Ink Review #755: Lamy Beryl


I’ve been interested in trying the Lamy Crystal inks lately, so let’s tackle some, starting with Beryl. Beryl is a magenta-ish color, somewhere between purple and pink. Pen Chalet has some in stock!


The color:

Beryl leans a bit more toward pink than purple, but definitely a bright magenta.



In large swabs you can see some of the sheen. It’s mostly gold, but a bit of green in there too.


Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was a little bit of bleeding on Leuchtturm paper.

Other properties: low shading, tiny sheen, and no shimmer. I only saw sheen in large swabs on Tomoe River paper, but none was visible in writing on any of the papers.

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

Comparison Swabs:


Beryl is similar to Coloverse Andromeda and Monteverde Garnet. Click here to see the Lamy inks together, and click here to see the pink inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pilot Custom 75 Merlot with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, it’s a nice ink, but frankly it’s pretty similar to Monteverde Garnet, which is cheaper and has a slightly better flow. It’s just not a unique enough color that I feel I need a full bottle.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.