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Emerald Green Ink Recs, Please!

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#1 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 23:08

Yup, that's what I'm looking for. It should be bright, well-shading, with excellent flow, not heavy or dry or sticky, readily attainable and inexpensive.

I would ordinarily go right to Monteverde, but not until their contamination problems are well behind them. So what else would you recommend?

Thanks!

Edited by Sailor Kenshin, 09 September 2019 - 12:45.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 01:21

What's your definition of "emerald"?  I ask because a friend of mine is a hobbyist jeweler and he keeps insisting that "emerald green" is a lot bluer than I think; years ago I saw an emerald and diamond necklace in a very high-end jewelry store window in NYC (made Tiffany's look bargain basement in comparison) and those stones were GREEN.  Not blue green....  

So, I'm really fond of Diamine Emerald as the epitome of what *I* would call "emerald" (and if I get any grief from Karl, I'll happily remind him that the photo he posted on Facebook of a "Plum" Parker 51 a couple of years ago was actually a Burgundy 51....  ;)  

Come to think though, from what I remember of that necklace (which I only saw when the bus back to Grand Central was stopped at a light) those stones were pretty dark in color.  So you might also want to have a look at something like Edelstein Olivine.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 05:05

... readily attainable and inexpensive.


The other multiple concurrent criteria already kills the fun of suggesting colours that could fit the bill of being bright and attractive, but for something to convey "emerald" to be readily attainable and inexpensive? I'm afraid that just squashed all interest in that little bit of fun.

I wish you good luck, though.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:01

On the lighter side there is Pelikan Edelstein Jade and Montblanc's Emerald. Neither of those are particularly cheap though. The Monteverde Emerald is a lovely ink if you can open the bottle for a sniff before you buy!



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 10:01

So, to be a true emerald, and not graded as Green Beryl, a stone has to be in the range from a true green to green with a slight blueish hue, not too yellow and without a brownish or grayish cast.

 

Given your description, I assume you're looking for a true green, like a well cut, high grade, Columbian emerald, and I'm also assuming a current production ink.

 

 

Noodler's American Eel Gruene Cactus is a true, medium green. It's my top recommendation.  (Fingers crossed the batches are consistent.)

 

http://harmless-dile...ene-cactus.html

 

 

I'll second Montblanc's Emerald, but my cartridges are older and I think the discontinued version. Pelikan Brilliant green is another good choice. Both are less saturated than the Noodler's. 

 

http://harmless-dile...lanc-green.html

 

http://harmless-dile...lant-green.html

 

 

Lamy Green is slightly blue, but close. 

 

http://harmless-dile...lamy-green.html

 

 

 

Sheaffer and Waterman Green are both close, but definitely have an even stronger blue cast.

 

http://harmless-dile...ffer-green.html

 

http://harmless-dile...rman-green.html

 

 

 

My Diamine Emerald is a bit muddy so that's out.

 

http://harmless-dile...ne-emerald.html

 

 

 

I quite like Noodler's Green Marine and PR Sherwood Green, but they're both a little too dark to qualify as Emerald.

 

http://harmless-dile...een-marine.html

 

http://harmless-dile...wood-green.html

 

 

Now, I have to go feed my poor, starving ponies (actually they're all fat and dappled at the moment,) but let me know if you'd like me to add some pictures.



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 11:47

Diamine Emerald. Pretty colour, pretty look, lots of shadings possible.

#7 Sailor Kenshin

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:43

Hmm, thanks, everyone! After much thought, I WANTED Pel Brilliant, but after yearning and searching, I discover it's Unobtainium now. :(

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 13:20

If you can find it, Sheaffer Skrip Emerald Green. It even comes in the cool bottle wit a well.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 13:25

Mont Blanc Irish Green is worth considering.

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 14:04

If you can find it, Sheaffer Skrip Emerald Green. It even comes in the cool bottle wit a well.



Would love to find some!

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 15:58

Would love to find some!

 

Ebay is the place to go.  Just search on "Sheaffer vintage green".  Just now I found a listing for two bottles of vintage Skrip Emerald Green for $15.  Cheaper than Peacock Blue, which usually goes for $20-$25 a bottle.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 19:01

MB Irish green is a medium green but very vivid.

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 21:25

Hmm, thanks, everyone! After much thought, I WANTED Pel Brilliant, but after yearning and searching, I discover it's Unobtainium now. :(

 

Sorry, I am behind the times. When did it get replaced by Pelikan 4001 Dark Green?

 

I'll second the vintage Skrip Green, just for the bottle, but I think it's a bit undersaturated:

 

http://harmless-dile...rald-green.html

 

And apologies for my blog. Google keeps updating their software and a lot of the links on my front page seem to be broken. I've been putting the direct links here.

 

Or just mix the color you want. If I ever get around to it, I'll use Limner's guide, which she gave me permission to post on my blog:

 

http://harmless-dile...ink-mixing.html



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 21:42

Sorry, I am behind the times. When did it get replaced by Pelikan 4001 Dark Green?
 
I'll second the vintage Skrip Green, just for the bottle, but I think it's a bit undersaturated:
 
http://harmless-dile...rald-green.html
 
And apologies for my blog. Google keeps updating their software and a lot of the links on my front page seem to be broken. I've been putting the direct links here.
 
Or just mix the color you want. If I ever get around to it, I'll use Limner's guide, which she gave me permission to post on my blog:
 
http://harmless-dile...ink-mixing.html

I could see the links. And thanks for the reference!

PS: You have nice handwriting. :) It really shows off the inks.

Edited by Sailor Kenshin, 09 September 2019 - 22:38.


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 00:32

If you like a Monteverde ink, why not try it. There’s no downside risk, as they’ve replaced any “bad ink” free of charge from the factory, no questions asked, and without having to return the purchased ink.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:44

I guess the real question is which of your jewels are you trying to match? I do so hate it when my ink doesn't match my tiara.

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:55

And sometimes it feels as if the ink makers aren't even trying. So very tiresome!

 

It's supposed to be Burmese Pidgeon Blood Red, my dear fellows.

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 03:42

I do so hate it when my ink doesn't match my tiara.

It's supposed to be Burmese Pidgeon Blood Red, my dear fellows.


Haha, I love what you did there!

I finally gave away my half-used bottles of both of those inks just last week. Phew.

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:04

Thanks, it was also an excuse to rewatch this clip form GiGi:

 



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Posted 10 September 2019 - 04:19

(For Completeness)

 

And Ceylon Sapphire Blue, if you please:

 

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