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