Guilt over gilt

October 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

We have recently take the Cara d’Ache  Ecridor Maya gilt pen range into stock.  In keeping with the rest of the range they are beautifully produced and offer and alternative to the usual gold stik pens offered by other manufacturers.  However, we’re not quite sure why the manufacturer chooses to use the term gilt for gold plated but, when you have to commit your understanding to writing, you feel duty bound to ensure your thoughts are accurate.  Does gilt mean gold plated or is it some other process where a gold look-alike material is used? 

Caran d'Ache Maya Gilt - gold plated!

Clearly, having nailed their (gold) colours to the mast, Caran d’Ache don’t readily reveal that gilt does actually mean gold plated.  However, having delved deep into the Caran d’Ache product detail we can assure our readers that gilt, in their parlance at least, is what we know as gold-plated.  The Maya range is available in fountain pen, ballpoint, rollerball and pencil formats from


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