Luxury items can be anything ranging from ships, yacht, cars, to hotels. However to go with these luxury items and to posses what is known as “luxury persona”, one has to has a pen that suits these accessories. Yes you heard it right! Pens are no longer considered as only necessary items!
Most of us are unaware of how costly a pen can be. Not only unaware, but I would bet that you would not, not even in your wildest imaginations will be able to think about the monetary value of some of the pens. Some of the world’s costliest pens have such unbelievable price tag that it will be not correct, almost indecent to call them pens! Maybe “writing instruments” fit better and also seem to justify the costs. The soaring prices are generally due to the exquisite material used in making these writing instruments and also due to the fact that these pens form a part of some limited collection. So, ladies and gentlemen, setting the lauding talk aside, I present to you a list of the world’s costliest pens: Pens that will make a bigger hole in your pocket than buying a mansion!
10. Montblanc Boheme Royal Pen, $150,000
This masterpiece from the designer Montblanc is a real treat to the eyes. The awesome Montblanc Boheme Royal Pen, as it is called, is one of its kind and is what is known as a luxury pen more so due to its unparalleled elegance and style. This writing masterpiece is laden with 1,430 brilliant-cut diamonds, which are a tribute to its craftsmanship. The most important part of the pen, the barrel is said to be crafted from 18-caret whit gold. It also has an 18 carat gold nib. Not only this, paramount-cut diamond finds its rightful place in the clip ring of the pen. The astounding Montblanc logo of the pen is designed with 19 sharp-cut diamonds. This beauty comes with a price tag of a whopping $150,000, which is equivalent to the entire income of two years of an average American.
9. Caran d’Ache ‘1010’ Fountain Pen, $174,000
Ranked 9th on this list is a creation of the very famous luxury stationary manufacturer, Caran d’Ache. This manufacturer has been known to produce many such items and this is merely a addition to their already magnificent portfolio. Behold people; this is the one and only, Caran d’Ache ‘1010’ Fountain Pen. So at this point we get the idea that most (if not all) of the pens in this list are infact going to be fountain pens. This magnificent pen is made up of 18 carat gold, with the inclusion of a very beautiful diamond and a ruby. It is reported that merely he design process of this writing instrument tokk more than over a year of work. The barrel of the pen is mostly transparent with an inclusion of sporadically occurring sapphire. This pen was introduced in a limited edition model; reportedly only 10 instances were manufactured.
8. Limited Edition Boheme Papillon Pen
Again from Mont Blanc, the manufacturer of the Boheme Royal (see 10 above), comes another masterpiece: a set of 6 super breathtaking and magnificent writing instruments. It is reported that the entire set of these pens was inspired by the butterfly, one of the nature’s most beautiful creations. Three of the six pens of this collection are made up of solid white, yellow and rose gold, other crystals that these three pens are laden with include: 1,402 Wesselton diamonds that make up about 7.21 carats, apart from that, there are 37 sparkling sapphires, which together have a total of 0.21 carats. The cap is the main part of the pen that gives away the source of its inspiration and it is also adorned with the signature Mont Blanc diamond. Other three pens of this collection are equally beautiful and the more importance is given to the fine shades of hues in them. The remaining three pens are glorified with 840 magnificent diamonds, weighing 4.35 carats, as well as 591 sapphires, of 3.87 carats.
7. Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen, $260,200
This beautiful pen was introduced in the honor of Prince Rainier III of Monaco. This pen is adorned with a one of a kind skeletonized structure. To its already beautiful design, it has a whopping 996 diamonds, 92 rubies and a well-crafted body of 18 carat white gold. In addition to these already present luxuries, it has in its clip ring 19 rubies; also the nib is made up of 18 carat gold. Only 81 pieces of this limited addition pen was available for sale signifying the age at which Prince Rainier III died.
6. La Modernista Diamonds Pen, $265,000
Again our very own Caran D’Ache is back in action!! Close behing number 5, developed in the year 1995, Caran d’Ache unveiled La Modernista Diamonds Pen and it was displayed at the Paris Pen Show. Antoni Gaudi is the architect of this magnificent beauty and is a tribute to the Spanish craftsmanship. The La Modernista is made up of 18-carat rhodium-coated gold nib, over 5000 Weselton diamonds and about 100 rubies.
5. Caran d’Ache Gotica Pen, $450,453
Ok, so by now Caran d’ Ache seems to run away with the show. It was also introduced as a limited sale model and was one of its kind as it was launched in China in 2006. Both the body and the cap of the pen is sparkling. All sides of the pen portray a gothic window; this feature is quite skillfully weaved into the structure of the pen and has been crafted in luminous colors. The Caran d’Ache Gotica Pen carries a price tag of $406,453. Also due to its limited edition launch, only about just more than 1000 pens are available.
4. Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece, $730,000
This limited edition mystery masterpiece was brought out as a tribute to the celebrations of 1000 years of two luxury stationary brands: Mont Blanc and Van Cleef & Arpels. This one of a kind luxury pen and the buyers can have an opinion or choice about the kind of variation that want in their pens: rubies, sapphires or emeralds. It is currently the fourth costliest pen in the world priced at $730,000.
3. Heaven Gold Pen, $995,590
Priced at $995,590, this elegant masterpiece is considered by many as the most beautiful pen ever. It was introduced by its designer, the famous, Anita Tan. This amazing art piece is crafted out of pink gold with Tsavorite gemstones embedded in it (which are, by the way, reported to be about two billion years old) and is the world first luxury pen meant for women and designed by a woman. The utter brilliance in its design and awesome craftsmanship (or I should say craftswoman ship) is reflected in its magnificent appearance. Such a work of art surely comes with a steep price tag. The heaven gold pen costs close to a million US dollars.
2. Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen, $1 million
Just beating the Heaven Gold Pen in terms of price tag, is Caran d’ Ache’s costliest pen available: The Caran d’ Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen. This pen, as the name suggests, is adorned with 1010 diamonds and the body is crafted from white gold. This pen is a perfect tribute to the craftsmanship of Caran d’ Ache and it has some of the rarest and costliest stones in the world. Thus in a way this pen is unique due to the perfect amalgamation of exquisite workmanship and the precious stones. Just beating Heaven Gold Pen (see point 3 above), this pen is priced at $1 million.
1. Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen, $1.47 million
In terms of price, the Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen beats all the rest hands down. Designed by Italy based Aurora, one of the finest makers of luxury pens, this masterpiece is said to be the first and the only world’s 30 caret pen. This pen has a whopping 2000 diamonds in its body and a plethora of other gems. To maintain its exclusivity, Aurora has decided to bring out with one such pen each year.