The Head Band is a modern version of the Old Dutch 'Oorijzer' [Ear Iron]. The ear iron was part of the costume for women in the Netherlands from the 16th century. Initially, the ear iron was a metal bracket to keep the hats in place. Over time the ear iron grew into a showpiece, gold plates or curls, framing the head of the women.
This beautiful headpiece can be worn in multiple ways, as a headband or choker.
- Thickness 2.5 mm
- Length 30 cm and extension 6 cm
- Handmade | Handcrafted
- Brass and Silver
MvdT designs are handmade of pure metals, brass and sterling 925 silver. Brass is a nickel free alloy of copper and zinc. It has been used for centuries as a semi-precious alternative to gold.
Every piece will tarnish and age differently as it is exposed to a range of factors. Areas with a higher level of humidity will see a more rapid transformation in comparison to those that are colder and drier. Depending on the pH level of your skin the metals can shine or oxidize. In some cases the oxidization can leave a mark on your skin.
The MvdT Collection was created with antiquity in mind and intended to age over time. To return your jewel to its original raw brass color use the magic care polish set. Please refer to the instructions on here.