Pearl : handcrafted fountain pen

When a pen turns out even better than one had hoped … this beauty has a pearlescent main body in a colour somewhere between the most delicate of pink lilies and the inside of an oyster shell. The crushed opal look of the body, offset by phosphor bronze* rings and shiny black finials, is strongly reminiscent of the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Deciding on the material for the grip section was a tussle between black and some of the pale pearlescent material, so we compromised and are including one of each, as our gift to you. We can also make this pen with a slightly wider black ring in the middle, with one bronze ring alongside, or alternatively a thinner black ring with two metal rings on either side. Please let us know if you have a preference for one style or the other.

The way this pen got its name has rather special significance for us: We launched it on Valentine’s Day, which is also our wedding anniversary, and this year is our 30th anniversary. So while we had been playing with possible names, including Pearl or Pearlescent or Perlé, I happened to photograph it against some beautiful pearls Dave gave me many, many moons ago. And when I looked up what the traditional gift is for a 30th wedding anniversary, lo and behold the answer is: Pearl.

  • Nerdy factoid: phosphor bronze is resistant to tarnishing. And looks gold-ish.







Available in Bock # 6 in rose-gold plated, in bicolour (polished steel & gold-plated), or in polished steel. Alternatively in Jowo #6 in polished steel (with the new ink feed supplied by Jowo to replace cracked feeds). Please select Fine, Medium or Broad in the check-out. (Note: we have very few rose-gold plated Bocks left in medium.)

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


Total length (closed): 146 mm (5.7″). Length (pen only, no cap): 136 mm (5,3″). Diameter at widest point (excl. cap): 15.5 mm (0.6″). Width of section at narrowest point: 10.5 mm (0,4″). Section length: 25 mm (1″). Cap thread: 14 mm (0.55″).


Within South Africa, we offer a flat rate of R125 for couriering smaller items.

International shipping is via a courier or express postage with a tracking number and should take around 10 – 20 working days. Pens are securely packed and insured.

Please use the checkout to see the shipping cost for your location.