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, brooches, and 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. (There is now a waitlist for new members). Use coupon code HELLOHALF.
Switch is constantly changing up its inventory, so there’s always something new and fun to select. This month, I picked a variety of the new items. I got the Christian Dior Crystal and Green Resin Dangler Earrings ($425 retail value), the Jennifer Fisher Abstract Line Ring ($215 retail value), and the Lizzie Fortunato Metallic Seaside Necklace ($355 retail value).
First up were the Christian Dior Crystal and Green Resin Dangler Earrings ($425 retail value).
These fun danglers are silver-tone metal and green resin “crystals” with the Dior logo at the top. The earrings are about 2″ long and 1.5″ wide. They hang easily and are not particularly heavy.
These earrings are SO sparkly! The photo really doesn’t capture how shiny they are. These would be great to wear to a summer festival, or they’d be great with a little cocktail dress at some fun rooftop party somewhere. Trust me–you will get loads of compliments.
Next up is the Jennifer Fisher Abstract Line Ring ($215 retail value).
I selected this silver-tone metal ring because I wanted something with interest to wear on my pinkie finger for a neighborhood party. Alas, the size 4.5 ring was too large for my pinkie and not quiiiite big enough for my ring finger. It pays to know your ring size before you select, I guess. But that’s the great thing about Switch–I can send this cute ring back for someone with differently sized fingers to enjoy, and get something else.
This ring is simple enough to wear to the office, but the interesting shape and size gives it just a bit of edge that I find appealing. I hope the next wearer enjoys this one as much as I wanted to!
Last is the Lizzie Fortunato Metallic Seaside Necklace ($355 retail value).
There is a lot happening with this necklace! It’s made of turquoise, coral, and bone-colored beads with gold accents. It reminds me of one of those shell necklaces you could buy at a surf shop in the 90s, only way more upscale. It’s 17″ long with a lobster catch that lets you adjust the length somewhat.
You can see the Lizzie Fortunato tag on the clasp. This necklace is heavy and substantial. Because of its materials, it’s probably more suited to a professional or casual setting, rather than with a cocktail dress. It’s fun to wear and would look terrific against darker skin tones.
And that was our month of jewelry! I really enjoyed the variety of pieces that I was able to try this month. 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 $900 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!