Disclosure: I received a free product in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
The folks at Diamond Candles contacted me recently and wanted to know if I’d be interested in doing a review. I’ve heard a lot about their candles lately and candles in general are a staple in my kitchen, so I was excited to check them out. Diamond Candles are 100% soy candles with a special surprise inside – a ring worth $10-$5000. Now, let’s be real: most candles aren’t going to have rings worth a lot of money – but the fun is in the possibility.
I picked the black raspberry vanilla scent to try. There are lots of different scents and even a collection called “Life Moments” with candles themed to birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Shipping took a full two weeks, which surprised me as I feel like most packages we order make it to us within a week – so if you’re ordering for a deadline, make sure you plan ahead.
When the candle got here, I opened it to sniff and was pleasantly surprised how fragrant it was, even without being lit. I always end up sniffing a lot of candles before picking one, but obviously that doesn’t work with ordering online. I wasn’t sure if I’d end up liking it, but this was a great scent and I was really pleased.
And, of course, I wanted to see the ring so I started burning it pretty much immediately.
The rings are packaged in a small plastic bag covered in foil. It was a little messy to get the ring out. Despite being in the wax, the ring itself have zero wax on it. It took me about 15 hours of burning to make it down to my ring. Since all of the rings in the candles are different, its always a surprise what you get.
My ring is sort of adorable.
It doesn’t fit my fingers, but I wasn’t expecting it to either. They include most standard sized rings – think 6-8 mostly, with some bigger and some smaller. My freakishly tiny size-4 fingers didn’t stand much of a chance. I uncovered one of the rings valued at $10. Despite the fact that it doesn’t fit, I really like it. I’ll probably pass it along to a friend who can wear it.
Another fun thing is that Diamond Candles is all over social media – and people like to share their ring reveals. You can check them out on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. I’ve been loving looking through and seeing what rings other people got!
Overall, I thought this was a really cute concept and would make a great gift for candle-lovers.
Diamond Candles is also offering a Kate’s Recipe Box reader the chance to win a candle too. You can enter to win below!