When I first tried out Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki, I thought it was perfect in almost every single way except for one small thing - it would have been amazing if it was just slightly lighter. Then, I discovered Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-iro, which is a lot lighter and exhibits fantastic shading as well. However, on my journey to find the perfect turquoise ink I've noticed that there are many lookalikes, making my quest harder and harder. I've finally decided that I will order a bunch of samples and compare some of the most popular turquoise inks out there in one massive ink review, which will ultimately go up on my blog.
However, I am not sure how many people will be interested in something like this. I've read a number of reviews that compare four or five different inks, but what I am planning now is significantly larger. Here are the inks I am thinking of reviewing. Feel free to let me know if A. you would be interested in something like this, and B. if you are, what ink(s) you would like me to review or remove from the list. I am thinking of keeping the list limited to inks that are in an affordable price range (I'm looking at you, Caran d'Ache) and regularly available (i.e. not limited edition). Also, (please let me know if you disagree/agree with this or not but) I am thinking of focusing on inks that exhibit notable shading.
Caran d’Ache Hypnotic Turquoise
Diamine Aqua Lagoon
Diamine Aqua Blue
Diamine Havasu Turquoise
Diamine Mediterranean Blue
J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche
Noodler’s American Eel Turquoise
Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise
Organics Studio Copper
Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-iro
Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-Peki
Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-jaku
Waterman Inspired Blue (previously South Sea Blue)
Edited by Mineralogy, 28 June 2014 - 04:09.