Amemthyst is a saturated purple that shades. It goes from a deep dark purple to a strong purple. Amethyst seems to straddle between the line of not being too blue or too red. I find that the ink makes my Japanese SM nib writes smoother than it normally does. This particular shade isn’t my cup of tea. I prefer my purples redder but this is a perfectly great shade of purple. One for purple ink lovers to check out.