With the price of ring candles being slightly higher than your everyday ‘Bed, Bath, and Beyond’ candle, you want to be sure that the one that you choose is worth the money and actually a quality candle. You may be looking for a highly fragrant candle, or maybe you want something that looks pleasant while at the same time matches with your home decor. Whatever the case may be, we’ve constructed a little basic guide to point you in the right direction using personal experience along with the consensus from people who have purchased some of each.
Also, check out: 10 Best Smelling Candles of 2018 (under $30)
This list will be based on a variety of factors which we thought to be important when choosing from these candles. If a certain aspect is more or less important to you than the visual reviews should make it easier for you to decide which brand is better for yourself.
(Last updated March 31, 2018)
The CandleJunkies 5 Best Ring Candles List
Secret and Scents know how to make good candles plain and simple. They do away with the colors for the wax as well as the fancy labels and they create a candle that burns right, time after time. Deep, fragrant melt pools, great scent throw, and you can’t forget about their jewelry. We never found anything of high value in the candles we purchased from this company, but the cheap jewelry actually didn’t appear to be low-quality.
As I mentioned, the labels are nothing too fancy and if you have multiple candles around the house from Secret and Scents, they all look pretty much the same. One thing I wish they would improve on is the variety of the labels.
There are currently 32 scents available from Secret and Scents, which is nothing to scoff at. A few that stand out are ‘Nag Champa'(although not for everybody) which is an Indian fragrance popular with incense, as well as ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’ a tropical scent that will transport you to a place of beachy island drinks.
These candles have a max prize value of $5000 which is average for ring candle brands.
You can also find a provider for these candles on Amazon, making them easier to obtain for some people.
Size: 16 oz
Wax Type: 100% Soy wax
Prize Option: Ring ($10 -$5000 value)
Burn Time: 4/5
What is My Ring Worth?: If the jewelry inside your candle is worth $150+ you will find a sticker with it stating its actual value
Deals: Use code ‘candlejunkies’ for 10% off at checkout
Other Products of Note: Essential oils, wax tarts, natural soaps, skin care, artisan teas
Jackpot Candles has been very consistent with making quality candles and providing excellent customer service over the last couple of years that we just had to make them one of our new additions to the list. These colored, soy wax candles are highly fragrant and will form deep melt pools every time you burn them.
We found the packaging for these candles to be slightly on the boring side but not a deal breaker. The jars used for these candles are the traditional style for ring candles with the colored wax adding a little bit of personality to the candles.
For fragrance selection, Jackpot candles currently have 40 different scents ranging from caramel coffee latte to freshly squeezed lemonade. You can find the full list of scents available on their website.
The highest value of ring you can win from these candles is $5000. It may not be as high of a prize as some brands but I don’t think anyone would complain about winning one of these rings either 😉
You can also find Jackpot Candles on Amazon which makes it a little more convenient, especially for those of us that have Amazon Prime to take advantage of the free shipping!
Size: 8 – 16 oz
Wax Type: 100% Premium natural soy wax
Prize Option: Ring ($15 -$5000 value)
Burn Time: 3/5
What is My Ring Worth?: Enter the code found within the foil on the Jackpot Candles appraisal page
Deals: Use coupon JUL10 for 10% off your order in July
Other Products of Note: Bath bombs with rings, tarts, travel sized tin candles
Read More: Fragrant Jewels Review
The candles from Jewelry Candles were overall, very impressive. While they come in at number 3 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. They also have the largest selection when it comes to scents you can choose, so there should be something for everyone.
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: 3/5
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.
Other Products of Note: Cash candles, bath bombs with jewelry, wax dipped roses, tarts, various bath products
Read More: Secret and Scents Review
Fragrant Jewels was a new addition the last time we updated our list and they have made constant improvements ever since. They differentiate themselves from the competition by using a proprietary coconut wax blend for their candles which allows their candles to hold fragrance and burn extremely well. They also have the highest max prize value for their rings at a potential $10000!
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.
The candles from Fragrant Jewels have moved up into second place because of their constant product innovation along with consistent candle quality. They now have many various themed collections which range from spa candles to birthstone candles for each month of the year. They are also one of the few companies that started creating ring candles in various other sizes and jar types which was a much-needed change in our opinion.
Sizes available: Multiple sizes are available and the styles are always changing
Wax Type: Coconut wax blend
Prize Options: Rings with a potential value ranging from $10 – $10000
Burn Time: 5/5
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: The Inner Circle monthly membership sends out gift sets each month at up to 30% savings.
Other Products of Note: Bath bombs with rings, wax tarts, various limited edition candles
Read More: Best Luxury Candles
The candles from JewelScent are absolute favorites. These are stunning candles.
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 an elegant look and that is highlighted even further with the glow from the candle’s flame in the dark. They also have a variety of other sized candles in their collections ranging from smaller 10-ounce candles to a few large 23 ounce, 3 wick candles.
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.
These are not only some of the best ring candles that we have tried out, they can stand against some of our favorites from all candles in general. JewelScent has a list of scents that is growing every day, and the scents themselves are mouthwatering (take a peek at their scent list for yourself). A luxurious soy wax blend and very creative fragrances add to an excellent scent throw whether hot or cold.
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 is simple and works well. Enter the code found attached to the ring on their appraisal page and you’re done.
Size (wax): 10 oz – 23 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: 4/5
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: vip10
Other Products of Note: Bath bombs with rings, wax tarts, fragrance beads with rings, soaps with rings, various bath & body products
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 or JewelScent 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!