While many of us may think of fountain pens as residing in some stuffy library of a gentleman, there is just as much appreciation for this writing utensil for women as well. The fountain pen transcends gendered norms and is a great equalizer in the world of craftsmanship. While watches may be a man’s world and shoes a woman’s – everyone loves a fountain pen.
With that said, some designs may be appreciated by a woman’s penchant for beauty a bit more. Here are five femininely designed pens, just for you.
Montblanc Muses: Elizabeth Taylor
Has there ever been anyone quite like Liz? Her beauty, grace, and talent as an actress made her an easy choice for Montblanc’s Muse. The pen has subtle touches to Taylor that make this an appropriate tribute to the Hollywood starlet. From the engraved signature on the grip to the ring-shaped clip as a nod to Taylor’s famous love for jewelry. The cap and barrel are the best tributes to the film star of all: they are covered with a dark violet lacquer in homage to Elizabeth Taylor’s legendary eyes, creating a contrast with the platinum-coated fittings.
Graf von Faber Castell Guilloche Yozakura
Maybe we should call this one a Gräfin for the feminine quality of this pen. This Yozakura upends the minimalism of the German pen silhouette and adds an additional touch of elegance with the rosy resin body. Perfectly paired with a handbag, this pen is an ideal gift (and price point!) for upcoming Valentine’s Day.
Caran d’Ache Lights LÉMAN SLIM Fountain Pen
Caran d’Ache has created a pen that is more like jewelry than a writing instrument. The rhodium and silver-coated body offers superior weight while being a slimmer option for everyday writing use. Intricately cut into the barrel are baguette diamond-inspired lines, giving it a bit of texture and class to the otherwise simple design. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but this fountain pen isn’t far behind.
S.T. Dupont Liberté
An expertly crafted pen for anyone, the Liberté’s shape is a nod back to the beauty of art deco and elegance that defined the mid-20th Century. With an unparalleled shape when capped to gentle curve, this pen resembles a beautiful woman in her Little Black Dress – and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Tiffany’s Atlas Fountain Pen
The iconic brand makes the ultimate fountain pen for those who appreciate the feminine beauty of the brand. Made of sterling silver and gold vermeil, this pen has achieved the perfect balance of romance and utility that Tiffany’s is known for. Coming only in a fine nib, this pen is just right for writing love notes for years to come.