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Jacques Herbin 1798 Amethyste De L'oural / Ural Amethyst

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#1 bureaudirect

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 14:30

Hi folks,

 

It's 2nd of August and we can finally talk about this amazing new anniversary ink :)

 

I'll start it all off with official info first:


1798 INKS
The Maison HERBIN’s exclusive collection of
1798 Inks celebrates the year Jacques HERBIN
first introduced his own line of quality inks, an
important event in the history of this house
founded three centuries ago and whose story
continues today… Deep unsaturated colours
with optimal pressure sensitivity, 1798 Inks are
illuminated with shimmering flecks of silver for
an elegant finish.

AMÉTHYSTE DE L’OURAL (URAL AMETHYST)
Solid dark purple in the velvety hue of amethyst
with the satin finish of a silver mist for a lustrous
shimmering effect and a noble allure. Ural
Amethyst suggests the fires of this precious
gemstone from the reaches of Asia, prized by
jewellers of long ago.

 

 

The box is now a smart grey with purple label and white writing. It does stand out nicely on plain background. Overall design looks more mature and reminds me of perfume bottle packaging. Capacity stays the same - 50ml of silver sheen enhanced ink aka superink.

 

J Herbin listened to feedback and changed the bottle neck - it has new, wider, 2cm opening. Thumbs up! The new bottle is slightly bigger, but the shape remains the same. Cap is covered in purple wax. A shiny looking scarf goes around the bottle neck and suits it very well. I wonder if Jacques himself was so lavishly dressed! On the front there's the 1798 stamp which ties up the scarf and a colour label underneath with the ink name - Améthyste de l'Oural. To finish it all off, the glass on the bottom of the bottle is embossed with Jacques Herbin and his mighty ship.

 

....And now for the ink itself  :happyberet:

 

Colour of Ural Amethyst is everything we wanted - regal, majestic, dark, mysterious purple. This is the first time J Herbin used silver particles - previous 1670 range of inks used only gold. The ink is amazing - the more I use it, the more I love it.

I have left it in the pen for a week or so - there were no hard starts, pen started writing immediately. The particles move quickly and distribute very well. That said, the bottle needs shaking before inking (as usual) and turning the pen in hand before writing will make a huge difference to the shimmer.

Now to the main point, how it writes... I did some comparisons with other purple inks and paper from Rhodia, Leuchtturm and Tomoe River. You will hardly notice the green sheen, that is mainly just eye candy from using special paper. As always, the shine does depend on the viewing angle and light source etc but the silver effect is superb though - highlighting the dark tones of the deep purple body beautifully. I think I've fallen in love again...

Official release day is 1st September 2017.

What do you think? Will this ink top the popularity of Emerald of Chivor??

Enjoy  :wub:

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#2 bureaudirect

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 14:41

Here are few purple inks compared with Ural Amethyst...

 

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#3 LizEF

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 15:07

To my eyes, it looks like it has gold shimmer in some of those pictures - is that a combination of silver glitter and green sheen, or...?



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 15:12

The wider bottle neck is so much better than the narrower version.  :thumbup:



#5 bureaudirect

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 15:51

To my eyes, it looks like it has gold shimmer in some of those pictures - is that a combination of silver glitter and green sheen, or...?

 

That's green gold sheen on Tomoe River/Perga paper :)


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#6 LizEF

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 16:08

That's green gold sheen on Tomoe River/Perga paper :)

 

Fascinating.  Silver and gold. ;)



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Posted 02 August 2017 - 16:21

Oh MY....

This is a "want... must HAAAVE!"  And I say that even with having a bottle of Diamine Purple Pazazz (and a sample of Diamine Lilac Satin, which I haven't had a chance to try yet), already.   B) 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 20:28

Thanks for the review.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 23:16

Bringing any swatches to the London Pen Club on Saturday ? - already tempted by it (though not the price, unless it's an error on your site).


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 09:54

Bringing any swatches to the London Pen Club on Saturday ? - already tempted by it (though not the price, unless it's an error on your site).

 

We only have a prototype bottle, but I will bring inked pen :)


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Posted 06 August 2017 - 07:30

What a stunning looking ink. Oh well, I suppose one more ink won't matter.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:12

So they finally decided that J stands for Jacques, not Jean or something else? I thought it used to be an unsolved mystery.

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Posted 06 August 2017 - 09:18

I noticed that Jaques seemed to be on the bottle for this ink and it hasn't been for the others.  :unsure:

 

I've ordered one from a US seller for a slightly better price  ;)



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Posted 07 August 2017 - 23:22

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 23:41

Thank you for the great review.  


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 03:41

Ordered tonight as i received email that it was available. Some sites allowing only one bottle per customer. Selling very fast i think.

Edited by Studio97, 02 September 2017 - 03:44.


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:48

Very amethyst plus pyrite like. I love it. I will order it.



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 19:14

Wider bottle neck at last! Herbin goes back on my purchase list with this one.

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 19:47

Ordered tonight as i received email that it was available. Some sites allowing only one bottle per customer. Selling very fast i think.

Where did you order it?  Everywhere I looked yesterday said "Out-of-Stock," which I was hoping was a place-holder, but your post makes me wonder :huh:







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