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    Default Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    I'm currently reviewing some of my favourite Diamine inks. This one is Diamine Amazing Amethyst.

    • Water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink, but it's more water resistant than some
    • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, this ink takes longer to dry than some others.
    • It flows very well and lubricates the nib very well. No start-up problems noticed.
    • It is currently available in 30ml plastic bottles and 80ml glass bottles.
    • It's reasonably priced
    • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.


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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    This is a great, underrated ink. I don't use purple ink much these days, but this is such a nice one.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura N View Post
    This is a great, underrated ink. I don't use purple ink much these days, but this is such a nice one.
    You're right. It's subtle and understated rather than a bright purple, eye popping off the page

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    It reminds me of Poussière de Lune, but more blue. They are similar in shading and feel.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura N View Post
    It reminds me of Poussière de Lune, but more blue. They are similar in shading and feel.
    That's what I was thinking too!

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura N View Post
    It reminds me of Poussière de Lune, but more blue. They are similar in shading and feel.
    Absolutely it does. I wish I had put that on as a comparison, but I knew it was a different color. I will ensure I add PDL as a comparison when I review D.Damson
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Do you have Sailor Shigure, Chrissy? I would be interested in seeing a comparison of it to that ink.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    I have both. If Chrissy doesn't have Shigure I'll do a comparison tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Onogaro View Post
    Do you have Sailor Shigure, Chrissy? I would be interested in seeing a comparison of it to that ink.
    Sadly I don't have Sailor Shigure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by migo984 View Post
    I have both. If Chrissy doesn't have Shigure I'll do a comparison tomorrow.
    Yes please migo, if you don't mind

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Onogaro View Post
    Do you have Sailor Shigure, Chrissy? I would be interested in seeing a comparison of it to that ink.
    I would be very interested to see this comparison also. =)
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Amazing Amethyst is a very pretty purple. Bright and colorful yet still easy on the eyes. I love Shigure, too, but it's much darker--it can appear almost black in a wet nib, which is nice for use in the workplace or in more formal settings.

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    I like this ink but don't use it nearly as often as I should. At the moment, I've got Akkerman's Voorhout Violet in my sort-of purple pen so AA will be in it next time. Nice review.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    I have tested PDL on my Damson review. It is very much more red. At least my version is. I don't know whether I have the new version or the old version.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    How did I miss this ink? It's stunning and I would use it for work. I have heaps of ink, including about 25 bottles of Diamine but somehow I missed this and I love a good dusty purple.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I have tested PDL on my Damson review. It is very much more red. At least my version is. I don't know whether I have the new version or the old version.
    I have the old version of PdL and I agree. But they give me a similar feeling, as Newjelan says, of a dusky purple. One being more red and the other leaning blue, as you say.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    I have looked at this thread a number of times and I think I will have to get a bottle of Diamine AA.

    As it turns out, I live quite close to the distributor of Diamine inks down here and...yes, I think he likes me more every time he sees me.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Amazing Amethyst

    What a gorgeous color! I've added it on a whim to the order I plan to make from Cult Pens (20% discount for Pen Addict's blog made me do it ) and really liked what I saw in your review. Thanks!
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