In the year 1700, M. Herbin created The "Jewel of Inks" in his little shop on the Rue des Fosses Saint-Germain in Paris. The J. Herbin brand is therefore the oldest name in fine pen inks in the world. J. Herbin inks are pH Neutral and are comprised of All Natural dyes in their fountain pen inks. This natural composition and delicate balance of ingredients is the essence of any fine ink.
It is said J. Herbin was fond of dried carob pods as a healthy food during his voyages. As with other merchants, he traded or purchased them in Cyprus. Carob trees have been cultivated in Mediterranean countries since ancient times. Carob pods were known for their therapeutic properties and were marketed throughout Europe as the "black gold of Cyprus".
2016's J. Herbin anniversary ink is called "Caroube de Chypre" (Cyprus Carob) because of its deep brown color. Caroube de Chypre is a dark brown ink with light red reflections and sparkling gold effect.
J. Herbin fountain pen inks are great for most writing instruments and are inspired by the rich, adventurous travels of J. Herbin who during the 17th century was a French sailor that brought formulas for sealing wax and ink back to Paris. The "1670" ink collection celebrates the 340th anniversary of J. Herbin. Each bottle of "1670" Anniversary Ink is exquisitely presented in a glass bottle that has been sealed in hand-dipped wax and contains 50ml of rich color that is infused with gold or silver flecks.
The design on the box represents the life of J. Herbin a sailor. The ship anchor and palm tree represent navigation and discovery. The crown is a reference to the red sealing wax color used in the royal courts of Europe.
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We strive for your ultimate satisfaction. If you're not pleased with your order, we ask that you get in touch with us as soon as possible by phone or e-mail. If the item was damaged, incorrect or defective upon receiving the shipment, we will do our best to correct the issue at our expense.
If you need to return your order for any reason, please contact us via e-mail or phone within 30 days of purchase to initiate the return and receive an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number. When you contact us, please let us know the item(s) you wish to return, the reason for returning, and whether you would prefer a refund, store credit or exchange.
To qualify for a refund, the item must be in the exact same, brand-new condition it was received, including the original packaging, plus any accessories, parts, and paperwork that came with the item. We cannot accept opened and used bottles of ink, ink cartridges, used notebooks, engraved pens or pen cleaning supplies.
Please understand that you will be responsible for the shipping costs on preferential returns. If the order qualified for free shipping, a $4.95 shipping charge will be deducted from the refund amount.
When you receive any new fountain pen, we recommend to inspect it thoroughly and dip the pen in some washable ink to test it. Any pens that have been inked and used will incur a 15% restocking fee for preferential returns.
Free items or free gifts with purchase cannot be replaced or refunded. If an order is returned without the free items, the cost of the items will be deducted from the refund amount.
Approval of all returns is subject to the discretion of Goldspot Pens, who reserves the right to decline refund requests if the product has been improperly used, damaged, modified or is otherwise unable to be resold.