We are pleased to offer a Razza lion set: the lion (Leo) pendant necklace plus the rare, matching lion adjustable ring. The lion pendant and ring feature a resin face imitating faux marble with gold tone eyes, nose and gold toned, luxurious mane. There is a replacement heavy chain attached.
The adjustable size Razza lion ring is a miniature version of the large Razza lion face necklace. It is fairly easy to find the various zodiac animal pendants; however, the rings are rare! I would prefer to sell them as a set, but you can contact me if you are only interested in one or the other. This is the perfect birthday gift for your Leo (July 24 - August 23rd) friend!
Measurements: The pendant (lion's head) portion of the necklace is a huge, three dimensions 4 inches tall by 3 inches wide, with a 1 inch profile or height. The chains extend up from each side of the lion about 20 inches with spring ring closure. Weight of the necklace is a substantial 5.4 ounces. The ring's lion face is 1 inch by .75 inches and the size is adjustable up to maximum of 7.5.
Condition: The lion pendant and the ring are both in excellent vintage condition. The chain is not a great match to the colors of the lion, and you may want to replace it. Please review all photographs carefully, as they are an essential part of the description.
Marks: Though this Razza pendant is unsigned, the matching ring is stamped "RAZZA." This is a well known Razza series, and the pendants were often unmarked.
Company History: In the 1950s, Luca Razza (Raz-Mer Casting) began creating raw castings for Weiss, Rice-Weiner, Alice and other jewelers. Later in the decade, after his tenure with Coro, he left to form Ronnie Jewelry in 1958. There he made pieces for Capri, Carnegie, Kramer, Marvella and Pakula and his former employer, Coro. He created a process that molded plastics or resins to closely resemble faux stones. Some of the best examples of this technique are exemplified in his zodiac series of the late '60s - early '70s.
International Customers: Shipping costs are due to exceeding the first weight tier. If that is an issue, I can remove the necklace chain; or if you can keep the chain and buy additional item(s) for the same cost. Check with me to verify shipping price if you are interested in adding more items.