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In alchemy, the term chrysopoeia (Ancient Greek: khrusopoiia) means transmutation into gold (from the Greek khrusos, "gold", and poiein, "to make"). It symbolically indicates the creation of the philosopher's stone and the completion of the Great Work (source Wikipedia). For thousands of years alchemists and even some men and women we now consider early scientists have speculated on the philosopher’s stone and the ability use it to enact chrysopoeia. Legends are full of men and women, young and old, finding ways to turn the mundane into gold. So powerful is the thought it’s been the subject of thousands of tales through the dawn of time, even when chrysopoeia isn’t specifically mentioned.
The Chrysopoeia Vertex has been curated in a brilliant Omas acrylate called Cuervo. The material is a deep, dark black base that is ribboned in gold and white sparkly swaths. The gold swirls and lines serve to disguise the black base material giving it a warm, almost brown look. This effect softens the material nicely evincing a warmth that can almost be felt in the hand. When the light catches the gold, the pen comes alive burning just a bit brighter and catching, then holding the eye as the colors shift and change from bright gold to rich brown. The entire process is mesmerizing, and can cause one to spin the pen in the light for minutes on end.
You'll be prompted to select from four transparent grip sections when purchasing the Chrysopoeia Vertex: Light Green (Coke Bottle), Orange, Smoke, or UV Clear. These colors complement the color of the cap and barrel and really allow the material shine. Ships in a a machined aluminum box we have designed specifically for the Vertex fountain pen, custom foam inserts have been sourced for the box, and the lid has been logo'd on the outside with Vertex logo while the inside of the lid is custom marked with instructions on filling and care of the pen. Comes standard with a Bock polished steel nib, with upgrades in two-tone steel, titanium, and 14k gold available. The #6 nibs units are manufactured by Peter Bock in Germany. Also included with each pen is a 2 ml soft pipette and a Schmidt K5 international standard converter. Each pen is designed and machined, by us, in the USA.