Original Aspen is committed to preserving the valuable forests, only specially selected standing dead trees are harvested. Multiple coats of a special polymer blend finish are applied to each piece to add a depth and luster not seen on any other wood products. The finished product will never crack, and can be left in sunlight without discoloring. This vase comes with a glass insert (size may vary based on inside dimensions of the vase). It is removable for easy cleaning. This handmade item is a result of many hours of skillful craftsmanship with utmost attentions to details. The piece you receive may vary in Size, shape, color and grain due to its handmade nature.