The uses of these gems are multiple. They can stand alone as a small splash of color, however they are very versatile and can hold any special treasure and work great as a jewelry dish. You can use it practically for tee bags, goodies, you will find what works for you. We have one in our kitchen for garlic. Great small gift for birthdays, anniversary, any holiday that you celebrate. They go in the kiln for two or three firings, one of them on a dish mold.