First, I want to say a huge thanks to JetPens, Goulet Pens and Rhodia Drive for all coming through for me and getting me this much-coveted ink. They are all responsible for allowing me to review this product and give some goodies away. Now, on the the review and giveaway details!
I cannot tell you how long I’ve been waiting to ink this ink in my hands and, by now, you and I have seen dozens of other reviews of this ink. So, there’s probably not a lot I could say that hasn’t already been said. But bear with me…
Maybe I could tell you that before the name was settled upon, Emerald of Chivor was called “Emeraude des Ardes v.2”? This tidbit of information came from the sample bottle that Rhodia sent to me. Pretty cool, huh?
Before I shook up the inks, you can see the gold flecks floating at the bottom. Such a beautiful sea blue-green!
Sadly, when I photographed my full writing page, you don’t see much of the sparkle. The flash flattens out all the color. At the same time, in my TWSBI 580 in green with a fine nib, not much of the sparkle showed in the writing anyway. These types of twinkly inks definitely benefit from a stub, broad or italic nib in order to show them in their full glory.
However, the color is amazing! With or without the sparkles.
When compared with my ever-growing collection of teal blue inks, there is a vibrancy to the Emerald of Chivor that is lacking in the other contenders in this color category. Don’t get me wrong, I think they are all beautiful colors. The Emerald of Chivor is definitely more bluish than Ku-Jaku or Yama Dori. The Callifolio Olifants is a tad more blue than the Chivor. So if you’re looking for ink in a similar color family but sparkle-free, any of these others are good options with Callifolio Olifants and Noodler’s Air Corps Blue Black being the most wallet friendly.
I’ve left the EoC in my 580 for over a week, gave it a little twirl to mix in the gold fleck and started writing with no issues. I’ve heard there’s some challenges cleaning it out but so far I’m not having any clogging issues so I am really happy with this ink.
So what can I do to wow you with the new Emerald of Chivor? I can giveaway a whole bottle of Emerald of Chivor (thanks to JetPens for this bottle!) and the runner-up will get the super, rare sample bottle of Emerald of Chivor BEFORE the name was settled upon (thanks to Rhodia for this!). While to color is identical, its a cool little bit of ink history.
Leave a comment below and tell me what sparkly color you think J. Herbin should do next to be entered to win. I’ll draw two winners: the first will get a full bottle of J. Herbin 1670 Emerald of Chivor and the second will get the preliminary sample bottle.
FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. All entries must be submitted at wellappointeddesk.com, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winners will be announced on Thursday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 30 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US residents only please.
DISCLAIMER: This item was sent to me free of charge by Goulet Pens, JetPens and Rhodia for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.
117 comments / Add your comment below
A dark purple violet.
I would love to see a blue-black with silver sparkles or a rich brown with gold sparkles. Thank you!
I really feel like what’s missing out of my ink box and my pens is orange. There are two I like ok. One by Noodlers one by J. Herbin. I really feel like a 1670 batch would kill it like a battle or firefight of the ships at sea batch of ink. Something along those lines, or sailing into the sunset never to be heard of again?? Haha.. Who knows good luck deciding J. Herbin! Wish I could work there seeiously!
Hmmmmmmmmmmm…..I’m leaning towards dragon fire red with gold.
Something orangy, like Noodlers Cayenne or Apache Sunset.
Hard, but red with gold.
I think a purple would be lovely. But I have yet to try any of the 1670 inks.
I would like to see a blue-black as well.
A brighter purple violet – when I mix RH & OB, it just doesn’t quite hit the mark
I would love a shimmering golden olive color.
I would love to see purple!
An excessive orange -red.
I would love an amethyst or fuchsia speckled ink. So good you could drink it!
I’d love to see a deep purple.
A shimmering cross between Montblanc Lavender and Diamine Pansy. 🙂
A nice burgundy color, gold sheen, gold fleck. A name reminiscent of transporting wine?
A sparkly turquoise – gold and silver in clear Caribbean waters . . .
I would love to see a deep purple with fuchsia and/or gold flecks.
Dusty purple with gold, or a very dark black with silver.
I’d love a deep, vibrant but cooler shade of purple with gold and/or silver shimmer. Thanks for having these giveaways!
I’d love to see a purple from J.Herbin! But then Diamine beat them to it…
I would like to see the names of gems used as a theme for the inks. A rich deep purple ink could be named Amethyst of Artigas.
I would love to see a purple or vermillion. 🙂 Thank you so much for running this giveaway!
No doubt, a purple shimmery ink.
I think an orange that is a nice blend of their yellow and red, with the sheen of quinacridone. Love an autumnal hue.
Sparkly dark green for Hogwarts letters.
I’d like to see a shiny black/silver ink next 🙂
A sparkly orange — though too late for Halloween this year — wold be great!
A warm fiery red with gold!
Some of the previous comments are great color ideas. I think a Navy with gold flakes in it would be great. For an ink without flakes, a good solid red. So many of them are oddly shaded. I am thinking of a really solid strong red.
RED! I love sparkly red
Purple. A deep, Royal purple.
What a gorgeous ink. I MUST have it!!!! As for the next one, well to keep in line with the gemstone theme…I’d suggest ruby red or “rouge rubis”.
Golden sparkled orange sunshine.
A deep blue/purple black. If that makes sense.
Even though I haven’t had a lot of experience with different colors of inks, looking at the previous releases, I think that a nice deep violet color would be a very awesome color.
Orange with silver flecks
I’d certainly like to see what all the fuss is about.
I have been trying to get my hands on this ink for almost two months with no luck yet.
How about a blue/black? Office in the front, party in the back. 😉
Flannel grey. It’s such a perfect cool rainy weather color. <3
My vote is for a royal blue with silver. And THANK YOU for sharing your “wealth”!
Ooh, I’d love to see a coppery brown color. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Perhaps a sparkly version of Orange Indien? Thank you for the chance!
A coppery dark green.
A beautiful dark golden, legible yellow/orange would be great with sparkles. I was going to say it’d be like desert sand, but then I realized that came straight from Diamine. I would still love to see J. Herbin’s version though! Thanks for the chance to win!
I would love a rich, vibrant shade of purple with the shimmer. That would make me so happy!
I’d like to see a purple similar to the Scabiosa with gold flecks.
Deep Purple. Gold specks.
A bright orange red – like a tomato – with gold sparkles and a shading from light red-orange to a deep red-orange
I’d love to see a russet ink with red-gold shimmer.
A deep purple with a silver shimmer.
Purple is always a winner for me.
I would love to see a sparkly purple or a deep sepia brown with gold flecks … or just about any other color that J.Herbin would like to sparklify – they always do a beautiful job of it! 🙂
Turquoise inks are my favorite, but I’d love to see a deep rusty copper color with a shimmer. 🙂
I would love a purple in this range. Or perhaps a dark true red, since Rouge Hematite looks more red-orange to me.
Sweet! J. Hebin should make a purple!
I would love for J. Herbin to do metallics…a shimmery brass or gold (with maybe an olive undertone?) would be lovely.
Brass would be amazing! I revise my prior comment and agree with you! And the olive, wow!
Purple with copper flecks!
Some shimmery red or copper would be great.
What an exquisite ink! I wonder if dip pens will deposit even more sparkles.
Oh, right, and I meant to add that I’d love to see a light blue with orangey-gold sparkles…
I’m partial to red anyway, but I think a sparkly deep blood red would be gorgeous!
I’d love to see an orange or amber with gold, or even a green with silver.
Purple would be lovely. I was switching inks from stormy grey to a plain purple ink, and even after flushing the first few words I wrote were purple with gold flecks- wished it stayed like that!
A royal purple with gold flecks 🙂
the gold fleck is safe for the pen? I just bought a twsbi mini (based on your reviews!) and i love it
An iridescent blue-pink!
Purple–would look good with silver or gold sparkles.
Sepia with golden or copper flecks would be gorgeous, but as a previous commenter stated, any color J.Herbin selects will be amazing!
Since I’m a pretty pretty prices at heart, I’d love a purple with some sort of sheen. <3 Maybe some pink in there? I'd snap that up in a heartbeat!
Windu’s lightsaber purple
I would love a Brown ink with bronze/gold sparkles.
I would love to see a deep purple with fuchsia or gold sparkle.
Purple with Silver
I think a “Dorothy’s Send Me Home” sparkly red would be fabulous.
A darker brown. Perhaps Lie de The
I wonder if they can make something besides gold or silver flakes? A nice blue ink with red or green sparkles would be interesting.
Bluish-purple with silver sparkles.
Either a orange or brown with sheen and particles
Perhaps a purple with a copper sheen. That could be pretty cool.
I think they would do well with a fiery orange with gold flecks.
Thanks for the review, and giveaway!
Orange! Pumpkin orange!
I’m loving the sparkly combined with deep, cool colors. A dark blueish slate would be gorgeous with deep silver sparkles. I hope I win! This blog inspired me to buy my first fountain pen and when it arrives, I’ll need something to write with!
I’d like a dark pink with silver sparkles, or an orange with gold sparkles.
Burnt orange or copper would do it for me.
A deep purple with silver particles…that would be pretty nice.
I’d like to see a deep amber or copper color with flecks and sheen!
Dew on roses – sparkly pink or deep rose.
I’m a big fan of purple ink, so purple would be nice!
orange most definitely orange
I’d love to see a good rose gold.
Purple with copper flakes would be fun!
The colors they have are perfect, I just wish they would do one with silvery specks.
Tough to say! But I think my vote would be for a purple, I think—one that leans to the deep and rich side, with the similar depth and variety of color to Emerald of Chivor.
I’d love to see a dark brownish purple, like Sailor Oku Yama ink with coppery flecks!
Eggplant purple with silver and chocolate brown with copper would be top picks. Thanks for this giveaway!
I would like to see a pea green color…not popular I know, but I love green!
A really deep, rich purple would look great. Thanks for the giveaway!
I’d love to see a sparkly copper/brown come along! Thanx for offering the give-away!
Hmmm…maybe a charcoal grey, toward the darker side but definitely not black.
Black. I know, unusual, but it could be interesting with the contrast.
I would love to see a deep, yet bright, purple next.
Have they done a nice, sparkly red yet?
I am so in love with this ink. I have it in 2 pens. I am not a fan of teal or greens (except olive) but this has bowled me over. Someone said orange next and then another said brownish orange. I think a brown orange with sparkle could be stunning. More brownish would make it looks super vintage.
Glitter! I’m in for any color that sparkles, but that’s just me, I guess.
A dark burgundy wine color would be beautiful
A deep violet would look great with some sparkle. Second thought, a chocolate brown with sparkle.
I’d love to see a sparkly darker green, or a sparkly dark purple.
Ooh, something purple-black with a hint of silver would blow my mind.
indigo-purple–or black–with silver and gold flecks. Night sky.
Blue with silver sparkles