swarwski crystal pen? Worth it?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would YOU buy this pen for $35??
    YESSS!! Its soo pretty! : (79 votes)
    43 %
    NO way! such a waste of money : (106 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    545 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @bella731:  Any pen that I have ever bought because it was pretty/cool/had some doo-dad on it, I immediately lost or had stolen. Stick to the cheap ones and buy a piece of jewelry or something else glittery that you know won’t disappear on you. Better yet, you can get 36 GREAT pens for the money. 

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    11469 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @bella731:  I HAVE that pen, it was given to me as a gift by a customer. Do I feel fabulous when using it? Yes! Would I buy it for myself? Nope.

    Wedding related reference I did bring this pen and it use it for wedding license photos to make it a bit jazzier than a typical ball point pen. 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    804 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @bella731:  If you absolutely love it, and you’re not the type to lose pens (like me!) why not treat yourself?

    Post # 6
    Member
    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    lol no way. i lose pens instantly at work anyway

    Post # 7
    Member
    11001 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    $35 is one moderately priced dinner out, and a tip.  It’s not too much for a gift from you to yourself to make yourself happy.

    Now, THIS is an EXPENSIVE pen:

    http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/montblanc-meisterstuck-platinum-plated-black-resin-legrand-ballpoint-pen?ID=622084&cm_mmc=Google-PLA-ADC-_-Home+-+More+for+the+Home+-+Decorative+Accessories+-+PLA-_-51061112311-_-adc_pg_301_11067_52b49043e4b0393008373b55_35412362671

    If you will enjoy having a Swarovski crystal pen, go ahead and purchase it for yourself and have fun with it.  Just make sure to invest in compatible refills so that you can use it for years to come, and find a zippered, plastic pouch in which to carry it (and other pens) in your purse without having to worry about potential ink explosions and stains or having it accidentally falling out of your bag and becoming lost.

    Post # 8
    Member
    15 posts
    Newbee

    I voted yes buy it, but the comments made me feel a little frivolous. If you have some DIY skills, you could buy rhinestones from your local craft store and bling out your own pen? and you’ll have oodles of rhinestones left over to decorate other things. 

    Post # 10
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    6882 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    Hahah, no.. it’s not worth it. But I saw one the other day and oh, I want itttt.

    Post # 11
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    1864 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @Treejewel19:  +1

    Have it too! Received it as a graduation gift when I finished my Master’s. I also plan on using the pen (that I have never used ONCE) for our religious ceremony where we sign the papers in front of our officiant, family and guests. 

    Never would’ve bought it for myself either, though I think it’s lovely. 

     

    Post # 12
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    420 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @bella731:  I say go for it. I actually have a pair of that, one black and one white. I have been using them for 2 years now. I dont think it is too much for something sparkle like that. 

    Post # 13
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    1367 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I bought some amazing pens when I was traveling in Japan and LOVE them.  (No crystals on them though.) So if it makes you happy, why not?  It’s the cost of a nice dinner but as long as you don’t lose it you’ll be able to enjoy it for a long time.

    Post # 14
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @bella731:  Sure! As long as the ink is replaceable,  get it. It’s only $35. That’s not an inordinate amount of money and it sounds like you’d really enjoy it and use it often.

    Post # 15
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    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I never buy pens but I say if you really want it then $35 isn’t that big of a deal. Buy it!

    Post # 16
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @bella731:  I recieved a Tiffany pen when I graduated from undergrad. I don’t know how much it costs but probably much more that the simple Le Pen pens I prefer to use daily. The few times I used the Tiffany pen, I was worried about losing it.

    If you love it, then it’s worth it, but I wouldn’t expect it to be a practical purchase!

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