won the Best Pen Innovation Award for it's Diva Ballpoint!
Inspired by Europe's stunning fashion statements, Monteverde's latest ballpen offering gives pen enthusiasts an instrument that's easy to carry as lipstick! Handcrafted from expensive acrylic resins, DIVA™ is the fashion-forward way to carry on of the World's most unique writing instruments.
A truly creative design, the "Lipstick pen", available as both a fountain pen and ballpoint, is the World's most unique luxury writing instrument. The cap is mounted on a threaded ring and posts for a luxurious look and feel. Diva's barrel turns with a technologically advanced mechanism. This advances the point with an extraordinary 2 stage, telescoping turn, just like the lipstick! If your computer has Macromedia Flash installed, then click here to see a demonstration of the Diva's extend and retraction mechanism.
Additional mini-ballpoint refills can be found here.
All in one, the Diva™ pen collection is as desirable as a kiss.
"What a creative pen! We've been playing with it this evening and having a great time. We also showed it to our next door neighbor who was absolutely convinced it was a new shade of lipstick until the nib came out." D.P., Gladstone, MOdiv
"Hello Norman. The first item I took
out of the box (same good packaging as before) was the Monteverde Diva Lipstick
pen that I handed to my wife. She liked the presentation box but when she opened
it and found the pen, looked at it, started playing with the mechanism, she was
so delighted that she retired to her study, put a cartridge in and started
writing. She enjoys it so much that we now have lots of shopping lists for
things we don't need but more importantly, I find little love notes in different
places of the house. She still likes her Caran d'Ache and her Sheaffer fountain
pens, but somehow, they now have become second choices!"
"Hello Norman: The order arrived yesterday, in perfect condition of course. The pen is delightful. It will make a great birthday gift: the presentation box is amazing. Thank you!"
S.P., College Park, MD
"Amazing nib for what I
thought would be a toy! Thanks."
"Just a note to tell you the Diva
pen arrived and I am in raptures over it. It's so beautiful, compact and fun to
use, and is without a doubt the coolest fountain pen in my collection. Please
feel free to quote me! <g>"
"The Monteverde Diva La Penne pen is
absolutely one of the best ever!! Larger, longer pens don't easily fit in
the pocket of my jeans. The La Penne is great! I keep it in my
pocket with my coin purse & pocket knife and it writes EVERY time!! It's a silky
smooth write, and comes in a great selection of colors (I got turquoise). It
gets far and away more use than any other pen I have-it's so conveniently THERE
when you need it!"
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IMPORTANT SERVICE NOTE: Every nib that ships from His Nibs is closely examined under high magnification and tuned or adjusted if needed. About 85% of modern nibs need some adjustment out-of-the-box from the manufacturer for an optimal writing experience. Most commonly, the tines of the nib are misaligned -- which would cause scratchiness at the minimum; the slit between the tines is partially or fully closed -- which would starve the nib of ink and at best cause skipping; or the slit between the tines is too wide -- which will either again cause skipping, or conversely, flooding. There are other factors -- such as separation of the nib from the feed -- that are inspected and repaired before any pen leaves the Palace.
The only 100% guarantee of course comes when the pen is actually filled with ink and written with for the first time, but our pre-shipping inspections and tunings have eliminated 99.99999 (my finger is getting tired) of the frustrations that a customer experiences when first using a new fountain pen. Although this can be time-consuming on occasion, it affords our customers a much more pleasant experience when receiving a fountain pen from His Nibs -- and saves us the frustration of dealing with returns!
Ordering Procedures & Returns
International customers, please note, we will not falsify shipping documents
Please send your order and shipping address (along with any questions) to:
We will email you back with your order total (PA residents please add 6% sales tax)
Credit cards, for the quickest fulfillment of your order, are accepted through PayPal, a secure site allowing you to use your credit card without us even seeing the information. If you'd like to make use of this credit card service, please let us know when you email your order and address, and we'll email you the appropriate Request for Payment, and instructions for the simple payment procedure (you don't need to join PayPal to use it).
If you would like us process your credit card directly instead, then please email us:
1. Card # (dividing this number in two, between two emails, will
If you'd rather pay by money order or check, kindly make payable to:
ship via insured Priority Mail
Warranties and returns
If an item proves to be defective, in most cases the manufacturer's warranty will apply. However, please email us first so that we can determine the easiest way to resolve the problem to your satisfaction. In the case of fountain pens -- which are a bit more individualistic than other writing instruments -- what may at first appear to be a defect (hard starting or poor flow for example), can in almost all cases be resolved with a few simple 'tweaks' to the nib, which we'll be happy to guide you through or perhaps suggest returning to us for adjustment.
Should you wish to return a non-defective item within 3 days of receipt because it doesn't suit you for some reason, again please email us and we'll arrange an exchange, credit or refund (minus any shipping/insurance charges), if the item is returned in an 'as new' condition. If you've dipped a fountain pen to try its writing characteristics, kindly clean off any ink residue prior to shipping -- to save us both a nasty surprise .
We want you to be happy with your purchase from HisNibs.com and hope to have you join the ranks of our many long-term, repeat customers!
Revised: May 23rd, 2013