Wednesday, September 26, 2012

3-8-1 Candles: Great Candles With REAL Jewelry Inside (Plus a Giveaway)

Every now and then I feel like doing something fun and special for myself, and I've found my new special obsession: 3-8-1 Candles!  They are beautiful candles that have a hidden surprise inside in the form of a piece of REAL jewelry.  (By real, I mean that each piece is valued at AT LEAST $39.99 and is .925 Sterling Silver)

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.....

Then we have the color and shape: it was a really nice pinkish-peachish color that I love, and that will really look wonderful just about anywhere in the house.  While burning the candle, the hot wax turns slightly darker, and I love the affect it has on the look of the candle...  Plus, I love that it is a square shaped candle!  (By the way, as soon as I've completely burned this candle and there is nothing left, I plan to wash the candle jar and re-use it for something else - any ideas?  It is an absolutely wonderful size, so I'm sure I'll think of something)

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.

3-8-1 Candles: 22 oz Candle (With Jewelry Surprise)  
$30.99/22 oz candle ~ $113.00 for 4 Pack
Also find 3-8-1 Candles on Facebook and Twitter

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!

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!
To see what other Karma Media reviewers had to say, check out these reviews:

 Giveaway Time: Open to residents of the US, ends 10/10 at midnight EST.  Good luck!!


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91 Comments:

Shawna said...

Great review, I loved my 3-8-1 Candle too! I reviewed Juniper Breeze and it smells wonderful too!

Shawn Ferguson said...

I hope I WIN I love candles and I love Jewlrey 2 of my favorite things put together.

Shawn Ferguson said...

Carribean Teakwood

Wendi B. - What Wendi Wants and Wendi's Book Corner said...

Ohhh - you would LOVE Caribbean Teakwood :)

Nicole Lynn said...

I really want to try Pumpkin Souffle! Yumm!

Amanda said...

I would love to try the pumpkin fall scent!

Karly said...

I want to try True Love's spell

Kelsey said...

Wispy!

Betsy-Jane Lynch said...

I plan to buy green tea lemongrass during the promo so if I won one I would like black raspberry vanilla I think!

darkchylde said...

Egyptian Amber is my favorite, but I would like to try True Love's Spell

Anonymous said...

I would love to try any scent, i am a new fan. louise walker

Theresa said...

I'm thinking Jamaican Me Crazy! Love these!

Kimberly said...

I think I want to try them ALL!! Stargazer Lily and Vanilla are high on my list... can't wait to buy my first one... or better yet, to win one!

Ash W said...

I would love to try any of these candles. Im not picky! :)

Amanda said...

True Loves Spell is just like VS love spell, pmg awesome scent. You wouldn't be disappointed with it at all.

Christina said...

I would love to try Pumpkin Souffle!!

Andi said...

loved the Beach Linen and Egyptian Amber...wanna try the Creme Brulee

Anonymous said...

banana nut bread

Anonymous said...

egyptian amber

S said...

Whispy!! The new scent would be fun to try. ~sandy

mary r said...

I want to get each and every one!

Elizabeth Parker said...

There are so many that I want to try of these. They all sound awesome...and some yummy. :P

Anonymous said...

Whispy

Carol L. said...

I'd like to try the Garden Meadow Candle. Thanks for the chance.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Jennifer LL said...

Want to try Pumpkin Souflee next!

Emily N said...

Banana nut bread

Kisa said...

Kettle Corn, Hot Chocolate, Fresh Baked Bread sound amazing!!

courtney erickson said...

i want to try the backyard campfire!

Ann Fantom said...

I would like to get 3-8-1's 22 oz Black Raspberry Vanilla scented candle.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

April said...

Hard to decide. Either Cranberry Marmalade, Juniper Breeze or Caribbean Teakwood.

ithinkthrifty said...

I want to try out the backyard campfire. Sounds interesting!

Debra Guillen said...

I'd like to try wispy..it sounds intriguing

juliette m. said...

Day at the Spa

Carole Ingram said...

True love spell since someone recommendes it :) i love vs smells!!

HarleyC said...

I'd choose the Mango Papaya one!

Anonymous said...

luv the apple slices.

hwiener[at]tampabay.rr.com

Anonymous said...

would luv to win the apple slices or any. thx.

mkjmc said...

Caramel Apple

Ellen said...

Baby powder

kafkaesk at verizon dot net

Cjnedrow said...

I would like Apple Harvest.
cjnedrow at gmail dot com

BowieTip said...

Caribbean Teakwood.

xxbowietipxx@gmail.com

maria elena said...

Crème Brûlée

Simone said...

I would love to try the Banana Nut Bread candle.

russrpm said...

Black Raspberry Vanilla would be my choice.
russrpm@gmail.com

Ciara B. said...

creme brulee

cb_shorty2003@yahoo.com

caitlin t said...

banana bread

Merry said...

What a yummy collection of scents! I'd love to try the cranberry marmalade.

Lisa said...

Hi, I would love to try the Teakwood-sounds yummy!
Thanks for the contest, what fun.

LGraz67@yahoo.com

Gina said...

Fresh Baked Bread, Kettle Corn,Pink Sugar.

Anastasia said...

I would love to try the Caramel Apple :)

Wendy said...

What's funny is I went through the list and Caribbean Teakwood is the one I settled on.... I love masculine scented candles! :)

tamathamc said...

Jamaica me crazy would be my first selection

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I would love the Caramel Apple scent!

chris z said...

i would like to try Apple Harvest

Caryn said...

I'd like Strudel & Spice

caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

joni taylor said...

studel and spice
joni DOT taylor3710 at gmail DOT com

richelle bowers said...

vanilla

channallocks said...

pumpkin fall scent!

Kimberly Wright said...

Carmel apple, I guess the fall air and Halloween decorations are influencing me.

Kimmy said...

APPLE HARVEST SOUNDS FRESH, CRISP, AND YUMMY! THANK YOU FOR THE GIVEAWAY AND WISH ME LUCK!

Wendi Shifflette said...

I would like the Creme Brulee. I love all vanilla scents! wendishifflette@yahoo.com

micheal dale grim said...

the banana nut bread sounds good to me!!!!

Sandy V. said...

I would say Blueberry Cobbler sounds like a good scent.

The Sunshyn said...

I'd love to try the Egyptian Amber
chainmail (at)iwon (dot) com

Anonymous said...

Caribbean Teakwood
rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

brich2222 said...

Green Tea and Lemongrass scent

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

sarah c said...

I'd love the Egyptian amber
crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

sarah79harding said...

i want to try the apple harvest

STRANGEONE1120 said...

I'd like to try the Garden Meadow Candle

Karen said...

I'd like Meadow Garden. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kristen said...

So many great scents! I'd love to smell the Grapefruit and Mangosteen candle tho!

Stephanie said...

Wow I want one of these bad!! Lol, hot chocolate sounds amazing.

allyn9 said...

Spice Market sounds so good.

Samii Alexxis said...

Pumpkin Souffle! Yum!!

Joseph Gersch said...

Fresh Baked Bread:

kathyluman said...

I would like to try the Jamaica Me Crazy scent.

Kathleen E said...

I've never seen something like this before! I would love to try the pumpkin souffle scent!

kathy pease said...

id love Caramel Apple

ladyt64 said...

I would like to try Day At The Spa. (Roxann)

AmyW said...

Caramel Apple

Tara W said...

I would choose the Caramel Apple.
Tara Woods

Laurie Barreca said...

I have heard of these candles, but never bought one. I hope I win to try it out and see if I like them.

ladyvon5845 said...

I would love to try the Meadow Garden. ladyvon at grm dot net

Marie said...

mango papaya

07violet said...

pumpkin souffle

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

Robert Pyszk said...

Pumpkin Souffle

jessica schueler said...

I would like the Black Raspberry Vanilla
schueler.jessica@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like the Blueberry Cobbler scent

dianetherkildsen@att.net

Lisa Fonseca said...

I would like to try Day at the Spa.

lisando at hotmail.com

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

like to try Apple Harvest

californiapoppys@yahoo.com

scottsgal said...

day at the spa sounds nice

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