Gem cutters transform petrified wood into jewels
Fascination with wood - the core theme of the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection. For the purpose of this range, only the most precious and exotic timbers are being used: This Classic Collection embraces pernambuco wood usually used by violin makers, dark brown grenadilla wood or dark black ebony. Cedar and alder wood accentuate the precious lead pencils and desktop accessories of the Graf von Faber-Castell Collection. In addition, the extremely rare snakewood with its typical wavy grain coloration succeeded in conquering the hearts of the connoisseurs of superior writing implements: as magnum barrel of the first plunger fountain pen of the year, the 'Pen of the Year 2003".
Now the admiration for this living material reaches its climax: Subsequent to a costly and time-intensive finishing process which requires a great deal of craftsmanship, the primeval fossil is used for making the barrel of the "„Pen of the Year 2007".