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 horse is for years 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014. The horse has the capacity for hard work and is intelligent and friendly. You have a strong guard against being egotistical. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.