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Diamine Shimmer Set - Golden Sands

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#1 Bhavna

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 21:53

This is the closest I have come to in finding a replacement for Sheaffer's King's Gold, with clout!

 

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'Phil's the man, the man with the Midas touch....he loves only gold!' - name the song folks!

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 21:55

interesting sheen!

 

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#3 Bhavna

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 22:12

There are a couple I would love to be renamed. The sheen/ shimmer is incredibly appealing and satisfying if one can use that term!


If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Posted 27 August 2015 - 23:28

Oh man, these look much nicer in your photos! How does the Golden Sands seem in person as a poor man's gold leaf substitute?



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 00:48

Ooh -- makes me think of Apache Sunset, but shot through with real gold.  Okay, getting a bottle of this one, too.



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 05:28

Rather nice.



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:18

Oh man, these look much nicer in your photos! How does the Golden Sands seem in person as a poor man's gold leaf substitute?

 Thank you! Ok, I LOVE gold (in a very unhealthy way) - and this as I have said is very close to Sheaffer's King's Gold which I was crazy about. The ink goes down very light and darkens to different shades of 'gold' - it is incredible to watch. As for the Gold leaf substitute, yes it is there - but do use a wet writer that lays down some ink and then you  will see the magic. I was delighted to have captured the gold dancing in the bottle.


Edited by Bhavna, 28 August 2015 - 08:19.

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:21

Ooh -- makes me think of Apache Sunset, but shot through with real gold.  Okay, getting a bottle of this one, too.

 

I have both, and this doesn't have the 'red' shading the Apache does, BUT I found a similar shading quality that is absolutely lovely! I am excited for you, please DO come back and share your thoughts once you get yours!.


If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

#9 Bhavna

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 08:21

Rather nice.

Indeed, and it has the shading of your lovely avatar.


If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 17:54

This is the only one I can see myself getting..  I am a sucker for gold inks.. :wub:  :wub: 

 

Now.. since I do have King's Gold.. and some luster dust.. I can try making my own.. ;)  ...  

 

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 03:45

Thanks for the review.

Interesting, but I think I may pass on this one.  I didn't really like Apache Sunset (not really an "orange" person) and "Apache Sunset with gold dust" isn't enough to sway me.

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#12 Bhavna

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:13

Here's a quick comparison that I hope will help.

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 17:23

This is the only one I can see myself getting..  I am a sucker for gold inks.. :wub:  :wub:

 

Now.. since I do have King's Gold.. and some luster dust.. I can try making my own.. ;)  ...  

 

 

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Thanks for the review.

Interesting, but I think I may pass on this one.  I didn't really like Apache Sunset (not really an "orange" person) and "Apache Sunset with gold dust" isn't enough to sway me.

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Cyber6 and Ruth, I have posted a comparison above to show you King's Gold with both Apache and Golden Sands. Hope it shows the distinction. Cyber6, I would love you see your formulation with your lustre dust! Please share a picture as and when! 


If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 19:56

Ah, much less orange than I initially thought.  Still quite nice, though now solidly behind Brandy Dazzle in my "need-to-get" list.



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 16:41

Ah, much less orange than I initially thought.  Still quite nice, though now solidly behind Brandy Dazzle in my "need-to-get" list.

 

Agree, Golden Sands had incredible shading that is not orange. Glad you like Brandy Dazzle, I have posted some more pictures on that review to show some browns for comparison.


If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 13:27

Ahhhh, MUST HAVE THIS COLOUR! :D  It's one of my top favourites from this collection. Beautiful!! Thanks for the comparison swabs and the review :)



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 16:00

Ahhhh, MUST HAVE THIS COLOUR! :D  It's one of my top favourites from this collection. Beautiful!! Thanks for the comparison swabs and the review :)

 

I was just writing with it out in the garden, and my goodness it took my breath away - again! I am deeply grateful to have been able to review this set. Thank you for your kind words, I am so pleased you like the review.


If there is righteousness in the heart, There will be beauty in character. If there is beauty in character, There will be harmony in the home. When there is harmony in the home, There will be order in the nation. When there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world. Bhagawan Shri Satya Sai Baba

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 20:13

Thank you! I absolutely need this set! Its very lovely! Thanks for the review!



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Posted 05 September 2015 - 05:59

 Thank you! Ok, I LOVE gold (in a very unhealthy way) - and this as I have said is very close to Sheaffer's King's Gold which I was crazy about. The ink goes down very light and darkens to different shades of 'gold' - it is incredible to watch. As for the Gold leaf substitute, yes it is there - but do use a wet writer that lays down some ink and then you  will see the magic. I was delighted to have captured the gold dancing in the bottle.

That is exciting news! And your new comparison pic is very helpful to get a better understanding of where it is in the spectrum of yellows. Can't wait until this gets released. I will use it in the juiciest fattest of nibs and make some pseudo-illuminated manuscripts.



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Posted 07 September 2015 - 00:13

I said elsewhere that I have my eye on the Blue Pearl (so pretty!), but all of these inks look fun!


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