Jul 22, 2012, 11:09 PM
A month of diggin, my biggest find ever
Been really slow this season so far, almost shockingly slow, even for junk jewelry finds (hardly any so far, other than sunglasses). Only a tiny 1.4gram piece of gold and hardly any coins yet. Decided to get a workout and clean out a couple not-so-fun-diggin spots, turned out to be a good thing
Found a good boat anchor
trailer hitch multi-ball
spinner ring, old ring, 14kt pendant
Unexpected indian head (4 total)
earlobe ring thing?
silver looking ring, thought for sure it was junk, like many other before it ...it did feel kinda heavy, no markings though
Ended up being my biggest score to date, probably ever, brilliant 1ct old-world heart cut (nicest heart cut stone the jewelers have ever seen around here), 14kt white gold with 35 small diamonds inset in the band, all si-1 & G color or better.
Appraisal says $13.5k retail, $10.5 replacement value
If it's "the one" I had heard about, it has a unique story, with some heavy history, that could add to it's value.
Only problem now is coming home with anything less for the other half, she'll never be impressed!
It was a result of hunting just a little bit longer, after several hours of diggin nothing but bottle caps in 105 degree heat!
Happy hunting all
Last edited by rc2125; Aug 17, 2012 at 11:36 AM.
Jul 22, 2012, 11:28 PM
Congratulations on the amazing ring find! I nominated you for the banner. Way to go!
Jul 23, 2012, 02:43 AM
Absolutely beautiful ring! Congrats on the find of a lifetime! I would be smiling for a month after finding that. WOW!
Jul 23, 2012, 03:06 AM
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far
Silver= 8 pieces
Gold= 2 Rings
Jul 23, 2012, 03:34 AM
Stunning, and that will pay for equipment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 23, 2012, 03:47 AM
I can only hope to find something so nice!
2 Indian Head Cents (1885)(1907)
1 Silver Roosevelt Dime
1 Silver Ring
1 Half Dollar
9 Finnish Marks, 1 Canadian Cent
2 Rosary Crosses
1 Bugs Bunny Charm
1 Junk ring
1 Master Lock
3 Junk Earrings
Cents-75$--- 30-Wheats 1-Panama Cent 24-Canadian Cents 13.9Lbs-Copper
Jul 23, 2012, 04:05 AM
THat's one heck of a find,looks like a good place to hit again. Beautiful ring,congrats
Jul 23, 2012, 05:13 AM
Dazzling, superb , beautiful ring find!
Jul 23, 2012, 06:26 AM
Jul 23, 2012, 08:26 AM
WooooHoooo! Really beautiful ring! Congrats!
Oh, btw, I also love the boat anchor!
Jul 23, 2012, 08:53 AM
Wow, what a great find . Real nice ring . WTG!!!!!!
Jul 23, 2012, 09:46 AM
Aug 15, 2012, 09:51 PM
I hope so. I'm wondering if ebay is the best place to sell a nice ring? or if there is somewhere else that's better?
Originally Posted by nov2101
Aug 15, 2012, 10:18 PM
Very nice ring. I like the way you took awhile to get to the end of the story.
I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it ~ Will Rogers
Aug 15, 2012, 11:52 PM
Dont know how I missed this when it was first posted...outstanding find...big congrats.
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