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.  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!


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Rachel Goulet