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 tiger is for years 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998 and 2010. The tiger is sensitive, emotional and capable of great love. You must guard against being too stubborn. This item has been stored in a pet and smoke free environment.