Well a new accessory viz. Limited Edition Mystery Masterpiece, a joint creation of Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels, is a token of love for all the writers under the sun. This beautiful and well decked pen is the reflection of the expertise of two luxury industry giants, who celebrated their centennials in 2006. The pen comes in three versions i.e. ruby, sapphires and emeralds, accented by diamonds. There are three versions of each pen for a total of nine. Each pen has 840 diamonds and more than 20 carats of gemstones set in a Van Cleef & Arpels patented “Mystery Setting” that conceals the stone settings.
A groove is made on the culet, the bottom facet of the stone, which is then slid onto the threads of the lattice design so that the stones can be held in place side by side without any visible support. The Mystery can be grabbed at the retail of $730,000, making it the most expensive writing instrument ever created. Truly a masterpiece of the jeweler’s art, I just wish my better half would gift me this pen on our ring ceremony. Nothing else can be a better gift for a journalist like me.