The 2017 Pelikan Hub meetings have been announced. Last year attendees of the Pelikan Hub received several goodies including Edelstein Aquamarine, the 2016 Edelstein Ink of The Year. So I am wondering if it might be a way to pick up Edelstein Smokey Quartz, the 2017 Edelstein Ink of the Year. If you are in the US, you can sign up for the Pelikan Hub. Otherwise follow the link and choose you country. You can even lobby for new cities to be added to the 119 already listed world-wide. Just poking around, I see 32 locations in the US, 5 in the UK, 14 in Germany, and 1 in Hong Kong. But the Hong Kong one has 62 participants already signed up. Hunt around for one near you.

Edelstein 2017 Ink of the Year - Smokey Quartz
Edelstein 2017 Ink of the Year - Smokey Quartz

I haven’t tried Smokey Quartz but here are some links of reviews.

p.s. Use a brown ink and write someone.