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.

Click here for our in-depth review of this ink on our blog. 

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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 4.3617 out of 5 by 94.
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Prettiest ink This is the most beautiful ink I have ever painted or written with and I love it so much a friend bought me another bottle! I will continue singing it's multi-colored sparkly praises wherever I go.
Date published: 2015-12-02
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 The Secret to Emerald of Chivor When I first recieved the ink I was so excited to try it since the images I saw were so amazing. Once I tried it on Rhodia I was disappointed with the color. The color on Rhodia paper is a teal like green color with an amazing amounts of gold flecks, but I saw virtually no red. The color I saw after writing on Rhodia was nothing like the promoted images I saw online. I read that Tomoe River paper showed te ink the best so I went for it and bought some online. I wish I could tell EVERYONE who bought this ink to use Tomoe River paper with it ASAP. With the more ink resistant paper it really shows the red and looks like a completely different ink than on Rhodia. I also used this ink to write checks and although there was no red on the absorbent paper the gold sheen was still amazing. Do yourself a favor and buy this ink and also but Tomoe River paper. (In the photo I uploaded the lined paper is Rhodia which has little to no red and the other is on the Tomoe River)
Date published: 2015-09-04
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 5 out of 5 by from Great special purpose ink that almost lives up to all the hype Because Herbin apparently stocked the shelves with 1670 Emerald of Chivor on the Continent before supplying the U.S. market, I had an opportunity to acquire a couple bottles of this ink from London. As a result, I've already had a week or so to test it out. I was wary of this ink after hearing worries that it could damage or clog a pen. In my experience, this concern isn't warranted. I grabbed a Lamy Al-Star with a 1.1 stub nib and loaded it up with Chivor. At first, I intended to leave the Al-Star inked up only for a couple of days, checking frequently for any problems. But in 6+ days, I've had no trouble and see no reason to flush the pen before the ink runs out. I do have concerns about the “extreme” promotional images of Chivor seen on many retail sites. I suspect that those images were created from writing produced with brush or calligraphy pens, or maybe by dribbling ink on to the page. Likely, special lenses, low angles, bright lights, or other extraordinary technical craft was used to create non-representative photos that accentuate the ink's performance. These images create unrealistic expectations of what you will see in your own writing. But the ink is honestly wonderful and does not need the hype. Its combination of shading, sheen, and sparkle are unique and lovely. Red sheen runs rampant on Tomoe River paper. But even on Rhodia, the dots on my letter "i's" float like rubies above the field of blue-green. I found the sparkle a bit more subdued -- nothing like as prominent as depicted in those promo photos -- but it's assuredly there. (You want to shake the dickens out of the bottle just before filling your pen to make sure you get the glittery stuff.) I recommend Emerald of Chivor without hesitation, provided you have proper expectations of it. Really, this is a special purpose ink, and not one for your EDC pens. You need a wet or broad nib -- or maybe a calligraphy pen -- to lay down enough ink for Chivor to show its stuff. If you carry a stub to sign your name, the Chivor would be an outstanding choice, and would make your John Hancock memorable. If you use Chivor in a more quotidian application -- say, in your journal with a medium nib pen -- you'll get perfectly fine performance and an eye-catching emerald shade. But you won't get a lot of fireworks.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from the first bottle of ink to disappoint me Ultimately, I tried a variety of pens -- a folded, like they show in their promotional video; a Lamy 1.9mm and a Lamy 1mm, a Noodlers, a Cross -- on a variety of papers -- you recommended Tahoe River, so I tried that as well as Clairefontaine, Leuchtturm1917, glossy photo paper -- and it's been a huge disappointment. Hardly any sheen (except in direct sunlight at a certain angle), none of the gold and none and virtually none of the red. I didn't need a blue. This is the first bottle I wish I hadn't purchased.
Date published: 2015-09-19
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