The limited edition "Blue Planet" fountain pen represents a unique creation that impresses with perfect workmanship and unique details. Like the spectacular view onto Earth from space, the planet shines in the brightest blue on the barrel made of repeatedly varnished sterling silver. Life on earth has been unfolding in all its unimaginable variety for some 540 million years. The fountain pen recalls this figure, being produced in a limited edition of 540 instruments. This new star that has appeared in the universe of writing instruments emanates an almost ethereal elegance and a quality of the utmost preciousness. The cobalt blue front section is adorned with a gold-plated sterling silver ring. Into the sleeve, which is also of sterling silver, a detailed depiction of the earth with its oceans of shining blue is engraved with the highest artistry, standing out against the anthracite black background of outer space. The filigree pattern of clouds above the earth is embedded into the protective layer of clear varnish, and is applied with the finest airbrush technique. The overall impression is harmoniously complemented by guilloched lines of longitude and latitude on the filling knob and the tip of the cap. And of course the 18-carat gold nib, written in by hand and adorned with elegantly curving rhodium embellishments, shines too. This beautiful writing instrument is presented in a bright blue cube. Comes with original literature and certificate of authenticity. Original list price $2495.00. Pen measures 5 7/8" x 3/4". Very good condition. Box and paperwork with mild storage related wear. In house USA continental shipping $45 plus insurance.