Ink Review #603: Lamy Amazonite


Lamy recently came out with the Crystal ink collection, which includes 10-30ml bottles of ink. A reader was very kind and sent me three of the Crystal inks to try. Let’s start with Lamy Amazonite. The ink retails for $16 per 30ml bottle.


The color:

Amazonite is a medium teal blue.



In large swabs there is some pretty shading and just a little bit of 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: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, low sheen, and no shimmer. The sheen was only visible in large swabs and flex nibs on Tomoe River paper.

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

Comparison Swabs:


Amazonite is similar to Robert Oster Aqua. Click here to see the teal inks together, and click here to see the Lamy inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, the ink is pretty similar to Robert Oster Aqua in performance. The price is a bit high for me since you only get 30ml of ink, but it’s pretty well behaved.

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.