We observed the quantum confined bandedge emission from ZnSe quantum dots and the size dependence of the energy states, spin-orbit interaction, and Stokes shift. The bandedge emission occurs in the UV-blue. The energy gap = Eg + C/dn where d is the diameter and n is 1. 19 ± 0.13 and 1.21 ± 0.13 for the first and second electron-hole transitions, respectively. The separation between these transitions approaches the bulk spin-orbit splitting, while the Stokes shift decreases with particle size. Effective mass theories can not explain these results. Trap emission is observed in some samples in the green and red, resulting from Se-related traps.