Gold pen studded with 850 diamonds put on display

November 11th, 2010 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Melbourne, Nov 11 (IANS) A solid 18-carat white gold fountain pen encrusted with 850 diamonds was Thursday put on display in Australia’s Brisbane city.

The fountain pen costs $1.7 million and has been put up at the Brisbane Arcade’s The Pen Shoppe, AAP reported.

The elegant Caran d’Ache 1010 fountain pen was designed as a tribute to Swiss watchmaking.

The Pen Shoppe’s owner Barbara Nichol said a number of people have shown interest in buying the gold pen.

“Fountain pens have made a significant comeback recently. With computers, handwriting has been considered a dying art.

“However, we’ve found more and more people wanting to perfect their writing style and they want to use a nib and ink,” Nichols was quoted as saying.

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