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Post By Bumpstick
Jul 06, 2012, 04:26 PM
Jul 06, 2012 04:26 PM
Jul 06, 2012, 04:31 PM
Whatever it is , Beach Papa.it's a rich looking ring.
Congrats on all the ring finds...and especially on that gold ring...very nice find1
Jul 06, 2012, 07:59 PM
Man I bet that looked good in the scoop. I recently got a 10K ring that had that same "copper" look to it. Thought to myself...crap. When I got back to the car I started rubbing it with a towell and instead of the gold continuing to rub off the copper dissappeared and the white gold began to show through. From what I've read on this and other forums the alloys will sometime leach through the gold. Depending on age and the gold/alloy ratio. It's possible that that's why you're getting a positive test for 10K.
Or it could just be a plated piece. Either way it's a ring that would have made anyone stand up straighter in the water.
Jul 06, 2012, 08:25 PM
Director-Search & Recovery Team of Oakland County.
All rings have vaiue when you count the fun you got from finding them and you have to admit, going detecting saves you from doing lots of chores the lil wife cooks up. You just can't sell junk rings for much but they make OK gifts to kids.
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Jul 06, 2012, 09:09 PM
Lots of rings and gold too...great hunt.
Jul 06, 2012, 11:19 PM
Congrats on that 10K small gold ring.
Bummer on the one marked 14K ...I must admit it doesn't look good...but maybe it is worth trying to rub on it?
Regards, Joe (California)
Jul 07, 2012, 12:00 AM
try not to say "only" with a haul like that - you got small gold and silver
there are alot of guys out there that would kill for that
I'd trade my last outing for it - where i got $2.50 in change - 6 junk earings and 2 junk necklaces
and I know guys that wont mind even that
Jul 07, 2012, 03:27 AM
so true, gold is a blessing for any hunt, a gold day is a good day, I too was skunked today making barely $2 -but at least I cleaned the recent trash in one of my favourite water spots!
Originally Posted by CASPER-2
"Treasure, baby, Treasure!"
Jul 07, 2012, 11:26 AM
Detecting is gold so you learn when you hunt. I wish you luck next hunt.
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Jul 08, 2012, 01:42 AM
Detecting fever comes and goes.
If you have a precision scale you can try to find the relative density or the ring that will most likely tell you the material it is made of.
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Jul 08, 2012, 01:01 PM
Don't toss it in the junk jewelry pile yet.
I have found marked pieces that look terrible, pitted and corroded bad.
I think the alloys used in the gold may be leaching out.
Try buffing it and see if it comes back to life.
I have clad quarters that the copper in the wafer is corroding away.
Research gold alloys and you will see the different metals blended in karat gold.
Jewelry stores only us 14K acid to test. Gauging the rate that the gold dissolves.
The stones do have prongs holding them in place.
Last edited by Bumpstick; Jul 08, 2012 at 01:05 PM.
Jul 08, 2012, 01:37 PM
That looks like a nice haul to me.
Jul 08, 2012, 01:41 PM
HAVE THE RING TESTED!! Most white gold rings are yellow gold centered with "PALLADIUM" Plating cause it shines better than white gold...in order to get the palladium to stick to gold the gold is copper plated first!!! HAVE IT CHECKED!! use a file to take off the upper coating then test!! My fingers are crossed for you...did you test the stones?
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