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You'd love to wear a blingy diamond necklace for a special event, or just try out a few trend pieces without committing to buying new ones as soon as the fad fades. We've got you covered (in fabulous baubles): Check out our guide to where to rent jewelry online.
We're loving the concept behind the new RocksBox, which bills itself as your personal online jewelry stylist. Here's how it works: For membership prices beginning at $15 per month, you get a box in the mail filled with jewelry valued at more than $200 from designers like Gorjana and CC Skye. Wear the pieces for as long as 60 days, and then return them all if you like — or chose to buy any of the pieces at 20 percent off retail. You can return the boxes as often as you like for new jewels. Plus, you can help educate RocksBox by filling out your style preferences (and updating as they change — for instance, if you get a new job), so you're always getting stuff you could potentially love. Fun, right?
Bag Borrow or Steal
You'd be forgiven, of course, if you assumed Bag Borrow or Steal was the place to rent luxe handbags only. In fact, it also has a great selection of jewelry for rental, including Chanel logo studs that can be yours for $75 a month — plenty of time to interview for (and score!) that top-level new job.
Haute Vault's jewelry runs to the highest-end imaginable. (Think a $100,000 diamond necklace you can rent for $2,500). But it also has great costume jewelry for daily wear, like this really cool pair of Stephen Webster yellow gold chandelier earrings you can rent for just $35.
As we've told you before, Adorn is an incredible place to rent bridal jewelry. But it works just as well for any other special occasion too. For a dramatic look for a major milestone birthday or anniversary, for instance, how much would you love to rock this gorgeous four-strand diamond bracelet? It rents for a splurgy $360, but it retails for a not-going-to-happen $15,500.
Borrowed Bling works on a monthly membership program, with the cost to join and borrow jewels starting at a modest $29.95. That membership fee allows you to check out two to three items at a time, depending on your membership level. (Alterntively, you can choose to skip th membership and just buy the pieces you like.)