I was gifted this beautiful set of pens from Swarovski.

Bling pens

After a while, the ink started to become lighter with use. Naturally, I tried to open them up to put in a new refill and for the life of me, I just couldn’t get any thing to open or twist.

I finally went to the Swarovski boutique and asked them about it. The sales assistant nods knowingly and said with a smile, “They can’t be opened.” I think I must have gaped openly because she said again, “The ink can’t be changed.”

Tell me, am I the only one who thinks that’s a rather crappy design? Even the $1.80 pens from the stationary shops have pen refills and you’re telling me these can’t even be opened?!

Now these 2 pwetty pens are sitting on my desk and I don’t know what to do with them.