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Gold has long been a popular colour and material for fountain pens — whether that is because of it’s aesthetics, its weight, or the luxury element.
At The Pen Company, we stock a wide range of gold-coloured fountain pens, alongside pens made from real gold — so, whatever your reasons for loving a golden pen, we have you covered.
In this article we decided to introduce to you five very different gold fountain pens from our selection; starting with the cheapest and ending with the most expensive.
Join us as we journey through these gold writing tools.
Lamy AL-Star fountain pen
This Special Edition Lamy AL-Star fountain pen is, in fact, bronze in colour, but we felt that’s close enough to gold to get a mention in this list — especially at the incredibly low price point of £25.50.
The AL-Star range offers a simple yet stylish and ergonomic design, making it ideal for anyone — from beginners to those who are long-term fountain pen lovers.
Kaweco Brass Sport fountain pen
Again, this pen isn’t gold, but is machined from solid brass to an octagonal-shaped barrel — making it very interesting to look at indeed.
Over time, the raw brass of the Kaweco Brass Sport fountain pen will develop a beautiful burnished patina, making it unique to you and your use of it.
This pen is ideal for those who enjoy a chunkier writing instrument and is the perfect size for slipping in a pocket. Weighing in at 44 grams, you will always know it’s still there, too.
At just £62.50, the Brass Sport is the perfect treat for yourself or a loved one.
Caran d’Ache Gold Chevron Ecridor fountain pen
The Caran d’Ache Ecridor fountain pen in gold chevron is again made from solid brass, featuring a spectacular gilded chevron-engraved barrel.
The steel nib is also gold-plated, which results in an extremely elegant-looking pen.
This Caran d’Ache fountain pen costs £221 and is the perfect writing tool for anyone with a love of metal, slimline pens.
Pelikan Toledo 700 fountain pen
The Pelikan Toledo 700 is a slightly smaller version of the Toledo 900. It is created from 925 sterling silver which is then plated with fine gold film before being engraved by hand. The nib is also 18-carat gold with a rhodium trim.
The Toledo fountain pen is named after the Spanish city that is well-known for its continued use of Damascus patterning — the inspiration for the exquisite decorative technique used on this instrument.
The Toledo has featured this patterning since 1931, and 50 of this pen are now made in Germany per month by hand — each pen unique.
To own one of these pens will cost you £825.
Jack Row Architect fountain pen in yellow gold & sapphire
This fountain pen is breathtakingly beautiful, from its solid 18-carat yellow gold outer filigree to its 0.90 carats of brilliant-cut blue sapphires.
If you are wanting a unique, limited edition gold fountain pen that stands out from the crowd, then look no further.
The Jack Row Architect fountain pen costs £24,000 and is made to order with a limit of 88 pieces worldwide.