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 ram is for years 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003 and 2015. The ram is warmhearted and honest and is also a talented artist, gifted naturalist and a seeker of freedom. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.