Vintage Costume Jewelry

Stunning Peacock Eye, Emerald and Sapphire Paul Selenger Seleni Selro Clamper bracelet and Lava Glass earrings

$650.00

Shipping to United States: $10.00
  • Details
    Stunning Peacock Eye bracelet surrounded by large green oval chatons and beautiful twisted decoration
    This bracelet will fit a 6 to 8 inch wrist as the side panels are hinged and can expand to fit perfectly!
    The top central element is 1 5/8 inches wide.
    3 articulated pave' segments make this bracelet ever so comfortable and dazzling on your wrist.
    The Gilt finish on this bracelet is in good vintage condition with a little wear appropriate to age.
    Please see photos. Original safety chain attached.

    The pretty earrings are not a match, I married these up years ago because they work so well.
    Earrings are 1 full inch across and have beautiful peacock colored Lava Glass, surrounded by sapphire chatons.

    This clamper style is verified as Paul Selenger ( of Seleni Selro Jewelry Fame - Read about him below) in Kathy Davis Selro albums.
    I have several of these that I will be listing soon, this one is the prettiest!

    This bracelet is not signed but Selro group is dating it to the late 1950's.

    This bracelet is ever so sparkly for evening wear, it catches every glimmer of light.
    However, fabulous as an accessory with a great denim jacket and jeans.

    Sold As Is Vintage, please check the photos and ask any questions.

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    All product photos are of the actual item. Colors may differ slightly from actual product appearance due to differences in products and lighting conditions.
    Please contact me if you have specific additional photo requests as photos are part of the description.

    Read about Vintage Bakelite and ME in the Pioneer Woman Magazine, Spring Issue here:

    https://photos.imageevent.com/kimlovesvintage/pioneerwomanbakelitearticle/ArticlePDF.pdf

    PS. I have added a photo of some other FAB bracelets that will be added to my site soon! These are for sale in a different listing. Please check out all my rhinestone bracelets.


    About Paul Selenger from Naveste.com


    Paul Selenger costume jewellery
    Many fans of vintage jewelry have long admired the products labeled “Selro” and “Selini”, but still know little about the company and the person who created these incredible decorations. Meanwhile, about Selro and its unusual jewelry are many legends, mysteries, and fantasies. It worked in the market of jewelry only a dozen years, but until now we, lovers of vintage jewelry, admire the original design and the unique beauty of Selro jewelry. However, there are fairly well-known facts from the history of the company. First of all, the founder of the company was immigrant from Odessa (Russian empire) Paul Selenger, who founded it in 1949 (or 1950) in New York (USA).

    Second, about the fate of the founder. Paul Selenger was born in 1911 in Odessa into the family of an ordinary tailor. His father died young and left his wife and two children in financial distress. The revolutionary years made Paul’s mother emigrate from Russia to her older brother in New York City. It is known that for a long time, having passed a number of countries, in all possible ways the family of Selenger arrived in the United States only in 1927.
    And as we know, 1927 was the height of the American depression. Upon arrival, the young Paul and his sister Fanny began to work in the jewelry store of their uncle. One would assume that over the years, to appreciate the profitability of jewelry, Paul opens his production of jewelry … Yes, it would be that way, but before that …

    After obtaining American citizenship, Paul Selenger in 1942, during the World War II got into the Marine Corps of the US Army, and in 1945, continued to serve in North Africa and Japan. And only in 1948, Sergeant Salinger returned to civilian life. However, still interested in jewelry production, since he worked with his uncle in the store, he got a job in one of the oldest American factories ‘H.Pomeranz & Co. NY’. This company produced jewelry buckles, buttons, cuff links.



    Having the skills of jewelry production, Paul Selenger opens his company “Selro Corporation”. If you decipher the name of the company Selro, the first 3 letters Sel – the first three letters of his last name, and the other two letters ro – the first two letters of the name of his mother, Rosa. His sister was a loyal assistant.

    Very quickly the company is gaining momentum production. Initially, Selro jewellery aimed at the design completely different from the ornaments of the time. At the initial stage, all decoration Selro companies did not mark, and in the future it is not always done. They were sold with original tabs, or in the original box.

    Despite this, all the decorations by Selro, were so distinctive that to confuse them with any other brand is almost impossible. High quality production, incredibly innovative jewelry design and rare talent of businessman Paul Selenger, who for a small amount of time developed the company. On the Selro production made jewelry for companies Florenza, Capri, Hattie Carnegie and some sources as saying that for HARGO. Paul Selenger was personally involved in the design of jewelry.

    In the early 60s Selenger opens another line of jewelry with more refined design Selini. These ornaments were marked Selro / Selini, as well as there is evidence that both plants worked. One in New York and the other in Providence, Rhode Island. According to his family members, there was another line of jewelry marked Selan, which worked quite a short period of time.

    What was the reason of decline in the production of the companies is not known exactly, but quite possible version – it’s deteriorating health of Mr. Paul Selenger. He married rather late, in his 52 years old, and had no children. And since he had no heirs, to continue his business.
    He died at age 79 on Dec. 16, 1990.
  • Shipping & Policies

    Payments

    Payment should be made via Direct Checkout. Layaway arrangements are all acceptable payment options. LAYAWAY ITEMS ARE NON RETURNABLE . Please contact me via convo to make arrangements for Layaway special listings. Easiest most convenient for you will be to use Direct Checkout or contact me directly with your your credit card. All payments must be in US dollars and all payments must be made within ten (10) days of the order date. Items with pending payments including layaway orders will be marked with a HOLD tag on the site until payment is received and processed. If payment is not received within 10 days the order will be cancelled, notification of cancellation will be made via email and items returned to inventory. "

    Coupon Code discounted items are NOT eligible for return. Please make your selections carefully when purchasing with a coupon. If an item has been picked up from one of my shops 60 miles away a trip charge will be deducted from the sale price as I have spent a half day driving and fuel charges.

    "Layaway terms are 50% down, non-refundable deposit, balance due within 30 days of order date Layaway items are not returnable. I will create a "Special Listing" for each installment. Upon receipt of final payment on a layaway the item will be shipped Priority International mail, fully insured, signature required prices beginning at $45 per USPS"
    Layaway is only available on items $200 or more.

    Layaway items are not returnable.
    Upon receipt of final payment on a layaway the item will be shipped first class insured for the amount paid and shipping notification will be made to the buyer. Some items including lay away will require personal invoice from me. Please email me with you selection, and I will send you a discounted personal invoice. If you wish to use another form of payment, you must contact us first, for authorization. International orders are gladly accepted, however at the present time we are not accepting credit card orders for international orders. We reserve the right to refuse any order that does provide a valid, working email address or other verified shipping information.

    Layaway and Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.

    Shipping from United States

    " Shipping Policy - All items will be shipped via USPS (US Postal Service) unless otherwise stated. First class USPS shipping is as posted in the United States on all Jewelry items. You may choose to have additional insured if so, you must email me so I can send you a new invoice including the insurance price.First $50 is included in the standard shipping. Any Other shipping method, please contact me directly. Paypal, credit cards and money orders ship within 1-2 days of payment clearance/receipt. Personal checks ship in 5-7 days, or less depending on previous purchase history. If you have a special shipping need, we will do our best to accommodate, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. International shipment costs are TBD (to be determined) and will be calculated once your order is received. We will email you with the shipping options and costs to your country. I only use FedX for some countries for reliability and tracking. Customs documents are filled out using the correct amount of purchase and description of the item. " I list 1-2 weeks shipping but it is usually within a week, my physical brick and mortar shop is 50 miles away so sometimes I have to make a trip to pick up an item from the shop and this adds to the shipping time. If you need an item right away, please convo me and I will try to get it shipped as quickly as possible.

    International buyers must contact me for shipping options or pay the minimum shipping as stated on the listing. International items are NON-REFUNDABLE

    Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.

    Returns & Exchanges

    I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    Returns and exchange details

    We want you to be happy with your purchase so please be sure to read all descriptions and size and condition info. All items are original and unrestored unless otherwise stated.
    DISCOUNTED OR ON SALE OR COUPON PURCHASES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN. SOME SPECIAL LISTINGS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN.
    Professional restorations will be noted in descriptions. Refunds WILL NOT be issued if items are returned without prior authorization or returned without following stated guidelines. Items returned in different condition than originally shipped will not not be accepted and refund will not be issued.

    Buyer is responsible for cost of return shipping.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about any item, we want you to be happy with your purchases Please note: We are not responsible for shipping damage or loss. Items which are insured and arrive damaged or are lost will be handled via claim with the US postal service. We are not responsible for uninsured or underinsured items, and can not to be held responsible for items which are delayed, lost or damaged by the post office or any other shipper. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about this policy, your satisfaction guarantees you will shop with us again! " If an item has already been picked up from my shop 60 miles away a trip charge will be deducted from the sale price as I have spent a half day driving and fuel charges. Items that have been placed on layaway. Please read descriptions carefully and ask questions.

    DISCOUNTED OR ON SALE OR COUPON PURCHASES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN. SOME SPECIAL LISTINGS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN.

    International Orders are NOT eligible for return, please ask questions, look at photos, ask questions, request more photos, etc...Due to extremely high international shipping costs and the extended time it requires to ship and return an item, it would be out of inventory for over 30 days.

    Additional

    " Condition Definitions Excellent = Almost new condition, no noticeable flaws, dull, dark or yellow stones, virtually no plating or enamel loss. Sometimes this will be listed as "pristine condition" Very good = some minor signs of wear or age i.e. slight wear to plate or enamel, minor foil damage possible on a couple of stones, etc. Flaws will be minor. Specifics will be pointed out in the description. Good = signs of wear and age, specifics will be pointed out in description. Noticeable plating and/or enamel loss, copper may have some scratching, original patination is gone, some dull or graying stones. Fair = major condition problems, broken pin stems, serious wear, plating is gone, loose hinges,, deterioration of stones probably not in desirable wearable condition. Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding specific conditions or color questions. Unless otherwise stated, we make every effort to ensure that colors represented on the page are accurate. Additional views of items can be sent within 24 hours if needed to make a purchasing decision.

    Discounted or purchased with Coupon Codes are not eligible for return.