Unlike ceramic, glass, or crystal this item is lighter and much more resistant to breakage. Unlike other containers that chip and shatter, this lightweight container won't break if it happens to slip out of your hand unintentionally. The jar's lid makes whatever you decide to store in it easily accessible. It's clean, crystal design makes it a stylish addition to your home wherever you decide to store it. Not to mention, this product is go-green with it's Eco-friendly bamboo lid.