I’m heading to Prague in a few weeks to see the real places where this story took place. I love to try and understand these topics in historical context. Not many people have tried to paint an accurate history of gem cutting or the history of magic and I hope to help bring the history to life.
Wendy, yes it’s a pretty surreal feeling. I had the movie loaded on my phone so we were watching it scene by scene as we were visiting the locations and also we had the soundtrack on loop for the entire day so we definitely felt like we had entered another universe which is super fun. Not the first time I’ve done this and not the last either. :)
Yeah there are many. The best thing I’ve found is the forum GemologyOnline. There is so much good info wrapped into that forum and its a great community in general.
There are also a ton of great facebook groups such as We Are Gemologists, Gemologists Worldwide, Field Gemology, One World Gemstone and many more.