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Aurora 888 Giove (Or Jupiter)



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What do you guys think of the upcoming new release of the Aurora 888 Giove (Jupiter) in the planet series? Appelboom, La Couronne du Comte and Iguana Sell have the model listed at the moment, if you want to see images of it; Aurora's own web site doesn't show it.

Interesting colours, but I think I like the Saturno much better. It's a toss-up between the Giove and the more subdued/"classy" Nettuno, but the upside for the latter is that I can probably pick up a unit of that at a significantly discounted price.

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Just took a look, I quite like it. Too bad it is so pricy -_-

 

I think I might prefer it slightly over the Saturno, actually

 

Maybe someday... :)

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One good thing I'll say for the look of the 888 Giove is that I have never come across a PenBBS, Moonman or Conklin pen sporting that combination and pattern of colours in acrylic. I like the look of the 888 Nettuno and the 888 Mercurio, but because of all the cheap but pretty acrylic pens on the market, they don't look so special — at a glance. The 888 Giove really stands out in that regard.

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Just received mine from Appelboom a couple of days ago. Nowhere will you find this constellation of colors, and, joined with a solid rose gold nib and trim, the sophistication level rises way above the others in Auroras planet series. Great, get one cheaper as a dull sibling in the planet series, and miss out on the coolest in the series.

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I’m wrestling with this one (which usually means I won’t buy it until it’s no longer available, and then I decide I love it). It is certainly distinctive and now we’re starting to see some real photos it has a nice look. On the other hand Jupiter is not made of melted gummy bears - it is mostly brown stripes with a few swirls of colour and dark blue at the poles - so I wonder what this design has to do with the subject.

 

I have the Mercurio and Nettuno, which do have some connection to the appearances of those planets. The Saturno was also nothing at all like the planet, but I don’t really have a greenish pen and I’ve been looking at that again recently. Again, sometimes I don’t want one until it’s hard to obtain.

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Great, get one cheaper as a dull sibling in the planet series, and miss out on the coolest in the series.

 

 

I'd buy one if the Australian dollar hasn't tanked lately (even though our country seems to have, by luck or by good policy, managed our numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths quite well), and the Giove is offered at the level of discount I'm used to seeing with the Planets series.

 

My wife and I have the Saturno (my type of colour) and Nettuno (her type of colour, so I ceded the pen to her). The Mercurio looks a little too close to the Optima Nero Perla, and I already have an Ottantotto Luna (which is not in the Planet series, of course) for something in shades of off-grey. Out of our twelve or so gold-nibbed Aurora pens, I don't have one with a rose gold nib, so I am interested in getting the Giove (which reminds me of a funky-looking blazer I had in my late teens), but the current circumstances just don't really encourage such discretionary consumer spending.

 

Actually, things have been so depressing lately, I've barely written more than twenty words (for shopping lists) with a fountain pen in the past week. (That said, my wife wrote plenty with her pens; but then she's a published fiction author outside of her day job.) Do I really need or even want another?

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Im sorry to have seen it on a live feed With good lighting because I think its absolutely stunning.

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Here’s a blurb from a review of the Giove that I wrote for Appelboom: ‘ Probably the most colorfully pleasing of Aurora’s planet series, this one dedicated to Jupiter, is all the more attractive when coupled with a Goccia nib that Aurora is now offering.”

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Here’s a blurb from a review of the Giove that I wrote for Appelboom: ‘ Probably the most colorfully pleasing of Aurora’s planet series, this one dedicated to Jupiter, is all the more attractive when coupled with a Goccia nib that Aurora is now offering.”

 

Sounds great, but can you post a few pics, please?

 

Thanks,

 

Mark

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Beautiful. Outside the limits of my current obsession. I wish all of us were rich, we would know how to spend money.

Love all, trust a few, do harm to none. Shakespeare

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