It was in 1919, the year the treaty of Versailles was signed. In an Italy marked by a post-war crisis, but bubbling with great hopes for recovery, the first steps down a long road were taken with the birth of Aurora, and the creation of the first true Italian fountain-pen. A rich textile merchant, founder of the Torino company of the same name, saw the crystallization of a dream he had long meditated and planned. Aurora became the name of a company destined for success.
From those very first years the company showed that it was able to produce writing instruments with inimitable allure and refinement. A unique style which, following the evolution of taste, yesterday as today, brought together experience, technique, precious materials and artisan skill and refinement. Having earned the appreciation of admirers round the world, the trademark represented forms and materials which, from the beginning, were tangible examples of the most refined made in Italy products.
Aurora was simply ahead of the field in succeeding in combining artistic tradition and Italian design in the production of writing instruments. Each model, studied and produced with passion and indisputable ability, represents a new step forward in the history of the company, which has always been oriented towards research at the highest standards of luxury and quality. Every Aurora product has a story to tell, an Italian story, a story of modernity and tradition.
The only pen in the world known to contain over 30 carats of diamonds, this masterpiece is created by Aurora. An exquisite diamond cabochon crowns nearly two thousand "4 C" certified De Beers diamonds on a two hectogram solid platinum barrel with a two-tone, rhodium-treated, 18KT solid gold nib. What you see here, our dear readers, is the most exclusive writing instrument in the world. The price we shall not mention because you are buying the spirit of beauty, not the simple combination of materials.
Only one of most fortunate of people in the world may contend, each year, ownership of this most exclusive jewel of jewels, personalised with their coat-of-arms, signature or portrait. A similar series, limited to only ten pieces and accomplished in white gold, may also be contended for by the world's elite. ■