The late Queen Elizabeth II had a long history of favoring a Parker. In fact, we had previously written about her love for the brand, even going so far as to give Parker a royal warrant, becoming the official supplier of writing instruments to the Royal Household. This legacy of reciprocal appreciation for one another has been well-documented over the years and the Parker Sonnet Special Edition Jubilee release is a culmination of this.
The Sonnet silhouette debuted in 1994 and has since become a design that encompasses the beauty and refinement of Parker. With a delicate cigar-shaped body, a balanced writing experience, and an agreeable price point for many, it is a pen fit for a queen – or for anyone else in the market looking for a reliable, dependable pen.
The Parker Sonnet Special Edition Jubilee was designed to commemorate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne, an achievement not held by any other British monarch. Details throughout the pen celebrate this milestone and acknowledge the longevity and diplomacy of Elizabeth’s reign.
The striking sapphire barrel was inspired by St Edward’s and Imperial State Crowns and gives the pen a regal look against the gold nib and 925 solid silver cap. The nib is 23-carats and has a commemorative 70th Jubilee stamping to give the appreciation and reverence of the monarch’s long reign. The pen is available in fountain pen (€)400), rollerball (€)325), and ballpoint (€)260).
While Her Majesty may no longer be with us, her legacy will be felt for years to come. It’s hard to think of her absence, being such an integral part of the British identity for most of our lifetimes, but Parker has made a pen that is worthy of her legacy, her grace, and her steadfast commitment to her role.