Today we are going to take a look at the four De Atramentis Pearlescent Cyan Blue inks, and just looking at the swabs I like the silver version best, so most of the photos will feature Cyan Blue Silver. I purchased my samples of ink from Vanness Pens.
Left to right, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper.
The shimmer isn't visible when the ink is wet, it only appears when the ink dries.
In large swabs there is a ton of shimmer but no sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: After 20 seconds the ink is completely dry, but you can still smear the shimmer.
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in every nib size as well as clogging.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): De Atramentis Cyan Blue Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. Click here to see the De Atramentis inks together.
Overall, there is a ton of shimmer in these inks, but every pen had clogging and flow issues. I like the color, but Diamine Arctic Blue has a similar color and is better behaved.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.