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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 many Selro bracelets are 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.

Hello and welcome to my website. Please feel free to browse the many pages of data, here, provided for everyone to identify their Selro jewelry. I would like to ask people to please stop calling this jewelry Selro/Selini. It is not both. There have only been two bracelets, both in the UK, that had a Selro signature and the Selini signature on the clasp. That's only two. They were either end of day pieces or someone may have replaced the clasps. This was not a common happening to have Selro and Selini on the same piece. Because sellers have decided to do this to get sales, now even Google and eBay are picking up on the mistake and it is incorrect. By doing this, people are just perpetuating the mistake!

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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Bolo Courtesy of Maci Lynn Bates, maker unknown.

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Bolo Courtesy of Maci Lynn Bates, maker unknown.

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Bolo Courtesy of Maci Lynn Bates, maker unknown.

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Photo by Kathie Davis. This bracelet is very likely made by a company called Pamar.

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Signed CARNEGIE in a plaque near the clasp. This is one of the pieces that is often mistaken for Selro.  It has many elements of Selro workmanship and it's possible this is one of the pieces created for Hattie Carnegie by Selro Corp. Possible but not positive, but, very important for research! These great photos were graciously donated for use on the website by  Priscila Teixeira, talkingfashion inc. Owner.

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Signed CARNEGIE in a plaque near the clasp. This is one of the pieces that is often mistaken for Selro.  It has many elements of Selro workmanship and it's possible this is one of the pieces created for Hattie Carnegie by Selro Corp. Possible but not positive, but, very important for research! These great photos were graciously donated for use on the website by  Priscila Teixeira, talkingfashion inc. Owner.

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Signed CARNEGIE in a plaque near the clasp. This is one of the pieces that is often mistaken for Selro.  It has many elements of Selro workmanship and it's possible this is one of the pieces created for Hattie Carnegie by Selro Corp. Possible but not positive, but, very important for research! These great photos were graciously donated for use on the website by  Priscila Teixeira, talkingfashion inc. Owner.

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Signed CARNEGIE in a plaque near the clasp. This is one of the pieces that is often mistaken for Selro.  It has many elements of Selro workmanship and it's possible this is one of the pieces created for Hattie Carnegie by Selro Corp. Possible but not positive, but, very important for research! These great photos were graciously donated for use on the website by  Priscila Teixeira, talkingfashion inc. Owner.

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Signed CARNEGIE in a plaque near the clasp. This is one of the pieces that is often mistaken for Selro.  It has many elements of Selro workmanship and it's possible this is one of the pieces created for Hattie Carnegie by Selro Corp. Possible but not positive, but, very important for research! These great photos were graciously donated for use on the website by  Priscila Teixeira, talkingfashion inc. Owner.

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Signed CARNEGIE in a plaque near the clasp. This is one of the pieces that is often mistaken for Selro.  It has many elements of Selro workmanship and it's possible this is one of the pieces created for Hattie Carnegie by Selro Corp. Possible but not positive, but, very important for research! These great photos were graciously donated for use on the website by  Priscila Teixeira, talkingfashion inc. Owner.

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Not Selro and very often mistaken for it.  Photo is graciously donated by Melissa Hatfield for use on the site.

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Not Selro and very often mistaken for it.  Photo is graciously donated by Melissa Hatfield for use on the site.

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Jewel Creations from Gerrie from Jewelry Ring.

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Photo by gungirly on eBay

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Photo by gungirly on eBay

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Photo by gungirly on eBay

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Photo by gungirly on eBay

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Photo by gungirly on eBay

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Photo by Kathie Davis.

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Photo by 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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Photo by Kathie Davis.

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

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Brenda Jewelry Company Red Bracelet

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Courtesy of Alexi Blackwell at Eye Candy Antiques on Etsy.

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Photo by Kathie Davis.

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I knew someday I would finally see this guy in black. And then, bingo, there he was. :-)

 
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