Illusions in Stone airs 2/28 at 3 a.m. – – Illusions in Stone tells the global story of the emerald trade. It is a story of hope, faith, danger and desire. It is a place where you will meet righteous thieves, reckless illegal miners, and religious scholars in an underground business. They are all united by their fascination with the green stones. Our journey begins in the mines of Brazil, and takes us to India, Zambia, Israel and Colombia where workers face danger and uncertainty below ground and equally dangerous vice and temptation above ground. We meet the miners, traders, scholars, warriors and clergymen. Their stories are tied together by the thread of hope, by the green dream that calls them back to the mines and markets, the dream the often proves to be an illusion.