An eye-catching and practical element added to certain cigars. Cigars could be individually wrapped in gold or silver foil for protection, freshness, and aesthetics. In some cases, only part of the cigar is foil wrapped. Notable examples include the Bolivar Gold Medal. Some cigars, such as Romeo y Julieta Cazadores, are ribbon-bound, and the entire bundle is then wrapped in foil, rather than each individual cigar.