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Thread: Found Ring We All have been Looking For...Brass and Glass Reality

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    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
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    Found Ring We All have been Looking For...Brass and Glass Reality

    It was about 2 hours into my 6-hr metal detecting day in wet sand and mild surf when I decided to dig an iffy target that rang-up 12:25 on my CTX 3030; probably a pull-tab I thought to my self. But things were slow...sooo. It was deep, about 12-15", and I was having second thoughts when I saw this in my scoop and my blood pressure rose so fast that I thought my head was about to blow off. I had tunnel vision, I heard nothing and all I could see was this massive ring in my scoop.

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    It was the ring all of us have been looking for for all these years...and there it was in my scoop. Given the location and previous recovered items from the site, I figured the ring was there for at least 30 years and the metal, while still fairly clean, was clearly heavily pitted. I know gold doesn't pit like that, at least over 30 yrs any ways and I suspected it wasn't real but didn't let my self go there, at least not for a while. But the 3 rocks shined! I was fighting the tide and stuck the ring in my pocket, convinced another goodie was near by...none revealed it self. By the time I got home, I acknowledged to myself the ring was "Brass and Glass" and presented it to my wife as fake and she still drooled when she first saw it. Only if it were real, she said. The ring is marked [ED CO] and is 4.45g. The center stone is 1.75 ct and side stones are 1.0 ct each. The ring reads 12:25 on the CTX 3030. I have found other ED CO rings on the market. I tested the rocks and they're not diamonds, probably cubic Zirconia and the metal is pitted but shines up nicely and assume is brass; probably originally gold plated. So my dream ring is still out there and these Teasers aren't going to get in my way. But for a short while, I was on Cloud 9 and absolutely loving every second of it.
    TomW244, biggmike, ltd063 and 16 others like this.
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

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    I really DO know what you mean.
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    Oct 2014
    New Hampshire
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    I Know The Pain Lawerence!Click image for larger version. 

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  4. #4

    Apr 2015
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    Hey at least you know you're doin' it right! You can't find it if it's not there.
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    ... waiting to see that elusive dowser on the beach with a bucket of gold rings ...

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    Oct 2014
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    Still a beautiful ring! I hope the next beep is the gold ring of your dreams!
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    "I always wanted to piss in the Rhine" George Paton upon entering Germany..

    Feb 2005
    SF Bay Area
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    Yep always assume fake first so as no to get your hopes up. I sometimes will not look at a ring closely till I get home that way I don't disappoint myself during the hunt lol

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    Low & Slow 2C Below

    Sep 2017
    SW Washington
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    Still beats a zinc penny! Great job!
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    Thatís okay though, cuz you had the experience of a lifetime

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    Aug 2016
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    A hunt you wont forget



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