The next ink in our Diamine Shimmering series is a purple with gold particulate. For a brand overview of all of the inks that will be reviewed in this series, follow this link.
Purple is the colour of royalty. Following that logic, purple ink laced with gold should be fit for a king. I can't comment on its suitability for that target audience but it works pretty well for this commoner.
When looking at the chromatography sample, it can be seen that this ink contains a lot of magenta dye as well as a bit of blue toned purple.
Using a wet nib is your ticket to getting the most out of this ink. The more that I play with these inks, the more sense that I think it would make to purchase a Lamy nib specifically for shimmery inks and purposefully adjust it to be a ridiculously wet writer. I'm not a fan of the broader italics that are in this writing sample but the 1.1 mm is good compromise between expressive writing and good legibility.
The writing samples on Tomoe River paper were the most interesting to me but all three papers produced good text with lots of gold fleck sitting atop the writing.
I have a few other purples on hand which are in the same range of colour. The scans do not reproduce the purple colour very well so use the photos for colour comparison sake.
Diamine provided the inks in this review series. I do not feel that my opinions of this ink have been affected by receiving the samples free of charge.