Desiderio - Italian for 'Desire' - represents deeply-felt desire, the longing one has for the target or their ardor. It may be the need to perform a particular function or role, or having a wish come true. It is a most powerful force, one that fuels great art, heroic achievement, herculean effort. But it is also personal, an inner drive that craves fulfilment or satisfaction. When it flows from the mind of the musician, it can transcribe the notes to an epic symphony or a plaintive ballad. For another, it will yield a love letter that will scorch the page, or a poem that will wrench a response from the heart of the reader.
Embodying this in a pen is a challenge that has produced a series of writing instruments imbued with mystery, for it is impossible to explain the power of sheer desire. Desiderio writing instruments are made in pearlised bi-colour resin, trimmed in sterling silver and with a filigree-cut 18kt gold nib.
No two are alike, just as all desires are unique, for the material that forms each cap and body possesses its own swirling pattern.
Montegrappa’s signature octagon accents the top, while the rolling ball at the end of the pocket clip and a thin line around the cap are coloured to contrast with the body. Upon removing the cap, the second colour is also revealed at the writing end of the fountain or the rollerball pen.
Desire reaches fulfilment with a choice of four writing tools. Desiderio is offered as a fountain pen, a rollerball pen, a ballpoint pen and a mechanical pencil. Each exists to express your yearnings and aspirations.
|Product Type||Ballpoint Pen|
We dispatch all orders over the value of £15 with free postage. There is an option to upgrade your postage to 1st class signed for or Special Delivery for the following supplemental costs:
Royal Mail 1st Class Standard
|Royal Mail 1st Class Signed for||Royal Mail 1pm Special Delivery|
|Up to £14.99||£1.50||£2.60||£7.50|
|£15.00 to £49.99||Free||£2.60||£7.50|
|£50.00 to £124.99||Free||Free||£7.50|
Most orders received before 12 noon Mon-Fri will be shipped the same day and will generally arrive within three working days after posting. Please note this is based on stock availability and the ability of Royal Mail to meet their own delivery guidelines. We will endeavour to contact you if our stocks are depleted at the time of your order. Orders placed after 12 noon on Friday will be dispatched the following Monday and are subject to stock availability.
Orders to the value of £125 or more are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm at no extra cost, but please note that the actual dispatch date will be subject to stock availability and day/time of order. Orders must be placed before 12 noon. Please feel free to speak to our sales team to check stock availability and despatch times before you place your order.
We cannot guarantee items that are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm will arrive the next day before 1pm on Saturdays as this is affected by your local sorting office.
However you must place your order before 12 noon on the Friday if you require this service. Please feel free to call us for stock availability before placing your order.
Orders sent via Royal Mail Special Delivery will require a signature. If there is nobody to receive the goods, the carrier will leave a card. It is your responsibility to contact the carrier to rearrange delivery or to collect them from your local sorting office. If the goods are returned to us having had no contact from the customer requesting a re-shipment, your order will be automatically refunded. Your postage will not be refunded, only the value of the item stipulated on your order.
European delivery is £10.95 for orders valued at £20 and under. Orders over the value of £20 will be charged £15.95.
The rest of the world (Inc. USA, Canada, Far East, Middle East, Australasia, Africa, etc…) are charged £13.95 for orders valued at £20 and under. Orders over the value of £20 will be charged £24.95 for delivery.The service used whenever possible is Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed, which requires a signature on delivery. Delivery generally takes around 5 to 14 business days, but can take longer, especially if held up in Customs.
Any European or Worldwide shipping destinations with orders valued over the price of £500.00 are charged £75. This will be sent by FedEx or similar courier.
Please note that we reserve the right to adjust delivery charges for foreign orders over 1kg in weight. We will always contact you if this is the case and give you the option to pay extra or cancel the order.
Note that for international orders we will ONLY deliver to the address of the card used to purchase the goods.
Customers outside the EU will be charged the VAT-exclusive prices shown on the site. UK Value Added Tax (VAT, currently 20%) will be deducted at the point of sale for all countries outside the EU. However, as with all foreign imports, you are liable for any taxes and duties imposed by your local taxation authority (e.g. customs duty, excise duty and/or import VAT). It is important that you check these rates before ordering as The Hamilton Pen Company will not be held responsible for any additional charges.