Diamine Serendipity launched as part of the 2022 Diamine InkVent calendar and is now a part of the regular Diamine Green Edition collection. It's a sheening and shimmering teal blue fountain pen ink that is sure to make every accidental ink droplet a happy one. Check out the full review below to find out more about it!
- LAMY AL-star with medium steel nib
- Rhodia No. 16 dot pad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River 52 gsm white paper
- Leuchtturm1917 80g notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- ~30 seconds – being a richer color, dry times tend to be on the longer end, around 30 seconds depending on how much ink is put down.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – A drop of water will mostly erase any line that's down, a smear of water will create an illegible mess.
- High – There isn't much difference that can be seen when you go back over a line, as it comes out on the wetter side of things.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Hard – The ink itself doesn't cause hardship, but the shimmer, as always, is the toughest part.
- Low-Medium – There light shading that shows since it's a more saturated ink and there is a sheen that overtakes much of the darker areas.
- Wet – This ink does not starve the paper, as it flows easily out of the pen, even with the added shimmer.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
- 50ml not-quite-square-shaped glass bottle with stout legs, this bottle has a very whimsical appearance great for display.
- Comes in a Diamine Green Edition box.
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When it comes down to it, Diamine Serendipity is a really fun teal ink that has some pizzazz to add extra flare to your writing. There is shimmer to add a bit of sparkle to your life and a red sheen to give contrast to the darker color of the ink. I'd certainly recommend giving this one a try if you like to stay away from standard inks. Just be prepared to clean out all of the shimmer and make sure you don't need an ink with water resistance!