The Year of the Snake will be celebrated in 2013, and Cross of Lincoln, RI, is commemorating it with a new writing instrument collection coming this fall. The Year of the Snake writing instruments feature a snake design etched into hand-polished lacquer in translucent blue or high-gloss black with rhodium-plated detailing. Each pen comes in a lift box with a removable presentation stand. The fountain pen is priced at $450, the roller ball is $325 and the ballpoint is $275. According to the Chinese Zodiac, individuals born in a Year of the Snake are enigmatic and wise, thriving on new ideas and innovative thinking. Well-known "Snakes" include Daniel Radcliffe, Kanye West, Marlon Brando, Sarah Jessica Parker and Brad Pitt. Snake birth years include 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013 and 2025.