Beautiful Agan Pens, Lapidary Slabs, & Rare Turquoise

Madison, South Dakota | 891 Sales


Beautiful Agan Pens, Lapidary Slabs, & Rare Turquoise

Madison, South Dakota 891 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   ***** Slabs & Turquoise ship FREE to US buyers! ****** We mail packages on Mondays and Thursdays only due to our remote/rural location.


Last updated on Jan 26, 2018

***** Slabs & Turquoise ship FREE to US buyers! ****** We mail packages on Mondays and Thursdays only due to our remote/rural location.

OCD Hobbiest - aka Sharon

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The Agan Pen story...

Here you'll find several of our hobbies that kind of went crazy (thus the name OCD hobbiest!). For your viewing pleasure, I have some great jewelry making lapidary slabs (this really needs no explanation), as well as our handcrafted fine writing instruments.

I began making fine hand crafted writing instruments in 1995, and thus began Agan Pen Company. I discovered the fun of creating functional art that would last for many years and be something that one could use and enjoy daily. After learning the art on easily available, exotic woods with inexpensive parts, I quickly realized that there were too many folks making the same type pens that I was, so I decided to kick it up a couple of levels.

I found that many pen makers made their pens with a noticeable “bump” where the wood joins the metal parts – I called those “speed bumps” because they were just jarring when you were enjoying the feel of the wood, and then you hit the speed bump! So the “upgrades” to my craft came early on. First was to learn to be so precise that there is no difference in the diameter of the wood from the metal parts. This gives the smooth continuous feel that you’d expect when you pick up the pen.

Speaking of the way they feel, they are so smooth, they feel almost like glass! Next, I realized that the inexpensive parts can have finish problems – the gold finish would actually wear off with the acidity of people’s hands (when you see "24k gold" in the description of some pens, you'll know that eventually you'll likely see some wearing of the gold plating depending on your body chemistry). So, I went looking for some better hardware. I found the style I liked – the classic, never goes out of style, look that you’ll love – but made from a virtually indestructible titanium gold finish that is billed as lifetime by the folks we get our parts from. Next – the finish - I now have a finish process for the wood that will resist acidity as well as the finish on the parts – you now have a pen that will be as beautiful for many years as the day you bought it!

More FUN FACTS about our hand crafted pens here:
(Copy & paste link) www.gottago-gottago.com/fyi

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  • Sharon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Chief Bottle Washer (Chief Cook Is Hubby!)

    My lovingly handcrafted Agan Pens are here! Find one you love? Grab it fast! The gemstone inlay ones are most popular and don't last long. I have some great natural turquoise nuggets, plus MANY great lapidary, jewelry grade slabs.

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Last updated on October 30, 2016
Welcome to my little corner of Etsy. Here you will find lots of fine handcrafted writing instruments (pens, rollerballs, pencils, and fountain pens) many inlaid with gemstones. Everyone has to use a pen sometime, so why not do it with the most style and fun that you can?

I also have some great lapidary slabs for talented artists, as well as some beautiful turquoise nuggets for making stunning jewelry! Keep checking in!

If you're interested in how we got into pen making or how something is done, check out my FYI page at: http://www.gottago-gottago.com/fyi

I'm so glad you stopped by. I hope that my little corner of Etsy has something that you can't live without - either for yourself or for that perfect gift. Please come back often, I am on a mission to get something new listed weekly.


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My goal is to make you 100% happy with your purchase. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, I will gladly refund your purchase price (less original shipping cost) for any items that are returned in original condition, within 14 days from the date of payment (Canadian customers - if you need a little longer due to shipping, just let me know). Customer is responsible for return shipping/insurance costs.

I have no control over shipping after it leaves my physical presence. I do my best to make sure your merchandise is properly packed within the box. Please consider getting insurance if you are concerned about damage in transit. If your item is damaged in transit, please take a picture of the packaging and the damaged item and send it to me for insurance purposes (assuming insurance was purchased). Please contact me if you are planning to return an item as I may have a different return address at that time & so I can expedite your refund. If returning an item, please package the item as closely as possible to what it was when you received it. I am not responsible for damage incurred during shipping if it not properly packaged/protected.
I accept PayPal and Direct Checkout. You do not need a PayPal Account to pay for your items through PayPal. You can choose the PayPal Option during checkout. After you submit your order click the “Pay Now” button. Scroll Down and you will see the option to pay with a Credit or Debit Card WITHOUT having to sign up for a PayPal account.
Due to our remote/rural location, we mail packages on Mondays and Thursdays only. All packages ship via USPS via either first class or priority mail (depending on several factors such as weight, size, or value). If it is urgent that we ship on another day, contact us and we may be able to make an exception. For my International buyers, shipping will generally be calculated for First Class, but please let me know if you prefer your shipment expedited quicker or even overnight (additional fees will apply). Contact me and I can revise the shipping and handling cost to meet your needs. I do offer a priority mail upgrade on many listings. All shipments have free delivery confirmation as well.

Shipping times will vary depending on where the order is going. Holiday orders may take longer to arrive. I am not responsible for postal delays - I got fired from the role of running all the postal facilities worldwide ;-) If your Paypal and Etsy mailing addresses differ, your order will be shipped to your Etsy address unless otherwise requested.

International buyers: For deliveries outside of the United States, any customs fees and/or taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
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I appreciate your business! I believe in the Golden Rule and take pride in my customer service - I strive to treat our customers as I would like to be treated. If you experience a problem, please contact me asap. There are very few things in life that can't be solved with patience and kindness.