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Selro Backs, Connectors & Others



Here you will find ways to identify Selro pieces that are unsigned. Connectors on bracelets are a good start, plus backs of pieces, construction and other identifying marks.

Just a note: These overlapping V connectors are not only found on Selro pieces but they do help to identify pieces that have other attributes.

Also, not all pieces will have back bracing and it appears not to be found on signed pieces. Many large Selro pieces are out there that do not have this feature.

Please keep in mind that not all Selro was created the same way and that not all pieces will have the same kind of backs, connectors or clasps. There are many different styles. This page is a work in progress.


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Back bracing on Selro parure. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Photo by Kathie Davis - Faces in the metal on Selro - Gibson Girls perhaps.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro bracelet section with Art Nouveau style faces_ detailed metalwork with heavy patina.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro typical connectors plus bear or tiger faces and typical connectors.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Leaves with cut out centers plus pinpoint like markings that often appear to be snake scales around the edges.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro piece with Nouveau face and Gibson Girl plus heavy metalwork with heavy patina, characteristic connectors and different foliage.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro lariat with bear or tiger heads and different foliage.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro typical design that appears on some of the bigger confetti sets - sometimes called cobra design or snake pattern.

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Selro typical bracelet and necklace back with center rivet. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Typical Selro bracelet connector of overlapping V designs but, this has been seen on non-Selro items as well, although not very often.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro - another typical back design.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro another typical but not often seen bracelet back which also appears on necklaces that go with this set.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro bracelet with another typical back and rope design.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro cris-cross connector.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro typical 6 petal design - found on bracelets and necklaces.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro typical back on extra wide bracelets - patterned back with rivet in the center.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro typical bracelet back on extra wide delicate bracelets.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Typical Selro bracelet and bolo back.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro 6 circle bracelet clasp which I started noticing on bracelets that I identified as Selro. I asked the jewelry groups and no one knew whose pieces these were connected to.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. Selro 6 circle bracelet clasp. I also noticed some of the Selro bracelets also had 6 petal designs and this made me go on a search that has lasted, years. I have only seen 2 bracelets with this clasp that I have questioned as being Selro or not. Don't forget, people can replace clasps if they're broken!

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Typical back bracing on an unusual bracelet. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Another version of heavy back bracing on a bracelet. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Backs of silvertone full parure. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Selro back bracing on lemon glitter demi. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Selro back bracing on unusual bracelet. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Selro heavy back bracing - note this is very different from backs on the NOT Selro page. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Typical back for some of the confetti and cabochon bracelets and necklaces - note the chain!  Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Typical Selro bracelet and necklace back on dragon and snakeskin pieces. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Selro demi showing chain, slider connector and rope design. Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Selro bracelet back, Photo compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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OMG.  What a wonderful surprise it was finding your site.  My greatest joy in collecting vintage jewelry has been the "studious" approach, kindled by my first collector's book, Bell's "How to be a Jewelry Detective."  Your site is of that caliber of clarity and superior in its photos!  

I hope to sell all my jewelry in the coming months - a pre estate sale, literally.  But I hate letting go of those unsigned pieces I've loved and admired when I've not yet identify the likely maker.  Your site will solve many mysteries and help me move on.

So many thanks!
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Janet, Thu, 18 Sep 2014 4:08PM
Thank you for all your hard work. My eyes have been crossed for the past few months looking for a site with pictures that I can
match up with pieces I have. This information of yours should be there in a book.
Do you mind if I spread the word about your albums on Selro/Selini? Let me know and thanks again for your brains.

Later Gator,Dianne
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Dianne Darrell | www.etsy.com/shops/openeddrawers, Tue, 18 Feb 2014 2:52PM
Why oh why have you not yet written a book??  Instead, you "make" us come here (oh darn!) to pick your wonderful brain.
Thank you so much for all the information you put out there for us to soak up, if we can.
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Barbara | http://www.zibbet.com/LustfulJewels, Tue, 14 Jan 2014 10:55AM
Hello Kathy, Firstly I want to thank you for sharing all your invaluable research.  I love Selro myself- and hate to think about how many great chunky bracelets I've sold that might have been Selro.  Thanks to you less will slip between the cracks!  I have a neat lariat necklace with the herringbone chain and it has a raised "S" on the clasp.  I haven't been able to find any reference to this mark.  Was wondering if you are familiar with it.  I would be happy to send along a photo.  Thank you, Kathleen
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Kathleen | http://www.etsy.com/shop/NewMoonMagick, Wed, 9 Jan 2013 5:41AM