The exclusive 1798 ink collection celebrates the year Jacques Herbin first introduced his own line of quality inks, an important step in the history of the brand. Deep unsaturated colors with optimal pressure sensitivity, 1798 Inks are illuminated with shimmering flecks of silver for an elegant finish.
“Cornaline d’Egypte” (Carnelian of Egypt) Ink
The ancient Egyptians considered carnelian to be one of the most calming and healing semi-precious gemstones. It was believed to elevate the mood, eliminate stress and was used as a symbol of life.
This newest ink in the 1798 collection contains rich, orange/red pigments that have made the carnelian so beloved for thousands of years.
The addition of shimmering silver pigments gives this ink an elegant and refined depth and luster.
“Kyanite du Népal” (Kyantie of Nepal) Ink
Kyanite is bright blue and pulling toward turquoise. It is magnified thanks to a cloud of silver glitter for a powerful and elegant writing.
Since the discovery of the famous mining region of Nepal, Kali Gandaki, Kyanite has been recognized as a noble mineral because of its similarities with the rich tones of sapphire.
“Amethyste De L’Oural” (Ural Mountain Amethyst) Ink
“Amethyste De L’Oural” (Ural Mountain Amethyst) is the first ink in the new Jacques Herbin 1798 Inks Collection.
1798 commemorates a special year in the history of Herbin, and a turning point in the history of France.
“Amethyste” is a deep rich purple in the velvety hue of a rare gemstone. A silver mist provides a lustrous shimmering effect.
“Amethyste De L’Oural” suggests the color of royalty. This ancient gemstone from the gates of Asia was prized for its calming, meditative and lucid dreaming qualities.