Pengems pens are really popular in the planning community. I saw someone mention Pengems on a Plan With Me video on youtube, and I wanted to find out more. There are so many beautiful pictures on instagram, but I couldn’t find many recent reviews. I always read reviews before I make a purchase, so hopefully this Pengems pen review helps you!
WHAT DID I ORDER
I ordered three pens online from Pengems. Each of the pens I chose were from the Northern Lights collection, but I just purchased them a la carte since they are no longer selling the Northern Lights collection as a set. I bought:
- Iced Mint Autograph Crystal Pen
- Elysian Lavender Autograph Crystal Pen
- Celestial Pink Autograph Crystal Pen
At the time I ordered, the pens were $10 each and I had a 10% off coupon which brought my total to $27. If you want 10% off of your first order, use my referral link: 10% off
Shipping was super fast. I made my order on a Sunday and had my pens by Thursday. I was very impressed.
Inside my package were the three pens in their plastic boxes, three ballpoint ink refills, and a custom penguin paperclip — super cute little freebie.
DESIGN + QUALITY
These pens are gorgeous. I love the colors I chose and the crystals in the top are beautiful. The pens have a nice weight to them so they feel like a nice, high-quality custom pen. In the pens I chose, the tip and the clip at the top are gold.
Pengems are different than other crystal filled pens because they also have a gem on the top of each pen. I love this because I can see a little sparkle from the top when the pens are in a holder on my desk or just when I’m writing.
HOW DO PENGEMS WRITE – REFILLS + REPLACEMENT INK
Pengems come preloaded with a black ballpoint ink cartridge. Ballpoint pens aren’t my favorite, but these definitely write smoothly. Each pen also comes with a separate ballpoint refill which is nice.
You have the option of ordering other types of ink refills from Pengems site. I chose to order some gel ink refills online separately so I could chose from a variety of colors.
The long ink refills were too long to fit in my Pengems as they came, so I had to cut them down to match the side of the original ballpoint ink cartridge. Then I just transferred the ink cartridge top that came with my Penems pen and screwed it all back together. The only issue I had with this ink was that the ink would not retract back into the Pengems pen when I twisted the tip.
I then bought the correct, smaller size of replacement gel ink and it was perfect fitting, and writing. I really love how you can swap out the different kinds of ink so you can keep your Pengems pen body forever.
So far, I love my Pengems pens. They are beautiful and I love using my special pen throughout the day. I love how they add a touch of sparkle to whatever I’m doing and I enjoy using them. With the gel ink refills I bought, I love how the pens write and I don’t get any shadowing in my Erin Condren Life Planner.
I thought the price was a tad high at $9/pen (with the 10%), but I think it’s worth it because I can keep the pen forever and just swap out the ink as needed. Plus, they feel durable and nice quality that I would definitely repurchase.
I hope this review was helpful for you. Don’t forget to use my link for 10% off your first purchase. ♡