The best jewelry candles that are basically two gifts in one

Get sparkles *and* home fragrance in our pick of the best jewelry candles on the market

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There’s a new trend popping up that involves two of our favorite things: jewelry candles. Jewelry and candles might not be the most obvious duo, but in the context of gifts to a loved one (or yourself), it's a pretty genius pairing. 

As such, a whole host of these sets have popped up in recent years, combining the best scented candles with glitzy accessories, and they're sure to make great gifts for family and friends if you're looking for last-minute Christmas gift ideas for your girlfriend, parent, or sibling.

To that end, we scoured the market to bring you an edit of the best jewelry candles—here's everything you need to know about them, and where you can buy the loveliest options. 

What are jewelry candles? 

Essentially, they're candles with the extra special addition of some jewelry hidden inside. When you burn your candle, it’ll melt to reveal a little package that contains a jewelry surprise, like a ring, charm, necklace or a bracelet. 

Per the description from small independent British brand Anni Edwards (opens in new tab), they are a “dynamic mix of two amazing gifts”. We concur!

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How we tested the best jewelry candles

To help you on your way to finding a lovely jewelry candle to gift to your loved one or yourself, team My Imperfect Life's expert testers spent hours burning several of the market's top offerings to deduce which can truly call themselves the best buys. During the testing process, we considered the following factors in order to compile this curated edit. 

  • Price
  • Size and burn time
  • Quality of design and packaging 
  • Scents on offer
  • Contents of the jewelry candle

The best jewelry candles to buy right now 

Jewelry Candles Baked Apple Pie

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1. Jewelry Candles Baked Apple Pie

Best jewelry candle for fall lovers


Price : $29.99
Notes: Sugar, spice, pastry, red and green apples

Reasons to buy

Smells like a pie fresh from the oven
Choose a jewelry option or to be surprised by the contents
10 jewelry options to choose from

Reasons to avoid

Not the most sophisticated design

Ideal for fall-to-winter, this candle from Jewelry Candles is a great budget-friendly gift option that'll fill your home with the scent of freshly-baked apple pie. It opens with the warming spices before coming through with hot, buttery pastry and crisp red and green apples. (Anybody else's stomach rumbling RN?)

Every piece of jewelry inside is unique and they range in value from $10 right up to $7,500. You can choose which piece of jewelry you want—either a bracelet, necklace or ring, with options for different sizes. And if a piece of jewelry doesn't strike your fancy, this brand also offers cash candles, with the lowest value being $2 and the highest $2,500. 

Charmed Aroma Stay Golden Jewelry Candle

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2. Charmed Aroma Stay Golden Candle

Best value for money jewelry candle


Price : $40/$42
Notes: Soft musk, crisp air, apple

Reasons to buy

Includes three rings
18k champagne gold plated 
You can choose your size of ring - between 5-10
Two-wick candle

Reasons to avoid

Scent won't be to everyone's tastes

Charmed Aroma has a huge range of jewelry candles containing rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. This particular candle is one of several options that contains a cute range of stackable rings—which our testers approved of, as it means you get more bang for your buck. 

For fans who want something themed, the brand also offers penguin-shaped candles with necklace pairings, or for Disney lovers, Mickey Mouse candles which mouse-themed rings. 

Jackpot Candles Lavender Candle

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3. Jackpot Candles Lavender Candle

Best jewelry candle for the sophisticated type


Price: $29.97
Notes : Lavender, chamomile, sandalwood

Reasons to buy

Chic, minimalist design
Each jewelry item is valued between $15-5,000
A light aroma
A "classic" style ring  

Reasons to avoid

Choose between four sizes of ring, which is less compared to other brands 

The lavender candle boasts more of a subdued appearance and classic style. The brand offers many common candle scents, including lilac, eucalyptus and "ocean breeze". However, there are plenty of seasonal options, too, with birthday cake and pumpkin spice varieties also available. They also offer wooden wick candles. 

Kate Bissett NY Camp Fire Candle

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4. Kate Bissett Camp Scented Fire Jewelry Candle

Best jewelry candle for options


Price: $26.99
Notes: Cedarwood, sandalwood and amber with blackberry merlot and marshmallow

Reasons to buy

Each candle contains a piece of jewelry valued between $25 and $7,500
Chic illustrated design 
Choose from a pendant, earrings, or six different sizes of ring 

Reasons to avoid

No "surprise" option

This candle collection from New York jewelry brand Kate Bissett features butterscotch chai latte, spiced pear and pumpkin swirl flavors for anyone who is lamenting the end of fall.

These jewelry candles give shoppers plenty of different options to choose from depending on your preferred category, with options to find a pendant, earrings, or one of six different ring sizes inside (although sadly there's no "surprise" option here). As for this particular camp fire scent? It creates a lovely calming and stress-relieving atmosphere, and each candle is hand-poured. 

Beth Gault

Beth Gault is a freelance journalist and editor.  She is the former news editor at fashion magazine Drapers and has written for multiple titles across lifestyle and business media, including GoodtoKnow and Woman’s Own. She loves chatting about ending period poverty, is a self-confessed coffee snob, and is never one to turn down a good book.