243 years ago, Francesco Pineider opened his shop  Florence.  Pineider has been producing world-renowned, hand-dyed watermarked paper, leather goods, custom stationery and desk sets.
Now , thanks Dante del Vecchio, Pineider introduces a new line of writing instruments.
“La Grande Bellezza” pen was inspired from the gemstones and their unusual  colors, realistically recreating semiprecious stones that in the past have been imitated using celluloid material. Instead of celluloid, a new resin based material is created with a high percentage of marble dust, which creates a harder, glossier finish. The result is incredible: The black color is so deep that any other pen by comparison looks just dark. Lapis Blue or Malachite Green look like  the real stones,  just like all colors of the entire collection. The 14k nib is wonderful and has the spring of a vintage nib.