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    14K diamond engagement ring from the river!

    I got up early this morning and drove to a local river that is extremely popular with tubers. I got on my wet suit, gloves, water boots, and mask and snorkel. The water was cold and the current was insane...kept ripping my mask off my face, but I kept at it, moving upstream by grabbing rocks and fighting the current. I fanned the sediment out of some potholes along the way to my destination, a waterfall about 100 yards upstream from where I started. I found a few things in the potholes, like a glass smoking pipe, a few bottle caps, a couple pairs of sunglasses, and 1 penny. Then as I put my mask back on my face for what seemed like the millionth time (after the current pulled it off), and stuck my head back Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1740978under water, I saw this ring just sitting on the bottom as pretty as can be. I grabbed it and stuck it inside my wet suit...I thought it was a junk fashion bling ring, it was way too shiny and big stone. By the time I got to the waterfall I was worn out and the finger tips of my gloves were worn through, so I just floated back downstream to my starting point. When I got to my car and got my gear off I realized the ring was kind of heavy, and marked 14K inside, and A. JAFFE. When I got home I tested the gold, 14K rose gold. Then I tested the stones, Genuine diamonds! 1 carat pear shaped center stone, 22 stones on the band that are 5 points each, and 6 tiny 3 point diamonds around the prongs. I'll probably never find another ring as nice as this one, but I'll be back in that river as soon as I get the chance...I have a feeling there's a lot of good stuff yet to be found. HH

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    Wow, stunner! I gotta get in the river! Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
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    Nice, that’s a beautiful ring!! I wonder if it was thrown in there or she just lost it. Get it appraised and let us know
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    That's purdy....and valuable !! Nice score, congrats !!

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    Very nice find! You worked hard and it paid off.. congrats! Would love to hear the value of that ring if you get an appraisal. Now get back in the river!
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    Nice one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blak bart View Post
    That's purdy....and valuable !! Nice score, congrats !!
    Thats almost exactly what I said when I saw it!!

    Nice one,congrats!
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    Very nice pear shape. At least a carat from the pics. Color and clarity is everything. Have it looked at oooorrrrr...... you can send it to me. Ill take care of it
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    Now that is a beautiful Diamond ring! And the stone looks clear!! 1c is worth some bucks too!! Wow!!
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    Beautiful ring...Good eye. Congrats.
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    That is one of the nicest main stones seen here in a long time. What was the name of that local river again ? Bet there are some more goodies in there. Good luck in finding more gems... I am also curious about appraised value.

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    Thank you everyone for the encouraging comments! I have an appointment next week to have it looked at, and I will post the results. Still kind of shocked I found it just sitting there in the rocks.

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    That's a beauty.

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    Well done. You earned it. Any update on the value?

    Chub

 

 
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