As the twelve animal signs of the Chinese zodiac signify the twelve different personality traits attributed to those that are born in a particular year; the choice of the zodiac for a personal Chinese chop is very rich in meaning and is a great way to declare who you are.
Those born under the first sign, the Year of the Rat
are considered to be tenacious, forthright, and charismatic. The Ox
is thought to be dependable, calm, and a born leader. The Tiger
is unpredictable, rebellious, and powerful. The Rabbit
is gracious, calm, and a good friend. The Dragon
is strong, stately and self-assured. The Snake
is a deep thinker, calm and graceful. The Horse
is quick witted, popular and earthy. The Sheep
is righteous, sincere and mild mannered. The Monkey
is inquisitive, quick-witted and flexible. The Rooster
is neat, articulate and organized. The Dog
is honest, intelligent and loyal. The Pig
is honest, peace loving and sociable.
All of the chop sets in the Zodiac chop collection are made of carved soapstone and includes a porcelain container of red ink. The entire set is housed in a fabric lined box for easy storage and gift giving.