Switch is a jewelry subscription that lets you rent designer jewelry starting at $29 a month. You can wear the pieces for as long as you like, or switch them out for new piece(s) whenever you want. Shipping is always free. The jewelry, which includes pieces by Hermes, Alexander McQueen, and Celine, among others, averages $500, and includes necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and now, rings! Jewelry is cleaned between wearers.
I have always admired fun statement jewelry on other women, but I can never bring myself to commit to a piece. Who wants to spend $500 on a piece of jewelry that you may wear only a few times before it goes out of fashion? But who wouldn’t like having an amazing new piece whenever you go out? Not being an heiress or a tech entrepreneur, and having a firm frugality-is-golden Midwestern upbringing, I figured that this kind of jewelry was out of reach for me. Enter Switch, which lets you have fun without the commitment. It’s like internet dating for jewelry!
Sign-up is simple. You look through the collection and pick the pieces you like. The website makes it easy to know which pieces are available. So, just like you’re shopping, you pick what you want, put them in your closet, and check out. Shipping is free both ways. Wear it as long as you like, and send it back when you’re ready for something new. I have the Black plan, which allows me to have three pieces at any one time for $69 a month.
Switch recently redesigned its packaging, and it’s all new and Switch-branded. Don’t forget to save that black shipping envelope, though — you’ll need it to send the jewelry back.
DEAL: Get half off your first month on any plan. Use coupon code HELLOHALF.
Switch is constantly changing up its inventor, so there’s always something new and fun to select. This month, I knew I wanted to check out the new ring line. I got the Rachel Comey Parity Earrings ($150 retail value), the Yves Saint Laurent Floral Ring ($250 retail value), and the Do Not Disturb Colored Stones Disc Wire Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold ($895 retail value).
First up were the Rachel Comey Parity Earrings ($150 retail value).
I love the mix of costume and fine jewelry that you can find at Switch. These earrings are of the costume variety, gold tone and marbled rhinestones. They have about a 3″ drop. These are post earrings, with an unusual clip-catch to secure it. They’re not heavy, but because each stone swings on a hinge, you definitely feel them move.
These are a great all-purpose “going out” earrings. You can wear them to a girls’ night, or a date night, or game night. Really any kind of night that is not a stayed-late-at-work-drafting-documents-again night. The black and beige colors of the stones mean they’ll work with just about any outfit and skin tone. Personally, I think these felt a little plastic-y, but that’s totally fine, because I didn’t buy them! I can wear them (date night) and send them on back for something else. It’s great.
Next up is the Yves Saint Laurent Floral Ring ($250 retail value).
This super fun cocktail ring is my first foray into the new ring collection at Switch. The ring is very substantial gold-tone metal, about 1/3″ wide at the band and 2″ long at the top. The ring is a snug size 6. You can see the YSL logo on the back of the band.
This ring is not really in my wheelhouse, but I love it anyway. It is so big and fun. I wore it to a St. Patrick’s Day event (of course!) but also to play cards with some friends, and it was a great way to show off my hands. The gold tone is a little brassy, but that makes it feel vintage to me, which goes along with the chunky style. So much love for this. I almost hate to send it back, but it’s the kind of jewelry that has the most impact the first couple of times you wear it, so I don’t really mind.
Last is the Do Not Disturb Colored Stones Disc Wire Bracelet in 14K Yellow Gold ($895 retail value).
This pretty, delicate little bracelet is a narrow gold wire featuring 1 cm discs of colorful stone chips (the description says they’re rubies, sapphires, and tsavorites). It’s a slip-on bracelet, but the gold flexes slightly to let you put it on. You can see the 14K stamp inside.
This bracelet is a touch narrow for my (not very wide) wrist, so this might look best stacked with several other bracelets of differing size and shape. You could also wear it alone under a blazer. The style is elegant and traditional, but the fun stones give it just a bit of flair. It would look lovely on a young woman attending a bat mitzvah or other special event.
And that was our fun month! I wore everything in the box several times, and I really enjoyed trying out the new ring collection. I sent everything back for a new shipment, but if I had fallen in love with anything, I could have purchased it at a discounted price. Also, every month, I get $10 toward a future purchase. I definitely have my eye on a few things.
Overall, Switch is a really fun experience. I really like the variety of pieces available. I love the idea that I can go “shopping” for new jewelry anytime I want. Given the retail prices of the pieces (over $1200 total in this shipment!), the $29-69/month is very reasonable value. With that money, I can either buy a new piece of jewelry every 1-2 years, or I can have a new piece whenever I want. For this kind of statement jewelry that may have a shelf life of your interest or that of the fashion world’s, the economics really do weigh in favor of renting. I can’t wait to get my next Switch!
Have you tried Switch? Which piece is next in your queue? Let us know in the comments below!