When I first heard about Diamond Candles, it was one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” concepts. A Diamond Candle is an all-natural, soy candle with a ring worth $10, $100, $1,000 or $5,000 hidden inside. As Xavier puts it, if you’re going to buy a candle anyway, you may as well play the candle lottery!
They place rings of the most common sizes in the candles, most often sizes 6-8, which is perfect for me because I am size 7.5. I did see on the Facebook page though that a woman with a size 9 finger said her ring fit her just fine, so you never know! I was curious to see what type of ring might be in my candle- do they all look the same? If I buy two, could I get the same ring twice? Luckily hundreds of people have shared a photo of their “ring reveal” on the Diamond Candles Facebook page, and it’s easy to see that they do a great job of mixing it up! I scrolled through continuously for what seemed like forever and never saw a ring that looked quite like mine.
I was very happy with the way my candle was packed for shipping. It’s something many people don’t think about when ordering candles online, but at the same time it is extremely important. The cardboard insert that was designed to tightly hold the candle is 100% recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. NICE!
I chose Cinnamon Roll because cinnamon is one of my all-time favorite scents. I was torn between all of the other fall-favorites like Caramel Apple Cider, Pumpkin Chai and Candy Corn. And you can NEVER go wrong with Cupcake. The scent was definitely strong, but not the most concentrated I’ve ever had. It was best when used in one of our bedrooms as opposed to our open-format living room/dining room/kitchen that all runs together. Too much square footage! Although, I was burning it in the dining room over the weekend, and when our friend came over the next day, he said it smelled like I’d been baking. A good sign!
There is a little gold sticker on the backside of the candle to indicate where your ring is hidden inside the candle. This is nice for those of us that are antsy about getting to the bling! I timed how long I burned the candle each day until I reached that gold sticker, and it took a total of 18.5 hours, and the ring was located in the upper third or so of the candle! I find that to be very impressive. I imagine this candle will get at least 80 hours of burn time.
I can’t tell you how excited Xavier was about this candle. I was pretty stoked, but he may have been even more so. I think all men are still boys at heart, and the idea of a candle with a present inside.. mind blown. He would ask me, “Hey, can I burn your candle?” and he even helped me keep track of the time it took to burn down. Do you know how much trouble I would have been in if I hadn’t waited for him for the ring reveal?
I am new to the world of soy candles, so there were a few things I had to look into. When my candle first arrived there was a little bit of waxy moisture at the top. I learned that “soy sweat” is absolutely normal. Since soy wax has a lower melting point that traditional candle wax, it may release moisture during shipping when there are extreme temperature changes. You can wipe it off, and it won’t affect your candle quality. Also, I noticed that the candle appeared to be “frosty,” for lack of a better word. This is also normal. Frosting looks like small crystals along the top of side of your candle. Apparently it’s just a soy thing.
Here you can see the gold foil packet popping out! The ring is stowed in a small plastic baggy that is wrapped inside the gold foil. My ring must be a size 7.5/8 because I wear a 7.5, and it is a perfect fit. It has a green, heart-shaped stone with two small cubic zirconia on either side.
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