Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst

Late winter/early spring is probably one of the most anticipated time for fountain pen lovers. Lamy usually announces its limited edition Safari and Al-Star, various brands broadcast new products/lines, and new paper goods also start to surface. Pelikan is not an exception. Around this time, it announces its ink of the year. What makes the…

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Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine

If you have read this blog for awhile, it is obvious that I am a Pelikan Edelstein ink fan.  Since 2012 when Pelikan standardized its ink of the year release, I have purchased all but one.  Besides the elegantly presented ink flask, I find Pelikan ink friendly to most paper and works with almost all…

In the Mood for Purple

Purple is my favorite color for as long as I can remember.  In this context, receiving a batch of purple ink to test out is almost a gift from above.  Since this friend is interested in finding a particular shade of purple, having swabs as reference would be helpful.  All ink names are written with…

Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite

When Pelikan announced the release of two new Edelstein colors last year, I immediately went for Turmaline but had reservation toward Tanzanite because the latter appeared a bit safe.  It is indeed a safe and reliable color for a professional environment, but the color can be a bit dull.  Though it is named after a…

Highlighter Alternative

Discovery is often made while you are not paying attention.  This "discovery" of mine is nothing new, since many pen enthusiasts have probably done it for long time, but I just want to share the finding for those who are interested. While doing a tedious work project, I meant to reach out to a gel pen of…

Pelikan Edelstein Amber

 1.  Similar to other premium fountain pen ink, Edelstein has an exquisite packaging.  The indentation on the right denotes the color of the ink.2.  Normally the Pelikan emblem would be printed on the carton, but this year is the 175th anniversary for the company thus you see a slightly different emblem on the top.3.  Great…

Pelikan Turmaline v. R&K Solferino

My friend Gentian commented that Turmaline reminded her of R&K Solferino, which prompted me thinking about their similarities.  To my eyes, they are both in the red-violet family.  Turmaline is more pink/ magenta, while Solferino leans toward reddish cassis. Turmaline v. Solferino.Lyrics of "Nach Haus" by a German band named Silbermond.