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First silver of 2013…

3 Jan

…happens to be the first ring of 2013 as well. I took my XP Deus metal detector to a new park built on the site of an old home. The park is postage stamp sized with a playground area in the middle. Three things made me go there:

1) There was an old house there visible in old maps.

2) The park is in an area of town no one else wants to hunt.

3) There are a couple of very old trees in this park and the dirt around them may lay yet undisturbed.

In fact, it was under one of these old trees that I found my first silver ring of the year at 6 inches deep. The signal was a messy one with a short, sweet audio component a midst some ugly tones . Now,in previous posts, I’ve mentioned these kinds of signals and how I am beginning to really pay attention to them.  I decided to dig it even though the VDI jumped all over the place. I was using my primary hunting program on the Deus: Deus Fast with a frequency of 12KHz (changed from 18KHz).

ring_in_situ

silver_ring

The ring is of the One Size Fits All variety and it looks to be old. It obviously got lost when the house was still standing and inhabited. The markings inside include a jeweler’s mark of JJJ but a cursory search on the Internet yielded no information on the mark.

markings

Now, the question every newbie asks when they find a silver ring with a mounted stone is: Is it a real diamond? The answer is that no sane person would put a real diamond on a silver ring unless we are talking diamond chips.  Still, the Cubic Zirconia on this ring is pretty.

So I now have 28 days left on this month to find 8 or 9 silver coins to stay on pace to make the goal for this year.

Thank you for looking!

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2 Responses to “First silver of 2013…”

  1. sarah July 18, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    Hey! I have this ring-I have this exact ring except with a green stone! same setting and markings, My parents got it for me when I was probably…8 years old. I think it’s a emerald so maybe that’s a diamond? Maybe not, but I was wondering if you had found out where it came from? Its might just be a sterling little ring with a random stone? thanks!

    • pulltabMiner July 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

      Sarah,

      I never figured out who the maker of the ring was. How cool that you have one just like it. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely the stone is a diamond. I have never found silver rings with real stones out there. Now there are silver rings that are gold plated and maybe someone may put a real stone on one of those but I doubt this ring was ever gold plated.
      Thank you for stopping by.

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