This heavy glass holder is designed to hold either a standard taper or pillar candle. When using a taper in these candle holders there is plenty of room to place a candle ring or other accents around the base. Pillar candles up to 3 inches in diameter will fit nicely on top of this holder. The glass is thick and heavy which adds to the stability of this piece so it will not easily be knocked over. Using this small glass holder will lift the candles above the able allowing you to place other decorative items below it. It will also add protection to your table surfaces from potential heat damage.