World’s Most Expensive Pen
Mont blanc and Van clef & Arpels collaborated to bring the world the Bob Mackie of pens! Playa, if Cher uncapped this bad boy she could wear the pieces to the Oscars. The designers have done something similar to a kindergarten glittery art project – replacing glitter with diamonds, which appeared to be strip mined from Liberace’s toilet seat.
Given what I know about pens, which I’d admit is not as much as I’d like, I am not entirely sure under what conditions a pen like this would be appropriate. Signing a treaty banning blood diamonds? No, that wouldn’t do it. Writing an entry in your million dollar journal hand crafted with the shells of unicorn eggs and fairy dust? Perhaps. In any case, I guess it would have to be some kind of special to justify breaking out an instrument, which in some cases might be worth more than you are.
That said, I bet nothing makes you feel more like a royalty as you play another round of “beat the bank” with twenty dollar check written with this pen. Though if you actually owned a pen such as this one, you could probably pay someone to write those checks and have the subsequent freak outs for you.