Very attractive pen, Jim. Actually I don't like either photo. The top one is too dark and the bottom one almost looks washed out. I'm thinking something kinda in between. Having said that, go with the second over the first.
Good looking pen, even if I'm not a big fan of beads and doodads. The second photo definitely. I doubt the second is more than 1/3 stop over-exposed. You could probably adjust the first one with the editing software.