This is a fun and inexpensive way to display your rings! You can also use wild rice, white rice, or small pebbles. I do not recommend using sand - it's too messy! Lean Dog Pottery's dispaly makes it easy for the buyer to pick up the rings and try them on and put them back easily. The dark background of the beans really allow the rings to stand out, adding lovely colors and texture to the eye! If you're rings are on the darker side, I would use a contrasting color like white rice.