Do you ever have bottles of ink you get excited about and order, try once then stick it in your drawer and forget about? That’s Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine for me. I ordered it like 2 1/2 years ago, tried it once and promptly forgot about it. I decided to pull it back out and give it another go. It was the Pelikan Edelstein ink of the year in 2016, but was recently added to the standard lineup due to popularity. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.
Aquamarine is a medium, but slightly murky/dusky teal.
In large swabs the ink has a lot more depth than I saw in writing.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used a Franklin-Christoph 46 Italian Ice with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.
Overall, it’s a nice ink, but it’s not one I use often (clearly, since it’s been sitting in my drawer for two years). I like the color, but the flow is a little dry for me.
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.