The 1798 Collection of inks from J. Herbin is built around the theme of gemstones. The last ink to be released was Amethyste de l'Oural, followed by the ink featured here, Cornaline d'Egypte. (For those of you who don't speak French or know your gemstones, that's Amethyst and Carnelian, respectively.)
Cornaline d'Egypte is a cool reddish-orange with some brown tones to it. I'd characterize it as a "pumpkin" hue. In addition to the silver shimmer, the ink shades fairly well and dries relatively quickly compared to other Herbin shimmer inks that I've used.
Takeaways and Where to Buy
With very limited exceptions, shimmer inks aren't something I can use on a regular basis, but they're fun to play around with, especially if you load them into a transparent demonstrator or eyedropper pen where you can watch the different components of the ink swirl around. As with all shimmer inks, be sure to exercise good pen hygiene, since the shimmer particles can clog if you let the pen sit for too long or don't flush the pen properly before changing inks.
You can purchase Cornaline d'Egypte, along with the other J. Herbin inks, from site sponsor Vanness Pens. Since these inks are Herbin's speciality line, they're a bit pricier than the standard bottle, at $26 for 50ml. Many thanks to Exaclair, Herbin's U.S. Distributor, for providing this bottle for review!
Disclaimer: J. Herbin's U.S. Distributor, Exaclair, provided me with this bottle of ink for review purposes, free of charge.