This newest design of the Birthday Cube is the perfect for birthdays and seasonal celebrations. An advantage of this new design is that all the cubes are joined together by a leather string so are not loose unlike the traditional birthday ring. This is definitely a bonus if you like them to stay together or like me, you have a child that loves to play with them! You can use as a stand for natural found objects or if you purchase the brass candle holders (sold separately) you can insert candles, adding 1 for each year. You can also buy a number of additional items for these rings including ducks, cars, sun, moon, and seahorse and so much more.