As Gryffindor Red was my Ink Of The Month for January I thought it only fitting that I find a gold ink for February to complete the Gryffindor house colours; so after some searching I came across Diamine Amber.
Diamine Amber is a gold-coloured ink that I would say leans towards being a dry ink; whilst I had no problems writing with it (loaded in a TWSBI Eco with a medium nib) it did seem to need a little more pressure than normal to maintain an even flow of ink.
The Q-Tip test produced a patch of nice even colour and the stripe test simply darkened the stripe as more ink was applied and to each stripe and it is possible to see a thin red edge to the stripe, particularly on the darker stripe.
Drying time was very good with the ink being nearly dry after 20 seconds and completely dry by 35 seconds; as I said, above, it needed a little more pressure to maintain an even flow so I think if you are considering this ink a Broad nib might be a better choice that the Medium I used.
The ink test.
All in all, this is a very nice ink but I think this ink is more suited to artistic pursuits than everyday use, having said that it occurs to me that this might also be an ideal ink for highlighting.
In short, if you are looking for a nice gold/yellow ink this is one to consider; and as Diamine inks are well priced which makes experimentation very affordable.
Disclaimer: The ink was purchased with my own funds at retail price. The opinions expressed in this review are my own; and I am not connected with either the retailers or manufacturers in any way.