Wear this sterling silver lucky cat charm - the Maneki Neko charm - to bring you and your business good fortune. Seen in many shops and homes throughout China and Japan, maneki-neko cat figurines are considered good luck charms. The story goes that in ancient Japan an old shop owner takes in a starving, stray cat despite barely having enough to feed himself. In gratitude, the cat sits in the front of the store beckoning customers to enter, thus bringing prosperity to the charitable shop owner. Ever after, the maneki-neko kitty has been a symbol of good fortune to small business owners.
Fun Fact: white maneki nekos are for good luck. Red - good health. Yellow - wealth. And, pink is for romance! Pair your lucky cat charm with a colorful bead, and thread onto finished chain to create fun charm necklaces and bracelets.
Length measurement includes the 5 mm soldered jump ring.