Gemstones like diamonds, rubies, opal and jade are some of Earth’s ultimate treasures. Delve into the depths to discover how these precious stones are forged and what explains the unique allure of each captivating gemstone.
Host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Bruce Shackleford at Billing’s Yellowstone Art Museum to look at its impressive collection of paintings by Joseph Henry Sharp – famous for his realistic depictions of American Indians.
Uncover an animal attraction to this collection of critters and creatures, including a Colima pottery dog from around 200 BC to 200 AD, a bat-decorated Qing period jade basin and an Edgar Brandt “La Tentation” snake lamp.
A Chinese white jade dish and rice bowl; ca. 1925, a Lincoln-inscribed photograph; ca. 1860, an Eero Saarinen womb settee; ca. 1965 and a German Alice-style hairdo china doll; ca. 1860–one of these is worth $70,000-$120,000.