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The Truth About Gold Pens: Luxury, Authenticity, and the Pitchman Closer

When I think of the epitome of luxury in writing instruments, gold pens immediately come to mind. However, it's important to distinguish between true gold pens and those that merely appear gold. This distinction is crucial for anyone seeking to invest in a writing instrument that exudes elegance and opulence.

What Defines a True Gold Pen?

A true gold pen is not just a writing instrument with a golden hue; it's crafted with genuine gold, often through a meticulous process of gold plating. Gold-colored pens, on the other hand, may look appealing but lack the authenticity and value of real gold.

Gold plating involves coating the pen with a thin layer of gold, which can vary in thickness and quality. This process enhances the pen's durability and luxury feel. Authentic gold pens are typically more expensive due to the cost of materials and craftsmanship involved. You won't find a genuine gold-plated pen for less than $100. If you do, it's likely a gold-colored imitation rather than the real deal.

The Craftsmanship Behind Gold Pens

The creation of a true gold pen is an art form that combines precision, skill, and high-quality materials. Artisans carefully select the base materials, often using high-quality metals like brass or sterling silver, which are then meticulously plated with gold. This process not only ensures the pen's durability but also its elegance and luxury.

Craftsmen pay close attention to every detail, from the pen's balance to its weight, ensuring a comfortable and pleasurable writing experience. The nib, often made from 18k or 14k gold, provides a smooth and effortless glide across the paper, making every stroke a joy to write.

Understanding Gold Plating in Pens and Jewelry


Gold plating is a versatile technique used in both pens and jewelry, offering different levels of quality and thickness:

1. Flash Plating: This is the thinnest form of gold plating, typically less than 0.175 microns. It provides a golden appearance but wears off quickly.
2. Gold Electroplating: Ranges from 0.5 to 2.5 microns. This method offers a thicker coating, providing better durability and a more luxurious feel.

3. Heavy Gold Electroplating: Starting from 2.5 microns and going up to 10 microns or more, this method ensures a robust and long-lasting finish. Pens with this level of plating are true investments in luxury and longevity.

The allure of owning a gold pen lies in its combination of aesthetic beauty and the luxurious writing experience it offers. It’s not just about the look; it’s about the feel of holding a well-crafted piece of art that enhances every word you write.

The Point of Having a Gold Pen: A Symbol of Luxury

Owning a gold pen goes beyond its functional purpose; it's about possessing a piece of luxury. The weight of the pen, the smoothness of the gold nib, and the overall craftsmanship contribute to an unmatched writing experience. A gold pen is often seen as a status symbol, reflecting the owner's appreciation for fine quality and elegance.

Using a gold pen can elevate mundane tasks into moments of luxury. Signing a document, jotting down notes, or writing a letter becomes an indulgent experience, reminding you of the sophistication and refinement of the pen you hold. It's a daily reminder of the value you place on excellence and elegance.

The Ultimate Luxury: The Pitchman Closer

Among the myriad of gold pens available, the Pitchman Closer stands out as a pinnacle of luxury and craftsmanship. This pen features an astounding 40 microns (40u) of gold plating, ensuring not only a breathtaking appearance but also remarkable durability.

The Pitchman Closer isn’t just a pen; it’s a statement piece. The heavy gold plating means that this pen will maintain its luster and quality for a lifetime. It’s designed for those who value the finer things in life and understand the importance of investing in superior quality.

When you hold a Pitchman Closer, you’re not just writing; you’re experiencing the culmination of craftsmanship, luxury, and functionality. It’s a pen that commands attention and respect, making every signature and note a reflection of your impeccable taste. Closer is a potent symbol of your success. 

The Investment Value of Gold Pens

While the primary allure of a gold pen is its luxury and elegance, it can also be a valuable investment. The quality and craftsmanship of a gold pen mean it can be a lasting heirloom, passed down through generations. As with fine jewelry, the value of a gold pen can appreciate over time, especially if it’s well-maintained and made by a reputable brand like Pitchman.

Gold pens also hold their value better than many other luxury items. The intrinsic value of gold, combined with the craftsmanship of a high-quality pen, ensures that it remains a valuable asset. Collectors and enthusiasts often seek out rare and well-preserved gold pens, making them a worthwhile addition to any collection.


Investing in a true gold pen is about more than just the appearance; it's about owning a piece of luxury that offers unparalleled quality and longevity. The Pitchman Closer exemplifies this with its substantial 40u gold plating, standing as a testament to what a real luxury pen should be. When you choose a gold pen, ensure it’s the real deal – a pen that doesn’t just look gold but truly is gold, offering a lifetime of elegance and performance.

Owning a gold pen is a celebration of craftsmanship, luxury, and personal achievement. Whether you're signing an important contract, writing a heartfelt letter, or simply jotting down your thoughts, a gold pen like the Pitchman Closer elevates the experience, making every word you write a reflection of your refined taste and appreciation for the finer things in life.

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