When it comes to shopping for a luxury gold pen, there are a lot of options out there. That doesn't mean all the options are good.
Finding a great gold pen doesn't just mean the pen is loaded with 23k gold. In the search for the best gold pen, the key is finding a pen that writes as sharp as it looks.
This article is going to talk about the top best gold pens that deliver quality writing as well as quality style in a variety of prices to help you shop for the pen that works best for you.
Here's the shortlist:
10.) Dayspring Pens Monroe Gold Pen Set
The Dayspring Pens Monroe gold set is an 18k gold plated ballpoint and mechanical pencil set that comes with a free line of custom engraving.
Both writing instruments are click action with an ergonomic rubber grip, medium black ink, and 0.7mm lead.
Priced at $31.49, the Monroe is a great entry level gold set that is all about functionality and simplicity.
9.) Cross Peerless 125
This pen is large barreled and meant to be a showstopper, but might not be the most comfortable for constant writing and note taking, which is why I rank this at 9.
What do you get with this pen? 23k patterned gold plating, high gloss black lacquer banding, a Swarovski crystal in the bezeled cap, and fine writing engineering by Cross.
8.) Pilot Metropolitan
The opposite end of the spectrum from the Peerless, the Pilot Metropolitan in gold is a whopping $18.99 fountain pen.
The level and quality of gold in this pen is significantly lower, but I have this pen on the list because it is hands down the best entry level fountain pen on the market and which just so happens to come in gold too!
It is an incredible fountain pen for the price. Great for quick signatures and long writing stints. The Pilot Metropolitan comes with a fine point nib and is super easy to fill with ink, making it a no brainer for trying out different color inks and styles.
7.) Dayspring Pens Braxton Set
18k gold plated barrels and appointments are marked by colored lacquer caps in either red, blue, or green in the Braxton ballpoint and rollerball set.
A Dayspring Pens staff favorite, the Braxton may be the smoothest writing combination on this list.
6.) Cross Century II
The Cross Century II takes the storied Classic Century (we'll get to this pen) and adds a little more body and modern design to it.
It is a lustrous 10k gold pen that can be found as a ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain pen.
The Century II is a slimmer medium barrel pen that I recommend as a rollerball for the easy glide of the gel ink as well as the snap of the cap which speaks to the craftsmanship of design.
5.) Cross Tech3+
This 23k gold Cross Tech 3+ is a black ink ballpoint, a red ballpoint, and a 0.7 mm lead pencil complete with a stylus for electronic devices and an eraser under the cap.
I personally think this twist-action pen is one of the best pens made by the Cross brand. The fine tip gives a particularly nice writing line and has little to no skipping.
As multifunction pens go, this is the best a customer can find, especially in gold.
4.) Cross Townsend
The Townsend "Pen of Presidents" is famous for its role as the official pen of multiple American president administrations.
Medium barreled, nicely weighted, and perfectly balanced, the Townsends is now available in 10k rolled gold finish as a ballpoint, rollerball, or fountain pen.
This pen is known for being the mark of the professional so its great for making impressions in the business world.
3.) Parker Jotter XL Ballpoint
I love the Parker Jotter. It's been around for over 60 years for a reason - mainly the durable construction, slim portable design, and the satisfying click.
The fact that Parker decided to make a finish for this pen in gold is a sweet bonus.
This affordable offering has Parker's famous Quink that is quite an admirable ballpoint, but for an extra great experience swap the ballpoint refill for the Quink gel pen refill. You will not regret it.
2.) Stipula Ventidue Fountain Pen
The only limited addition offering on this 2022 list, the Stipula Ventidue fountain pen is a resin based pen with gold plated nib, grip, and accents.
The demonstrator body shows off the ink inside the fountain pen so it looks super cool as well as luxurious.
This pen is perfect for a fountain pen user, both as a writing instrument and as a collector's item. If you like this pen, snag it quick! There are only 300 being sold at the moment.
1.) Cross Classic Century
Coming in at number one is the old tried and true Cross Classic Century. Slim, iconic design that has been manufactured by Cross since the 1940s, the Classic Century is all about consistency.
Subtle, incise patterning in the gold gives added elegance to the best gold pen Cross has to offer. The Classic Century has durability on top of great presentation, which makes it a great writing tool for any task.
A traditional graduation gift, the Classic Century comes both in 10k and 14k rose gold and is available as a pen and pencil set as well as a ballpoint, rollerball, and fountain pen.
That's it for the latest results on the top 10 gold pens of 2022 by the leading brands. I hope this will help as you do your shopping!
If you are looking for more help or are curious about other luxury pens that aren't entire gold but have it featured, check out some of my other articles on the best pens currently on the market.
I hope this article has helped you find the personalized pens you're looking for.
But now it's your turn...
What is your favorite gold pen? Let me know in the comments below and if it's not on my list I'd be happy to give it a try!