Very good quality leather but although colour is supposed to have gold in it, there is absolutely no gold! It is a dull, mottled, medium brown with darker brown flecks. I expected it to have flecks of gold - or at least be a bit brighter than it is.
What can I say, spent a fair bit on the phone so I was looking for a good cover to protect it without destroying the looks or the overall feel of the iPhone. The Snakehive ticks all the boxes. It looks good, feels good and with its very handy card and note storage it means I actually travel lighter now than before. Bearing up well so far but to be honest at this price, once it looks a bit tatty, I will just get another one!