These Crystocraft Chinese zodiac figurines are made with sheet metal art, and decorated with finest European crystals. They are perfect new year gifts for someone special, and will bring good luck and fortune.

The Chinese zodiac is an ancient system that dates back thousands of years. According to Chinese legend, the animals of the zodiac were drawn to a banquet held by the Jade Emperor. The first animal to arrive was the rat, followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. The twelve animals were then designated as the signs of the Chinese zodiac. Each animal is said to represent certain personalities and traits.

Here are the birth year of each animal sign:

Rat 鼠 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020, 2032
Ox 牛 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021, 2033
Tiger 虎 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022, 2034
Rabbit 兔 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023, 2035
Dragon 龍 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024, 2036
Snake 蛇 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025, 2037
Horse 馬 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026, 2038
Goat 羊 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027, 2039
Monkey 猴 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028, 2040
Rooster 雞 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029, 2041
Dog 狗 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030, 2042
Pig 豬 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043