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The Royal Ballet Aspirations Range in 18 carat Gold


British-made luxury 18ct gold pens in the style of Fabergé

Crafted using the traditional skills of guilloché engraving and vitreous enamelling, these limited edition Aspirations designs are masterpieces of the pen-maker’s art.

The Spirit of Ballet

Commissioned by The Royal Opera House to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the founding of The Royal Ballet, the Aspirations range captures the spirit of ballet in light, delicate tones with a hint of fun and the exuberance of youth.

Available in three vitreous enamel colours – Ivory, Mauve or Powder Blue – applied over 18 carat gold, each Aspirations pen incorporates a ballerina icon engraved into the precious metal body of the pen. Translucent enamel is then applied over the engraving using exactly the same techniques as those perfected by Carl Fabergé more than 100 years ago, to create a stunning finish (you can find about this age-old process here).          

Onoto nibs – Probably the best on the market

Put ‘pen to paper’ and you’ll be amazed at the smoothness of the Onoto 18ct gold #3 nib. It’s available in broad, fine or medium widths to suit your handwriting style.

Custom nibs also available

And if you prefer to use a special nib – an italic, stub or oblique, for example – you can have our gold nib ground to your exact specification by one of the UK’s leading nib-masters. Just complete your requirements in the shopping cart.

Lifetime Guarantee

Like all modern Onoto pens, the Royal Ballet Aspirations pen comes with a lifetime guarantee. If there’s ever a problem with your pen, just return it to us and we’ll repair it for you free of charge.*

(* See guarantee card for full details. Does not apply to accidental damage.)

Certificate of Authenticity

The Royal Ballet Aspirations pens are produced in limited editions of 75. Each one comes with a Royal Ballet Presentation Box and a signed Certificate of Authenticity, together with an Onoto History booklet, a Royal Ballet history booklet, a Royal Ballet blotter and a cleaning cloth to keep your pen in tip-top condition. Also included is a leaflet on “How to care for your Fountain Pen”, and a booklet on the English Hall-marks to explain the history of these stamps of quality.

Gold prices

Please note that prices shown for solid gold pens are an estimate only. Actual prices will be confirmed on receipt of order and will be based on the price of gold at the date of order. 

Click here to see the other pens in the Onoto Royal Ballet range 

Made in England – with pride
The Royal Ballet Aspirations range is completely hand-made in England and each pen bears the hallmarks of the London Assay office to confirm the purity of the materials used - 18 carat gold.

Prefer a Rollerball?
The Royal Ballet Aspirations pens is available as a Rollerball or Fineliner with at no extra cost. Why not purchase a fountain pen and a rollerball as companion pens?

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No Risk, 30 Day 100% Refund GUARANTEE
You can acquire the Onoto Royal Ballet Aspirations pens without risk, thanks to our 30 day 100% refund guarantee. It is a cornerstone of our business that if for any reason, you wish to return the pen, you may do so within 30 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price, without question.


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Royal Opera House / The Royal Ballet / The Royal Opera trademark used under licence from Royal Opera House, London           

 Specification Table

Material: 18 carat gold
Nib: 18ct gold Onoto size 3
Cap and Barrel fittings: Guilloche engraved 18 carat gold
With vitreous enamel overlay
Length - Cap closed: 140mm
Length - Uncapped including nib:
Barrel diameter:
9 – 11mm
Cap diameter:
11.5 – 12.8mm
Cap length:
Weight: 80gms
Nib Options: Fine, medium or broad nib as standard.
Customised stub, italic or other styles available to order.
Rollerball or fineliner also available.
Ink feed: Converter (provided) or standard European cartridge

The Royal Ballet Aspirations Range in 18 carat Gold


Enamel Colour Required
Select Your Preferred Nib Style (required field)
Custom Nib
Custom Nib £62.50

Pricing and Quantity

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Price: £1,795.00 (excluding your options)


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