This 1950s lariat necklace and link bracelet set in the style of Selro features Asian ladies’ faces with crowns and hoops earrings, a motif often called “Thai princess”. The bracelet has five large links, 3 with the Thai princess faces and two with green plastic diamonds, all trimmed with tiny pearls. It fastens with a fold-over hinged clasp. The lariat necklace is made up of a flat snake chain that slides through a flat-backed, heavyweight center plaque, with a single Thai princess adorning it. 2 smaller ladies finish each end of the chain. The necklace also fastens with a fold-over hinged clasp. The center slide adjusts the fit of the necklace, from a tiny choker, to a longer, looser style. In good, completely wearable condition, this Asian princesses 1950s jewelry set has some issues to note:
- Loss of paint on the faces
- Minor scuffs to the goldtone metal hardware
- Minor tarnishing to the metal hardware
- 1 of the 2 ladies that finish the chain ends is missing 1 of the metal knobs above her head
- I do also have the matching earrings to this set, but one of the clip backs has broken off. I would be happy to include them with your purchase—just mention it to me when filling out your order form.
Very similar in style to Selro designs, this set is possibly a contemporary circa 1950s copy by Mack Henfield and Sons. Take a look at Kathie Davis’s excellent website for more info about identifying Selro jewelry. This bracelet appears in her questionable category, although the lariat necklace slide does have the back style associated with true Selro pieces. Also the Asian ladies’ faces are molded plastic, not glass, like the Henfield pieces—so, a mystery! Since I can’t be 100% certain, I will describe the set as Selro-inspired.
Necklace: max. length approx. 16”
Bracelet links/center plaque of necklace: each 1.333” by 1.25”
Bracelet: 7” long by 1.333” wide
Label: none (Selro-inspired)