Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ring Reveal: Diamond Candles

So last Sunday, I posted about receiving my very first Diamond Candle. I was so excited to receive it. The concept of this product is genius! Each of these soy candles has a ring inside. Yes, every candle has a ring inside! It's best described as a cracker jack box for adults. And I admit, there is a certain amount of value to that sheer anticipation.

The rings vary from $10 costume jewelry pieces up to $5,000 geniune gold and diamond pieces. I realistically knew the odds of getting the $10 costume jewelry piece are pretty high. But some of them I'd seen online were still pretty cute. And besides, there is a swap site for trading out your Diamond Candle rings that don't fit you or aren't your style. That site can be found here.

So, we left off with my candle having burnt for less than 2 hours or so. I'd say it takes about 4-6 hours to see the foil pack visibly. On a side note, after all that time, not much scent is coming from the candle still, and it definitely doesn't smell like coconut to me. Maybe a bland vanilla at best? And you can only smell the scent if you are hovering over the candle. Kind of disappointing. Being a die-hard Bath & Body Works Wallflower fan, and most recently Scentsy fan, I expect a good strong scent. Not give you a headache scent, but enough to smell it from 10 feet or so away when it's been going for awhile.

In fairness, I contacted Diamond Candles regarding the lack of scent. The Q&A on their page regarding lack of scent indicates this:

I can't smell my candle, what should I do?
Last Updated: May 21, 2012 04:29PM EDT
First check and blow the candle out and light a completely different scent for 3 or 4 days and then come back to the candle that you believe is having the issue. Light it, go into a different room and then come back about 30 minutes after you first light it. This should take care of it for you as our noses can become 'scent blind' to scents we get used to and not notice them anymore.

If after that you still can't smell it have someone else verify that there is no smell and then get in contact with us. We stand behind the quality of our products and if there is literally no smell we want to know about it and make sure you are taken care of. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.

So I emailed Diamond Candles yesterday, letting them know I followed their suggestion. Okay, only 2 days, but still.... I'm not really buying the whole scent blind thing. I have not yet received a response from them, but am hoping to soon and will keep you all posted.

But you're really here to find out what great ring I got, right? Well, as I suspected, and as my luck usually goes. I got possibly one of the cheapest and ugliest I've yet to see! But my 2 year old thinks it's pretty cool.

I'm not sure if the "manly class ring" look or the plastic rhinestone stone is worse. But it was still a fun experience. And in all honesty, I will probably try Diamond Candles again. Definitely a different scent. And hopefully my luck will be better next time around. And at the very least, the jar is nice. I have plans for repurposing it when I'm done with the candle, but that is for another day.


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  2. Sad they don't smell awesome, but it still looks fun! :) Nice ruby ring there... even if it's a little manly and plastic looking. :)

    1. I forgot to update. They sent me a code for a free one, so there will be a round 2. =) Hoping it smells better and has a cuter ring.

  3. That would disappointment me too. I love being able to smell a candle through the whole room. And yea, the ring isn't as pretty as you would hope. I'm not really feeling it too but I am sure my daughter would be like yours and find it to be absolutely perfect

    1. Diamond Candles sent me a code for a free one, so I'm hoping the next one smells better. =)

  4. Sounds like such a fun idea, even if the smell had some issues. Thanks so much for sharing and I am a new follower from the GFC Hop over at The Life of the Not So Ordinary Wife!
    Hope you have a great weekend!


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