Sneak Peek: J. Herbin 1798 Amethyste de l’Oural

Introducing the newest ink from J. Herbin, Amethyste de l’Oural!

It’s been seven years since the first J. Herbin 1670 anniversary ink, Rouge Hematite was first released, followed by Bleu Ocean, Stormy Grey, Emerald of Chivor, and Caroube de Chypre. This new Amethyste de l’Oural is the first ink of a new collection called Jacques Herbin 1798.

1798 commemorates a significant year in J. Herbin’s history. At this time, the French Revolution was ending, and the Herbin company, founded in 1670, was growing. Β In 1798 the company relocated to expand their production capabilities and the influence of their inks and sealing wax.

There are many similarities between the 1670 and 1798 collection. The two key differences are 1) the inclusion of silver shimmer instead of gold, and 2) the 50ml glass ink bottle now has a slightly wider neck for ease of filling your pen.

Amethyste de l’Oural means Ural Amethyst or Ural Mountain Amethyst, and suggests the color of royalty. This ancient amethyst gemstone from the gates of Asia was prized for its calming, meditative and lucid dreaming qualities.

The ink color is a deep rich purple in the velvety hue of a rare gemstone. A silver mist provides a lustrous shimmering effect.

It will be available in early September, in both bottles and samples. Sign up for our wait list on the product page to be notified via email as soon as it arrives!


What do you think of this new 1798 ink?

Write on,
Rachel Goulet

2017-10-13T17:52:07+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Ink Reviews, Pen News|19 Comments
  • Shy Color

    I had a question.. How does “paint”? Is this comparable to the Robert Oster inks and their layering/dilution of the ink when you paint with it? Can you post some examples or comparisons of the inks with Oster’s?

  • Gorgeous! Whenever I can find the perfect excuse to pick up a bottle, I will, haha!

  • Sara Hagen

    This is the first “shimmering” ink that I am considering buying. It looks beautiful. My only question is “How difficult is it to clean out of the pen?” That would be a sticking point for me because my son cleans & fills my pens for me.

    • Melissa Cox

      I’ve had no trouble flushing 1670 shimmer inks or Diamine Shimmertastic ink out of my pens. I’ve used 1670s in TWSBI and Levenger True Writer pens and Shimmertastic in a Conklin Duragraph. It takes just a little more time to get the sparkles out if you’re like me and don’t change inks often. A shot of pen flush makes it faster.

      The one key when inking the pen is to gently swirl the bottle several times first. This mixes the shimmer into the ink–it does settle out in a stationary bottle. I usually tip my pen back and forth before writing to mix it up, too.

      • Heather Wagner

        The pilot con-50s are great for these inks the agitator in there helps keep sparkles from settling

        • Lydia At Goulet Pens

          Great point!

  • Lesley Schultz

    You had me at purple. Will be getting a sample when available.

  • Marc

    I’m already intending this to be my new all day every day ink. I can’t handle how gorgeous it is.

  • MP

    Can’t wait to try it.

  • Briggsae

    I like it, but I think Diamine Lilac Satin is my favorite purple sparkle ink

    • Toni Hinton

      I love Lilac Satin but it’s a bit too pale for me. This looks like it will be perfect!

  • Heather Wagner

    I think it will look great in a turquoise twisb eco. Now i just need both!

  • Memory

    YES!!!!!!! I was hoping for something like this! My partner and I already decided to get the Emerald color for part of our wedding invitations because it’s close to his favorite color. Now I’ll be able to add my favorite color as well, purple!

    • Lydia At Goulet Pens

      That’s so exciting!!! You can both be represented and the colors compliment each other nicely. πŸ™‚

  • Toni Hinton

    My family has already been notified that I require a bottle of this for my birthday. It is unwise to displease Mom-Ra. πŸ™‚

  • Tom Johnson

    This ink is a perfect addition to Emerald of Chivor and Rouge Hematite. I’ve had great success with shimmer inks and find the cleaning is not much more difficult than with other inks. You do not have to get every particle of shimmer out of the feed, a few residual particles will not affect new ink put into the pen. I think J. Herbin hit a home run with this ink.

  • Uniotter

    I love this….can’t wait to add it to my collection!

  • Daniel Rugen

    …and most importantly: Drawing ink from this new bottle might no longer make me feel like I’m being personally insulted by its designers.

  • Aquaria

    I am a purple F-R-E-A-K, and I’ve been waiting ever-so-patiently for J Herbin to release a shimmer ink in this color.

    Finally, a purple, and a gorgeous one at that. Reminds me of a slightly lighter Lamy Dark Lilac, but with a bonus.

    Want want want want want want want!