It was 1919, the year the treaty of Versailles was signed. Italy, marked by a post-war crisis, bubbled with great hopes for recovery. In Torino, the first steps down a long road were taken with the birth of Aurora and the creation of the first true Italian fountain. A textile merchant saw the crystallization of a dream he had long meditated and planned. Now the Aurora trademark represents designs and materials which are tangible examples of the most refined pens made in Italy.
Based upon a 1930s design, the Aurora Optima has always struck our fancy. But the new finishes are amazing. Neroperla is the rookie entrant into this hall of fame. Transparent and iridescent colors of marbled Auroloid combine with silver colored trim to make it the true pearl of the line. Lovely red and blue models are offered with the same trim featuring intricate etching and a classic design. Fountain pens are piston fill and feature Aurora's respected 14k gold nib. Rollerballs refill with excellent options and the twist-top ballpoints refill with high quality, oil-based, gel, or liquid inks in many different colors
Aurora Ipsilon ballpoint pens are a one-piece click- to-deploy design. All other Aurora ballpoints are a twist-the-top to deploy the point. The Aurora ballpoint pen will accept an extremely broad selection of ballpoint refill technologies: standard ballpoint ink, GEL ballpoint ink, Liquid ballpoint ink as well as the Easy Flow technology from Schmidt. These ballpoint ink choices come in as many as eight colors.
Aurora fountain pens are made in Florence, Italy. Craftsmen with decades of experience form the highest quality materials into treasured writing instruments. Aurora fountain pens are sold in extra fine, fine, medium and broad nibs. Aurora offers fountain pens in both steel and gold nibs. All Aurora fountain pens will accept cartridges or can be used with a converter and bottled ink. A few rare collector pens are bottled ink only.
Aurora rollerball pens feature a separate cap and body design. Your Aurora rollerball pen will also accept spring-loaded fineliners, standard fineliners as well as a broad selection of Schmidt and Monteverde rollerball refills. Some refills come in as many as eight color choices.