J.Herbin struck gold -literally-, with Emerald Of Chivor, their most recent 1670 ink. The second I got a heads-up from mister Ed Jelley about this ink, I knew I had to have it. Emerald of Chivor is the fourth installment in J.Herbins 1670 ink collection. The previous three - while nice- never managed to make it into my ink collection. Either I already had too many inks within the same color range, or I was just sceptical about the gold flecks. However with Emerald, I ordered my bottle right away, and I'm really glad that I did!
The gold particles make it fun to mess around with, and it looks cool when you use a demonstrator (Although I wouldn't necessarily recommend using it in anything more expensive than a TWSBI). It's rather subtle when you use it for normal writing in a fine or medium nib, and the glittery effect doesn't really show unless the light hits it in just the right way. For me personally, the gold particles are more of a gimmick. It makes it less usable in everyday situations; it's definitely more suited for creative applications than it is for normal writing.
|It does look really neat in a demonstrator!|
Are the gold flakes worth the premium price (16 EUR / 26 USD) you'll pay for Emerald Of Chivor? Not for me. Yet I'd immediately buy it again if I had to. However that would be because I really like the color, not just because it has gold dust in it.
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