Moons of Jupiter fountain pen : Dia


This is the second in the series: The Moons of Jupiter, and represents what we think one of Jupiter’s 79 moons, Dia, might look like, against the blackness of space. The shimmery turquoise and teal in this fountain pen is our in-house resin pour which we’ve dubbed Turquoise Tuesday.

According to NASA’s Solar System Exploration website Dia was found and then lost again:

Dia was discovered in 2000 by S.S. Sheppard, D.C. Jewitt, Y. Fernandez, and G. Magnier using the University of Hawaii’s 2.2 m (88 inch) telescope atop Mauna Kea. The moon was then lost in Jupiter’s bright glare for several years. Dia was rediscovered in images obtained by the Magellan Telescope in 2010 and 2011.

The NASA website also explains the origin of the name Dia: it is Greek and according to ancient mythology, she is the divine daughter of the seashore.

Of course there is no coincidence whatsoever that Di’s name sounds a lot like Dia …

The Dafoe model


The Dafoe model is relatively long and curvaceous. We wanted to create a pen that has flowing lines and a feminine shape, hence the barrel is curved and narrows towards the section, flowing into the tapered section. The cap is also tapered. The finials are very slightly conical.


mm inches
Total length (closed) 150 5,9
Length (pen only no cap) 138 5,4
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16,1 0,63
Width of section at narrowest point 11,2 0,44
Section length 25 1
Cap thread 14 0,55

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.