For the last couple of months, as I've perused the internet, I have been seeing references to "Diamond Candles", which are candles with rings of varying value hidden inside of them. I didn't think much of it at first, but lately it seems like you can't open a tab without seeing an ad or review. So I finally decided to check them out. Their origin story was pretty cute and the candles are 100% soy. Since the price was comparable to a Yankee Candle (actually, a bit less once I hunted up a coupon code), I decided to give them a try. I chose Gingerbread Latte, which is one of their holiday scents. The online ordering process was quick and easy. The shipping (FedEx Smart Post) seemed kind of slow, but I may just be spoiled since most of my online shopping is done through Amazon which tends to UPS. I ordered on the 9th, it shipped on the 11th and I received it yesterday (the 19th).
I immediately opened it up and was very pleased with the scent. Even unlit it smelled amazing. I trimmed the wick and lit it up. It burned for about 3 hours before I could see the little gold foil package that contained the ring.
I pulled it out with tweezers and let it cool for a few minutes. Inside the gold foil wrapper was a little plastic bag and inside it was my ring.
It was gold colored with a pretty large oval shaped clear stone. The inside of the band was stamped 925. Questioning on the Diamond Candles Facebook page, leads me to believe that it's probably gold plated sterling silver. I suspect the stone is CZ. It feels and looks like one of those $10 or $12 rings you see on holiday displays at Sears or Kohl's. It doesn't fit me or my daughter and it's probably not something I would have ever worn anyway. The appeal for me is the Cracker Jack like experience of digging out the little package and opening it. I burned the candle off and on throughout the day yesterday and when my husband came home from work he thought I had been baking something delicious. He says the candle should be called False Hope instead of Gingerbread Latte. LOL
All in all, the candle is well worth what I paid for it and the ring was a cute surprise. If I'd been buying it hoping for a really nice piece of jewelry...I would have been disappointed.
You can check out Diamond Candles here: http://www.diamondcandles.com/ or on their Facebook Page.
Disclaimer: I bought my Diamond Candle for myself, they don't know I exist. I get exactly jack if you check them out and/or buy from them. I just wanted to share my experience. :)