Fountain pens as works of art, became wildly popular in the 1920’s as status symbols and a gift given by the affluent, to the affluent.
Even with the advent of the ball point pen and it many disposable counterparts, fountain pens have withstood the test of time remaining popular today. Many celebrities, authors and collectors understand the importance of a well-crafted fountain pen and have worked to keep the tradition of putting pen to paper alive.
With their popularity, the industry has also seen some highly coveted fountain pens become available from leading pen manufacturers, fashion houses and global designers. These aren’t your average pens in any way. They are often jewel-encrusted, ornate, very expensive and often very hard to find. Here are 5 of the most expensive fountain pens in the world:
1) Fulgor Nocturnus by Tibaldi- $8 Million
Encrusted with 945 black diamonds with 123 rubies around the rim and based on the Divine Proportion of Phi, the ratio between the cap and the visible portion of the barrel of the Fulgor Nocturnus equals exactly 1.618 when the pen is closed.
2) Montblanc Boehme Royal Pen- $1.5 Million
Featuring an 18-carat gold, platinum plated retractable nib, an 18-carat white gold barrel and cap and encrusted with more than 1,430 diamonds, Montblanc Boehme Royal Pen is as beautiful as it is expensive.
3) Diamante by Aurora- $1.28 Million
The Diamante by Aurora is so exclusive that only one is created every year and it features more than 30 carats of diamonds on a solid platinum barrel and an even larger diamond on the cap.
4) Heaven Gold Pen by Anita Tan- $995,510
The Heaven Gold Pen was designed by a woman for women and it includes 161 brilliantly colored diamonds circling a 43-carat Tsavorite gemstone estimated to be more than 2 billion years old.
5) Mystery Masterpiece by Montblanc and Van Cleef and Arpels- $730,000
Said to have taken more than a year and a half to create, the Mystery Masterpiece by Montblanc and Van Cleef and Arpels features 30 carats of encrusted gems in your choice of three variations: rubies, sapphires or emeralds as well as more than 800 diamond accents.
To learn more about these pens and many others like them, or to find a high-quality writing instrument for yourself, contact Westminster Pens today.
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* The prices of the above fountain pens are subject to change due to currency fluctuations.