I’ve Been a Miner for a Heart of Gold: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

J. Herbin Caroube de Chypre writing sample

I’ve been searching long and hard for how to bring out the most gold in J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre, and I think I’ve found it. But there’s going to be a “but” in there.

Caroube de Chypre is on the quieter side for inks with gold ink particles.  It is a gorgeous dark copper ink, but it doesn’t pop like J. Herbin’s previous 1670 ink, Emerald of Chivor.

That’s actually fine with me. I love the color and how it looks on the page. But what if you want more gold? Can you get it?

Yes! And, no.

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4 thoughts on “I’ve Been a Miner for a Heart of Gold: J. Herbin 1670 Caroube de Chypre

  1. I haven’t tried Golden Sands. I haven’t tried most of these glittery type inks. I do know that Emerald of Chivor is the best looking ink I have on Tomoe River paper. It is stunning.
    I will probably be cleaning my pen with Caroube de Chypre in a day or two. I will know then what I think of it. I tend to like reddish brown and cocoa type colors. The very dark browns like Do You do nothing for me. Browns in this range are lovely.

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  2. I enjoyed reading this. I loved the Emerald of Chivor, and bought a bottle last year. It did have a clog in a western fine nib. You could still use the pen. I didn’t know it had a clog until later on. I put in Autumn Oak, and it wasn’t the color I expected. Later I found a teal like color coming out of the pen, while flushing the Autumn Oak out. I don’t have a bottle of the Caroube de Chypre, but I like it very much. I put it in a broad Platinum #3776. The glitter particles seem to clog the feed, but it still writes. The pen has a clear view of the feed, so I know it has an incredible amount of particles in the feed. I won’t know if it is a true clog, until I clean the pen, by just flushing. I did like the color very much. So until I flush it, the jury will still be out for me. I also tried Brandy Dazzle a while back, and liked it. But I like the Caroube de Chypre a bit better.

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    1. I like Caroube de Chypre more than either Brandy Dazzle (which isn’t really me) or Golden Sands (which I liked a lot). The mellowness of Caroube de Chypre really works for me. The fact that it makes me think of cocoa doesn’t hurt either. 🙂


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