Jacques Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite: Ink Review

Jacques Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite bottle with examples

Jacques Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite brings the shine and shimmer of a natural red stone to your fountain pen! This fountain pen ink has a dazzling gold shimmer and possibly some sheen, depending on the paper used. Read our entire review below!


Ink Review 

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • 10+ seconds – Because Rouge Hematite is such a shimmery, highly-saturated ink, it may take longer to dry. Though it's such a stunning shade, the dry time is well worth the wait.

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – Though this ink wasn't completely erased by the water, the water did smear the lines heavily. This may not be the best ink for important documents!


  • High – Rouge Hematite is vibrant red from the onset, and repeated swabs show a slight darkening.

Ease of Cleaning:

  • Low – Because this ink has a high saturation with extra added shine, you may spend more time cleaning than usual.


  • Low – This ink has a very consistent color. The Jacques Herbin line has less shading, but that's made up for with shimmer and some sheen.


  • High – This ink is very wet-writing, which helps move the shiny bits across the page as you write.

 Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • Rouge Hematite comes in a beautiful glass bottle adorned with a wax seal. This bottle may not be the easiest to fill your converter with, but it can be a gorgeous addition to your desk!

If you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop, where you can compare shades side by side.


Jacques Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite combines a deep red hue with gold shimmer, making for a stunning fountain pen ink. This ink may bring your writing to life with its saturated and stark tones. Although there isn't much shading, depending on the paper used, you'll get some beautiful sheen which adds to Rouge Hematite's mesmerizing color.

This color is available in 50ml bottles as well as our linked sample size.