on saleDiamine Golden Brown - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D3031

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on saleDiamine Golden Brown - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D3031

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out of stock

30ml Bottle

30ml plastic bottle of Diamine Golden Brown fountain pen ink.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
11.9mm (0.47in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
A Keeper

I'm not one for liking inks that are not well saturated, but Diamine's Golden Brown is an exception. It is dark enough to show up well, and just has a nice Fall look to it, earth tony and all. This is going on my list for Must Keep In Stock.

Diamine Golden Brown has changed my ink-life

I have to admit that I first bought a small bottle of this ink by mistake. I had seen a beautifully written text and Golden Brown was mentioned. In fact,it was another brand's (great ink also, by the way). I had always used blue and red ink, but this rich brown hue has made me discover new undertones and has become one of my very favourites inks.Very beautiful shading also.

Excellent ink - love it!

I have to agree with the previous reviewers - I find this to be a great ink. The name is definitely appropriate as the 'golden' aspect of its hue is definitely there - it is not a dark brown, but the saturation is plenty strong for my tastes. It is currently inked in a Pelikan M400 Fine nib, writes smoothly with nice flow, and dries pretty quickly as well. The shading is really wonderful, even with the fine nib. The color may not be for everyone, but I find it very pleasing - has a bit of 'vintage' look to it. I'm a definite fan of Diamine inks.

Can't get enough...

After hearing so many great things about Diamine I decided to try them for myself. First it was Prussian Blue. Then Monaco Red. Now it is Golden Brown. The first two are universally popular and Prussian Blue has become one of my favorites but the Golden Brown is one of those love it or hate it. Personally I love it. Great flow, smooth and TONS of shading. I like it because it is more golden than brown. No doubt I am buying more. Plus, Brian was great to work with.

Darrell W.
My first sepia

This was my first sepia ink, and my all-time favorite ink for a long time. Has a deep rich tone and gives you that ancient manuscript look. Also a fast drying ink, at least for me. Diamine satisfies again!

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.