Momma Told Me: Diamond Candles: Updated Review Series and US/CAN Giveaway!~ 7/21

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Diamond Candles: Updated Review Series and US/CAN Giveaway!~ 7/21


Momma Told Me: To create a hit, combine 2 awesome things into 1 new one- If this fails, at least you can sell them separately!

Have you ever stayed up late watching QVC or cheesy infomercials, with some stuffy lady in a Chanel suit telling you how you should feel about objects such as porcelain ponies and pasta boats? Now and then, as a child, I'd wake up in the wee hours of the morning to find my mother unable to sleep (thanks to pop's snoring) and mocking 3am advertising. I learned from her to be cynical of marketing ploys and that while something may sound great in theory, the key was actually executing it successfully. Momma's formula for success was to 'bundle' as she called it already successful innovations and objects under the guise of calling it something new. An example would be throwing a designer clutch into a designer handbag and calling it a 'Convertible Handbag System', or bridging a Pumice Stone and Lotion Stick for a 'Hydrating Buffer'. Worst case scenario, if the marketing doesn't pan out the individual items will still sell just as good on their own!



So every great product has some sort of feature, once you discover it, there's no turning back. I though I'd seen virtually every type of candle made. There are different colors, different waxes, tarts, votives, pillars, lanterns, electric, scented, color changing, wood wick, slow burning, floating, and more candles. So why on Earth did it take so many commercial years for someone to come up with the concept to put 2 of Woman's favorite gifts together? That's right ladies, DIAMONDS and CANDLES, and soy candles in Glass Pillars at that! If you have never heard of this newly begun company it's much to late to close the browser. Consider this the beginning of a very passionate addiction with some of the most sought after candles in the nation. Run by 3 co-owners (2 of which a married couple) this ingenious business plan centers on the concept of providing uniformly high quality 21 oz Glass Pillar Soy Based Candles with a hidden ring worth $10, $100, $1000, or more- in every jar!




Before you raise a skeptical eyebrow and call me crazy (I assure you I had a similar reaction at first), just ask 1 of the 21,000+ Facebook fans the brand has amassed since it's birth in January of 2011! And if you think 'real' diamonds are a long shot, you might want to browse the hundreds of customer submitted images with stunning REAL rings ranging from precious metals and CZ to REAL Diamonds. Of course some of the rings are worth just $10, but a quality Natural Soy Candle of this size will easily run you the asking price of $24.95+, so you truly have nothing to lose. And no matter, real or not, it's sure to be a wonderful treat unwrapping your very own ring. It's like Cracker Jacks for adults!


I received a 21oz White Chocolate Diamond Candle for review here on Momma Told Me (last Fall) and could not wait to testify either way. Right off the bat I was impressed with the sheer size and presentation of these beautiful Glass Pillar Soy Candles. Each pillar had it's own cap for re-sealing and extended use, with the designated 'diamond' spot peering from a gemstone like clearing in the wax 3 inches down. I was glad to see the ring wasn't all the way at the bottom because candles this size can have over 50 hours of burn time and I am NOT patient. Luckily, the soy way is smooth burning, and the sweet aroma reminded me of freshly baked blondies (or cupcakes). It's important to trim the wick as instructed, for an even burn, never burning for more than 4 hours at a time. I'm always awful about this part of candle maintenance, and it can come in hand when trying to burn down to the ring.




Once the wax has cooled, and the foil wrapper revealed you may pry the ring away from the jar's wall and unwrap it. The actual foil cocoon is affixed to the wall of the pillar with a dollop of sticky glue. This cleans out of the glass, once the candle is fully burned, so the owner may reuse the pillar. Inside the very slippery (wax covered) foil is a small baggie with a lovely ring inside. Sizes vary, and my only suggestion is to possibly offer a choice of ring sizing for a few dollars more (if desired). Once again, it's the novelty of enjoying a high quality candle and the bonus of having a possibly genuine ring inside that you pay for- not a jewelers experience. If you desire to sell or swap your rings there is a (non affiliated) group on Facebook where Diamond Candles fans interact. In either case I must say my ring is absolutely stunning (though a tad too small for me, perfect to pass on or collect).




It glistens beautifully in the sunlight, and is marked inside with a location and is identified as gold plated. I've seen many gorgeous rings on the Facebook wall, of all shapes, colors, and sizes, and have already ordered many candles since. (That's pretty high praise from me). My most recent purchase (from their Summer inspired collection; Tropical Retreat, Midnight Kiss, Pomegranate Lemonade, and Hawaiian Coconut), Tropical Retreat is a lovely shade of teal with a blend of banana, orange, coconut, and grapefruit. I let the other half pick this scent out (my compromise, as I got the candle AND the ring out of the deal). I have to say, this is one of the most natural fragrances yet! It burned beautifully, and I was thrilled to uncover my SZ9, marked, ring with Pink hued gemstone. While this particular ring is not a $5000 find, I've had many rings over $100 in value, and am happy to report this beauty isn't tarnishing through wear.



If you're a fan of candles, and crave the Diamond Candles experience, but are sensitive to fragrances the company thoughtfully offers and Unscented, white, variety. Soy candles are incredibly smooth burning, and easy on allergies, though the fragrances can be very strong and long lingering. Diamond Candles has experienced immense success since their launch late last year, and promise new fragrance blends, and seasonal collections will be coming soon. You may be lucky enough to score a daily deal on various (Groupon like) sites, here and there, but these are well worth their asking price at $25. Be sure to order your favorite fragrances when you see them, because they sell out fast!

What Daughter Says: Diamond Candles receives two enthusiastic thumbs up from me- I'm hooked!
Watch my Revealing and Reaction Video!


One lucky Momma Told Me follower will win a Diamond Candle Collection (5 Diamond Candles) of Choice!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


**Please Note: This giveaway is not sponsored by, or in any way associated with Diamond Candles. Product for the initial review was provided gratis, in exchange for the initial post. Supplemental reviews have been based on products purchased subsequently.

152 comments:

  1. I would want the hawaiian coconut if I were to win :)

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  2. I want a Cupcake scented Candle, I bet it smells great!
    chocho1957 at hotmail.com
    (Donna D)

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  4. pomegranate lemonade sounds perfect for summer!

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  5. I would try the honeysuckle.

    lovepoetes at aol dot com

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  6. I like Carnival Candy!
    CrystalW07 at aol.com

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  7. I think I'd choose Pomegranate Lemonade! :)

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  10. I've wanted to try their Meadow Orchid candle for awhile!

    Thank you for this opportunity :)

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  11. You're button is on my site:

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  12. I'd choose Cupcake
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  13. i really want to try the hawaiian coconut, im in love with the pomegranate lemonade....haha cracker jacks for adults ;)

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  14. Wow! I would want strawberry bliss! So hard to get strawberry scent here in the Netherlands.

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  15. I would love the Hawaiian coconut

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  16. Oooo!! So many to choose from! I think the Carnival Candy looks fun! These candles have intrigued me! I want one! Thanks for the chance to win something so great!!

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  17. Lavender Lemon. Thank you, Jerri Davis

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  19. Maybe cinnamon role or pomegranate lemonade

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  20. I would pick Cinnamon Tea or Chocolate Truffle...thank you

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  22. I would pick the Vanilla Cream
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  23. These candles are quite interesting. I want to try every one of their scents....they all sound so wonderful!! If I had to choose one, it would be the Cozy Cabin because it is unique and unlike scents I have seen in other candles.

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  24. carnival candy debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

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  25. I realy want to try the Pomegranate Lemonade or the honey dew melon.I love the idea of these candles this is just too cool thank you for this chance to win Have a fantastic weekend

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  26. I would love the honeydew melon one....that is a summery smell to me

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  29. blog post
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  30. I would like the Hawaiian Coconut and Tropical Retreat scents:)

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  31. I would choose the Rosewood candle.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  32. I like Vanilla, I would pick vanilla

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  33. I would choose the Tropical Retreat scent. chefl@swbell.net

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  34. If I were to win I think I would choose the Midnight Kiss...sounds very interesting. ;-)

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  35. Cupcake, Carnival Candy.....yummm!!!! They all sound delicious!!

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  36. I'd like Vanilla Cream or Cupcake :-)

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  37. I would choose Cozy Cabin and Cinnamon Tea for sure!!!
    :)

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  38. I'd choose Sunwashed or Dusk!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  39. I would choose http://www.diamondcandles.com/products/cupcake/?ref=ra

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  40. I would love to try Rosewood

    marika200@hotmail.com

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  41. I would love the Carnival Candy candle - yum!

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  42. I would love to try the Dusk scent!

    ellen beck on rafflecopter

    BTW you didnt have a box but I subscribe with a yahoo addy (for years LOL)

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  43. I would have to say the Spring Sample pack as it has three of my favorite scents and a couple more that I would love to try.

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  45. mmmm i'm curious to try the strawberry one. some strawberry scents are amazing, others aren't so i'm hoping this one is great! Laura Lynch lmlynch2 at gmail dot com on rafflecopter!

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  46. I'd choose Rosewood.

    renfie.fields(at)gmail.com

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  47. I would love try the Honeydew Melon candle. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Pomegranate Lemonade one, and I have Honeysuckle on it's way to my house now.

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  48. I would like to try Tropical Retreat.

    andrea2russia@hotmail.com

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  49. The vanilla cream sounds good!!

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  50. The cupcake variety sounds wonderful!
    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  51. Pomegranate Lemonade

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  52. Vanilla Cream

    xmasdolly at comcast dot net

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  53. I would try Dusk. I think that it is one my hubby would like too.

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  54. I would choose the original sample pack.

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  55. I would select the Vanilla Cream.

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  57. Oh.. either the pomegrante lemonade, or the apple slice :)

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  58. I'd love the Hawaiian Coconut! Thanks!

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  60. I would love Vanilla Cream or Strawberry Bliss:) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. Id pick Tropical Retreat, Cuddle and Cupcake. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

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  62. I'd pick Honeydew Melon or Tropical Retreat

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  63. I might get carnival candy!

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  64. Carnival Candy, Cinnamon Tea, Apple Slice or Lavender Lemon. But they all sound like they'd smell amazing!

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  65. Honeysuckle for me!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. I would pick the Hawaiian Coconut.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  67. Pomegranate Lemonade

    clenna at aol dot com

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  68. Carnival Candy

    Kristie Betts
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    Kristie Betts
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  70. I would like the sweety pea scented candle

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  71. I would love to try the Hawaiian Coconut and Pomegranate Lemonade!!

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  72. I would pick the Honeysuckle scent

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  73. Ooh, I think I would try the Pomegranate Lemonade!

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  75. I love Diamond Candles! If I win, I would choose Pomegranate Lemonade.

    Good luck everyone!

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  76. I would pick Cuddle. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  77. I would choose pomegranate lemonade!

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  78. I've wanted to try the carnival candy forever!!

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  79. If I win I want the sweet Sample Pack

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  80. I would love the sweet sample pack if i won

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  81. I have Cupcake,rosewood, and lavender, which are all amazing, so now I would like to try dusk!!

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  82. I'd pick Carnival Candy.

    brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. Such a cool idea!
    I would definitely choose either Cinnamon Roll or Cinnamon Tea.

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  84. I'd get Honeysuckle, Sunwashed, or Pom. Lemonade!

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  85. Pecan Pie sounds good

    Serena Powell

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  86. I would choose the Pecan pie scent... I love that smell :)

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  88. Pomegranate Lemonade or Cupcake

    crazylicious85 at suddenlink dot net
    Allie Lanc

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  89. I would love to have the Pecan Pie candle.

    http://www.diamondcandles.com/collections/all/products/pecan-pie

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  90. I like Honeysuckle

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  91. Hawaiian Coconut would be my choice
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  92. I blogged:

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  93. I would love to try Cuddle or Sweety-Pea.

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  94. I think it'd be pomegranate lemonade or the cupcake scent

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  95. I would choose Midnight Kiss!

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  96. I would love the Cupcake scented candle

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  97. I would like to get the Cinnamon Tea!

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  98. I'd get cupcake
    rlawrence110 at yahoo dot com

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  99. I'd choose the Honeydew Melon

    Wanda McHenry
    wbailey113@hotmail.com

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  100. Cuddle!
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  101. I love the Midnight Kiss
    mframe00@gmail.com

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  102. I would pick the Strawberry Bliss.

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  103. If I won I would choose the Carnival Candy scent. thanks!

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  104. Would like to try honeysuckle!

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  105. Blogged it here - http://agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2012/07/win-diamond-candle-of-choice-at-momma.html

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  106. I would pick the Midnight Kiss candle.

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  107. I grabbed your button.
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  108. Cinnamon Tea or Honeydew Melon.

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  109. I would choose Vanilla Cream.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  110. FB fan as Kathy newsom Davis.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  111. I would probably go with Tropical Retreat.

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  112. I would love to get something tropical/fruity. Maybe the Carnival candy??



    I also posted your blog button on my blog. It can be seen in the left hand side bar at www.dealdishinmomma.blogspot.com


    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Crystal Mexico
    Cmex84@Yahoo.com

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  113. Blogged about the giveaway!

    http://dealdishinmomma.blogspot.com/2012/07/giveaway-alert-diamond-candle-giveaway.html

    Crystal Mexico
    Cmex84@yahoo.com

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  114. I would pick Cupcake! I love cupcakes :)
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  115. mmmmmmmmmmm Hawaiian Coconut for the summer!

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  116. Sweety Pea sounds like a lovely scent! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  117. I would choose Hawaiian Coconut!

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  118. I would choose the Pomegranate Lemonade candle.

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  119. Here's a review I sent to Diamond Candles, please BEWARE:

    I was told by your customer service that candles 2 of 3 candles I had ordered the end of August were all of a sudden out of stock and that is why I had yet to receive them. Then I was told I can sign up for email notification for the scents I ordered and then reply back to let them know that they are back in stock and I need the candles so that they can send out the candles manually from your stock. What the....????!

    My concern is that when I selected the Orange Vanilla and the Summertime they were IN STOCK. That's how I was able to even put them in the cart to check out. I have to say, this is a little disheartening and I don't know that if I pick another IN STOCK scent that that will even really be in stock?! Truthfully, I will just sign up for the scent report and contact you immediately when i get notification that they are back IN STOCK but I will be unlikely to order again. I love the product but your company has over $82.00 of my money and I have to chase the product instead of the company fulfilling back orders when items come back into stock. Seems like a good way to make people pay and not deliver and hope they forget about it. That's called a scam. I just don't know how Diamond Candles can consider themselves a reputable business this way.

    I was then told this was a flaw in your system. It's 2012, are you joking? Get it together, please. Your product is nice, but I shouldn't be the responsible party to have to chase you down for what I paid for. If I just forgot about it then you would have kept my money and never gave me a product because you can't fulfill back orders. That's insane! Thankfully I did remember and I did email customer service asking about the order. SHAME ON YOU DIAMOND CANDLES!!!!

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  121. I had a horrible experience with this company. I got my candle, and retrieved my ring, which was pretty, but the metal finish was peeling off (before I even had a chance to wear the ring). I contacted customer service to ask if I could have a replacement ring sent, since this one was defective right out of the candle. I was offered $10 off another purchase. After going back and forth, the company basically told me I was out of luck because the ring is considered a "bonus" to the candle. I wasn't expecting the hope diamond, but for the cost of the candle, I expected to be able to at least wear it a few times. I would not spend another cent with this company. Hope this helps anyone considering purchasing a candle from them.

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