There is something about the Edison Pearlette that makes me keep coming back to it. What it exactly is I can’t pinpoint, but the entire package works so well together - and for me personally - that it is a pen I always want to have in my collection.
The size of the Pearlette is ideal for nearly every situation. It’s big enough to offer a full-sized writing experience, while small enough to be an excellent choice for every day carry. The section could be on the short side depending on your grip, but the transition into the barrel threads has a very tiny step that I barely notice when writing. It is also postable if that is your preference.
What I especially love about the Pearlette is the shape. The Edison Pearl is the first Edison pen I fell in love with because of the cigar shape of the barrel, but it is only available in the Signature line, which is essentially Edisons custom/made to order product line. As the name dictates, the Pearlette is a smaller version of the Pearl, and it is a fantastic shape.
It has been a couple of years since the Production line Pearlette colors have been updated, but last month, Edison released three new colors: Canyon Trail, Sonoran Sunset, and this one, Azure Skies. Brian chose these colors to represent the Arizona landscape, a favorite travel destination of his, and I think he nailed it. The Azure Skies material is stunning, with bright blues and glowing pearlescent swirls throughout the barrel.
I requested the 1.1 mm stub nib from Goulet Pens for this review, mainly because I wanted to show off a bright blue ink to match this pen, in this case Pelikan Edelstein Topaz. Edison’s Jowo-branded steel nibs are always perfect right out of the box, and this one is no different. I wholeheartedly recommend them in any size.
When it comes down to making a buying decision, the $149 price point puts the Pearlette in direct competition with many entry-level gold nib pens. The price is completely justified in my book due to the quality of the pen and the care I know Brian puts into manufacturing every one of them. It comes highly recommended not only by me, but by many others in the community.
(Goulet Pens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)
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