on salePelikan Edelstein Sapphire - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code P339390

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on salePelikan Edelstein Sapphire - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code P339390

In Stock

out of stock


MSRP $38.00

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

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 16 reviews
Kevin P.

It has been fabulous so far. The color is amazing and it flows beautifully.

Under appreciated ink

I considered Edelstein Sapphire for some time, but was hesitant due to the mixed reviews. Finally, after being very impressed with the Edelstein Tanzanite ink, I decided to give it a try, to pair with a new Pelikan M805 I had bought. I was very pleasantly surprised. This is a great ink! Being lubricated, I knew the flow would be good. While color aesthetic is personal, to my eye it is beautiful. It goes on purple and over time sets to a blue/purple. It is a subtle, vibrant ink that is a bit of a chameleon. Is it purple? Is it blue? It changes in different light. It won't punch you in the face with over-the-top color, though. This is an ink that invites you to leisurely write without straining your eyes. I think many people feel let down because it is not super-saturated like some other inks, but it still manages to be eye catching and anything but boring. It shades nicely even with an Extra Fine nib, behaves impeccably on paper types ranging from cheap copy paper to fancy fountain pen paper. Dry time is quite good; as a lefty, this is a primary concern for me and I haven't had any smudges. Yes, the price is on the high end, and part of that is reflected in the fancy packaging, but I find the cost is justified for the overall quality and performance. This is an ink perfectly suited to a noble fountain pen. If you appreciate an enigmatic, subtle ink, this is one to try.

Please, do not buy this ink!

I remember days here in sunny California that the sky was this shade of blue. A brilliant clear deep blue with a tinge of violet, so I'm reminded of that lovely day each time I use this glorious ink. Goes on violet but dries blue. It's a lovely clear toned violet blue with zed muddiness to impair its clarity. The surprise was its shading qualities, a fabulous bonus. I was even more surprised that it had received none but 5 star reviews. Despite this, it seems it's never in stock when I'm in need. To be brutally honest, I'd say you probably shouldn't buy it... just read the negative reviews if you don't believe me. The list of complaints: it's got way too much violet, is not saturated enough, its completely lacking of water resistance and its price will likely leave you wanting, so don't waste your money. This dreadful fail of an ink, will ALWAYS be stock for me and the select few who appreciate its phenomenal clarity, shading attributes, free flowing quality and ease of cleaning from our fountain pens. Now that you've been warned off this abysmal ink, I truly thank you...for NOT buying.

T G.
Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire Ink

Beautiful! Really adds a distinctive touch to my writing; I had several people ask me about it! The bottle is just as elegant!

For the artist: Cornflower Blue

I can't see this in a pen -- it is a bit pale -- but I uses inks with brushs (which is why I love Ink Drop) and this is a gorgeous cornflower blue. Not even a little bit like a sapphire, but a deep flax color. NOTE: I rated for dip pens in the areas below. I gave the overall for the brush color!

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.