According to traditional Chinese legend, ages ago Buddha summoned all the animals and honored the 12 who came by naming a year for them; each animal in turn gave its characteristics to people born in its year. It measures .75″ to 1″ high and is new and unused pewter material and comes on a black woven 34″ long adjustable cord. Each pendant comes with a Chinese zodiac card with descriptions of each sign. The rooster is for years 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017. The rooster is a hard worker; shrewd and definite in decision-making. Guard against being extravagant. It has been stored in a smoke and pet free environment.