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    Veteran Member Bucknut's Avatar
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    A Ring Trifecta!

    This morning I got up a little early and instead of going to work I decided to hit a popular beach near my work for an hour or so before hand. When I got there I saw 2 other detectorists which was a bit of a surprise. There used to be a rule about 10 years ago that between Memorial Day and Labor Day no one was allowed to metal detect the beach...I always thought that was a dumb rule...well I heard that the they were not enforcing it anymore or got rid of that rule so when I saw the other detectorists I was happy to know that I would not have any issues detecting.

    So I step in the water and first signal was a quarter. Then the next signal was the big Tungsten Ring. I detected the length of the beach and only dug about 5-6 targets and when I headed back in the other direction I went out a little deeper and soon got a clear 23-24 signal. Turned out to be the silver ring. I was not convinced it was silver at first because it was dirty and I could not find a marking. It was not until I took this picture that I saw the 925 on the side. It also states "56"...could that be .56 and could it mean the number of karats of diamonds? I have seen jewelry marked like that before. The stones are dirty but NOT scratched up and the silver is worn...so they are not glass. Maybe CZ's? Guess I need to get a tester.

    As I was finishing up I came across a solid 6 and to my surprise I saw a ring in the scoop! Oh what a pretty site that was! I knew it was a good one. Turns out to be a 14k white gold with 9 stones (assuming diamonds).

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    I really do not want to do any work right now!!! I am planning to go out tonight to the silver coin beach site...could be a fun day. Actually it already has been a fun day! If some of you have never done beach detecting I highly recommend it...it is easy and you just never know what you will find.

    Thanks for looking! Jared
    Last edited by Bucknut; 08-11-2022 at 12:47 PM.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2022 Season Totals:
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    Silver jewelry: 11
    Gold jewelry: 3
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    Wow!

    Three wonderful rings, Jared, especially the GOLD one with stones! That was a very productive hour!

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    9 Large Cents, 407 Indian Heads, 2 Two Cent Pieces, 1 Capped Bust Half Dime, 1 Seated Half Dime, 10 Shield Nickels, 67 V Nickels, 123 Buffalo Nickels, 31 War Nickels, 16 Seated Dimes, 130 Barber Dimes, 396 Mercury Dimes, 243 Rosies, 4 Seated Quarters, 17 Barber Quarters, 17 Standing Liberty Quarters, 88 Silver Washingtons, 1 Seated Half, 3 Barber Halves, 16 Walking Liberty Halves

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    YOU ARE KILLING IT AT THE SHORE!!! Keep 'em coming, Jared!
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    Wow, what a morning! Personally I love water detecting which unfortunately in my area apparently a lot of others do as well which leaves everything pretty much picked clean daily. But there are those times it really pays off like one time I hit a swim beach at a small lake. I didn't get a single signal anywhere until I went outside the ropes of the sandy bottom swim area of the and found a gold ring in the muck. When in the big pond (Lake Michigan) targets are few and far between, and the sand shifts after every storm burying or moving what there is. So I do dig every beep or even whisper of a beep just in case and it's paid off well over time. But again the biggest secret is to find those underwater currents where heavier things accumulate and sand washes away. Yeah, there's often a lot of gravel or big rocks making recoveries a lot tougher but the odds of getting something good is a lot better as well.
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    Thanks guys for the comments. The stones in the silver ring are definitely not diamonds. I noticed that upon closer inspection that they do have some scratches. I did go out last night to the "silver coin" beach but it was way too rough to go out. So I hit another beach spot that was more protected and only found a junker ring.
    Detectors I use: Minelab Equinox 800 x2
    2022 Season Totals:
    Indians: 9
    Wheaties: 135
    Silver: 36
    Silver jewelry: 11
    Gold jewelry: 3
    Favorite 2022 find: 1700's trade silver


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