In case you think that presenting a pen is tasteless, we hope that you will change your opinion after reading this article. We’ve gathered in this review the jewelry items instead of just drawing sets, which you don’t have to be ashamed to put on the table or in a safe deposit box.
Ferrari da Varese Four SeasonsPrice: $9,000
These are economical-version pens for cost-conscious collectors. An Italian trademark Ferrari da Varese was inspired by the fellow countryman Antonio Vivaldi’s compositions and arrived at a decision of releasing the pens within the Four Seasons Limited Edition. In total 33 sets were produced containing 4-color pens each. The design of the collection referring drawing sets is easily associated with the Japanese culture. Each color corresponds to the definite season, e.g. green color symbolizes the blooming spring, the red stands for the passionate summer, the brown indicates the cool fall, and the gray expresses the mild winter. The pens’ nibs are made from the 18kt gold and barrels are decorated with a gorgeous carving. Besides, the items sport the high-grade filling system.
Crew 60 TibaldiPrice: $ 43,000
This fountain pen was produced by the Italian brand Tibaldi in conjunction with the Bentley Motors in 2008. The launch was organized back-to-back with the 90th Anniversary of the famous automobile company’s foundation. The barrel, cap and the nib are all made from 18kt white gold.
Visconti's Ripple H.R.HPrice: $57,000
Produced in 1997, this fountain pen counted 39 pieces within the Limited Edition. It was made by the Italian brand Visconti after the tragic death of Princess of Wales Diana. The abbreviation of the H.R.H. stands for «Her Royal Highness». The barrel of the model is encrusted with 8kt diamonds. The pens are produced from the white gold, meanwhile, the nibs are made from platinum.
Montblanc Boheme PapillonPrice: $230,000
In 2008, one of the most expensive pen-producing trademark Montblanc presented its new Boheme Papillon Collection to the haute couture society. The series included 6 pens made of the yellow, reddish and white gold. The genuine diamonds encircle intricately the pen’s barrel in a spiral, representing the Nature diversity. The cap boasts a star-shaped gem.
Montblanc Prince Rainier IIIPrice: $256,000
In 2001, the Rainier III, Prince of Monaco had gone being an 82-year-old man. The historians used to associate his name with the country's economic growth. The jewelers arrived at a decision to owe their humble respect to the deceased politician too. They immortalized his name in the pens within the Prince Rainier III Limited Edition. There were launched 81 pens. The model differs with the imaginative open-worked cover «skeleton», which allows its owner to track the ink filling in the pen. Each pen is encrusted with 996 diamonds and 92 rubies.
Caran d'Ache La Modernista DiamondsPrice: $380,000
In 1999, the Caran d'Ache Company presented the La Modernista Diamonds Special Edition. The pens paid tribute to the famous Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi, whose works still decorate Barcelona’s streets. As Gaudi often used mosaic elements in his works, so the pen's developers decided to create the accessory in the same style. They only took diamonds and rubies instead of enamel and limestone. Each pen was made by hand, so it took designers half a year to release a collection.
Caran d'Ache Gotica PenPrice: $407,000
The Swiss artists from Caran d'Ache enriched the elite accessories market with one more Gothic Edition item n addition to the Gaudi-styled pen. The result dispelled the stereotypes stating that Gothic looks gray, predatory and medieval. Hexagonal rhodium plated silver barrel is crowned with arrow-shaped arches of bright blue color and heraldic items of the rarest diamonds of bright colors.
Montblanc Mystery MasterpiecePrice: $730,000
This is the fruit of the collaborative efforts undertaken by Montblanc and the famous French jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels. Mystery Masterpiece was released in 2006. This was the year of 100th Anniversary of both manufacturers foundation. The pen is made of white gold and lavishly encrusted with sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds, of course, containing 840 stones each. The society saw nine copies of the writing instrument only.
Caran d'Ache 1010 DiamondPrice: $1,000,000 The Swiss watchmakers inspired the developers of these quite expensive pens with outstanding design. The figures «1010» in the name of the pen are not taken randomly. It means 10 a.m. 10 minutes – the time when the clock’s hands look most harmonically. The pen’s barrel has been styled to look like the clock’s gears.
The exclusive collection consists of two series. The first one sports the silver barrel and costs less. The series counts 500 ball and 50 fountain pens, costing $19 thousand each. The second series can boast the rhodium plated gold barrel. There were produced only 10 pens, so its price reached $174 thousand. Later on, the company broadens its line-up with the item made of the white gold with cut diamond cover. The barrel is encrusted with 1010 diamonds. The price of this accessory is $1 million.
The Most Expensive Pen in the World
Montblanc Boheme Royal PenPrice: $1,500,000
The masterpiece of the German manufacturers Montblanc lead our rating of the most expensive pens in the world with their fountain Boheme Royal Pen. The nib is made by hand from 18 kt gold. The barrel is encrusted with platinum and engraved. The cap and the barrel are covered with 1430 white diamonds.