This vintage rare Selro jewellery is in excellent condition. This unsigned SELRO blue confetti necklace is a lovely example of genuine SELRO jewellery. Most Selini or Selro jewellery pieces were not signed.
The bib necklace has a herringbone style chain leading to two lovely joining pieces each with a faux pearl. There are three main elements to the necklace which are all the same although the middle peice lies horizontally rather than vertically. Each piece has a gorgeous blue confetti lucite oval cabochon, two faux pearls and two pale blue claw set rhinestones. These are all set in a rope style oval silver tone base with an open work metal setting. Although fairly chunky the pale blue colours, open metalwork and sparkles give the necklace a light feeling. It looks gorgeous on (see the photos of our model eve wearing it.) It is a fairly short necklace which sits very nicely around the neckline. The back of the necklace provide some tell-take signs that this is a SELRO piece, with a heavy bracing to the back of each oval.
PLEASE NOTE – There are a lot of bogus claims about Selro jewellery so it is important to be aware of the ways to properly identify them. Kathie Davies has done some incredible research and has developed a website to help people correctly identify Selro jewellery and, more importantly, to identify fakes. We recently received some pieces of jewellery which were describes as SELRO but are actually not made by that company. They are still lovely items of jewellery but at Kikulu we would not sell them with the wrong description as we care very much about our reputation. We will be listing those shortly as NOT SELRO.
This is an amazing necklace from the 1950s and should be enjoyed by SELRO collectors or simply because of the sparkle and shine and the quality of the construction!
The necklace weighs 18 grams. The necklace measures 40 cm. Presented in a beautiful satin drawstring bag.
About SELRO and SELINI jewellery
Although often used together the jewellery is rarely from both SELRO (which was a company started in the US in the 1940s by Paul Selenger) and SELINI which was another company run by Selenger. Selenger was responsible for the design of Selenger/Selini pieces.
Famous for the ‘Many faces’ of Selro – the jewellery featured Asian faces and this is what the company is most famous for.
Much of Selro/Selini jewelry is unsigned and was originally hang-tagged. There are some clues, however, to identifying unmarked Selro/Selini jewelry. Much of what is sold as SELRO/SELINI is not actually produced by them. Signed pieces are very rare.