The 5 Most Expensive Pens in the World that Every Gentleman should Own
Pens have long been a symbol of class, influence, and power. They represent a respite from digitisation and the blitheness of typing a quick tweet or text, making one profoundly aware of the value of eloquence. The act of writing with a pen becomes intensely personal, offering an oasis in the midst of a man’s hectic modern life. And when writing is by most expensive pen made from platinum and gold and embossed with precious stones, it will undeniably make writing an expensive yet classy affair. Uber-luxurious and expensive pens epitomise the worth of someone, typically modern society conferring invisible ranks and titles on people who use or own uber-luxurious and expensive pen brands. Expensive pens appeal as collectables, holding their value over time. Let us take a look at the 5 most expensive pens in the world that every gentleman should own. The fact that each brand has its own story, told by way of carefully and delicately crafted designs, materials and colours, immensely adds to their collectability.
Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen
This inimitable piece comprises 30 carats of 2000 De Beers diamonds embellished on the pen’s solid platinum barrel and is created by the highly elitist and highly regarded luxury designer pens brand Aurora. It features a nib which is designed and crafted from 18k two-tone rhodium-treated solid gold and is personalised with a coat of arms, portrait or signature. This pen is so exclusive that only one pen is released every year. Moreover, it is the only 30 carats diamond pen making it one of the most expensive pens in the world with a jaw-dropping price of $1,470,600.
Mystery Masterpiece Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels
This pen is a co-creation of Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels so as to celebrate the centenary of these two renowned brands. This stylish, ultra-chic writing instrument is one of the most expensive pens and comes in three separate editions. There are only three pieces of each design and the gemstones. Each pen has diamonds and gemstones such as emeralds, sapphires and rubies that embellish Montblanc’s meticulously crafted masterpiece body made of delicate white gold, and set in a Van Cleef & Arpels patented mystery setting concealing the gemstone settings and creating an illusion where the blossoms formed by the gemstones float on the background of the transparent resin. Heralded by artists and critics alike, this ‘Mystery Masterpiece’ forms a genuinely fitting tribute to two of the greatest and most prominent writing brands worldwide. This pen is priced at around $730,000.
La Modernista Diamonds Carand’Ache
Sold by the Swiss brand Caran d’Ache and made by the famous jewellery maker Robert Perron, this pen is crafted from solid silver material coated in rhodium and is bejewelled with rubies and diamonds. This unique, elegant and classy pen has an 18k gold nib which is also coated in rhodium. Encrusted with around 5000 Wesselton diamonds weighing 20 carats and around 96 rubies weighing 32 carats, it took about six months of labour for designing and crafting La Modernista. These best luxury pens were also listed in the Guinness Book of World Record as the most expensive pen back in the year 2001. The pen costs approximately $265,000
Omas Phoenix Platinum Fountain Pen with Diamonds
This thoughtfully, intricately designed truncated cone-shaped pen is a genuine embodiment of style and luxury while writing. To commemorate the Beijing Summer Olympics, Omas introduced the ‘Flight of the Phoenix’ fountain pen collections. The Fenghuang or Chinese Phoenix which is the symbol of unity is portrayed in bold lacquer on the pen’s barrel and on the cap is Parthenon, Greece’s finest temple. These two great civilisations are thus symbolically joined to create the whole of the pen, with a stylised Greek key band marking the place where these two civilisations met. The Beijing Summer Palace is etched on the 18-karat rhodium-treated gold engraving nib and jade crowns the cap. The body of the pen is made of pure platinum that makes it one of the most expensive pens in the world. This limited-edition collection comes in a variety of colours and precious-metal combinations including diamonds carrying an overwhelming price tag of $60,000
Visconti Alchemy H.R.H Fountain Pen
An exclusive product, the body of the pen is classic and sophisticated adorned with precious stones such as white and yellow diamonds and red rubies and is sold in two variations – black and gold. The cap is also very elegant and is made of silver and gold to give it a complete luxurious touch. This magnum opus comes with a pen-stand which is also a crystal inkwell and is designed as the spiritual representation of the circle of life. The pen from the luxury pens and best pens brand Visconti Alchemy is displayed within the circle suspended by hidden magnets and has two sides, i.e. two fountain pens in one, each with a separate ink reservoir and Visconti’s 23k Palladium nib plated in white and yellow gold for different writing styles. The price of this product is around $57,000.