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 rabbit is for years 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 and 2011. The rabbit is not considered a risk taker, valuing security and tranquility. The rabbit works well with people. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.