Happening NOW and going through Monday 10/1, each order of a 22 oz Jar Candle will be shipped by 10/8, and one special candle will have a GLA certified piece of jewelry worth $2938!
From the moment I received my 22 oz Caribbean Teakwood I was in love. Not only was the candle beautiful to look at, but it smelled heavenly even before I started burning it. Caribbean Teakwood is a blend of cedarwood, patchouli, black pepper, and pimento berry essential oils and comes across as an elegant (and slightly more masculine friendly) sandlewood smell. LOVE.... IT.....
By the way, I learned something new while burning this candle, you see, it arrived with some really pretty sparkles sprinkled on the top, so I decided that if they were put there by a professional, who was I to try to get rid of them, and I let them melt into the candle, which ended up creating a beautiful effect!
Now, I'm sure you noted in the first paragraph that these candles have hidden surprises, so let me show you what I got in mine.........
What started as a lump of foil and wax (you see, I burned my candle for three straight days, almost 24 hours per day in order to get to the hidden surprise... and there was still plenty of candle left, so I went DIGGING for it because I couldn't wait any longer, so it came out with a little wax that wasn't quite fully melted... if you have the patience that I was lacking, your foil packet should come out cleaner), cleaned up VERY nicely into....
.... A very pretty ring that happened to fit my finger pretty nicely! Now I don't know what the ring is worth, but it is stamped on the inside as .925. I was curious about the value of my ring, so I sent a picture of it to Nicki at 3-8-1 Candles and found out that the estimated value of my ring is at least $125!!!
Let me just say that the candle is delightful (and yes, I still have some burning left!), and the piece of jewelry I found nestled in my candle was pretty and perfect for me. (Note - I've had a few other brands of hidden jewelry candles, and I've always given the rings to my niece or a friend, NOT this one... this one I'm KEEPING... because it is REAL and PRETTY!)
I should also note that I have worn this ring a few times in place of my wedding band because I've had swelling in my fingers lately! I felt completely comfortable wearing this ring without worrying that people would think it was fake. Love it!
With such an amazing candle and piece of stunning jewelry, 3-8-1 Candles has become my new favorite candle. I plan to get a few more for myself (I might try some of their other great scents, or I might stick with this one as I loved it so much), and will likely give them as gifts too. I may even make up a gift basket to donate to our local PTSA for use as a raffle prize.
Edition Reviewed: 22 oz Caribbean Teakwood Candle - I received a candle as part of a Karma Media campaign to help facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine.
About the Candles:
I had the opportunity to speak with the owner, Nicki really quickly today, and learned something amazing... ALL the jewelry she uses is .925 Sterling Silver, so it is wonderful, quality jewelry, and each piece is worth AT LEAST $39.99!To see what other Karma Media reviewers had to say, check out these reviews:
3-8-1 Candles has two lines of candles with jewelry inside: Little Ladies Candles ($22.00 for 14 oz candles that have girl-sized jewelry inside sizes 4-6 rings, earrings, or necklaces) and 22 oz Jar Candles ($30.99 per 22 oz jar, includes real jewelry sized 4-10 for rings, bracelets, earrings or necklaces). Each candle line can be purchased in multiples of 4 at a discount.
For clarification on what REAL is, I took this from the 3-8-1 Candles Facebook page: "No fake jewelry, no costume jewelry at 3-8-1, ever: EVERY 3-8-1 jewelry piece is crafted from genuine fine jewelry metals including Titanium, Tungsten, Stainless Steel, .925 Sterling Silver, 10k, 14k, and 24k gold. Each genuine jewelry piece has a retail value of $39.99 to $1,000. You might get a ring, a brooch, earrings, a bracelet, a necklace, or an anklet – but it will always be real candle jewelry in 3-8-1 candles." You've got to be impressed with that!
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