Ink Review #605: Lamy Rhodonite


Lamy Rhodonite is one of the new Lamy Crystal inks, but as soon as I swabbed it I realized it looked suspiciously similar to Lamy Vibrant Pink, so let’s take a look! The ink retails for $16 per 30ml bottle.


The color:

Rhodonite is a bright, medium pink.


Rhodonite vs Vibrant Pink

The only difference I can see between the two is that a Vibrant Pink is just that-a bit more vibrant. Other than that, they perform very similar and look pretty much the same in writing.



In large swabs there is a little bit of bright green-gold sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 40 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in the larger nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Rhodonite is very similar to Vibrant Pink. Click here to see the pink inks together, and click here to see the Lamy inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Lamy Al-Star Purple with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, it’s so similar to Lamy Vibrant Pink that I can’t justify the higher price per ml when Vibrant Pink is so much cheaper.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a reader for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.