Considered to be the oldest form of Egyptian writing, hieroglyphs were used for more than 3,500 years for rituals and religious purposes, as well as to pass down knowledge from generation to generation. Using hieroglyphs, the names of 12 ancient deities are engraved on the metal barrel of the Pen of the Year 2023 which has a diamond-like carbon coating.
The beetle was sacred in ancient Egypt and was seen as a lucky symbol as well as a symbol of the sun that represented life and rebirth. We have engraved the scarab in a reconstructed lapis lazuli that shimmers bright blue in the end piece of the cap of the Pen of the Year 2023. This deep blue color became associated with water and the divinity of the night sky. It was used for lavish jewelry pieces, the pharaohs’ clothing and relics.
The grip of the Pen of the Year 2023 is inspired by the stripes of gold and lapis lazuli as seen on the pharaoh's (per-aa) nemes head cloth. 24-carat-gold-plated metal rings and blue rings meticulously hand-painted with several coats call to mind the valuable headdress reserved solely for the pharaohs.
375 Fountain Pens
125 Rollerball Pens