This urn is made of cast alloy. The lids are finished in a glossy black paint that matches the matte-coated surface of the urn. The top of the urn is threaded for secure closure. Another detail that adds a nice contrast look is the alloy trim located just below the lid. This urn will hold remains of pets up to 15 lbs. (extra small), 30 lbs. (small), 60 lbs. (large). Price does not include cremation. Please contact your local Paws & Remember Provider for the cost of cremation.