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Dear Friends,

 

Here are the first 6 of 10 reviews for the new Diamine Shimmer Set due to be released at the end of September/ Early October - just in time for Christmas! It has been an absolute joy to explore these inks and I was blessed with sunshine for the last 2 days whilst writing up the reviews and capturing the best shimery-ness for your enjoyment. The images have not been played with, only brightened a little to reduce the grey!

 

As always, all samples were kindly provided by Diamine Inks. The packaging will be similar to the 150th Anniversary series with colours available individually with an estimated cost per bottle of less than £10. I look forward to your thoughts and comments. The bottle images I have included are my sample bottles and may not necessarily be the same as the final product, but I had to share the magic!

 

Here we go!

 

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inkstainedruth

WAAANT!!!!

Without the shimmer (whatever they used) this still looks like a great ink. Reminds me of vintage Skrip Peacock.

Thanks for the review. And not thanks.....

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Yep -- heavy-shading turquoise with silver in it. They've got my money on this one, for sure, the day it becomes available.

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Looking forward to Golden Sands...

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WAAANT!!!!

Without the shimmer (whatever they used) this still looks like a great ink. Reminds me of vintage Skrip Peacock.

Thanks for the review. And not thanks.....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

Hi Ruth,

 

That was my holy grail ink and I have a few drops left. This is very close and the shading is divine. If you have Noodler's Navajo Turquoise (which I sourced from the US and which I absolutely love), this is a very good comparison but just a tad lighter and of course sparklier. The combination with silver is really very special indeed.

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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Yep -- heavy-shading turquoise with silver in it. They've got my money on this one, for sure, the day it becomes available.

Yes it is! I am just sorry I couldn't show the shading off as well. I am excited for you!

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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That's a beauty, thanks.

You are most welcome.

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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Ugliness incarnated :)

Wow. That bad?

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Reminds me of vintage Skrip Peacock.

 

Ruth, it does look like old Skrip Peacock. Takes me back to my grade school days.

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WAAANT!!!!

Without the shimmer (whatever they used) this still looks like a great ink. Reminds me of vintage Skrip Peacock.

Thanks for the review. And not thanks.....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

Ruth this comp is for you:

 

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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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Thanks for the scan comparison. Blue Lightning seems to be smack in the middle between Skrip Peacock and the Honore de Balzac (an ink I'm not familiar with).

As for Golden Sands, I think you got me.... :rolleyes: Definitely not as orange as Apache Sunset.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

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Thanks for the scan comparison. Blue Lightning seems to be smack in the middle between Skrip Peacock and the Honore de Balzac (an ink I'm not familiar with).

As for Golden Sands, I think you got me.... :rolleyes: Definitely not as orange as Apache Sunset.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

I'm glad it helped. HdB is a lovely ink if you enjoy turquoise inks and a joy to use. Glad the Golden Sands issue cleared up too - i realise it is pretty hard to represent colours accurately especially when they have subtle nuances.

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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Just read about these over at fpgeeks, and I am excited about Blue Pearl. I'm a little leery about such glittery inks, but I've got J. Herbin Rouge Hematite in a Platinum Preppy, and I like it very much.

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Just read about these over at fpgeeks, and I am excited about Blue Pearl. I'm a little leery about such glittery inks, but I've got J. Herbin Rouge Hematite in a Platinum Preppy, and I like it very much.

I need to check that forum out at some point! Blue Pearl is pretty special if you like deep, rich blues. I like Rouge Haematite, but I got the bottleS with no glitter! So I am very annoyed.

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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Oh. I definitely want this whole collection.

That is never a bad thing and I am delighted about the choice of colours!

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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Loving the look of golden sands.

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