The Townsend is prized for its exceptional quality, comfort and writing performance. The most fabulous Townsends are the Lapis Lazuli finishes, semi-precious stones coveted through the ages as symbols of ability, success, good health and divine favor. The finishes are created by applying ultra-fine particles of genuine lapis stones to the brass shell of each pen. Solid 22K gold flake is suspended in the finish, then coated with several layers of clear lacquer. An advanced feed system that delivers unmatched smoothness. Each Lapis is a one-of-a-kind work of art to be an admired and cherished possession.