As children, we all start writing using a pencil. Following this, we use ballpoint pens. We might have also used pens, which are expensive such as Cross and Parker ballpoint pens. In fact, pens are quite significant as their uses are endless. Barack Obama, the president of US apparently used 22 different pens to sign the health-care bill. These pens became artifacts and they were given away as souvenirs to people supporting the bill.
Several kinds of pens are available ranging from ballpoint pens (uses oil based ink) to the fountain pen (uses ink that is water based, which flows through the nib) to roller pens (uses gel ink). There are a variety of color options including glitter effect and metallic colors. The price of the pen depends on the kind and reputation of the maker. The world’s most expensive pens are discussed below.
Top 10 Expensive Pens In The World
Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen – Priced at $1.47 Million
Manufactured by an Italian, Aurora is well known for its sophisticated writing instruments. This company’s Fountain Pen called Diamante is popular for its smoothness in flow while writing. It consists of about two thousand diamonds, which are encrusted throughout the body of this fabulous pen.
This is not only a pen, but a special piece of jewelry too. It is a status symbol and to add an extra touch of luxury to this masterpiece, gold is used to make the nib. Only one piece is made every year making this incredible piece a rare one.
Caran d’Ache – Priced at $1 million
This is one of the recognized makers of writing instruments, fine art products and pencils with its base in Switzerland. This manufacturer has created a fountain pen, which is a limited edition and is covered with 850 diamonds.
A special touch is given to the cap of this pen, which has twenty-six lines of studded diamonds of 22-baguette cut. The body is luxurious and rich, as white gold is used to make this piece. This pen would be one of a kind in your collection.
Heaven Gold Pen – Priced at $1 million
Heaven Gold is probably for that special girl, as its body is molded with 24-karat pink gold. This pen was originally referred to as the first gold and diamond pen. This creation was made by Anita Tan. It consists of 1888 diamonds, which weigh about 48 carats and the specialty is the brilliant colors in 161 stones.
The special favorite gemstones, which are estimated to be around two billion years old with a weight of 43 carats, are also found in this pen. The shape of the diamonds in the pen is varied from flower to heart. The heart shaped diamond is found at the center of the pen. The inspiration of this pen was derived from the cosmos in the beginning of 2012 a time when the planets and stars realigned.
Mont Blanc – The Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece – Priced at $ 730,000
Imagine a collaboration of the best manufacturers of the best and luxurious leather, watches and writing instruments to create the most prestigious jewelry in the world. This is precisely what happened when Van Cleef, Arpels and Mont Blanc joined hands to create a limited edition pen, which was an absolute masterpiece.
This pen was created to celebrate the German giant centenary and it was certainly not a disappointment. This pen adorns 840 diamonds. Clients are given the choice of adding other gems like sapphires, emeralds and rubies to add a touch of contrast. It is certainly a mystery masterpiece and the name perfectly suits this work of art.
Caran d’Ache Gothica Pen – Priced at $ 406,453
Caran d’Ache was created as a tribute to the Gothic art and only 1140 pens were made. This pen is manufactured with sterling silver, which is encrusted in rhodium and has a Gothic touch of fleur de lis and gothic window of decoration on either side with a combination of scintillating colors.
Caran d’Ache La Modernista Diamond Pen –Priced at $275,000
La-Modernista pen of Caran d’Ache consists of about 5072 diamonds, which weighs around thirty carats. The diamonds are encrusted throughout the body of this pen.
It also consists of ninety six rubies with a gold nib, which is layered with rhodium and weighs eighteen carats. The manufacturing time taken to make the pen by hand was about six months.
Mont Blanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen – Priced at $ 260,200
This pen has been named in the honor of Prince Rainier III, the prince of Monaco, who died at the age of eight-one in 2005. The manufacturer made only 81 pieces of this masterpiece.
The body of this pen is covered with 996 diamonds, which are facet cut along with ninety two rubies. The pen is casted from eighteen carat white gold. There are nineteen rubies on the clip ring too. The nib of this pen is in gold and measures eighteen carats.
Visconti HRH – The Limited Edition Ripple Fountain Pen – Priced at $ 57,000
This limited edition fountain pen is created with the body manufactured from white gold. It weighs about eighteen carats. The nib is also created with eighteen carat gold and the body is encrusted with diamonds. The pen works on a double reservoir system, which is one of its salient features.
Visconti HRH – The Limited Edition Forbidden City Fountain Pen – Priced at $ 42,200
This Limited edition is rightly named the Forbidden City pen, as the manufacturer has created this excellent pen using black resin. It has been manufactured by the Italian manufacturer Visconti.
This amazing piece features a unique and creative filling system referred to as the power filler. It flaunts the diamonds and gold in the nib and the body.
Grayson Tighe Limited Edition Fountain Pen – Priced at $ 24,000
This fountain pen is a limited edition pen created with eighteen carat yellow gold. The pen has a special carving of the Acanthus leaf. The coating is made of rhodium and then tipped with iridium. Germany is the place where this special fountain pen is created by hand and customized.