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 snake is for years 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 and 2013. The snake is rich in wisdom and charm and you are romantic and deep-thinking. Your intuition guides you strongly. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.