In the spring of 2015, Bernardin released large purple coloured jars.
They are 1 litre (technically 946 ml, so 3 tbsps short of a full litre) in size and have a wide mouth.
They have a less ornate, simpler Bernardin logo on the front, and are blank on the two sides, and just a bit of writing on the back at the bottom, so finding somewhere to affix a label will be easy.
You may wish to also learn about the green version of these Bernardin jars.
In the States, the parent Jarden company released these same jars with the Ball logo on them instead:
Ball also had them released in the smaller 1/2 litre (1 US pint size).
The wide mouth, and colour, will make them perfect for packing beets, plain or pickled, into.
These jars are good for both pressure canning and water-bath canning.
Are coloured canning jars safe to use?
We asked Bernardin directly back in February 2016, and got this answer:
All of Bernardin jars are safe for any type of canning, including fermenting. Rest assured that anything that we put our name on is completely and utterly safe for canning, preserving and fermenting.”1
Emery Brine to Healthy Canning. Email on file. 2 February 2016. ↩