The right pen for you

If a freebie won’t do, try a solid gold attention-getter


Can we judge a person by their pen? How much are you prepared to spend?

Cheap: Promotional pens

No money? No problem – just pocket promotional pens from your local bank, estate agent, doctor, dentist or visiting trade fair. So long as they carry a business name, it’s OK.

TOTAL: Promotional ball-point. Free

Standard: Executive pens

An “executive” pen is midrange, somewhat classier. According to office supplies retailer Officeworks, its best-selling Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Gold Trim Ballpoint, with blue ink and a medium-point 0.7mm nib for $24.95, is “preferred the world over for its reliability and durability”. If fountain pens are more your style, the Parker Jotter Fountain sells for $29.95.

TOTAL: Parker Jotter Stainless Steel Gold Trim Ball-point, $24.95,

Deluxe: Luxury pens

The Aurora Diamante, containing over 30 carats of De Beers diamonds on a solid platinum barrel and with a solid gold nib, will cost you upwards of $US1.5 million ($1.43 million). But they sell only one a year. At a more reasonable $3813, the Etoile De Montblanc Etoile Précieuse Fountain Pen might be more in your price range. This cartridge fountain pen is rhodium-plated with an 18-carat yellow gold nib. It has a Montblanc diamond in its cap-top and a “diamonds pavé” encrusted clip. Best be careful leaving it about.

TOTAL: Etoile De Montblanc Etoile Précieuse Fountain Pen, $3813,


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