If you were of a mind to, you could find yourself quite a collection of fountain pen-related jewelry online.
It’s a plethora of bling for pen geeks.
Browsing through all of it, I find myself wondering whether fountain pen jewelry is one of those things that is really neat in concept, but maybe not so much in reality.
I definitely can see the appeal in some of the more subtle pieces, such as this one that features a 1909 Waterman ad, or this pendant with a stylized drawing of a nib. They are accessible, and attractive, as a fashion accessory that helps communicate a bit about the wearer.
One thing I hear a lot from fountain pen lovers is how much the pen serves as a fashion accessory and attention grabber – which is pretty much the purpose of jewelry, too, right? So it seems like it would just be redundant to carry a fountain pen and wear fountain pen jewelry…overkill even for a serious pen fiend.
If you weren’t carrying your pen and wanted to accessorize with a little statement piece, then it might make sense to wear a necklace or bracelet or pair of earrings with fountain pen flavor. But does a fountain pen nib, or any other part, by itself have enough aesthetic appeal to serve as a piece of jewelry?
I know it’s mostly a matter of personal preference, but I want to hear what you guys think. Would any of you wear pieces like this?