Ink Review #648: Monteverde Charoite


Monteverde Charoite from the Monteverde Gemstones collection is a dark violet with a small pop of bright green sheen. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.


The color:

Charoite is a medium blue-purple or “blurple”.



In large swabs you can see a bit of the bright green 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: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-mainly in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, low sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the flex nib and a bit in the other nib sizes as well.

Comparison Swabs:


Charoite is similar to Sailor Jentle Ultra Marine. All the others have more red in them. Click here to see the Monteverde Inks together, and click here to see the purple inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Platinum 3776 Nice Lavande with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a nice wet flow.

Overall, I enjoyed this ink. The flow and color is good, but there’s a bit more feathering and bleeding in the flex nib than I prefer.

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.