The Pineider La Grande Bellezza, or The Great Beauty, is a new collection of fountain pens made in Italy designed by Dante Del Vecchio. Part of the new Gemstones collection, this fountain pen features a hand-blended resin and marble body, a quill-shaped clip, and Pineider's “soft touch magnetic lock” cap system. This fountain pen fills via standard international cartridge/converter, and is completed with a smooth, soft 14kt gold nib. The nib is flexible for ease of creating line width variation in your writing. The elegant packaging includes a sample of Pineider luxury stationery cards and envelopes.
This new material is resin-based, but with a high percentage of marble dust. The marble dust was added for three reasons: to make a harder compound to increase the shining of each colors with a high gloss polish, to increase the specific weight of the material to make it more consistent, and to achieve the range of colors. The result is incredible.
Following the world trend for flexible nibs, this brand new quill nib is described by Pineider as hyperflex with an excellent memory. The project was made to create a nib for daily writing and not for calligraphy whose performance are quite different. The purpose of the new nib is clear: just writing pleasure for everybody, also for beginners. Remember that the nib is the extension of the hand and does not need any pressure to write.