In August we will be introducing “Emerald of Chivor” — our newest 1670 ink from J. Herbin.
J. Herbin is said to have kept an emerald in his pocket during his voyages as a good luck charm. These precious gemstones have been treasured for centuries as protective talismans.
One of the purest emerald deposits in the world, the Chivor mine was discovered by Spanish conquistadors. Chivor emeralds were much in demand, and the emperors and royalty of India, Persia and Turkey sought the New World treasures once the gems arrived in Europe. Emeralds were enormously popular with he Mughal Court of India, whose rulers referred to them as “Tears of the Moon” because of their opaque transparency.
This exquisite emerald green ink contains gold flecks throughout, enhancing your writing with elegance and beauty. Each 50 ml bottle is hand dipped in sealing wax with a stamped “1670” seal on the front, and individually packaged in a collector edition box.
We will have a video of the ink next week.