With the price of ring candles being a bit higher than your everyday ‘Bed, Bath, and Beyond’ candle, you want to be sure that the one that you pick out is worth your money and actually a quality candle. You may be looking for a highly fragrant candle, or maybe you want something that looks nice as well and will look great with your home decor. Whatever the case may be I’ve constructed a little basic guide to point you in the right direction using personal experience along with the general consensus from people who have purchased some of each.
Also, check out: 8 Bath Bombs With Rings Inside
This will be based on a variety of factors so you can choose what caters most to your interests.
The CandleJunkies 5 Best Ring Candles List
First up, we have the company that started it all. The ring candle from Diamond Candle. While a few other companies have come along with incredible candles and taken the crown as best ring candle (at least in our opinion), Diamond Candles still makes a solid choice if you are looking to buy a ring candle. They have a decent selection of scent choices that both look and smell great. We found that since they are on such a mass scale now, that their jewelry quality has weakened a bit and sometimes you will find duplicate rings that others have found in their candles. Don’t get me wrong, they still do have nice rings.
If you have found a ring worth a notable amount it will have a tag on it that will allow you to appraise it on their website.
Size: 16 oz
Wax Type: 100% Soy wax
Prize Option: Ring ($10 -$5000 value)
Burn Time: 100+ Hours
What is My Ring Worth?: If the ring inside is of value $100 or higher a code will be found attached. Code entry can be found after creating an account on their website HERE
Read More: Fragrant Jewels Review
The candles from Jewelry Candles were overall, very impressive. While they come in at number 4 on this list I can’t recommend them enough. In all aspects, they had high marks from us with the one minor setback being their visual appeal in some of their candles.
I love that these candles are made with 2 wicks. It helped the candles achieve a full even melt pool in a short amount of time each and every time we lit it.
Custom text candles, quote candles, greeting candles, zodiac candles and more are all options you can choose for making your candles unique gifts as well.
Ring candles are really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to products Jewelry Candles has available too. They also have wax roses, bath bombs, soaps, and tarts with jewelry inside also, so if candles aren’t your thing (I assume they are!) then you can still find something that you might be more interested in instead.
Their products don’t just stop at jewelry surprises either. They have a line of candles and bath bombs which contain cold hard cash rather than jewelry for those that are iffy about the stated jewelry values. Cash prizes range from $2 – $2500! It doesn’t just stop there, though. Just released, is their luxury line of candles that look exceptional and contain actual gold within them. Prices on these will fluctuate according to the market value so as they say.. buy low, sell high! You can find complete details on their cash candles here or check out their luxury gold candles here
Size: 18 oz wax
Wax Type: Premium natural soy wax
Prize Option: Ring (with custom sizes), Necklace, Pendant, Bracelet, Earrings ($10 – $7500 value)
Burn Time: Around 100 hours
What is My Ring Worth?: To find the value of whichever piece of jewelry you have received you must go to their website HERE and fill out the appraisal form.
Deals: Savings in bundle packages and various flash sales that happen. Get notified of their often 48-hour sales by signing up on their website.
Read More: Jewelry In Candles Review
Fragrant Jewels is a newcomer to our list. We have been keeping an eye on their candles for a while now and have loved what the company has done. Fragrant Jewels differentiate themselves from the competition by using a proprietary coconut wax blend for their candles which allows their candles to hold fragrance extremely well. They also have one of the highest maximum jewelry value available when compared to other ring candle brands. This high prize potential is only matched by Jewelry In Candles.
When it comes to jewelry variety, Fragrant Jewels was lacking slightly because they only have the option of rings as a surprise inside. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, however, as the rings which did come from these candles, even the lower valued pieces, seemed to look much better than a few of the other companies.
They also have a new collection of candles called ‘The Black Satin Collection’ in which they partnered with Swarovski Crystals. These candles all contain .925 sterling silver rings made with Swarovski crystals plus a chance for a bonus ring valued at up to $10000. These candles are slightly more pricey but they come in gorgeous glass collectible jars.
Sizes available: 11 oz – 16 oz. The 16 oz candles are available in single or tri-wick formats
Wax Type: Coconut wax blend
Prize Options: Rings with a potential value ranging from $10 – $10000
Burn Time: 100+ Hours
What is My Ring Worth?: All rings come with a tag that has a code attached to them. Enter the code at the Fragrant Jewels Vault to real its value.
Deals: Inner Circle monthly membership sends out gift sets each month at up to 30% savings.
Read More: Best Luxury Candles
Two Way Tie For Number 1 Between…
It was a tough decision for the first spot. So much so, that we couldn’t pick which of these two was better. Jewelry In Candles and JewelScent are (still) our current top favorites for best ring candles. Whichever you decide to go with, you can be sure that you will be getting a high-quality candle.
Jewelry In Candles (JIC) quickly won us over and continue to be improving every day. With an enormous selection of scents and lots of customization in jewelry options, Jewelry In Candles really steps it up a notch. The total count on scents at the time of making this list is 74 for their jewelry candles and 76 for their jewelry tarts which are matched only by Jewelry Candles at 86. Even though JIC had the second highest amount of scents, I still found theirs to be the most creative and fun, ranging from “Rose Zinfandel” to the masculine scent of “The Gentleman” to the triple scented and layered “Neapolitan” candle.
This versatility carries over into the jewelry that is offered inside of their candles and tarts. You can choose between a men or women’s ring of nearly any size, necklace, or earrings for your jewelry surprise.
Jewelry In Candles also sometimes sends out bonus candles at a random chance with your order, which has gift prizes inside that can be exchanged for things like Ipads and other hi-tech electronics or even vacation packages!
The only thing we didn’t like with JIC was that it is more difficult to have your lower valued jewelry appraised.
Update: You WILL find a tag attached to your piece of jewelry if it’s value is $100 or higher but it would have been nice to know what each piece was worth, regardless of value.
Size: 18 oz
Wax Type: 100% Soy wax
Prize Options: Rings (with choices for men), earrings, or necklace. Also bonus prizes ranging from electronics to vacations ($10 – $10000+ value)
Burn Time: 100+ Hours
What is My Ring Worth?: If the ring inside is valued at $100 or more it will have a tag attached to it stating it’s value
Deals: 2 of the scents are 20% off each month. See the current scents on sale here.
Tied At Number 1 With JIC Is…
Their classic line of candles are without a doubt, the nicest looking ring candles out of any brand that we’ve tried. The semi-transparent floral type patterns really give the candles a nice look and that is highlighted even further with the glow from the candles in the dark.
Aside from being so aesthetically pleasing, these are some of the best burn quality when it comes to ring/jewelry candles. I found that the wax melted evenly and gave a melt pool of almost 1/2 an inch consistently the entire way down. The wick is slightly thinner on these than some of the other candles which seemed to stop it from “mushrooming” so much and causing soot.
One of the best performing ring candles that I have ever tried out. While JewelScent does not have as wide of a scent selection as a few other brands like JIC, the scents that they do have are mouthwatering. Grapefruit Pomegranate in their signature collection might be one of the best smelling candles I have owned.
Like some of the others, you are not limited to just candles and tarts. JewelScent also offers a surprise in soaps, fragrance beads, and body scrubs as well which are nice additions.
The system in place to reveal a rings value, in my opinion, was better than what JIC has in place currently, so while they had a lot more scents to offer we found that these features balanced each other out.
Size (wax): 10 oz – 18 oz (plus various other sizes for soaps, beads, etc.)
Wax Type: Natural soy blend
Prize Option: Ring with preference to size ($15 – $7500 value)
Burn Time: 100+ hours (18 oz)
What is My Ring Worth?: You can enter the code found on your ring on JewelScent’s appraisal page. If you happen to find a golden tag instead, that means that you have a piece worth from $100 – $7500!
Deals: Get 10% off order with coupon code: EXTRA10
Read More: JewelScent Review
Of all the ring candles which we reviewed, these were our top 5. Keep in mind, this list will be updated and may change as we try out more candles and new companies appear.
We highly recommend the candles from Fragrant Jewels, JewelScent, and Jewelry In Candles as a good starting point if you have never purchased a ring candle before. There are of course upsides and downsides to each brand which we will add in a new section of this post in the future and in our individual reviews. Check out our ring candle reviews section for more information on each individual candle that we have reviewed so far. The best ring candles page showcases some of the best individual candles from a variety of brands.
Disagree with our picks? Have any questions? Please leave us your comments below and we will try to help with anything we can!