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.
Maybe you’re 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 (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 September 28, 2021)
The Candle Junkies 3 Best Ring Candles List
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 give them a spot on the list. These colored, soy wax candles are highly fragrant and will form deep melt pools every time you burn them.
The candles have recently had a redesign as well and now include wood wicks and great looking jars and labels. You can see the updated candle below
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
Other Products of Note: Bath bombs with rings, tarts, travel sized tin candles
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The candles from Jewelry Candles were overall, very impressive. In all aspects, they had high marks from us with the one minor setback being their overall visual appeal in 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
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!
Other Products of Note: Bath bombs with rings, wax tarts, fragrance beads with rings, soaps with rings, various bath & body products
Honorable Mentions For Amazon Prime Members
Throughout 2020 and 2021, there have been a few more great ring candle options added on Amazon that I think are worth mentioning in this post as well. Personally, I do most of my online shopping on Amazon just for it’s ease of use and the prime shipping, so it’s nice to see that there are some good options coming to the online retailer.
Here are some addition choices that I think are worth mentioning:
Kate Bissett Baubles Ring Candles
Kate Bissett Bauble ring candles showed up on Amazon in 2020 and have been getting some great reviews from customers for the most part. The complaints that some people have been writing about have mostly been to do with some of the rings found inside being of low quality, one of the top reviews mentions that they found a ring made of plastic which they thought looked like junk. That is part of the game you are playing with ring candles, however. Not all the rings that you find inside of the candles will be nice. When I buy these candles, I tend to think of the rings as a nice bonus while the candles themselves are the real treat.
With regards to the burn quality itself on these candles, it seems that Kate Bissett is a sister company of Jewelscent and they use similar ingredients which, if you’ve been reading up to this point, you know that we love. They are made with a natural coconut wax blend which is a softer wax that provides a nice even melt pool and great scent throw.
Not only are these candles like Jewelscent in their wax, but also in their presentation which we admired as well. These candles look great with elegant labels that are easy on the eyes.
Looking through some more of the reviews on Amazon, I did notice that some customers also mentioned the jar burning up when burning the candle down right to the base. This is a good opportunity to remind everyone that candles should not be burned all the way down like this and never left unattended. As much as we all love candles, we need to remember that they are still fire hazards and should be used with caution. When a candle only has a half inch or so of wax and it is fully liquid, I find that this is the time to stop burning that candle and either reuse that residual wax in a new candle, or throw that candle out altogether.
Candle Junkies Approved Candles
Back to the candles themselves, the candle pictured above is ‘Moonlight Mist’ which has notes of bergamot, lemongrass, jasmine, and musk blended together for a peaceful, zen fragrance.
Royal Essence Jewelry Candles
Royal Essence candles have been on our radar for a few years now and we’ve seen them improving quite a bit over time. Not only has their packaging and overall aesthetics improved, but also their scents that they have available and variety. Pictured above is their rose quartz candle which features a rose quartz gemstone inside each candle.
These candles are a little more pricey than the others on this list but their jewelry quality is also a little bit higher in general because of this. Each candle features a piece of jewelry which is 925 sterling silver and is valued up to $5000.
Royal Essence candles have all-over-print labels which are quite stylish and quite unique as well. The candles themselves are made with a soy wax and have 2 wicks which ensure a nice even burn throughout.
Overall, a great option that has been getting some stellar reviews from customers on Amazon lately.
Of all the ring candles which we reviewed, these were our top 3. 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 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!