A candle holder apparatus includes a translucent outer shell which includes a bottom outer shell portion and a top outer shell portion and includes a translucent inner shell which includes a bottom inner shell portion and a top inner shell portion. The inner shell defines a candle-reception chamber. A bridge is connected between the outer shell and the inner shell and provides a hollow wall space between the outer shell and the inner shell. The top outer shell portion, the top inner shell portion, and the bridge define an access opening to the candle-reception chamber. A quantity of translucent marbles are located in the hollow wall space. The inner shell is nested inside the outer shell. The outer shell is spaced from the inner shell by a substantially constant separation distance. The outer shell can be made from heat resistant tempered glass. With one class of embodiments of the invention, the bottom outer shell portion includes a flat portion for resting on a flat support surface, and the bottom inner shell portion includes a flat portion for receiving a flat bottom of a candle. With another class of embodiments, a bottom outer shell portion includes an externally threaded access neck to the hollow wall space, and the base member includes an internally threaded reception portion for receiving the hollow wall space access neck.