Chinese Zodiac Jewelry, Pendants and Necklaces: These pewter pendants depict the Chinese characters for the 12 different signs of the Chinese Zodiac, and they are one of our best-selling gift items! Used for thousands of years, Chinese horoscopes are believed to help individuals better understand their personalities. These necklaces come with a nylon cord, but our optional Silver Chains are very popular, too!
According to legend, the Chinese Lunar Calendar dates back to 2637 B.C.E. One fable has it that the Lord buddha summoned all animals to come to him before he entered Nirvana. Only twelve of the animals came, so he honored them each with a year. According to Chinese myth, the animal ruling the year in which you were born has a profound influence on your life. It is known as being, "The animal that hides in your heart."
These pendants are made from lead-free pewter. The necklace cord is long enough to fit around an adult neck. They are made in the USA. These pendants are for Ages 8 and up. Read the descriptions below:
You can also purchase an optional Thai Silver Necklace Chain
with this pendant if you would like. Just choose either the Ball Chain or the Link Chain in the drop down menu above (right above the Add To Basket button, where it says "Pick An Optional Chain"). If you don't want a chain, then just leave it as saying Select One.
The Ball Chain Necklace (left) is 17 Inches Long and the Link Chain Necklace (Right) Is 18 Inches Long. Each ball or link is approximately 2 milliliters in diameter.
We think you are going to like these chains as they are made out of genuine Thai silver and really make our pendants / amulets stand out. They add a touch of class to our pieces. Year of the Dragon:
| Years: 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000
You are Charismatic, Self Confident, Energetic, and a Natural Leader.
Year of the Snake
| Years: 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001
You are Patient, Intuitive, Charming, Perceptive, Passionate, and Intelligent.
Year of the Horse
| Years: 1930, 1942, 1954, 1978, 1990, 2002
You are Honest, Skillful, Friendly, Enthusiastic, Freedom Loving, and the Life of the Party.
Year of the Ram
| Years: 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003
You are Artistic, Lucky, Sensitive, Imaginative, Compassionate.
Year of the Monkey
| Years: 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004
You are Quick, Lively, Complex, Amusing, Charming and Successful.
Year of the Rooster
| Years: 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005
You are Efficient, Organized, Sharpminded, Trustworthy, and Hardworking.
Year of the Dog
| Years: 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994
You are Fair, Loyal, Lively, Capable, Generous, Principled.
Year of the Boar
| Years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995
You are Helpful, Popular, Peaceful, Genorus, Affectionate, Trustworthy.
Year of the Rat
| Years: 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996
You are Popular, Fair, Ambitious, Generous, Loyal, Family-Oriented.
Year of the Ox
| Years: 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1997
You are Stable, Calm, Patiented, Disciplined, Kind, Reliable.
Year of the Tiger
| Years: 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998
You are Fun, Strong, Dynamic, Charismatic, Independent, Fearless.
Year of the Rabbit
| Years: 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999
You are Peaceful, Lucky, Artistic, suave, Talented, Home-Loving.