J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor 1670 Anniversary Ink (50ml Bottled Ink)

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50ml bottle of J. Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor (green-blue) ink with intense red sheen and gold flecks, released in August 2015. This is the fourth ink in the 1670 series.
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J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor 1670 Anniversary Ink (50ml Bottled Ink)

J. Herbin is said to have kept an emerald in his pocket during his voyages as a good luck charm. These precious gemstones have been treasured for centuries as protective talismans. One of the purest emerald deposits in the world, the Chivor mine was discovered in the middle of the16th century by Spanish conquistadors.

Chivor emeralds were much in demand, and the emperors and royalty of India, Turkey and Persia sought the New World treasures once the gems arrived in Europe. Emeralds were enormously popular with the Mughal Court, whose emperors referred to them as “Tears of the Moon” because of their opaque transparency.

This beautiful emerald green blue ink contains a red sheen with gold flecks throughout, enhancing your writing with an elegance and beauty that is unmatched by other inks. Each 50ml bottle is hand dipped in sealing wax with a stamped “1670” seal on the front and individually packaged in a collector edition box.

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Bottled Inks
J. Herbin
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Blue, Green
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor 1670 Anniversary Ink (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 167.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ink! Flimsy lid? Been using this in a Lamy 1.9 on copier paper. As a lefty I've had no trouble with flow or smearing, which is not usual. It's gorgeous and well-behaved, though it's true it's hard to get the red and the gold to both show up depending on how you store your pen. The gold flake settles in the bottle. The red tint appears to float. The only way to get a balanced pen-fill is to shake the heck out of it and fill quickly. Two major drawbacks to this: 1. The mouth of the bottle is small. 2. The lid is the quality of a disposable twist-off metal lid, dipped in fax to look fancy. I haven't had any leaks yet, but I'm worried it's only a matter of time.
Date published: 2015-09-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful ink This was obviously a highly anticipated ink, as it sold out on this website relatively quickly. I was afraid that when my ink arrived it might be a bit of a let-down, but I was absolutely wrong. This ink was worth the wait, and the range of colors it shows is impressive. I've attached a writing sample, done with a Lamy Al-Star with a 1.5 stop nib on white Tomoe river paper. The gold and red of the ink show through best in the more highly saturated areas, and the emerald is bright and beautiful in the less saturated areas. The actual colors were difficult to capture in the photos, but they should give you some idea.
Date published: 2015-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to reproduce the red/gold/green variation I am using it with a new broad-nib TWSB and Tomoe River paper. It is definitely a pretty greenish turquoise color with some darker shading and in the right light, I can see a bit of the sheen but I could not recreate any of the red/gold/green variations. The metal flecks do settle and I did lots and lots of shaking but I wonder whether the settling happens at the factory, too, so that some bottles are filled with a lot of the chemicals that create the beautiful "magical and wild" characteristics and other bottles have almost none. I feel a little disappointed although, even without the magic, it is a pretty color.
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Work with the ink, not against it. I purchased this because of the gorgeous pictures, and I didn't have any blue inks yet. For this ink I purchased a new pen as well, the Monteverde Invincia Deluxe with an Italic nib, because all of my other pens are Japanese fine nibs and would reduce the beauty of this ink. The Invincia writes quite wet, even on my Clairefontaine notebooks, and works well to bring out the best qualities of this ink. All three together give wonderful shading layered with the red sheen on the darkest parts, and the gold flecks throughout. Could the effect be more dramatic? Yes, but I expect most non new fountainpen users to know one needs to use the proper tools for best results.
Date published: 2015-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's got the glitter I read all the controversy about the emerald ink and so bought a sample rather than a bottle. Even before I read all the reviews, I was pretty sure that the early pictures were lighted and written in ways that I, as a normal human being, would never be able to duplicate so I was not dismayed at all then I tried out the ink in my own pens, under my own lighting. It works in my Lamy fine. It works in my Lamy broad. It works with my folded pen. No, I can't really get the red thing to happen. I wasn't expecting it to happen. The green's a lovely color and it does sparkle! So I'm going to buy a bottle!
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emerald of Chivor This is my second favorite J. Herbin 1670 ink (Stormy Grey is my #1). Emerald of Chivor is a fantastic color with enough sparkle to make it fun, but not over the top. I wouldn't use this ink for signature, but I do just about for everything else business and personal. On cheap office paper, you really can't see the red sheen or sparkles unless you work hard at angling the paper in bright light. On better quality paper, however, the sheen and gold sparkles come though. I also use this ink with a broad nib. Unlike 1670 Hematite, I find that this one cleans up easily and I don't get the hard starts.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Ink! This ink is just as good as it appears to be in all the reviews. The only thing I haven't seen it do is produce any red hues. But it is an incredible ink to write with and the gold just adds to its beauty. Don't miss it when it comes back in stock! It's not letting me add the link to my video of the ink in the bottle. Check it out here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVfPBLwdnVU
Date published: 2015-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Ink In all honesty, I wasn't expecting that much from this ink after reading other reviews, but it has actually turned out to be one of my favorite inks. It's super fun to right with. Obviously, it's not going to have the same effect on all types of paper, but even when you're just writing on regular loose-leaf paper, the blue-green color is still great to luck at. To my surprise, however, it actually shades really well in my Leuchtturm1917 notebook (you can actually see the red sheen and gold flecks rather well), and paired with the medium nib on my Lamy Vista, this has definitely become an ink of choice for my journaling.
Date published: 2015-11-10
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