Description Presented in a substantial 50ml glass cube bottle, Jacques Herbin Violet Boreal allows you to dip your nib in the violet glows of the aurora borealis. It is a dark, deep purple ink. Violet Boreal is an ink made for confidence or meditation, it is also classic and perfect for writing. Established in Paris in 1670, the Maison HERBIN initially specialized in the sealing wax, fine stationery and ink trade, and imported shellac from India. In 1798 the Maison changed tack and launched production of its own writing ink on the initiative of JACQUES HERBIN, member of the fourth generation. Over the years, developments resulted in the Maison winning numerous awards in the days of the great industry exhibitions, in London and Paris. HERBIN’s aim has remained constant to "Give body and color to our thoughts." Having trouble deciding between colors? Use our Ink Comparison Tool to quickly and easily view different colors side by side.We offer Free Shipping on all orders over $50 for US customers, and for orders over $250 for our Canadian customers.