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New from Diamine.... the Shimmertastic collection! This amber yellow fountain pen ink features added gold shimmer. Works best with broader nibs on high quality paper to really see the shine. 50ml glass bottle.
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Diamine Golden Sands (50ml Bottled Ink)

New from Diamine.... the Shimmertastic collection! This amber yellow fountain pen ink features added gold shimmer. Works best with broader nibs on high quality paper to really see the shine. 50ml glass bottle.

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Bottled Inks
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Diamine Golden Sands (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous ink I love this ink. I started with a sample and bought a bottle as soon as it was back in stock. It's a lovely gold color, so great for accents and borders. After you gently shake the bottle, the shimmery particles stay well-mixed fully long enough to fill a fountain pen. The ink works equally well with an inexpensive metal dip pen and my Noodler's Ahab. I've also applied it with a reasonably high quality paintbrush for larger areas in art work. I've also applied it in thin lines over a wash of another color ink, and it shines without bleeding. It does not work with my glass dip pen, but that's no deal-breaker for me. I've used it on all kinds of paper and it works beautifully on just about everything from thick sketchbook paper to resume paper to Tomoe River. I couldn't be more pleased.
Date published: 2015-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If sparkles are your thing, this is a dream. I got a sample of this ages ago and only inked up my #5 medium yellow Jinhao 159 with it a couple of days ago. I'm trying to wean myself off of sparking inks, but I find myself still lusting after this one. It feels like liquid gold pouring out of your nib. It makes you feel like King Midas. The splattered images below are on HP 32-pound copy paper (a surprisingly inexpensive but wonderful find) and the lettering is on Tomoe River. Like I said, as long as you're cool with sparkles (and you know how to take care of your pens when you're using them,) this ink is pretty extraordinary (and in my opinion, better by a lot than Night Sky and better by a zillion than Magical Forest).
Date published: 2016-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous color, but a little on the light side The color of this ink is fantastic, but is very light and hard to read in all but the wettest of pens. The only pens I have that are wet enough for this ink to really be readable are noodler's Ahabs. But that color! I couldn't resist purchasing a bottle. Good thing I love my Ahabs. And just a touch of Diamine Magical Forest makes a very lovely light olive green that is much more easily seen and pairs quite well with my Blue-Green Lamy Al-star.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW. Christmas cards here I come... I have two of the other Diamine Shimmering inks as well as three of the J. Herbin anniversary inks. None compares to this. I fingured that I didn't see much sparkle with the others because I was using a regular medium nib. Well it doesn't make a difference with this ink. The sparkle is terrific.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work in my Singularity fine nib pen I too did not have any luck with this ink. I used it in a Nemosine Singularity fine pen, which is more like a medium nib. I believe the ink is too thick to flow through this pen, because it took a very long time to get it to do so and then it quickly stopped. Yes, I know you have to shake these inks. In fact from the sample package of shimmertastic inks the only one that has flowed well through this pen has been the “Shimmering Seas,” and even that had to be coaxed each time to get it going well enough to write with. I still have 3 more samples left to try, unfortunately Golden Sands just didn’t work in this pen for me. I cannot properly rate it, so I can only rate is as it applies to this particular pen.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gorgeous, shiny It isn't reflective like some inks I've seen, but rather sparkles. My main concern was around running it through a fountain pen -- after a month, it hasn't caused any problems in my old Parker. It dries on the nib quickly and so needs regular use (every couple of days) to stay wet. I'm still scared to ink up a more expensive pen with this, but it's so gorgeous I'll give in eventually. So far I'm using it mainly for writing cards. I'm happy with this ink, and would buy again.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gold and who doesnt love sparkles When I first started to use this ink I was a little worried it seemed a little too light to read. Then when it dried it became darker so no issues there. Then the sparkling effect is amazing. I used this combine with red lustre to send out as a Christmas letters to everyone and I get constant compliments on them.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointing This has been a huge disappointment. It refuses to flow well, or even at all, in any of my fountain pens, and I've tried nibs from Fine to 1.9 Calligraphy. I may use it with a paint brush during Christmas, but not in a fountain pen as intended. I even bought a gold-colored pen to go with it, but now that pen is filled with a brown ink. I had so looked forward to writing with this ink. I cannot understand why it's getting good reviews.
Date published: 2016-10-15
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