The angel was developed in the 1940s as a protective symbol during the turbulent times that prevailed. Today it is a highly appreciated gift at baptism and confirmation. The guardian angel is gilded and therefore does not need to be sewn more than with a damp cloth to keep the luster.
Brass needs to be polished regularly to keep its polished finish. Otherwise, the material will get darker over time and stains may appear from moisture or fingerprints.