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Steel Quartz vs Grey Pearl

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#1 Procyon



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:07 AM

I just received a nice example of a Waterman 92 in the steel quartz color.  That is actually what Waterman called the color.  An earlier color, used in the 94 series of pens, is often called "steel quartz" - however,  Waterman called it either "grey" or "grey pearl".  The Davis/Lehrer book calls it "silver pearl".


Here is a comparison of the two colors.  The top pen is a 94 in grey pearl, the lower pen is a 92 in steel quartz.





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#2 david i

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 04:53 AM

Yep!  :)



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#3 JonSzanto



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:35 AM

Swoon. Again.

#4 soot



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:50 AM

I don't think I would have noticed the difference if you hadn't brought this up. I always viewed it as "grey" or "quartz" for that matter...


Thanks for the comparison!

#5 David Nishimura

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:30 PM

Interesting thing is that "steel quartz" isn't a real mineral name. I suspect it was a catchier renaming of "iron-stained quartz", where one gets rusty patches in a crystal matrix. A selection of photos can be seen here.

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