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 monkey is for years 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2016. The monkey is very intelligent and very clever. Because of your extraordinary nature you are always well liked. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.