The ash remains or hair is integrated with the use of a special resin, resulting in a transparent, shiny finish. A colour dye can also be added to the resin. The ashes can always be separated from the resin, to be used in integrating into another piece of jewelry. The durable finish will withstand everyday wear and tear. However, we recommend to not wear the jewelry while bathing, swimming or cleaning. Our jewelry is water proof, but the resin can react to aggressive chemical products that are used in the water. Please note that leather and glass items are not water resistant.