Detailed Description:Individually made to order using a combination of traditional goldsmith techniques and cutting-edge technology, it takes approximately eight weeks of painstaking craftsmanship to produce each limited edition piece.The iconic profile is one of the many carefully engineered features which make the piece so unique in design, yet ergonomic in use. A striking solid 18ct yellow gold filigree offers a fascinating aspect of negative space, viewed though its fine, mesh-like structure. This external form also creates a beautiful writing balance, embracing the hand of the user. Furthermore, it breaks a common institution in luxury writing instrument design where simply 'cigar' shaped barrels are the accepted norm.Encased by the outer filigree, the inner barrel is skillfully turned from solid silver bullion, adding a reassuring weight and balance to the piece, confirming its value and luxurious nature. A British hallmark is laser engraved onto the inner barrel and legally guarantees the purity of the precious metal from which it is made, as well as bearing Jack Row’s unique maker’s mark. The inner barrel is protected and enhanced by a layer of rhodium plate. When opened, the bold, textural quality of the thread adds a striking aesthetic feature and enables a delightful tactile experience when capping and uncapping the writing instrument.Handpicked sapphires are individually set by hand into the ends of the cap and barrel of each writing instrument. In addition, 74 individually hand-set sapphires are arranged in a mesmerizing helictical pattern, around the central collar which houses the thread. This pattern has a striking, kinetic quality, the more it is observed.Excellent writing comfort is provided by the fountain pen’s 18ct gold nib which is tipped with iridium to provide a fine and durable writing point. The designer’s initials are engraved onto the top of each nib by cutting edge laser etching technology.Production of the Jack Row Architect 18ct Yellow Gold and Sapphire fountain pen is limited to ‘88’ pieces, further enhancing its exclusivity and investible, collectable nature. Only visible when uncapped, the limited edition number is engraved discreetly on the section, between the nib and thread. It is no coincidence that the number ‘8’ is considered the foremost symbol of fortune and good luck in Chinese culture.Accessories and Packaging: An accompanying luxury display stand enables the piece to be exhibited as an objet d’art when not in use. The base of the stand is fashioned in solid oak, with two solid sterling silver cradles to provide subtle support for the piece. A glass cover supported on hand polished glass pillars also protects and showcases the writing instrument.The writing instrument and the display stand are also accompanied by an international guarantee and limited edition certificate, cartridges, converter, special cleaning cloth, a use and maintenance guide and cotton inspection gloves. These are all packaged in a branded, luxurious, bespoke, oak presentation box with outer protective sleeve.