Jacques Herbin 1798 Ink – “Amethyste De L’Oural”

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For the last five years, J. Herbin (now “Herbin”) has introduced a new 1670 ink over the summer.  1670 inks are known for their deep, rich colors and gold sheen.

This year, Herbin is introducing a new color and a new collection:  Jacques Herbin 1798 Ink.  The color chosen to inaugurated the collection is “Amethyste De L’Oural” – Ural Mountain Amethyst.  It is a velvety purple, with a silver shimmer.  Think – distant and unexplored mountains partially covered by a lustrous mist.  I thought the colors evoked Nicholas Roerich’s mountain landscapes of the Himalayas.

You can read all about Amethyste De L’Oural on the Herbin website.

The ink will not be available for sale until September 1, 2017.  However, I have three (3) 10ml bottle of this new ink that I will be raffling off to Quo Vadis Blog readers!  To enter, please comment on this blog post with your name, email and city/state.  I apologize – U.S. readers only.  I’ll draw the names of three lucky winners on Tuesday, August 15.  Your ink will be mailed to you that week, so you will be one of the first people to enjoy it.

We will let everyone who who will be carrying the first batch of ink on Friday, September 1, 2017, so you can place your order!  I will include links for fans in Canada, the UK and France.

Ed Jelley prepared a video of the new ink.




32 thoughts on “Jacques Herbin 1798 Ink – “Amethyste De L’Oural”

  1. Purple, finally! Really can’t wait to ink my pens up with this beautiful ink. Thanks for the opportunity and greetings from Morro Bay, California!

  2. Greetings from San Mateo, California. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway. Have always enjoyed fountain pens and are slowly discovering all the wonderful inks out there. This is a lovely ink. I love all things purple and the shimmer is an extra treat.

  3. Forgot to say- I love the silver shimmer that gives this ink a fantasy feel, like anything written with it has the potential of coming true. Thank you!

  4. This is gorgeous and I do believe the best ink yet! Of course I’m a bit partial to purple. I would sure love to win a bottle! Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. Herbin inks must be experienced to fully appreciate. Can’t wait to see the silver shimmer effect.

  6. That’s a lovely color! I fell in love with Herbin inks after trying their Emerald of Chivor, and now I really want to collect other inks of theirs as well.

  7. Beautiful purple ink! I’m an avid fountain pen user ever since I moved to Galway Ireland in the 4th grade and it was our required writing utensil. You add that to a September birthday, it’s destiny! Tamra. San Antonio, TX

  8. I have used fountain pens for many years, but only recently became interested in beautiful and different inks. Thank you for featuring new products of all type and for offering these contests. Barbora from Albuquerque, New Mexico

  9. This raffle feels like Christmas in August. Thank you! J. Herbin inks are the inks Napoleon used, now that’s like touching history,no? Oui!

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