J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks Collection

J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks

The newest of the J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary inks, Caroube de Chypre, is due out soon, and is making quite a big splash already. Staff artist Chris did his thINKthursday review of this warm, shimmery ink, but we also wanted to recap the other colors in the J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary ink collection.

J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks

J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks

Rouge Hematite was created to celebrate the 340th anniversary of the founding of J. Herbin. Read that again – the 340th anniversary…. how many other companies have been around that long, that are still relevant and thriving? Pretty impressive, just like the ink.

The inspiration for the Rouge Hematite color was as a reminder of the historic color of the Herbin logo and the sealing wax used by members of the royal courts. The dark red ink with the golden shimmer just pops off the page and adds a touch of elegance to your writing.

J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks

Next came Bleu Ocean, and the deep blue ink with a golden sheen recalls the sea voyages of J. Herbin to the Mughal Empire of India. In those days India was a primary supplier of indigo dye. Bleu Ocean takes its inspiration from those adventurous journeys. Golden shimmer with a dark blue ink; both unique and luxurious.

J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks

Could these inks get any better? Why yes, they could!! Stormy Grey took the pen world by storm, and ink enthusiasts went crazy for this ink. Stormy seas were the inspiration for J. Herbin’s ink, and its color is a deep coal grey (anthracite) with flecks of gold.

On his many voyages, J. Herbin encountered dark and wild oceans. The fine golden flecks in the ink are meant to invoke both strikes of lightening across the water, and also its dark and mysterious depths. We just call it gorgeous!

J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks

And it just keeps improving!! Emerald of Chivor is amazing!!! An elegant emerald green ink with flecks of gold, that just shimmers when you write. 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 for having magical healing properties and as protective talismans.

Emeralds were enormously popular in the Mughal Court of India, whose rulers referred to them as “Tears of the Moon” because of their opaque transparency. The J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor ink proved to be just as popular with fountain pen enthusiasts.

J Herbin Caroube de Chypre 1670 Anniversary Ink

And the newest color, Caroube de Chypre is incredibly unique. It’s not red, it’s not brown, it shimmers and sheens across the page and makes your handwriting look impressive.

It is said J. Herbin was fond of dried carob pods as a healthy food during his voyages. As with other merchants, he traded or purchased them in Cyprus. Carob pods were known for their therapeutic properties and were marketed throughout Europe as the “black gold of Cyprus.”

Caroube de Chypre is a dark brown ink with light red reflections and sparkling gold effect. We are sure that you will love this new color as much as the others in the J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary ink collection. We sure do!!!

J Herbin 1670 Anniversary Inks

Let us know what you think about the J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary inks!

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