The Nutcracker Ballet, which is performed during the Christmas season, is the inspiration for this tiny nutcracker. The pendant is about 7/8 inch high and 1/4 inch wide and has a movable jaw lever and a red Swarovsky crystal cabochon in the hat. The pendant is 18k gold plate on Britannia and the 18 inch chain is 18k gold plate on brass with a “spring ring” clasp. Britannia is lead-free pewter. My hallmark is on the base of the piece.