Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Diamond Candles Review, Coupon and Ring Reveal!

This review is a little change of pace from what I usually do, but I'm just so excited about this product that I needed to write about it!

When I was younger, my Aunt Caroline used to have my older sister and I sleep over her apartment. One time, she had a pyramid-shaped candle waiting for us. She told us that it had little treasures inside that appeared as you burned the candle! This was SO exciting for me that I sat next to the candle all night and watched as each new item appeared. There were little gemstones, a little gold pendant and a few other trinkets. I remember it so vividly and how much fun it was, that as I got older, I searched for similar candles so that I could relive it all over again!

I did find a few different companies that do a "surprise" candle. I did research on each of these companies and found them to be not as exciting, or just way too expensive. I eventually narrowed my search down to "jewelry candles" due to the fact that most of them offer the allure of a possible high end piece of jewelry inside your candle! Now, I'm fully aware the chances of getting a 2 thousand dollar ring in a candle is slim to none, but it's fun to imagine, and more fun than a scratch ticket!

After narrowing the jewelry candle companies down, I decided to go with Diamond Candles. Diamond Candles claims are that you receive a ring in every candle that can be worth $10, $100, $1000 or even $5000! Looking over their facebook, there are dozens of customers posting their ring reveals every day. Not only were the higher-end rings amazing, but the $10 rings were lovely too! I felt like I just couldn't go wrong with them. Not only that, but the candles are 21 oz each! That's the same size as a large Yankee Candle (which retail for MORE than a diamond candle). So the $25 price tag is a lot more doable considering you're getting such a large candle AND a ring!  
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Their website is very easy to use, and they have LOTS of exciting scents to choose from. During my research I found many people saying their candles were excellent quality, so I didn't hesitate. With my fiance's blessing (he's such a doll!) I chose the Cinnamon Roll candle, and waited with bated breath for the mailman to show up.

About a week later, my candle was at my door! And boy, was I excited!
The candles were packaged in a plain, brown box. I was happy about this as I don't live in the best neighborhood, and a package that had the word DIAMOND printed on it would just beg to be stolen. However, inside the brown box was a lot of packing paper and a smaller white box (pictured above) with the logo. I could already smell my candle, and WOW did it smell good!
Cinnamon Roll isn't one of those "multi-layered" scents as some of the other candles they offer. This candle smells exactly like you think it would, only better. it smells like a warm, buttery, vanilla frosted cinnamon rolls fresh out of the oven. It's mouth-watering the moment it is lit. It has a strong enough throw that it scented my large bedroom. I placed it in the kitchen for a bit and I could smell it in there, but not through the rest of the house. This would be a nice scent choice if you don't want anything too strong, but also want to be able to smell the candle!
The jar itself is lovely and I'm looking forward to re-using it once the candle is gone. There is a gold sticker on the inside of the jar showing you where your ring is located in the candle. So if you're super impatient, you can dig for it, OR you can drag out the anticipation and let the candle burn down on it's own, which is what I decided to do, and let me tell you, it was a LONG wait!
The candle was a little finicky at first. Since it's a soy candle, it will probably have a few problems burning in the beginning. You can see in the picture above the wax was getting weird and chunky and the candle was tunneling. I was able to correct this by wrapping the candle with some tin foil (search "tin foil candle trick" on youtube to see what I mean!) and after an hour my candle was burning perfectly evenly again. 

Finally, 10 HOURS LATER (I know, I'm patient!) I spotted the foil-wrapped ring in the wax.
I've seen people fish the rings out with spoons, forks, butter knives, you name it. However that seems to damage the candle and make a huge mess. I found it very easy to use a pair of pliers to gently grab hold of the ring and slowly wiggle it free from the wax. I also held the foiled ring over the flame for a short time to let the excess wax drip off so I would have less of a mess!

I placed the foil on a paper toil and wiped it as clean as possible and then removed it. Beneath the foil was the ring in a small plastic bag. The bag was also waxy, so I wiped it clean as well and then shook the ring out onto a towel and wiped it clean.

Ready for the big reveal??


How pretty! I have a terrible quality camera, so the ring looks a bit dull. I assure you, it's shiny and sparkly! The pale yellow stone is just lovely. There are no markings on the inside of the ring, so I am taking a guess to say it's most likely a $10 one, but it's very nice just the same. It seems to be about a size 8.5 since it fits my size 9 finger a bit snug. Very happy that it fits though! (Disclaimer: Diamond Candles rings are put in candles at random. DC has said their ring sizes range from size 4 to size 12, with the most common rings being between size 6-10) If it didn't fit I suppose I could have worn it on my pinky or on a necklace chain!

update:
This was not an option when I originally did this review, however Diamond Candles now includes a slip of paper along with the ring that has a code printed on it. You can imput this code on the diamond candles website to find out the value of your ring!
Overall, this was an excellent experience. Love the candle, love the ring, and loved the anticipation! I think these candles would be an amazing gift for yourself or a loved one.

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3 comments:

  1. Lovely reveal and a great story to go with! I love that story. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. What a funny idea. Has someone found a 5000$ one?

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