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Monteverde Sapphire (Gemstone Collection)

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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 19:09

Monteverde is part of Yafa company. Some time ago the company offered wide array of new inks with Ink ITF™ - new Ink Treatment Formula that's supposed to drastically improve ink-flow quality, extend cap-off time and improve ink drying time on paper. After trying two inks I can agree it's not just marketing - the inks behave very well.

 

New colors are divided into two series. The newest one is called GEMSTONES. 

 

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I admit I have a problem with this name as Pelikan started their Gemstone collection (Edelstein inks) years ago and was succesfull. I do realise that this name can't be copyrighted but I feel something's off. Sure, it's easy to base marketing on proven and succesfull ideas but I feel just a little bit of disapproval. I believe they could have created something new, especially that the colors are rather interesting and eye-catching.

 

Anyway the line has inks

 

  1. Amethyst
  2. Charoite
  3. Erinite
  4. Fireopal
  5. Garnet
  6. Moonstone
  7. Olivine
  8. Ruby
  9. Sapphire
  10. Topaz

 

I appreciate the fact that Monteverde posted on their website data about these inks ph:

 

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Bottle

 

The inks can be bought in 30 (and 90) ml bottle. The bottle is made of lass, has simple design and id pretty functional - stable and with wide neck allowing to fill quite comfortably (as long as there's more than 60 % of the ink content in it) evem monster fountain pens straight from the bottle.

 

Ink 

 

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The ink is strongly saturated. It's a killer blue actually - intense, strong, vivid. Also, it behaves well. I would say that if you look for well behaved and strong blue ink, lok no more. 

 

Thank you Nikaa for allowing me to fill TWSBI 580 with this ink  :)

 

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

 

 

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Color ID

 

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Color range

 

 

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Field Notes, TWSBI 580, stub 1.1

 

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Midori, TWSBI 580, stub 1.1

 

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Maruman, TWSBI 580, stub 1.1

 

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Tomoe River, TWSBI 580, stub 1.1

 

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Water resistance

 

 

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#2 Herrjaeger

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 19:21

Thanks for the review-I really like this blue, kind of eye grabbing.

#3 Mulrich

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 21:13

I'm a sucker for this type of blue and have added it to my list of things to try.

#4 Newjelan

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:33

Thanks, I love the colour.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 19:09

NIce review. As you say, very intense. maybe even "deep", in any case a very "deep" but not "dark" blue. Grabbing, too, as said above... but not so neon-glaring/dazzling/biting as BSB.

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 23:07

There appears to be shading....which I look for....and don't expect in vibrant inks.

I'll have to keep an eye on them.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 23:29

This ink has become my standard blue, and it's my favorite from all the Monteverde blues I have tried.   I have reviewed this ink separately, but here I'll just say that it pops on the page (especially with a medium nib) without being overwhelming.  I also find it well behaved and a good choice for note taking.  Visvamitra's review really captures the liveliness of this ink.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 19:28

Can anyone explain why the ph of this ink is so low?

 

I'd be wary to actually use this for any length of time.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 22:34

Can anyone explain why the ph of this ink is so low?

 

I'd be wary to actually use this for any length of time.

This would be my question and concern as well! What would be the long term impact of this ink in a pen such as a TWSBI 580?


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 13:20

After using this for a few weeks as my daily, I’ve found it has fairly good water resistance on some papers, particularly less expensive papers I’ve used for things like to do lists, household memos, etc. Anyone else have any luck with this?

#11 ErrantSmudge

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 16:26

This would be my question and concern as well! What would be the long term impact of this ink in a pen such as a TWSBI 580?

 

I've had Sapphire as a resident ink in my TWSBI Eco for several months now, with no issues yet.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 01:28

​What a beautiful color! Not the type of blue I normally favor but I could be tempted by this one. Thanks again, vis.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 16:22

This ink has become my standard blue, and it's my favorite from all the Monteverde blues I have tried.   I have reviewed this ink separately, but here I'll just say that it pops on the page (especially with a medium nib) without being overwhelming.  I also find it well behaved and a good choice for note taking.  Visvamitra's review really captures the liveliness of this ink.


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Posted 23 April 2018 - 14:19

A superb review of a really attractive blue :) Thank you!



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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:56

Mine arrived yesterday, color is every bit as nice as vis' photos make it out to be. Thanks, vis!  :thumbup: 


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