Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite

Tanzanite is a gemstone that shows up only in Tanzania (interestingly enough) and is reputed for its luminous blue and purple hue. Looking at the Edelstein Tanzanite, I cannot help but think it too far along the grey path and simply lacks the luminous blue-purple that I have come to associate with Tanzanite. On the merit of its own color, however, the ink does serve as a somber grey-blue for one who may want a blue-black that is a little less conventional. It will most definitely smudge and is a little on the dry side, but it is likely to remain legible despite touching it with a moist fingertip.

Shading – None
Bleedthrough – Very slight
Feathering –None
Sheen – None
Smear Resistance – Limited
Drip Resistance – Very limited
Flow – Dry

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