Pelikan is coming out with a brand new line of high-end inks in fancy bottles called Edelstein (pronouced Ey-dell-shtine). This ink has been in development since summer of 2009, and is finally coming to market! I have just placed my order in for them and I’m expecting them later this month, though I have no definite ETA. I do not have any idea what the ink’s characteristics are, or even the ink volume (it is rumored to be 50ml), though I can assure you that as soon as I get this ink in my hands, I will let you all know!
There are 7 colors with a gemstone theme: Ruby, Mandarin, Aventurin, Jade, Topaz, Sapphire, and Onyx.
There is a nice display (which I am supposed to be getting one!), though as of right now it’s not available for purchase to the ‘public’. I already asked 😉
The ink will list for $20 a bottle, putting it in the ranks with Caran d’Ache, Pilot’s Iroshizuku, and the new Sailor Nano inks. Basically, nice inks in sweet bottles.
The new Pelikan Edelstein inks will be available soon at GouletPens.com as 2ml samples ($1.75) and full bottles ($19), as well as be on the Swab Shop (though it may take me some time to get them up there!). Email me if you’re interested in pre-ordering.