benu briolette fountain pen review

Benu Briolette Fountain Pen Review: A Pleasant Surprise

Today’s Benu Briolette fountain pen review comes to you from one of your favorite guest reviewers, Melyssa Naujoks.

Today’s Guest Reviewer: Melyssa Naujoks

Today’s guest reviewer is Melyssa Naujoks (aka @acourtofwingsandjournals). Melyssa is an art journaler, a huge fan of pens, inks and paints, and a lover of all things purple. She’s also on a quest for the perfect purple ink (this quest is potentially never-ending and she’s okay with that).

The Pen Maker: Benu Pens

Benu is a Russian pen manufacturer operating out of Moscow. The team of Benu designers has a history of coming up with unusual designs full of character. In most cases, a Benu pen design is automatically recognizable (even after just a short glance). Benu uses high quality resins in a wide array of colors with glossy or pearlescent finishes. This Russian pen designer makes each resin separately to increase the one-of-a-kind appearance of their finished designs.

The Product Sent Out for Review: Benu Briolette Fountain Pen

The Benu Briolette fountain pen has long facets the length of the pen’s body. The facets highlight the gorgeous resin used for these pens AND keep the pen in place when it’s set down (no worries about the pen rolling away mid-project if you give it a little freedom). Each Benu Briolette has a unique color variation, but you can get a good look at the Benu Briolette Melyssa reviewed here. The Benu Briolette is 5.7″ capped and weighs .69 oz. The pen is a cartridge converter (compatible with standard international ink converters and ink cartridges) and is fitted with a stainless steel nib. Each pen comes with a standard international ink converter and one standard international ink cartridge included.

The Benu Briolette Fountain Pen Review: The Initial Reaction

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The Benu Briolette in Luminous Sapphire is a cartridge converter made of high quality resin and fitted with a stainless steel German nib.

“Let me introduce you to my newest pen the Benu Briolette in the color Luminous Sapphire. I can’t get over how pretty this pen is with the gold flakes. And it glows in the dark. Of course that’s my favorite part 🤣 💜.” -Melyssa Naujoks

The Benu Briolette Fountain Pen Review: More Details

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“I’m pleasantly surprised by the Benu Briolette. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it because of the size and shape. But it’s been comfortable to write with. I love that it’s a smaller size so it doesn’t feel giant in my hands. I’ve been favoring pocket pens lately and even though when capped it’s not necessarily small, it can’t be posted (at least not securely) so it feels small when writing. But it uses standard international cartridges/converter so you’re not losing any ink capacity (as is often the case when you prefer a pocket pen).” -Melyssa Naujoks

The Benu Briolette Fountain Pen Review: The Best Part

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“The best part of this pen (at least for me) is the color. I love a good bright pen and this one doesn’t disappoint. I love the bits of blue, black and gold mixed together. And the best part it glows in the dark!” -Melyssa Naujoks

The Benu Briolette Fountain Pen Review: The Only Cons

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“For me, the only cons are 1) that it can’t be posted and 2) it doesn’t have a clip. I prefer having a clip and having to option to post a pen, but it’s not a deal breaker. What do you think? Have you tried any Benu pens? 💜” -Melyssa Naujoks

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