SAN DIEGO, CA, August 13, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- San Diego Jewelry Buyers (SDJB), Southern California's luxury pawn shop, has just announced the purchase of an extraordinary Montblanc fountain pen: a White House Limited Edition Solid Gold Skeleton. Crafted in 18k white gold, the fountain pen's design takes its inspiration from the architecture of the White House. "This Montblanc pen is a very precious and elegant reminder of the ideals that have made the United States a great country," says Carl Blackburn, owner of San Diego Jewelry Buyers.
Montblanc's White House fountain pen features 18K white-gold trim that represent the columns of the historic house of American presidents. The shimmering barrel is made of light blue transparent precious resin and draws its inspiration from the blue room, the main reception room in the White House, while the 19K white-gold cap ring with square-cut diamonds is a fascinating miniature reproduction of the south balcony. The head of an eagle with sapphire eyes links the ring to the clip, the tip of which is also set with a sapphire. The rhodium plated 18 carat gold nib is symbolic of the United States of America.
To honor the nation's presidents, Montblanc limited the fountain pens of The White House Limited Edition Solid Gold Skeleton to 43--the number of American presidents to have held office by 2003, when the pens were created. "These pens created a big stir among Montblanc collectors when they were released eight years ago and they have steadily and significantly increased in value," says Blackburn. In 2008, a Montblanc White House fountain pen was sold at a Christie's auction for $26,250. Today, the value has grown even higher.
The Montblanc pen is one of several important purchases that San Diego Jewelry Buyers has made during the past few months. Among its other prominent buys was a rare Van Cleef & Arpels pendant and earrings set that included flawless diamonds and multi-carat Columbian emeralds. Purchases such as these have solidified SDJB's reputation as Southern California's premier buyer of important jewels and objets d' art. The luxury pawnbroker also offers collateral cash loans of up to $250,000 on these luxury items.
San Diego Jewelry Buyers expects to sell the Montblanc White House fountain pen at an upcoming Christie's auction. However, Montblanc collectors may make an offer today by calling SDJB toll free at 800-557-9413. The company's luxury pawn shop is located in the downtown San Diego Gaslamp and is open weekdays until 6pm and Saturdays until 5pm.
Located in the Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego, SDJB leverages over 30 years of industry experience and fine jewelry expertise to make certain that customers receive the fairest cash offers and loans for their diamond/gemstone jewelry and premiere brand watches. Serving La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Carlsbad and other surrounding communities.