Ink Review #316: Monteverde Sapphire


Today's reader request ink is Monteverde Sapphire from the Gemstones collection. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens


The color:

Sapphire is a beautiful royal blue.



In large swabs you can see two different colors of sheen-copper and green.


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: low shadinghigh sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding in every nib size.

Comparison Swabs:


Ink swabs for comparison, left to right: Akkerman #5 Shocking Blue, Monteverde Sapphire, and Monteverde Ocean Noir. Click here to see the Monteverde inks together, and click here to see the blue inks together. Ocean Noir is a bit more vibrant than Sapphire.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M600 White Tortoise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.


Overall, I like this ink. The color is pretty, and it has a lovely wet flow. I love the dual sheen.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.