Ink Snippet: Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz bottle

I am gingerly stepping back into the blue pool with Pelikan Edelstein Topaz. This ink is an old favorite of mine. It’s a nicely flowing, nicely lubricated ink, with great shading and a lovely color. And it cleans up easily.

I’m almost at the end of the bottle, which brings up the usual mixed feelings. It’s always nice to use up a bottle. But I’ll miss Topaz until I replace it, which won’t be until I’ve worked down my stock of blue inks some more.

Aurora Optima 360 Monviso

We’re going out on a high note, however. Pelikan Edelstein Topaz makes a very nice match for the Aurora Optima Monviso. The ink flows so smoothly that the Aurora stub nib writes like a dream. And in turn, the stub nib’s line variation makes the most of Topaz’s color and shading.

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz writing sample

This was my second bottle of Topaz. I have given friends samples, and recommended it, and used it in a Mystery Ink round. I still recommend it. And I’m enjoying it while it lasts. It is perfect for summer.

Pelikan Edelstein Topaz nearly empty bottle


4 thoughts on “Ink Snippet: Pelikan Edelstein Topaz

  1. This was the first of the Pelikan Edelstein ink that I bought. I debated between this and Sapphire, but went for Topaz because most of the Sapphire pictures I saw looked a bit too purple to me. I think Topaz leans more turquoise than straight blue, but it is nice and I do like it. I bought Sapphire later on, and fortunately for me, it didn’t look as purple as it did in the pictures. *shrug* Maybe it’s the images, maybe it’s my computer, but in any event, I also like this ink. As for Aquamarine, I ordered some a little bit before stores actually had it in stock, because it looked good in pictures. I was hoping for a nice bluish/greenish shade, but when I tried it though, I found it more green than blue and not really to my tastes. I’ll probably still use it up eventually — having a few different shades can make for nice change from the more typical blues I normally use — but it’s not my preferred Edelstein blue: Topaz and Sapphire beat it, IMO.

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  2. I know, right? I’m currently at Aquamarine, but I will continue with my Topaz (also inked in my Lamy 2000 M right now) when I run out of Aquamarine in my demonstrator 🙂 It is a stunning color, and I’m nearly sorry to see you are running out – but at the same time proud because that means you used it well 🙂
    And, as always, lovely pictures. I really need to get better at the photography part of my blog, I’m jealous. 🙂

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