Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
was born in Lucca, Italy. As a young man, he was inspired to become an opera composer after seeing a performance of Verdi's Aida. He studied at the Milan Conservatory and in 1882, he wrote a one-act opera, Le Villi that caught the attention of Giulio Ricordi, who commissioned a second opera, Edgar (1889).
The collection is hand turned from a solid bar of a special ruby-red resin. On the top of the cap it offers a medal in sterling silver featuring Puccini's bust.
The cap of the 1K fountain pens and rollers offers a central ring in solid sterling silver sleeve engraved with a design of various size circles portraying sound waves, and a design of music notes highlighted with red enamel.
The body of the celebration is made of a combination of splendid ivory and ruby-red resins and offers a large in 18kt solid gold enriched with 7 rubies and 6 diamonds. An 18kt solid gold sleeve covers the rub-red resin cap.
The clip is made of a special elastic metal alloy to facilitate the position into the pocket. In the celebration version, it is decorated with a sterling silver plaque enriched with 2 rubies and 1 diamond.
The 18-karat solid gold nib is specially designed and customized. Available in F, M, B, grades. Allow 2-3 weeks to special order EEF, EF, BB, OM, OB,OBB & STUB grades. (It is engraved with the design of various size circles portraying sound waves as represented in the pens.)