The Nouveau Sceptre design is an art form that that has its roots in nature and flowing organic lines. The along with Art Deco, the art form has a strong influence in architecture, industrial design, interior design, fashion, and film. It is a time tested, and harken back to a more elegant and graceful time. The art form is as popular today as it was back then.All of the components of this pen are cast, polished and plated with a durable Rhodium & 22kt Gold or Black Titanium plating. The pen's center band and finials feature elegant custom cast 3-D art nouveau designs that have been richly plated with 22K gold accents. The rollerball version comes with a Schmidt medium point high quality steel rollerball refill. The fountain pen comes with a high quality Schaeffer medium point, iridium tipped nib.