This candle holder is a rock of natural Himalayan Crystal Salt that has been hand carved to give it its shape and a hole bored in the top that can accompany various candles including tea lights and votives. People typically buy the candle holder set as the holders are fairly small and they wish to place multiple ones throughout a room or home for a design effect. Restaurant owners have also purchased from us to use the candle holders as an attractive and original centerpiece for their tables