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10 World’s Most Expensive Fountain Pens and Why They Are Expensive

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From the time when the first fountain pen was made to this date fountain pen has been a popular writing instrument. Either its formal writing or informal, a fountain pens can always be used, and are being used worldwide. In fact in some countries, it is compulsory for high school students to use fountain pens till their last day in school.

Some people use fountain pens just to meet their writing requirements and some are fond of collecting fountain pens and using them, and there is a big population of these pen collectors around the globe. Either you are a curious pen collector or a billionaire, here is a list of 10 most expensive pens in the world for you.

10. OMAS Phoenix Platinum

OMAS Phoenix Platinum

10 years from now OMAS will be celebrating their century of manufacturing luxury writing instruments. This Italian based company is selling a pen, named Phoenix Platinum. This pen is a sign of luxury and perfection on its own. Therefore having a big price tag of $60,000. This pen is surely going to increase the grace of your working table.

Reason: This pen is made of 950 Platinum and Yellow enamel. Not just this, but the pen has a 18 karat gold nib enhancing its smoothness and delicacy.

9. Montblanc Boheme Royal

Montblanc Boheme Royal

It’s been more than a century that this company is producing luxury writing instruments, founded in 1906 this company’s star sign is how it is identified all around the world. Montblanc Boheme Royal is a pen of extreme luxury and beauty. This pen comes with a price tag of $150,000.

Reason: This pen comes with 1,430 brilliant-cut diamonds engraved on it while the Pen as a whole is crafted in 18 karat gold, and the nib is too made of 18 karat gold enhancing its abilities and elegance. Not to forget that the clip of this pen is embellished by a paramount-cut diamond, making the pan nothing less that a Royal sign, while the famous star logo of Montblanc is also comprised of 19 diamonds.

8. Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen

Montblanc Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen

It’s been more than a century that Montblanc is creating luxury writing instruments. Since this pen was manufactured in the name of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, as he passed away in 2005 at the age of 81, only 81 pens were made. This pen is of worth $260,200.

Reason: This pen is crafted in 18k white gold enhancing its beauty while this very pen is encrusted with 996 facet cut diamonds and 92 rubies along with 19 on the clip enhancing its style. Most of all this pen is designed in such a unique way that the inner parts are visible.

7. La Modernist by Caran D’Ache

La Modernist by Caran D'Ache

Made by Swiss company Careen D’Ache this pen was manufactured in 1999 as a tribute to great modernist architect, Antonio Gandi. This single pen is handcrafted by Robert Person, a great craftsman. This pen was sold for $265,000 in 2001.

Reason: This pen is embellished with 5,072 vessel ton diamonds that, in total, weight about 20 carats. The pen is also engraved with 96 rubies of 32 carats, along with an 18k rhodium coated gold nib. Also, all this made the pen to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records for its expensiveness at that time.

6. Gothica by Caran d’Ache

Gothica by Caran d'Ache

Caran D’Ache has been manufacturing luxury writing instruments for over a century now. It was pen was launched in 2006. It is a limited edition pen and only 1140 pens are made. It’s designed as a tribute to Gothic art. This very pen is worth $406,453.

Reason: This pen is limited edition with 18k rhodium plated gold nib. This pen has a six-sided body. Each body having a Gothic window of rosette and flours-de-lie all made with bright pigments. While the whole body is rhodium plated, this pen is a luxury instrument for sure

5. Mystery Masterpiece

Mystery Masterpiece

Both the companies Montblanc and Vancleef & Arpels were found in 1906, in 2006 two brands while celebrating the mutual century of formulating elegant luxury instruments they by utilizing their combined skills manufactured a limited edition pen, Mystery Masterpiece. Therefore, this pen comes in three different variations each worth $730,000.

Reason: As mentioned above, this pen comes in three different models. One with the allure of rubies and the second one with breathtaking sapphires while the third one with the rugged emeralds. Each pen comes with 840 high quality fine diamonds and more than 20 karats of gemstones. Each stone is set with the distinctive mystery setting unique of Van Cleef & Arpets which are embedded on white gold body by Montblanc. As a result, by the combined talent of both companies we have here a ‘Mystery Masterpiece’.

4. Heaven Gold Pen by Anita Tan

Heaven Gold Pen by Anita Tan

This pen is considered to be the first pen designed by a woman for women. This fine piece of art is designed by Anita Tan. The inspiration of this pen comes from the idea of Heaven and the Universe. This gorgeous lady is worth $1 million.

Reason: Heaven Gold pen is worth $1 million. The main reason why this pen is worth a million dollars is its beauty and unique creation. This pen is crafted out of 24kt pure gold, with pink gold enhancing its appearance and specifying its uniqueness.

Not just pink gold, but this pen comes with 161 brilliant colored diamonds studded with 43 carats Tsavorite gemstones which are considered to 2 billion years old gemstones. Furthermore, the gems are used in such a way that they form a heart, a diamond and a flower shape on the pen’s clip. Clearly not one reason why this pen is worth $1 million.

3. Caran D’Ache 1010 Diamonds

Caran D'Ache 1010 Diamonds

Swiss based company Caran D’Ache is manufacturing luxury writing instruments for over a 100 year manufactured a pen in tribute to swiss watch making culture in Genua workshops. This limited edition luxurious pen comes in three different models or styles with different kind of diamond cutting. This beauty is mostly handmade and is a masterpiece on its own. It costs $1 million.

Reason: This pen is $1million, and there should be some reasons why this pen is this expensive.

Caran d’Ache 1010 diamond is craved in white gold with 850 diamonds studded on it, as a whole over 24 carats they make. The ring of this masterpiece is encrusted with 88 white diamonds along with 8 black diamonds enhancing its style and beauty to a killing level. The cap of the pen has 572 diamonds engraved on it, all purely by hand. The nib of this pen is made of 18 karat gold which is rhodium plated. The nib is also embellished with a gear wheel design, all handmade.

2. Aurora Diamante

Aurora Diamante Fountain Pens

Aurora Diamante is manufactured by an elegant Italian company named Aurora. This single pen is so exotic that the company only produces one pen a year. Only millionaires can afford this pen because of its high price of $1.47 million.

Reason: This pen is made up of platinum with De Beers diamonds engraved on it. The company claims this pen to be the only pen in the world to contain over 30 carats of diamonds. And the 18 KT solid gold nib enhances its smoothness and ensures that the writer feels what he’s writing.

1. Fulgor Nocturnus

Fulgor Nocturnus Fountain Pens

“Fulgor Nocturnus” translate to “Night Glow”. This odd named pen is manufactured by the combined talent of European penmanship and best Italian Jewellers. This black beauty is based on Tibaldi Divina model. Furthermore, the construction of this lady is done by keeping in mind the ancient concept of Divine proportion or simply Phi, enhancing its beauty and grip. Another big reason for the smoothness of this pen is the arrangement of diamonds, a large diamond between four smaller stones.

Reason: This pen was sold for $8million in Shanghai, China. The main reason why this pen is worth $8million is its beauty, variety of high quality stones and material.
This pen has 1113 high quality black diamonds engraved on the barrel and 945 black diamonds on the cap.

Black diamonds are used to enhance its beauty. Rubies are also used, 123 high quality fine rubies are used to embellish its clip and 16 rubies on the button of the cap. Not just stones but to enhance the grip of stones pen’s cap, barrel and trim are made of ruthenium plated solid 18k gold. All the materials are produced in Switzerland and the Quality of the material used is certified by Swiss Federal Customs Administration Office in Geneva. Thus a total of 2197 stones are used in this pen. Not a single reason why this pen was sold for $8million while all the proceedings were to be donated to charity.