachy-pink tassels. It is easily adjustable by pulling on the slider. This necklace is made by Your Bijoux, but the quality is very good! I find the symmetry very pleasing, too – just pay attention to the small white and orange “gems” that sit on top of the big orange ones, and you’ll see what I am talking about.
This is the necklace on, on pretty much the shortest setting (It can technically go shorter, but my neck wouldn’t like it). This is how I like it the best, because when I wear it longer it tends to bunch up towards the center (I hope I explained that right). One thing to note, when worn short like this, there is a lot of chain in the back, but you can either tuck it inside your shirt, or wear like that – the tassels on the end make it look interesting and intentional. I have long hair, so I wear the chain outside, and don’t mind if it peaks out from under my hair every now and then.
All About Rose Gold Watch
I can’t remember if this piece was spoiled (I think it wasn’t). At first I wasn’t too happy to receive it, since it’s oversized, and I have very thin arms. However, once I adjusted it to my size I kind of like it. I think the rose gold metal is what saves it, plus wearing a piece of jewelry that features two metals allows for adding more jewelry in both metals. I don’t usually mix metals, so this watch will push me a bit out of my comfort zone. I already wore it a few times, and it’s quite comfortable.
When I first put the watch on, I couldn’t open the clasp again. luckily I managed to wiggle it off my hand, and emailed Your Bijoux Box to ask for some instructions. Their amazing customer service responded immediately, and here is what they had to say:
“The latch has to be “popped” with something rigid until it loosens up. I use needle-nose pliers to save my nails.”
As you can see from the photos below, I used the back side of my tweezers, because they’re rigid enough, and this way I didn’t damage the metal of the clasp.
Also, the watch is adjustable, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it, and this is what the customer service explained:
“Regarding the watch clasp, it is adjustable. The clasp has two pieces; the top portion which hooks and snaps onto the bottom piece. The bottom piece of the clasp slides to adjust the strap “size.” I used needle-nosed pliers to lift the latch. Simply slide the bottom piece along the strap, stopping in a groove on the back of the strap, to fit your wrist. Close the latch. (If the bottom piece is not in a groove, the latch will not close fully or easily.)”
You can also see this process in the photos below. If you need more help with the watch, let me know in the comments.
Pearl Jacket Earrings
This is the point where this box went in the wrong way for me. Although I am not a huge fan of fake pearls, I was willing to give these earrings a chance. They have an interesting, edgy design. However, they don’t work with my ears at all. I know this is the risk of a subscription box, but it made me sad, especially after the fantastic March box.
The earrings are jacket type, and you can thread the single pearl part through any of the two holes on the bigger part. They feel smooth and sturdy, so the quality is definitely good.
As you can see from the photos below, no matter which hole I went with, the earrings are just hanging too low under my ear lobes – I believe they are supposed to touch the ear. I guess I just have small ear lobes. I could just wear them as studs, however I already own real fresh water pearl studs, so these earrings will be gifted.
Usually the bonus item Your Bijoux Box includes is something awesome and occasionally I love bonus items more than regular ones. Not in this case. I know many ladies will love these coasters, but they are just not my style. I didn’t even open them, as I will have to give them away. I have linked to the website that sells them above – their original price is $6 USD, and they are currently on sale for $1. There are 6 coasters total, 2 in each of the 3 different designs.
Unfortunately, this is not my favorite box from Your Bijoux. I only loved one and like one other piece of jewelry. The earrings just don’t look good on my ears, and the coasters are not my style. I was also surprised that except the coasters, there were no branded jewelry pieces in the box, which is very unusual for this subscription. Also, I don’t feel like the pieces were very coordinated – usually the jewelry coordinates well without being matchy. From the distance this looks like a nice set, however, there are three metal colors. The necklace and earrings are yellow gold, the watch rose gold and silver. If they had made the necklace in rose gold, it would go with the watch very well. This way it can’t be worn with the watch at all – mixing two metals (in the watch) is a lot already, three would be waaaaay too much.
The box cost was $50 USD (box + shipping), and I can’t estimate how much the jewelry is worth, since these are all in-house made pieces. If I estimate both the necklace and the watch at $20 and the earrings at $10 that seems fair, and it covers the cost of the box, but that’s all. I believe that branded jewelry pieces normally bring this value up a lot, which is not the case this month. Luckily, I already know that the May box has made up for this for me 🙂
You can order Your Bijoux box using this link (all the links in this review are referral links and give you $5 US off, and me a $5 equivalent in points). This helps me get more boxes for reviews, but if you don’t wish to use my referral, you can google the name of the box.
This box is not available for purchase anymore, and if you order now you will receive the May box. You can check out some of the May spoilers on the Your Bijoux Instagram page, and I will have the review for you soon, too.
This box is pricier than some other jewelry subscription boxes, but the jewelry they send is generally of great quality and suits my style, which is why I chose this box over others. I do believe that shipping to Canada is too expensive for such a small box, and that is the only thing that may make me cancel (again) in the future, since it really adds up with our bad conversion rates. I wasn’t charged any customs duties yet, and will inform you if it happens with the following boxes.
Do you have any questions about this subscription? Do you subscribe to any boxes? How do you like this one?