on salePelikan Edelstein Moonstone - 50ml Bottled Ink (Special Edition)

Product Code P300827

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on salePelikan Edelstein Moonstone - 50ml Bottled Ink (Special Edition)

Product Code P300827

In Stock

out of stock


MSRP $38.00

50ml Bottle

50ml bottle of Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone grey fountain pen ink. Set in a beautiful inkwell glass bottle.

Moonstone is Pelikan's 2020 Ink of the Year and will be available in limited quantities.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
22.5mm (0.89in)
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 24 reviews
Clint C.
Moonstone = a nice mechanical pencil look

I bought this for fun, it starts to look like a pencil when I invert the nib. Then I mixed in a touch of Sailor blue and started playing with it.

Dawn J.
perfect grey!

I have only dip tested the bottle but I loved the sample and I am so glad I got the bottle before they are all gone. It is a lovely grey and my husband says it almost looks like pencil. That is one of the things I love about it. It is a prefect grey and seems to be medium wetness.


FANTASTIC ink. Like nothing else I've tried. Really special.


FANTASTIC ink. Like nothing else I’ve tried. Really special.

Theodore S.
Pelikan Edelstein Moonstone

Initially, I put it in an EF nib, and it was barely legible and had some flow issues. I experimented with a number of nib sizes, finally settling on Broad. There were no flow issues but, for me, it was still too light. I added one (1) ml of Pelikan 4001 Black which made the ink just a shade darker - omparable to a pencil lead grade B (1) or a Blackwing 602.

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.