We've already covered how to make candle holders out of everyday items, but what if you've got money to burn? We've searched high and low for the most elaborate candle holders available, from candle holders crafted by artisans in Normandy to those available on the high street. Listed below are three of our favourites.
Silver Candle Holder
Created by six craftsmen in Christofle's Normandy workshop, 'The Medaillon' is based on a candle holder that was originally owned by Empress Eugénie, wife of Napoleon III. Each 68 centimeter candle holder requires 150 hours of work to complete, adorning the piece with flowers and clawed feet. 'The Medaillon' holds six tapered candles and is made with the finest quality silver, available for you to buy for the jaw dropping price of $139,000. If you're watching the pennies before Christmas, a much more wallet friendly silver plated version of available for $79,000!
Housewarming Candle Gifts
Candles always make great presents, whether for Christmas, birthdays or housewarmings. If your friend is moving into a new mansion, treat them to this statement piece, perfect for holding 25 of our Battery Candle Tapers. Handcrafted, the candelabra stands a metre tall above its base of transparent brown glass. You can buy it today at Touched Interiors for the princely sum of £4,560.
Lastly, this candlestick is for those wanting to splash out, but not at the cost of a small house! The George Jensen Masterpieces Copenhagen Candlestick was designed in 1960, originally moulded in silver. This modern reinterpretation of the iconic design is now made with polished steel and is worth practically peanuts when compared to the other two, available from John Lewis for a measly £500.
The great thing about candles is that they are great whatever the occasion and whatever the budget. We're sure that the candle sticks mentioned above would look great, but think that our DIY jam jar candle holders would look pretty good too!