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 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.