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 3/4″ 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 dragon is for years 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000 and 2012. The dragon is full of vitality and enthusiasm and is popular individual. You must guard against being bossy and loud. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.