The pen is regarded as one of the best inventions from mankind because it was the onset of numerous changes in our life and lifestyle. It is a writing instrument that helps us to pen our thoughts on paper.
In earlier times, human beings have used a dip pen, ink brush, quill, and even a red pen for writing purposes. The actual revolution was in creating the modern-day pen that has made the work of writing much simpler and easier.
During the early 19th century a pen was considered a symbol of status and wealth, and men loved keeping one. There is numerous person in and around the globe who still value and appreciate the pen and gives it due importance.
We all have heard one of the most common saying that a pen is mightier than a sword but have you ever come across one where it is said that it is also a luxury item and can be equally expensive as any other art or collectable.
There are several varieties of this writing instrument that have found favour with wealthy patrons and collectors. They are willing to spend astronomical figures for a premium writing instrument.
The most expensive pen in the world is made with the help of gold, silver, platinum or other expensive metal and studded with precious tomes.
This makes them high-priced and valuable in the eyes of the beholder. Some of the most expensive pens have a tag of seven figures and are on the wish-list of numerous individuals.
#1. Tibaldi – Fulgor Nocturnus
At a price tag of 8 million US dollars, Fulgor Nocturnus is the most expensive pen in the world on the current date. The luxury product has been manufactured by world-renowned maker Tibaldi of Florence.
It was auctioned in Shanghai, China in the year 2010 and was part of a limited edition series as the manufacturers created only one pen.
Fulgor Nocturnus has gained its reputation of being the best as it was based on Divine Proportions of Phi. It has a divine shape and is studded with nine hundred and forty-five black diamonds and one hundred and twenty-three rubies.
The rarest and precious pen has automatically become one of the most expensive pens in the world.
#2. Aurora – The Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen
The Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen at a tag of 1.47 million US dollars is one of the most expensive pens in the world. It has been manufactured by the Italian origin Aurora Company that has been in the manufacturing business of pen since the year 1919.
It is a part of a limited edition series as the company makes only one pen every year.
It is made from pure platinum, and the nib is rhodium-treated, two-tone of 18 karat gold. The makers have used one thousand nine hundred and nineteen diamonds of thirty carats from the renowned brand De Beers to make this pen more valuable.
The buyer has the option to personalize this luxury item with a portrait, logo/coat of arms or signature.
#3. Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen
Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen is a luxury product from the Swiss manufacturer Caran d’Ache. At a cool 1 million US dollars, it is no doubt one of the most expensive pens in the world.
Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen as the name suggests is part of a limited edition series and hence its immense popularity and demand. The most expensive pen is handcrafted with the help of white gold. The beautifully designed body is studded with one thousand and ten diamonds to give it an exotic look.
#4. Heaven Gold Pen
The Heaven Gold Pen is designed by Anita Tan and at a staggering amount of 1 million US dollars is one of the most expensive pens in the world. It is the first of its kind because no woman had designed a pen before her, and this pen is also meant for females. It was part of a limited edition series as only eight pens were manufactured.
Heaven Gold Pen has a girly appearance as it is made with pink gold. The most expensive pen is also studded with 43 carats Tsavorite gemstones and one hundred and sixty-one brilliant color diamonds.
#5. Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels– Mystery Masterpiece
Extravagance is the name of the game, and Mystery Masterpiece is one of its finest examples. The designing, the price, and the looks are all unique and out-of-this-world.
The credit for creating Mystery Masterpiece goes to two prestigious brands Montblanc, the pen manufacturers and Van Cleef & Arpels, the famous jewelry house.
They have made a name for themselves by creating a true masterpiece that has been hailed as the best by artists and critics alike. At a price of 730,000 US dollars, Mystery Masterpiece is one of the most expensive pens in the world.
The most expensive pen in the world is made with the help of sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. These precious stones have made it a valuable and coveted item in the world of collectors.
The pen is a part of a limited edition series and was designed to celebrate the centenary of the two involved brands. Three individual editions will be crafted using one of the precious stones mentioned above.
#6. Caran d’Ache – La Modernista Diamonds Pen
La Modernista Diamonds Pen was made in the year 1999 by the well-known Swiss origin brand Caran d” Ache to honor Antonio Gaudi, the popular modernist architect. At a price value of 265,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pens in the world.
The most expensive pen is very valuable and is a handmade creation and design of Roberto Perron, the master jeweler. The masterpiece was created in a time-frame of six months.
It is made with rhodium-coated silver components. It is studded with five thousand and seventy-two Wessel diamonds of 20 carats and ninety-six beautiful rubies of 32 carats. The nib is made from rhodium-coated 18 karat gold.
#7. Mont Blanc Prince Rainer III
At a price of 220,000 US dollars, Montblanc Prince Rainer III is one of the most expensive pens in the world. Prince Rainer III died in the year 2005 at the age of 81. To honor him, Montblanc designed a limited edition series of the eighty-one pen.
The exceptional and priceless pen Montblanc Prince Rainer III is adorned with a diamond motif of white gold and is studded with ninety-two stunning rubies and nine hundred and ninety-six beautiful diamonds to reflect the Grimaldi coat of arms. The nib is also made of 18 karat gold.
#8. Montblanc Boheme Papillion
Montblanc Boheme Papillion is a limited edition series by the well-known manufacturers Montblanc. Only six pens were manufactured in rose gold, yellow and solid white. At a price tag of 198,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pens in the world.
Montblanc Boheme Papillion is studded with fourteen hundred diamonds and thirty-seven sapphires which are wrapped around the body of the pen in three levels. It is jewelry craftsmanship at its best as star-shaped diamond sparkles on the top of the cap, and plant tendrils and butterflies adorn the body.
#9. Omas Phoenix Platinum – Fountain Pen Luxury Edition with Diamonds
Omas Phoenix Platinum – Fountain Pen Luxury Edition with Diamonds is a limited edition series. At a price tag of 60,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pens in the world.
Omas Phoenix Platinum – Fountain Pen Luxury Edition with Diamonds is a cone-shaped truncated pen that depicts great style and amazing design. It is made with the help of nine hundred and fifty platinum, and yellow enamel and the nib is manufactured with rhodium based 18 karat gold.
#10. Visconti Ripple H.R.H Fountain Pen
Visconti Ripple H.R.H Fountain Pen is an amazing luxury product from the house of Visconti, who is renowned manufacturers of fountain pens, rollerball pens, superior ball pens, jewels, and watches.
The pen is part of a limited edition series hence is rare and valuable. At a price tag of 57,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pens in the world.
Visconti Ripple H.R.H Fountain Pen is made from white gold of 18 karat and diamonds. Its nib is manufactured from two-tone 18 karat gold. This is one of the most expensive pens and is worth every penny you spend on it.
#11. Visconti Alchemy H.R.H Fountain Pen
Visconti Alchemy H.R.H Fountain Pens are part of H.R.H collection launched by Visconti, the famous manufacturers of the pen. At a price tag of 57,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pens in the world.
Visconti Alchemy H.R.H Fountain Pens are handcrafted fountain pens and include two ink reservoirs and two nibs. It is trimmed with silver vermeil and gold. The most expensive fountain pen has dragon ornamentation on them in silver and gold vermeil along with 4-carat diamond and rubies on it.
#12. Visconti the Forbidden City HRH Fountain Pen
At a price tag of 50,000 US dollars, Visconti Alchemy H.R.H Fountain Pens is one of the most expensive fountain pens in the world. This is part of its HRH collection and is popular in the world for its amazing style and outstanding quality. It is part of the limited edition series and hence is considered rare and valuable.
Visconti Alchemy H.R.H Fountain Pens is made with 18 karat gold and has diamonds integrated on it. The fountain pen has an innovative filling system that has been specially designed by Visconti for its pens.
#13. Gaia High Luxury Omas Fountain Pen
Omas is a high-profile brand that has manufactured one of the most popular luxurious items in the world. Gaia High Luxury Omas Fountain Pens at a price tag of 43,000 US dollars is one of the most expensive pens.
The external and internal part of Gaia High Luxury Omas Fountain Pens is crafted in white gold and 18 karats gold respectively. This writing instrument is decorated with precious stones making it one of the most in-demand items.
#14. Crew 60th White Gold Tebaldi Fountain Pen
As the name suggests, Crew 60th White Gold Tebaldi Fountain Pens have been created by the renowned Italian origin manufacturers Tebaldi in collaboration with the world-class automotive company Bentley.
It is a limited edition series as the production was stopped at number eighty. At 43,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pens in the world.
Crew 60th White Gold Tebaldi Fountain Pens are fountain pens and have been crafted with 18 karat gold. The design, the style, and finishing are to be seen to believe. This handcrafted item is designed to match the dashboard of Bentley.
The enclosure where you will find the Tebaldi signature is transparent so that the user can see the ink inside. The tip is made of 18-carat gold covered with ruthenium and rhodium.
#15. Marte Omas Fountain Pen
Marte Omas Fountain Pens are exquisite fountain pens that are known for their design, appearance, and style. At a price tag of 43,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive fountain pens in the world. It is part of a limited edition series as only thirty pens were made by the company.
Marte Omas Fountain Pens are customized products for specific individuals. The writing instrument is made of gold and rubies. When you see the pen, you will find that natural beauties like craters, deserts, and mountains are designed on the fountain pen along with four rubies. The nib is made of 18-carat gold.
The pen is considered personal by the user, and you might have come across some individuals who are intimately and deeply attached with their pen.
It is often considered a very personal item that most people do not want to share. The pen can also be a coveted item if it is from a luxury brand, and it has been modified to suit the needs of both wealthy individuals and collectors.