12 Most Expensive Pens In The World
Thursday, May 19, 2016, 8:00 am
In the past, humans used to write using quill pens. A quill pen is made using birds' feathers. People used to dip the quill in the ink and write on parchment. Quills were replaced by ink brushes and dip pens. Fountain pens started to appear from the 10th century. In the 17th century, two inventors John J. Loud and Laszlo Biro invented the modern ballpoint pen, which we all use today. There are mainly four types of pens that exist in the world today. They are ballpoint pen, rollerball pen, fountain pen and marker.
How much does a pen costs? A few dollars, right? Now, how much does a premium pen costs? Check these 12 most expensive pens in the world for an answer! Prepare yourself to see some mind-blowing numbers!
1.Visconti Alchemy H.R.H. Fountain Pen - $57,000
The Visconti Alchemy H.R.H. Fountain Pen is handcrafted. With two 18 carat gold nibs and two ink reservoirs, the pen is trimmed with two different metals; gold and silver vermeil. Available in two sizes, the body of the pen is made with red resin with a gold and silver trim adorned with 4 carat diamonds and rubies, one cap having a gold trim, and the other a silver trim.
2.Visconti Ripple H.R.H. Fountain Pen - $57,000
The Visconti Ripple H.R.H. Limited Edition Fountain Pen is made of 18 carat white gold with a two tone 18 carat gold nib. Adorned with diamonds, the pen runs for $57,000. With a double reservoir filling system, buyers can choose from the white gold or the black luxury pen.
3.Omas Phoenix Platinum Fountain Pen With Diamonds - $60,000
Made of 950 platinum and yellow Enamel and an 18 carat rhodiated engraved nib, the Omas Phoenix Platinum Fountain Pen Limited Edition With Diamonds goes for $60,000. Uniquely designed, this pen is still quite expensive even though it's not in the million dollar range. A great luxury pen for a great price.
4.Montblanc Boheme Royal Pen - $150,000
The Mont Blanc Boheme Royal Pen was inspired by the butterfly. With only six in creation, three of them are each made of solid white, yellow and rose gold, with 1402 Wesselton diamonds at 7.21 carats and 37 sapphires at .21 carats. The other three each have 840 diamonds at 4.35 carats and 591 sapphires at 3.87 carats.
5.Caran d'Ache 1010 Fountain Pen - $174,000
Made of 18 carat gold, the Caran d'Ache 1010 Fountain Pen has a diamond and a ruby on the outside of the barrel which is mostly transparent, where you can see some sapphires. Only ten of these pens were made, going for $174,000. A fraction of the cost of their Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen, but very elegant and regal.
6.Prince Rainer III LImited Edition 81 Pens - $260,200
The Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen was created in honor of Prince Rainier III of Monaco, with only 81 made in honor of the age at which the prince died. With 996 diamonds and 92 rubies, the body is made of 18 carat white gold. The nib is made of 18 carat gold with 19 rubies lining the clip ring.
7.Caran d'Ache La Modernista Diamonds Pen - $265,000
Caran d'Ache strikes again with their La Modernista Diamonds Pen that was released in 1995 at the Paris Pen Show. With 5000 Weselton diamonds, 100 rubies and an 18 carat rhodium coated gold nib, designer Antoni Guadi did a great job paying tribute to Spanish craftsmanship. This beauty sells for $265,000.
8.Caran d'Ache Gotica Pen - $450,453
Caran D'Ache has another pen among the most costliest pens in the world. Their Gotica Pen was a one of a kind when it launched in 2006, with only 1000 pens made. Gothic windows cover the sparkling pen with luminous colors and craftsmanship. Less costly than the Diamante, buyers can have this pen for $730,000.
9.Mystery Masterpiece - $730,000
The Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece Pen is a tribute to Mont Blanc and /van Cleef & Arpels, both stationary brands celebrating 1000 years of luxury. Buyers have the choice of rubies, emeralds or sapphires, with each pen individually designed. this luxurious pen is considered the fourth most expensive pen in the world.
10.Heaven Gold Pen - $995,590
Designed by Anita Tan, the Heaven Gold Pen is just that ... heavenly. However, this piece of heaven comes with a price tag of $995,590. Made from pink gold, the pen is adorned with Tsavorite gemstones that are two billion years old. Designed by a woman for a woman, this pen is the first luxury pen for females.
11.Caran d'Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen - $1 Million
The Caran d'Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen has 1010 diamonds on a body that is made from white gold. With exquisite workmanship, the pen contains some of the rarest stones in the world, putting the pen sale price at $1 million. Truly unique, it is the most costly of the Caran d'Ache pens.
12.Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen - $1.47 Million
Aurora Diamante fountain pen is the world's most expensive pen. This is clearly one of those billionaire possessions, and no common man can come close to touching it! Aurora Pens is an Italian pen manufacturing company that was established in 1919. The company is known for making highly-premium pens using precious metals and gems like gold, platinum and diamonds.
Aurora Diamante, the king of all pens, is made with 24 karat gold and DeBeers diamonds. The total weight of diamonds used in the pen is more than 30 karats. With embedded De Beers's diamonds, the barrel of the pen is made of solid platinum. The pen also has rhodium treated 18 KT solid gold nib.
With a price tag of $1.47 million, the pen sits on top of the world as the most elite and expensive pen. The company sells only one pen per year.