Jewelry Candles - A Review
I love jewelry, candles and surprises. All three combined? I'm sold! In this post, I'll share my experiences with three companies: Diamond Candles, JewelScent, and Prize Candles. Note that this review is strictly my opinion. None of the companies paid me or provided product. Everything that I show and describe was purchased by me. One last comment, this post may get a little long. If you don't care about candles, feel free to skip to the end and enter the Rafflecopter!
Let's start with ordering. All three websites were easy to navigate and use. They each accepted credit card and PayPal payments. If you plan to order, make sure that you search the internet first for coupon codes. One of my favorite sites is RetailMeNot. I found coupons for each of these companies. One was 15% off and free shipping. The other two offered a percentage discount. The products have a retail price around $24, so I suggest you find a coupon!
Verdict: This was a tie. All three companies have pleasant sites, a wide range of scents and products, and easy checkout service.
All of my candles arrived in excellent condition. I happen to live in Wisconsin, and it's winter, so there was obviously no worry about it melting on my porch. If you order in the summer in one of the hotter regions, you may want to watch for your package. The soy wax melts easy and could create a mess if left to heat on your porch.
The Prize candle comes in a pretty little hot pink and white striped box. It would be perfect for gift giving, as it looks very festive. I ordered two of them, since they were offering select fragrances at 60% off that day. The box had a grid insert to keep them from moving, and the candles were perfect.
The Diamond Candle was shipping in a cardboard box, but wrapped well inside. It's not in its own box for gift giving, but it was packaged soundly.
The JewelScent candle came in a sturdy white cardboard box within the outer brown cardboard shipping box. These little white cardboard boxes are nice and can be reused. I gave my nephew a gift in one at Christmas, and even my sister commented, "Wow, that's a nice box."
Verdict: Prize candle has the nicest packaging for gift giving, but JewelScent comes in a close second.
Okay, I'm guessing that now I'm getting to the part that you're really interested in. When candle enthusiasts talk about candles, they typically refer to the "throw", which is how well the candle scent fills the room when it's burning. I've had interesting experiences with these products and throw. All three brands smelled fantastic before burning. However, the Jewelscent candle did the best job filling the room with fragrance. Diamond Candle was a close second. Prize candle was a disappointment in this area. When it was burning, I barely smelled it. This happened with both of my Prize candles, so I don't believe it was a fluke. My only assumption is that they must use less fragrance oil than the other two brands.
Now, my personal preference is undyed wax. All three of these companies use soy wax. The Prize candle and JewelScent candle seemed to liquify the fastest, leaving the least amount of wax residue as they burned. If you like colored wax, however, you will not find it with these two companies. Diamond Candle offers a wide variety of fragrances and colors, if that's your thing.
Verdict: JewelScent wins for scent and wax quality. Diamond Candles is second, and Prize Candle last.
All three of these companies offer rings as the jewelry prizes. However, JewelScent is the only one that lets you select your ring size when you order your candle. With the other two, you are guaranteed to get at least a $10 ring in a randomly selected size. If you win, then you have the option of ordering your size. With JewelScent, the ring you receive will have a value somewhere between $15-$99 for the Signature candle. If you find a coin instead, then you have won a ring worth $100 or more. (I have not found a coin. This is from their website.)
The JewelScent and Diamond Candles package the ring in a plastic baggie, then wrap it in foil. The Prize candle comes in a plastic package. While this may seem better, I didn't like it. Once you remove the ring, you're left with a gaping hole in the candle. It seems like a waste of space. I show the packaging below, along with the green ring I won in my second Prize candle (size 6, $10 value.)
Here is what I won (pictured below) - With Prize Candle, I got a blue ring, probably a size 9. However, I did win a $25 ring when I entered the code. They asked for my ring size and address. The ring came in the mail about a week later. It is the clear stone ring pictured with the candle. With Diamond Candle, I won a pretty goldtone ring. I would guess it's a size 10. When I entered the code on their website, I discovered it was a $10 value. Still, it's a pretty ring, and I like the fact that it is goldtone, since the other companies appear to only offer silvertone. My JewelScent candle had a pink and clear stone ring. The appraised value was $24.
Verdict: Personally, I like to pick my ring size up front. Otherwise, you risk that you will get a ring that doesn't fit any of your fingers. Therefore, I consider JewelScent the winner on this one. If you're buying for a gift, and you don't know the recipient's ring size, then any of these companies would work well.
JewelScent was the first brand I ever tried of jewelry candles, and so far, they are still my favorite. My only complaint is that they don't have as many fragrance choices, and they change their stock often. If you find a favorite scent, be forewarned. They had a fragrance called Cuban Nights. I loved it, but they have discontinued it, much to my dismay. If you order one of the new scents, Strawberry Fields (the one that I sampled) is very nice. I also tried the Pink Champagne, which I personally liked even a little more.
1/25/2015 10:30:11 pm
UPDATE: I decided to order an Amour Scents candle, too. In about a month, I will post a followup review of the two companies that are mentioned in this post, but not reviewed. I will also reveal the prizes that I received in those candles. Stay tuned!
9/18/2016 05:47:26 am
Cuban Nights is back again.
8/5/2015 09:53:59 am
is there an update on the other 2 companies?
I sell JewelScent products, so of course I'm a little bias, but I LOVE their products! The scents and quality of their candles, body scrubs, etc. is AMAZING and I really do wear the rings I get. My favorite candles scents are Pink Champagne and Agave Berry. Kat, if you have any questions about JewelScent feel free to contact me at email@example.com!
8/5/2015 11:32:37 am
4/16/2016 09:01:46 am
You should try our candles. Our value from 10-7500. Let me know if I can order one for u with free shipping
3/22/2017 10:37:03 pm
Well I ordered two types of candles from jeeelscent. A large candle and the pics. Both rings I am dissapointed with. I do love the fragrance. Filled my house beautifully. I am a liver if candles. I will not be spending money again with this as I can go to the candle factory and get just as much satisfaction without the price and definetly without the dissapointing jewelry. I will let my friends know as well. They said I was going to get a free ring. I entered the promo code for that and never received.
1/26/2015 02:26:24 pm
i appreciate that you took the time to post this ... i have been dying to try one of the ring candles but was uncertain of which kind i really wanted to try so this is very helpful to me :)
11/30/2015 04:29:30 pm
May i recommend Diamond in Candles, i ordered a JewelScent and Diamond Candle and the JewelScent was terrible! There was NO scent to the candle at all where as the Diamond Candle had the best scent i have ever smelled, the ring in the Diamond Candle was much better too.
11/30/2015 06:31:22 pm
I have not heard of Diamond in Candles. I have tried Diamond Candles and found them just so-so. My current favorite is Fragrant Jewels. The ring was just okay, but the candle smells amazing and burns really clean. It's a coconut oil-blend wax, so it's different from the others out there. Thanks for the feedback! :-)
1/26/2015 10:08:18 pm
Hello was just wondering how you liked the jewelry in candles candle did to u know that you can also use them as lotion they are by far my favorite company. Check out my store if you would.like.to try any new scents we have new scents weekly. Also have lots of scents available at all times.
1/26/2015 10:09:53 pm
I haven't received my Jewelry in Candles yet, but once I do, I will review it as well. Thanks!
1/28/2015 06:25:02 am
I've been wondering about these candles for a while so thanks for the review! I really need to trim my wicks and stuff, I'm sort of bad about that sort of thing.
I can only do things with pure essential oils. I am one of those "sensitives" can't even do perfume. I'm wondering if the candles that don't fill the room with scent might be essential oils. Fragrance oils are much stronger.
8/6/2015 12:05:00 pm
Thank you so much I am ordering a candle from a friend on facebook for their party. Ring is a treat I am excited about the candle even more now thanks to you.... big hugs,
10/31/2015 11:19:24 am
I wanted to also thank you for this post. I found dead it very helpful. I was about to spend $115 @ prize candle for 9 candles and I'm sure I would have been extremely disappointed. There's nothing worse than ordering something online and then not liking it. Thanks again!
1/12/2016 10:52:19 am
Hard Candy Candles is the best one if you want Real Jewelry. Their jewelry is always $100 and up with Real Stones. They smell great!!!
2/26/2016 04:11:48 pm
I ordered one of the bath scents and got a free ring with mine but when I got it , it didn't have another ring in it I think they are a huge cheat
3/19/2016 01:39:10 pm
Thank you for posting this review. I am opening a gift @ thrift shop and I wanted to add candles. Your post has really helped me narrow my search..wishing you the best of days..
5/5/2016 12:20:54 pm
I appreciate the time you took to review these companies. Great insight for all of us. Unfortunately, I saw that you purchased the egg no scent from our company. I would have recommended a different scent for you to try. I also want to add that not only do we offer your size ring, but earrings and necklaces as well. We also have a variety of scents and prize candles and tarts from time to time. Our wax is 100% soy and never burns hot and is safe for your skin too. It does not leave a residue which indicates that they are additives to the wax. Which makes it not 100% soy. The colored wax also does not stain. I would love for you to try another scent to review...I would say if you like fruit cosmopolitan black cherry amaretto sunrise, if you like flower scents flower shop lavender if you like a sweet scent vanilla latte apple cider Irish cream. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions
6/4/2016 02:37:38 am
Hi Kelly, my husband and I are the owners of Charity Candles and would like to offer you the opportunity to receive a free candle. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks so much! Amy
2/20/2017 04:36:53 am
I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.
5/27/2017 03:15:48 pm
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5/18/2022 03:47:11 am
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