Fine writing instruments have a special place in the hearts of luxury enthusiasts, since most of them are actually regarded as works of art rather than simple, functional writing tools. The world’s most expensive pens are made using high-end materials such as gold and diamonds, which is why they cost hundreds of thousands of dollars or well over 1 million in some cases. Below you’ll find a top 10 containing the world’s most expensive pens, all flaunting unique designs, incredible build quality and glistening adornments.
10. Montblanc Boheme Royal Pen ($150,000)
Montblanc’s Boheme Royal Pen is a fabulous writing instrument in all regards, boasting a timeless, elegant design as well as an impressive array of diamond decorations. To be precise, this fantastic pen includes no less than 1,430 brilliant-cut diamonds, while the nib and the barrel were made out of 18k gold and white gold respectively. Furthermore, the clip of the pen impresses with a fabulous paramount-cut diamond as a centerpiece. That being said, it’s pretty clear that the Montblanc Boheme Royal Pen is definitely worth the price of $150,000.
9. Caran d’Ache ‘1010’ Fountain Pen ($174,000)
Caran D’Ache is famous for creating luxurious writing instruments, which is why you’ll find quite a few of its creations in our list. The first example is the Caran d’Ache ‘1010’ Fountain Pen, which is also one of the most exclusive fountain pens in the world, since it was created in just 10 examples. Highly luxurious, this pen features an 18-carat gold body as well as splendid decorations in the form of rubies, diamonds and sapphires. Placed at no.9 on our list, this fine example of sophistication and fine taste is worth $174,000.
8. Limited Edition Boheme Papillon Pen ($244,000)
The Limited Edition Boheme Papillon Pen comes in a set of 6 pieces, 3 of which were made using yellow, white and rose gold. These 3 stunning pens are decorated extensively with 1,402 Wesselton diamonds and 37 sapphires, while the other 3 are adorned with 840 diamonds and 591 sapphires. This highly exclusive and lavish pen was inspired in its design by a butterfly and was put together by the expert artisans at Montblanc. With a price tag of approximately $244,000, this gorgeous writing instrument is definitely one of the world’s most expensive.
7. Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen ($260,200)
As a tribute to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, this fabulous pen flaunts a unique, skeletonized design as well as a generous amount of diamond adornments, 996 to be exact. Furthermore, the pen’s body was made out of 18k white gold and boasts 92 rubies, while the clip ring was decorated with 19 rubies. Limited to just 81 units worldwide, the Prince Rainier III Limited Edition 81 Pen boasts an 18k gold nib as well as a royal price tag of $260,200.
6. La Modernista Diamonds Pen ($265,000)
Sketched out by Antoni Gaudi himself, the La Modernista Diamonds Pen is undoubtedly one of the most splendid creations bearing the mark of Caran D’Ache. Apart from its exquisite design, the pen also impresses with an 18k gold nib that was coated in rhodium, but its 5000 Weselton diamonds and 100 rubies are definitely quite exceptional as well.
5. Caran d’Ache Gotica Pen ($450,453)
Yet another fine writing instrument by Caran D’Ache is the Gotica Pen, which is valued at $450,453. As its name suggests, this stunning piece features a Gothic motif, more specifically gothic-styled windows, which can be found on all sides. Launched in 2006 in China, the Caran d’Ache Gotica features a price tag of $406,453, and it is part of a limited edition of 1000 units.
4. Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece ($730,000)
Honoring 100 years of successful collaborations between Mont Blanc and Van Cleef & Arpels, the Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece is definitely one of the most luxurious pens in the world. Flaunting a stunning design and a great number of diamond decorations, this pen can be customized according to preference by its owner, who can choose from a wide selection of sapphires, rubies or emeralds. Even though it comes with a price tag of $730,000, its exclusivity and lavishness are well worth the cost.
3. Heaven Gold Pen ($995,590)
With a price tag that’s just shy of $1 million, the Heaven Gold Pen was designed by Anita Tan with femininity and grace in mind. Aside from the fact that it was made out of lovely pink gold, this pen was decorated with very old Tsavorite gemstones, which definitely have something to do with its enormous price.
2. Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen ($1 million)
The last and the most expensive Caran d’ Ache fountain pen on our list is the 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition version, which is adorned with 1010 diamonds, as the name suggests. The body of the pen was made out of white gold, and it was designed to perfection by skilled artisans so that it would become one of the costliest and most sought after writing instruments in the world. Would you pay $1 million for it if you could?
1. Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen ($1.47 million)
Finally, the most expensive fountain pen in the world is the Aurora Diamante, which comes with a staggering price tag of $1.47 million. This overwhelming price is justified by the 2000 diamonds and countless other gems that were included in the pen’s manufacturing process. Furthermore, not only is this the most expensive writing instrument in the world, but it is also one of the most exclusive, since only 1 piece is created each year