This pencil is a luxurious rolling ball pen with a Schmidt ink refill. It's a good size, and the cap screws onto the end of the pencil when in use. This pencil holds well in the hand. The pencil is finished with a clear Swarovski crystal clip. All decorative rings and the cap are hand-sculpted. The pieces are cast, polished and then plated with 22 ct. gold or gunmetal. This process makes the pieces durable and has a thickness of 2 micrometers. The mechanism is offered with the finish as shown in the photos of this collection.