Today we are going to look at Diamine Golden Oasis. Shimmer ink seems to be super popular right now, so let's take a look. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Golden Oasis is a bright green with gold shimmer.
There is quite a bit of gold shimmer.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.
I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. I didn't have any flow issues with the shimmer, no clogging or hard starting. In this medium nib you don't get a lot of the shimmer coming through.
Overall, it's pretty well behaved for a shimmer ink. You get the most shimmer in flex nibs. I'm not crazy about the bright green/gold combination, it's just not my favorite. Give it a try, you might love it.
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