The perfect finishing touch, the Ginkgo hairpin is handstamped from hypo-allergenic, lightweight brass. Occasional polishing will maintain the bright golden finish, or choose to allow a natural patina develop for a vintage look. 6.5" long.
We Dream in Colour Ginkgo Hairpin
The beauty of brass is that it can develop a rich patina with wear. Exposure to salt air/water will bring on bits of green patina. To protect the original finish, always remove jewelry and/or hair accessories when washing hands, showering, or swimming. To restore to a bright finish clean with metal cleaner, ketchup, salt with lemon/lime or a mixture of 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup vinegar and enough flour to make a paste. Rub onto the brass and leave for 10 minutes; rinse and buff dry.