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Old 06-17-2017, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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We celebrate our 50th Anniversary today and I made my wife a really nice pen. It's a Paua Abalone on a Venus rollerball. I bought the abalone from Jon david Jones at MAPG 2015 and the Venus from Leroy Smith (Smitty) as part of one of his "Trust Smitty's Surprise" specials he offered a while back (at least that's how I remember it).

This is arguably the most expensive pen I've made and I am gifting it 😱. At least it is for a good cause and an even better person.
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Old 06-17-2017, 09:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Great looking pen. Congratulations to the both of you on your Anniversary.
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Beautiful and congratulations!
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Very nice work, your wife will love it. Congratulations on 50 years!
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Really lovely and a very appropriate gift for the occasion !!!!
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Congratulations on your 50th. I'm at 48. Great job on the rollerball.
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Congrats on the 50th. We made 45 years today.
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Glorious Pen John for a Magnificent Occasion, and a Very Special Lady.
You have chosen a Spectacular Paua Abalone Shell Blank from Jon.
Beautifully Turned, Fitted and Finished, Paired with the Spectacular Venus Hardware.
Congratulations on Both Achievements.
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An excellent choice of both pen and blanks John! And Beautifully done!
I am sure your wife appreciates your choice and attention to detail.

The abalone from Jon David was the best I've seen....should have bought some.
My wife carries a Venus in her purse. It is indeed a very elegant pen.
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Thanks to all for the comments and well wishes. Eileen loves the pen ... and the diamond ring too.
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