The 5 Best Gold Cross Pens (2021)

Cross pens ballpoint pen Classic Century 10k gold pen

Cross pens is known for their popular, reliable luxury pen lines. At Dayspring Pens, we've worked to show the public that Cross pens make some of the most meaningful, high-quality, and affordable personalized gifts available online.

Today, you're going to read specifically about gold Cross pens which are some of the top-selling gift pens—especially pens for professionals.

There's tons of product listings for gold pens out there in any Google search, but what I want to do here is provide a helpful guide to the best Cross gold filled rolled pens so that you can (1) shop smart by comparing price tags and features, (2) figure out which gold pen will make the best gift, and (3) know where to look to buy your Cross pen.

So, without further ado...

Here's our list of the 5 best Cross gold pens:

I've ranked these gold pens:

5.) Cross Tech3+ 

With a starting price at $125.00, the Cross Tech3+ is a staff favorite at Dayspring Pens for a myriad of reasons but the biggest one is just how well it writes.

The Tech3+ in 10k gold is a multifunction pen, meaning it is a black ballpoint pen, a red ballpoint pen, and a 0.7mm pencil at the same time. Each writing utensil can be accessed by twisting the barrel. The "+" model means the stylus on the cap that allows the pen to work on all tablet screens, and there's an eraser which can be found by unscrewing the cap.

Unlike the rest of the Cross ballpoint pens on our list, the Tech3+ is one of the only fine tip gold ballpoint pens that Cross offers without needing to change out the refill. This fine point, oil-based ballpoint pen glides with little to no interruption or skipping.

The mechanics of the Tech3+ are what make the pen a phenomenal choice as a writing instrument, but the added bonus is that fact that the pen is available with a 23 karat filled rolled gold or a rose gold plated finish taking it from an incredible professional pen to a practical luxury item.

4.) Cross Peerless

Cross Peerless 125 gold pen

Starting at $346.49, the Cross Peerless is considered the most premium of the luxury gold Cross pens. The Peerless was a success at its original manufacturing in 1889, and has been revamped in the Peerless 125 to show the classic, iconic history of Cross.

If you are looking for a show stopper, this is it. Details of 23kt pattern engraved gold plating with 23kt appointments, a round bezel jewelry setting complete with a premium Swarovski crystal, and high gloss lacquer inlays make this one fancy pen.

Available as a medium point ballpoint pen, gel ink rollerball pen, or a solid 18kt gold wide nib fountain pen, the Peerless can also be converted to a porous point felt pen and a jumbo ballpoint pen with a refill. This is a large pen so if you are looking for a wide barrel gold option, look no further.

This pen also comes in a special premium Cross gift box with a free glass cut pen rest.

3.) Cross Century II

Cross Century II fountain pen gold pen

Starting at $199.49, the Cross Century II was designed by Cross to give a bolder, more modern look to the Classic Century style of old. Add the 10 karat gold filled rolled finish to it and you have a Cross pen to go down in the books.

What's great about this pen is the size. It is somewhere between a slim and a more medium size barrel (think about the diameter of a standard Sharpie). This makes it a pretty universally comfortable pen no matter who is using it.

The Cross Century II has actually been made the official pen of the Biden Administration and was used by Obama and Trump at different times.

This is honestly a really sharp looking pen. A black medium tip ballpoint pen and rollerball pen, the fountain pen version of the Cross Century II 10k gold filled rolled pen features a hand-finished stainless steel nib and can also be converted to a porous point felt pen with a refill.

2.) Cross Townsend

Starting at $178.49, the Cross Townsend may be one of AT Cross's most illustrious pens since it has aptly been called "The Pen of Presidents". The black lacquered, gold appointed version of this pen was the official pen of the White House under the Bush, Clinton, and Obama administrations to name a few.

The 10 karat filled rolled gold finish Townsend is an all-American pen. Art deco lines, distinctive finishes, and finesse are the hallmarks of this gold ballpoint pen. That's why The Strategist ranked it #24 in their master list.

The Cross Townsend is a medium girth pen that has a weight and balance fine-tuned for comfortable writing and a large cap perfect for a custom engraving.

This 10k gold plate pen is available as a black ballpoint pen, a gel ink rollerball, and a medium nib fountain pen. 

1.) Cross Classic Century

Cross pen and pencil set Classic century gold pen

Starting at $104.99, the Cross Classic Century 10k gold pen comes in first for the best gold Cross pens not just for being a fantastic gold ballpoint pen, but also for the sheer variety and history this pen has.

The Cross Classic Century has been an icon of American pen design since 1946. The Peerless 125, the Century II, and the Townsend all owe part of their distinct styles and aesthetics to this original masterpiece.

The Classic Century 10 karat gold finish ballpoint pen is a traditional graduation gift and law enforcement gift that often becomes an antique heirloom. 

This is a thin barrel pen features a fine point in each writing style - ballpoint pen, rollerball pen, fountain pen. The Classic Century pen and pencil set features a 0.7mm mechanical pencil to pair. It is also one of the only Cross designs still manufactured as a pen and pencil set.

The Classic Century is also available in 14k rose gold as both individual pens and sets.

What are affordable alternatives to solid gold Cross pens?

If you're looking for a more affordable alternative to gold Cross pens, I suggest looking at pens that aren't completely gold plated, but instead ones that feature gold plated appointments.

The alternatives are Medalist pens and black lacquer pens with gold appointments.

1.) Medalist pens

Cross Pens Bailey Medalist chrome and gold pen

Starting at $49.34, the medalist line of Cross pens are chrome plated barrels and caps with 23k gold filled rolled appointments.

These will be the most affordable price wise and can be found in the Classic Century, Cross Century II, and Townsend lines as well as in the popular Cross Bailey pen line.

Cross medalist pens are available in multiple writing styles as a ballpoint pen, a rollerball pen, a fountain pen, and a mechanical pencil.

2.) Black pens with gold plated appointments

Cross pens ballpoint pen Classic century Black and gold pen

Starting at $60.89, the Cross black pens with gold accents are a beautiful alternative to a Cross filled rolled gold pens. Part of what makes these pens a crowd pleaser is how well they look with engraving no matter the writing style.

The Classic Century black ballpoint pen and pencil set has a matte black finish while the Cross Century II and the Townsend are high gloss black lacquer - all with 23k gold accents.

Each of these pens is available as a rollerball and a black ink fountain pen.

Conclusion

Cross pens gift box

Every gold Cross Pen comes equipped with black ink with the brand lifetime mechanical guarantee and arrives in a free fine gift box.

If you are looking for the perfect gold cross pen to give as a gift, look no further than Dayspring Pens. We are happy to offer free engraving service for a single line for a personalized gift.

Whether you need an engraved pen in 23k gold, rose gold, or 10k gold Cross pens, Dayspring Pens is at your service.

Be sure to check out our list of the Best Cross Pens Ever.

Let us know which gold Cross pen you prefer in the comments below!