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Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein "ink Of The Year 2012" Turmaline


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Pelikan Edelstein "Ink of the Year 2012" Turmaline.

From the GIA: "Tourmaline’s colors have many different causes. It’s generally agreed that traces of iron, and possibly titanium, induce green and blue colors. Manganese produces reds and pinks, and possibly yellows."

According to Pelikan, their Edelstein Turmaline is a plum coloured ink. I would call it pink. Some might call it dark pink, and some might call it bright pink. It is a lovely shade of pink for writers who like to use pink ink. It's very well behaved, very smooth to write with, flows well and lubricates the nib well. It's a high quality ink.

This is what Pelikan say about it: "Every 50 ml high-value glass flacon is unique. The rich weight and soft curves make it a pleasure to hold in your hands. It‘s an ornament on every desk... Eye candy in every detail, a perfect gift for yourself and those you love.

Please note our always changing Ink of the Year, which brings a fresh and modern Edelstein Ink color to you – limited to one year only.

Product description
Exclusive Ink Collection in a precious 50 ml flacon.
The Edelstein Ink Collection comprises twelve brilliant colors with a special ingredient that ensures extra smooth writing and care for the fountain pen.

The German word Edelstein translates as gem stone, and each color corresponds to the beautiful coloring of a gem."

  • This isn't a waterproof or archival ink.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib was a Fine, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry.
  • It flows wet, and lubricates the nib very well. It's such a smooth writing experience.
  • It is currently available in beautiful 50ml glass flacons and cartridges
  • It is available from many B&M shops and online retailers worldwide, but is a one year Limited Edition.



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Thanks for the review. I bought a bottle of this when it came out, but I rarely use "pink" inks.

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson "I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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Frank, I can save you.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY







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That's quite attractive.

Thank you for the review.



Thanks for the review. I bought a bottle of this when it came out, but I rarely use "pink" inks.


You're both very welcome

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