This painting was painted when Frida was still in Detroit. She recovered slowly from her miscarriage and started to paint again. In this self-portrait, she was wearing a piece of pre-Columbian jewelry. Frida as a collection of many of this kind of jewelry and this one is made of jade beads. She seems overcome her unhappiness from the miscarriage and looks fresh and attractive. She expressed greater self-confidence compared to her previous self-portraits. And in this painting for the first time she depicted herself with a shadow of a mustache.
This painting was acquired in 1938 by the American actor Edward G. Robinson.