This ink also immediately reminds me of another German ink, Pelikan Edelstein Jade. Interesting to see how two German brands name their inks after precious stones respectively. How similar are these two greens?
|First four lines: Smaragdgrün
Next three: Pelikan Edelstein Jade
Last four: R&K Verdura
When both inks intially deliver from the tip of the nib to the surface of the paper, they look literally identical. The difference starts to surface once the inks dry. Smaragdgrün has a combination of forest and a hint of India green. Jade ends with a bit of kelly green. At a glance, both colors could pass for each other. Verdura is used as a comparison point to contrast the two similar colors. In comparison, Verdura is more of a lime green or mentis.
If you are looking for an economical alternative to Edelstein Jade, R&K Smaragdgrün would be a good choice.
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