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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2010
    East/West Coast
    ATX, Excal II-10/WOT, E-TRAC Stealth 720i hybrd
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    The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    About three weeks ago after the three days of a summer Noreaster, after work I stopped by the beach to do some shopping! After hitting the bank made a small withdrawl of old silver and green coins! Then it was time for the jewelry store and Davey Jones forgot to lock the door!!!! In the area of the beach that looked the lowest and where the tide had emptyed back to the sea I got an interesting tone! At this time it was dark and I was using my little pen light to find my targets. After two scoops of blackish colored sand the target sounded strong and clear in the hole. The next scoop and it was out and with the pen light I could see the white silver flash on top of the sand pile. At first I thought oh cool I a found a silver ring. Then it hit me like a brick in the head! Being this deep down the silver should be black and crusty! Did not even think maybe white gold I was sure I had found my first plat! Dropped to the ground like a sac of potatoes and heart pounding! As I picked up the ring I could feel the stones and setting, I turned it around and shined the light on and Ka Bam!! This sucker lit up like a Christmas tree!! I then washed it off gently and desperately started looking for the P, Pt, or Plat! My eyes were straining to adjust to the bright light until I could make out the stamp mark. Yes there it was PLAT!!!!! Man oh man I was psyched!!! Went to the Gemologist, he said the ring is over a hundred years old, diamonds are real (total of 13), the main stone is 1/2 carat old miner's ct and it's flawless or vvs, G color. The setting was crafted by hand with a special tool. The appraisal value is $3,000 and of course my wife loves it!!! I'm happy too cause now she makes me go hunting! HH!
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  2. #2
    us
    Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.

    Aug 2005
    In Michigan now.
    Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them. New Garrett Ca
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    Re: The wife used to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    That is one beautiful ring and you are very lucky...........or your wife is. Ask for a steak dinner more often now.
    (C) Sandman, 2005. All Rights Reserved.
    "TIME IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEVER GET BACK, WHY WASTE IT SWINGING A DETECTOR THAT ISN'T UP TO THE TASK."

  3. #3
    us
    Apr 2008
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    Re: The wife used to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    Sweeeeeet,Congrats

  4. #4
    us
    May 2010
    Long Island NY
    Whites M6, Garrett ProPointer
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    Re: The wife used to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    "BANG"!!! AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Congrats to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! oh yeah, and the wife...lol
    Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see. J. Lennon

  5. #5

    Feb 2007
    Bradenton, Fl
    ACE 250, Minelab Excal II, ETrac, Infiniuim
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    absolutely gorgeous!!! congrats and may your wife enjoy it. I can't believe it is only valued at 3,000.
    Debby

  6. #6
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    us
    Dec 2008
    Mid-Atlantic Waters
    Excalibur
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    2019.....Gold rings..37..Misc/gold 4.....Silver/Sterling 120
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    Congrad's on this one........She is Beautiful!!!

    Effort is Important, But knowing where, can make all the difference!





  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2010
    Central Florida
    A Propointer tied to a stick
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    Makes me think of that comedian who changed around that jewelry advertisement:

    "Diamonds....that'll shut her up."


  8. #8
    us
    Aug 2007
    NJ
    EXCAL 2, SOV. GT
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    thats abosutely a stunning antique ring, your wife is one lucky woman.
    Live your life in such a way, that when your feet hit the floor  in the morning, satan shudders and says, OH CHIT, SHE'S AWAKE.

  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2008
    Dickinson, TX
    Equinox 600 & Whites DFX
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    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting

    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    WOW, that is the best find I've seen in a while. GREAT job!!!!

  10. #10
    us
    Aug 2009
    ACE 250 (MD) Bare hands (CRH)
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    Congrats on the Banner, awsome ring.
    There is no silver left around here...

  11. #11

    Sep 2007
    Seymour Johnson AFB, NC
    Fisher F75 LTD, Deteknix Scuba Tector
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    Wow, great find and I also have a hard time believing it is only worth $3000. I would definitely get a second and third appraisal. Over a hundred yrs old, platinum and diamonds must equal more than $3000? Great job.

  12. #12
    us
    Dec 2007
    South Central PA
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan
    Wow, great find and I also have a hard time believing it is only worth $3000. I would definitely get a second and third appraisal. Over a hundred yrs old, platinum and diamonds must equal more than $3000? Great job.
    I was just ready to post that the appraisal they posted sound very low ball... They need to find a trusted jewelery dealer an get it appraised again ..cause I am fairly certian that the value is much higher then 3000.00
    some people call me the creeper ,cuz they don't know my name or face - Alice Cooper

  13. #13
    us
    NJ

    Nov 2006
    Middlesex County, New Jersey
    Whites DFX w/ Sunray DX-1 probe and Minelab Excalibur 1000, Whites TRX Pinpointer
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    May have been interested in buying it so they gave a low appraisal. Nice find.

    On my honeymoon I took my detector. Found two gold rings one with 19 diamonds on the first full day we were there. For the rest of the week the wife keep asking if I wanted to go out to detect...lol.

    NJ

  14. #14
    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
    Upper Canada (Southern Ontario)
    XP Deus 4.1 Lesche - Piranha 35 Shovel 'Garrett Carrot' AT - Pointer
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    Relic Hunting
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    Fantastic find . . . makes my heart leap just looking at that beauty
    Congratulations surfnturf!
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

  15. #15
    us
    Apr 2009
    Rock Springs , WY
    Minelab SD 2200D
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    Re: The wife use to let me MD, now she makes me go!!!!!

    WOW ONE H$LL OF A FIND CONGRATS THAT IS GREAT
    PAUL BEYERS (DUNEBUGGYWYO)

 

 
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