Our Mission

What does the Luxe Custom Pens and Gifts brand stand for?

It means the best quality and attention to detail. We buy the best products and raw materials to provide the ultimate handmade or personalized gift.
Our handmade pens, letter openers, seam rippers, bottle stopper, cigar punches and key chains are made 1 by 1 with unique resin and highest quality hardware and plating that will make the handmade item a treasured heirloom that gets passed down from generation to generation.

The items are hand turned on the lathe in our New Jersey workshop and shipped or delivered from there.
The items we purchase for personalization are the highest quality available from the most reputable suppliers. We personalize the items here at the workshop in NJ and ship or personally deliver them straight to you.

We put great effort into the website so that you can see how the personalized item will look so you can change options on the fly before placing your order online.

What are the types of Hardware finishes for the handmade items?

Gold Plating
Gold plating is ultimately not durable when exposed to abrasion. Gold plating can be made more durable depending on the method used to plate, additives to the gold, and techniques employed. No matter what is done, however all gold plating will wear off over time when abraded. This is simply a fact of physics. Plating other than gold can be very durable. The following is an explanation of the various plating we use.

Upgrade Gold
24K= "upgrade gold". Upgrade means that the parts are plated using the rack method and that small amounts of cobalt or palladium are added to the plating chemicals. This enhances the durability of the gold plating.

10K Gold
This popular plating blends hard nickel and the beauty of gold together to form a brilliant plating that is affordable. 10K plating is generally considered more resistant to wear than 24K, but ultimately it will abrade with use.

24K Gold
24k gold is beautiful, but is naturally soft and wears quickly, Most pens will feature a durable clear epoxy layer on top of the gold plating to increase wear resistance. Value price 24k pens are ideal for those on a budget or who want to explore pen making with minimal investment.

Titanium Gold
This method produces most durable plating. This process is called PVD (Particle Vapor Deposition). Titanium Nitride matched to the color of the gold is molecularly bonded to the part and then 24K gold is bonded (sputtered) on the part to achieve a color match to our other gold parts. The parts are again re-plated after this. The final result is that the parts will virtually never wear.

Black Titanium
This is titanium oxide molecularly bonded (PVD). This plating is unbelievably hard and durable. It will last for many, many years.

Rose Gold
This is a very unusual plating. Copper and gold are combined in such a way that they both plate with their atoms. equally mixed together. The parts are specially treated before plating and the plating deposited in a very thick layer. This produces a beautiful, sumptuous look.

18K Swiss Rose Gold
This is a very rare and unusual plating. Copper and gold are combined in such a way that they both plate with their atoms. equally mixed together. The parts are specially treated before plating and the plating deposited in a very thick layer. Not only does this produce a beautiful, sumptuous look, but is very durable. There are only two companies in the world able to do this plating and that under regular careful use the plating should hold up for several years.

This is an extremely durable plating. Under normal use this plating should hold up for many years.

Black Chrome
Black Chrome offers a unique alternative to traditional platings that works extremely well with lighter color woods or dark colored blanks to evoke that "tactical" look. The unusual "non-metallic" black color makes Black Chrome a favorite.

This is a very durable hard plating. We use real platinum rather then rhodium and it should be expected to hold up under normal careful use for many years.

Rhodium is a member of the platinum family of metals. This is also a very durable hard and brilliant plating
Satin Series (Chrome, Nickel, Gold and Copper)
Satin series pens undergo a special plating process that produces a matte finish that features a slight texture that looks and feels great. This popular plating offers a unique alternative to traditional plating. The wear characteristics are similar to the plating metal.

Sterling, Sterling Silver (Silver, Stunning Silver)
This designation is used by Berea to denote and describe a 20 micron (thick) plating that is alloy of silver containing 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. It is a beautifully bright and quality plating, easily the brightest of the silver-colored metal platings. It also boasts a clear protective coating to help protect the plating from tarnish.

Copper offers a unique beauty and warmth. Because copper is soft by nature, these pens feature this plating will often have a protective clear layer on top of the copper plating to increase resistance to wear.

Antique Brass
Antiqued brass components typically have a brass, copper or zinc base with a brass plating. The components are then darkened to give them a "distressed" (oxidized) appearance.

Antique Pewter
Antiqued pewter plated components have a pewter-colored plating that has been darkened to provide a "distressed" (oxidized) appearance. this usually gives the pen an aged matte look.

Antique Copper
Antiqued copper plate is a copper plating that has been darkened to provide "distressed" (oxidized) appearance. It gives the components an aged copper look, but without the verdigris.

The new gunmetal plating in pen kits has proven to be very popular. Depending on the manufacturer and the look they are aiming for, gunmetal plating can vary in color from gun blue to matte dark gray to shiny black metal to a dark smoky bronze. It often consists of black nickel plated over brass or other substrate metals. Gunmetal offers a similar look to Black Ti, but at a lower cost.

What is PVD plating?
The jewelry we sell and engrave uses PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating technology. This process vacuum seals the coating of 18K gold, 18K rose gold, black, and rainbow directly onto the stainless steel. This produces a harder and more corrosion-resistant coating than electroplating. Because these pieces are so durable they are tarnish resistant for years with normal wear. These PVD coatings have even been shown to surpass 1200 hours of neutral salt spray.

Can the pens take replacement ink or refill ink?

-Yes, each pen style has the refill style listed. You can order extra refills from us with your purchase or you can order refills from any online seller or store where ink refills are sold.

How do you clean the jewelry?

We recommend using polishing cloths to restore the shine to your jewelry!