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NOT Selro But Often Mistaken For It



Be aware, there are many sellers out there on many different venues, claiming their items have been or are verified to be Selro pieces when they absolutely are not. I don't know who is doing these verifications but the ones I have seen were not verified by me, nor do I know who is doing this. I suspect it's just a ploy to get people to buy. Other companies made pieces with faces on them and some were nearly identical to Selro, but not quite! There are many brand new or "new, old stock" faces being sold all over the net. People use these to repair broken pieces or sets and claim they are Selro. Maybe they just don't understand or realize that this cannot be authentic. I just don't know. People are mistaking the Florenza Noh mask for Selro pieces and other Noh masks as well. Not all Noh masks were made by Selro! Please, please do your research and if you can't find the answer out there, please email me or ask me on the site. I am always open to have a look at pieces and let people know my opinion.

When identifying bracelets please keep in mind almost every single Selro bracelet is composed of 5 sections. Often a connector between these sections is decorated or decorative, making it look like a small thin section but it's usually not. Selro bracelets were not 7 inches. They are almost always 7-1/2 inches in length but sometimes we do find them in 8 inch lengths as well. I believe this may be more like a cuff in sections. I have a few in my own collection. Also, there are a very few that came in 6-3/4 inch lengths. I have one pictured in the bracelet section that is orange/mango colored confetti with 4 sections and women's faces in the metal. They seem to be uncommon in this shorter size but on occasion, they will be found in that length.


The Selro Company did not make jewelry with Buddhas on it, nor acorns, nor expansion bracelets, nor genies, or lapel pins, nor is it new or made at home.

It is vintage jewelry. It is not Selro Selini or Selro/Selini. Selini was another line made by The Selro Company.

They are often very difficult to discern as to which is which but they are not both unless one actually finds a very rare combination signature on one piece. It is also not signed LaHeir.

Back-bracing on each section of a bracelet doesn't automatically make it Selro. It's a *particular* type of bracing that does help to identify it, however. Please see the page on findings, backs, etc. to see what Selro back-bracing looks like.

Just because a piece of jewelry has a face on it does not automatically make it Selro. If it has a dragon on it, it also doesn't automatically make it Selro. However, keep in mind that Selro Company did create jewelry for Hattie Carnegie and Capri plus a couple of others. If the item does have enough elements to make it highly suspect as being a Selro, yet it is signed Carnegie, Capri, Pomerantz, or LaRoco, it's probably ok to say it might have been made by Selro.

Selro didn't make pierced earrings. They are only clip backs and on some occasions, screw backs have been noted. Because a piece is decorated in the style called confetti or with glitter doesn't automatically make it Selro nor is every chunky bracelet made by Selro. In fact, most of them aren't.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. This is a set I had, myself, for research purposes.   It is being mislabeled as Selro on various websites.

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This wonderful bracelet and earring set was graciously donated as a photo  to the website by fireglo1 F and G Jewelry and Collectables on eBay.  This is another lovely and well made set, but not Selro.  Note that there are 7 stations to the bracelet plus, again, connectors that are unlike any used on known Selro pieces.  This comes in many various colors such as blue, pink, purple, green and many others.  It's lovely but, again, not Selro.

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This gorgeous bracelet's photos were graciously donated for the site by Liza Williams from the Liza Williams Collections  on Ruby Lane.  She did not have this marked as a Selro piece nor do we know who made it but it's not Selro and, lately, often mistaken for it.  It has 6 panels instead of 4 or 5 plus  the connectors are not the same as connectors seen in Selro and Selini.  Plus, Selro normally used 2 connectors for each side of each station to connect the pieces and this bracelet has one wide connector between each. This is a truly lovely piece, but, alas, not Selro.

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This gorgeous bracelet's photos were graciously donated for the site by Liza Williams from the Liza Williams Collections  on Ruby Lane.  She did not have this marked as a Selro piece nor do we know who made it but it's not Selro and, lately, often mistaken for it.  It has 6 panels instead of 4 or 5 plus  the connectors are not the same as connectors seen in Selro and Selini.  Plus, Selro normally used 2 connectors for each side of each station to connect the pieces and this bracelet has one wide connector between each. This is a truly lovely piece, but, alas, not Selro.

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Here's another lovely piece whose photo has been graciously donated for the site by Kirjah's Antiques on eBay.  This one could easily be mistaken by some as Selro because of the 5 stations and decorative metal, however, there are things missing that would have been there had this been Selro.  The connectors are very wide, although lovely and decorated in book-chain style scroll work. There are small metal flowers at the ends of each section and they're not the same type used by Selro. Don't forget, at the time all of these were made, all manufacturers were in competition with each other, causing a lot of duplication in style.  So it's an easy type of mistake that collectors and sellers can make in trying to ID a piece.  It's definitely gorgeous, though!

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The acorn sets were a very popular and collected set featuring necklaces, bracelet and matching clip back earrings. These sets were made for Knott's Berry Farm as a souvenier in the 1950s and were sold in the store called Marion and Toni's in California. These were manufactured by Coro, not Selro, and sold under one of the names used by Coro and made by Coro.

This set's photos are compliments of gemsolderthani on eBay.


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This set's photos are compliments of gemsolderthani on eBay.

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UNKNOWN MAKER

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UNKNOWN MAKER
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UNKNOWN MAKER

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Florenza Noh Mask Bracelet, compliments of Eclectic Vintage.

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Florenza Noh Mask Bracelet with additional faces and Hang Tag!

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Signed Florenza Noh Mask Bracelet with additional faces

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Photo by Kathie Davis. IMHO, this is not made by Selro. I had this set, it was thin, flimsy and if you will notice, the "caps" on the heads do not fit down snugly like the ones on the Thai girl and other girls page.  They stand away and above the top of the head. The faces also have a rather blank stare, rather than the grumpy look that many Selro female faces have. The eyebrows are extra heavy on the paint, too.  That's a possibility in real Selro pieces and sets due to whomever was painting but the faces also have an odd mouth, IMHO. The whole set just did not seem right and I do know for a fact, there was at least one other company who made these - probably a cheap knock-off.  Buyer beware!

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This is not Selro. It's not as well made and Selro did not make Buddhas like this. Photo by me, Kathie Davis.

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry
"So is this a Selro or not?"
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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Photo by Kathie Davis. IMHO, this is not made by Selro. I had this set, it was thin, flimsy and if you will notice, the "caps" on the heads do not fit down snugly like the ones on the Thai girl and other girls page.  They stand away and above the top of the head. The faces also have a rather blank stare, rather than the grumpy look that many Selro female faces have. While not unheard of, Selro pieces don't often come in screw backs and definitely not in pierced earrings.  The whole set just did not seem right and I do know for a fact, there was at least one other company who made these - probably a cheap knock-off.  Buyer beware!

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Not Selro, although the drop/dangle was used by Lisner. Photo, courtesy of THE BLUE WILLOW TREE on eBay.

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The Immortal Seven aka Seven Gods of Fortune bracelet was never made by Selro.  It was made by many different companies and usually in a type of plastic or porcelain.  It is often mistaken for Selro or misnamed that in order to generate sales.  Do not be fooled!  It's a lovely piece but it's not made by Paul Selenger.

These are the Seven Fortune Gods. Hotei, God of Happiness, Jurojin, God of Longevity, Daikoku, God of Wealth, Benzaiten, Goddess of Beauty, Bishamonten, God of Dignity, Ebisu, God of Abundance and Fukurokuju, God of Wisdom.

Photo by Kathie Davis.


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This is a lovely bracelet, but it's not Selro.  It's PAM. Photo compliments of grandmasattic3 on eBay.

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Possibly made by POME. Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Possibly made by POME. Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Possibly made by POME. Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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Possibly made by POME. Compliments of Mary Ann Docktor-Smith - Anna’s Vintage Jewelry

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This gorgeous set was reported to me to be Selro.  It is very heavy and made of glass cabochons and is absolutely outstanding.  However, after thinking about this and having it for quite some time, I have come to the decision that this is NOT a Selro set, nor are any pieces that go with it.  It is lovely as can be but there is nothing about it that resembles Selro.
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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.
These scans were from a catalog belonging to Susan Klein that show quite a number of bracelets that were offered as basically "make at home" pieces and sets. People could order the metal bracelet, pick the stones in the color and texture they wanted, then have them shipped to their home and apparently assemble these, themselves.   

I do have one of these, myself, for research purposes and these are nowhere near as heavy or intricate as Selro products.   Many people are mistaking them for Selro when they are not so I have decided to add an additional page of these, so that people can see what was available at that time and see that these match what are being sold on the net, at this time.  This information is being provided, strictly for educational use.


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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Jewel Creations Catalog scans, graciously scanned and provided by Susan Klein.

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Photo, compliments of Judi Bollan from Jewelry Ring.

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Photo, compliments of Judi Bollan from Jewelry Ring.

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PRIVATE COLLECTION

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PRIVATE COLLECTION

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Jewel Creations from Gerrie from Jewelry Ring.

 
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Kathy, I am searching for the necklace & earrings featured in #34.  Anyone else have this set for sale?
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Barbara, Sat, 19 Apr 2014 8:42AM
Kathie:
I am Paul Selengers niece, we spoke a few years back.  I would love to contact you by e-mail.  my e-mail is marianfaytell@gmail.com thank you.
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Marian Faytell, Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:55AM
I've just started collecting & am amazed at how many people are selling jewelry as Selro, when it's not. I found your website through a searchlooking for documentation on "authentic" Selro jewelry. I've just purchased a few pieces that were advertised as Selro, now I am thinking they are not, after looking at your website. Thanks for a great site! I have bookmarked you & will be checking back regularly.
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Vickie, Tue, 9 Apr 2013 3:10PM
wonderful thank you so much for sharing!
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Joanne Mann, Mon, 18 Feb 2013 5:06PM
Thank you Kathie!   I come to this site now and again to learn a little bit more about Selro jewelry.
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junquegrl, Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:50PM