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    Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day. New Apprasial

    Hey everyone,

    Had some time today to go out and do some looking around. As I mentioned a few days ago in a prior post. I said a friend of mine told me he saw a foundation while out hunting about a week ago.

    I went last night to a function to donate some new toys to kids that are in need of them for Christmas. My sister happened to show up with her boy friend. He is the one who told me of the foundation.

    They also donated gifts. We got to sitting down and talking and I brought it up to him. He gave me directions to where the site was located. I knew exactly where he was talking about.

    I also saw my brother Lance, there and asked him if he wanted to come stay a weekend and do some hunting. I told him we were gonna go and try and find the foundation that my sisters boy friend told me about.

    Well we got up today early hoping to find this location. We get there park walk across the street and follow a old dirt rd into the woods. It looked like a nice area at first glance.

    There was a large open field with some old large tree's all spaced out. Looked like something may have sat in the area at one point. But we were to eager to get down into the woods and see if we could find the location of this foundation.

    Well after about 15 minutes into the search we find a foundation. We said to ourselves this must be it. It wasn't really old but old enough for treasure. I was hoping for a colonial area site. But this one had to be late 1800's to early 1900's. I could tell by the style.

    It was really silent for the most part. All the sudden while working a old dirt rd in front of the place I get a solid 79 at 4 inches on the dfx. I thought for sure a regular Roosevelt. Numbers were a little low for silver. Dig out the hole swept a little dirt away and saw silver.

    I said to myself must be a Rosie or merc. I picked it up and was really happy to see it was a seated. I knew it was in great condition. My first seated this yr. Didn't think I was gonna find one this yr. Lots of barbers but no seateds.

    At the time of the dig. I called my brother over to see the coin. I then got side tracked talking with him. I went over to the hole filled it in and made a once in a life time rookie mistake by not rechecking the hole.

    We continued and I picked up a 43 D merc on the rd also. Wasn't finding really any other metals but silver coins. I then was approaching the hole were the seated dime was found. I got a fairly solid signal right next to were the dime was dug. I pinpoint and look down on the surface and pick up a tiny I mean tiny coin. I said what is this.

    Another 3 center maybe. No it was a 1880 H mint mark Canadian 5 cent piece. A first for me. Really small and thin coins. Things continued to be slow so we headed back to the rd were the field and huge old trees were.

    We saw some divets like a home was once on the property at one point. After further investigations we found old stone walls and some remains of old foundations off in the brush.

    Only bad part was alot of the soil wasn't natural. We hit it anyways and after about 20 minutes I dug a Indian no date on a old gravel rd about 4 inches deep. Looked like a 1870's date but it's to worn out to tell.

    I picked up a few relics here and there. I also found 2 wheat's. I knew we were onto something. All the sudden I go into some brush. I get a nice plus 46 bouncing up to the 50's a little. I dig down about 5 inches and see the glint of gold.

    It was wrapped around a root in the ground. Not getting to excited alot of fakes look real at first I pick it up. I said man this is heavy. The dirt instantly fell off the band. When that diamond hit the light I knew I had something big.

    I called Lance over and we were in just amazement. It was marked 14k and the stone was very large and clear. I got it home and was able to clean it up. It is one of the nicest diamonds I have been able to handle. The clarity is tremendous. The size is upwards of a carat I would guess.

    The ring on a guess I would say weighs around a half ounce. I found a real winner today everyone. I need to have this one looked over. I found a similar ring on line going for 3,000 just like this one. It retailed for over 5,000.

    Money isn't the thing for me. I never sell a find. I just can't believe this one got lost. I'm really thinking a hunter lost this one. I hope you all enjoy the pics and story.

    I tried my best to get good shots for you all. I am gonna have this one looked over. Never give up out there. You just never know what is gonna come up next.

    *Updated*

    Today, I got off work early. It was nice. I figured I had nothing to do. So I headed over to this jewler I know. He seems like a decent dude. I've dealt with other one's in the past that weren't so good.

    Well he looked over the diamond and here is what he said about it. He said it was a SI 1 quality . I'm not real familar with jewlers terms. He said he couldn't tell the size for sure. He guessed about a half carat. But he said it was probably a little bigger.

    He said the way the stone was set down in the ring it was hard for him to tell the exact size. He also on a guess said the clarity was a G. He said it was a really nice diamond. He said I found a real keeper with this one. He also said whoever lost it had a hard day.

    He estimated the ring to be about 40 to 50 yrs old. He said he could tell by the type of machine that cut the stone. I also told him it was 4 inches deep. He also said the band was a style from that period.

    Now for what he said he would list something like this in his store. He told me the ring was worth atleast 2,300. He said it's probably a little bigger and probably worth a little more than that.

    He also tested out some of my other rings to confirm carats and stone quality of some other rings I brought to him. I got a new watch battery also while there.

    He never charged me for looking over any of the rings. He seems to be a genuine jewler. He doesn't treat me like I stole this ring from my Dad or something.

    It was a great find for sure. Nice to hit that real big one. I hunt alot and hard so I feal it was well worth the wait. Hope you all like the added info on it.

    HH Jer

    Updated: Had the stone taken out of the setting and precicely measured and weighed. It is a 3/4 carat not a half. My wife really liked the setting I found in the past. So I decided to have it set in it. Then appraised at 6500. My wife really loves the ring. She gets alot of compliments on it.

    I thought I would share a few pics while the wife had it off her hand. Hope to find another out there some day.

    Thanks for looking,

    Jeremy



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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Here is the rest everyone. Hope you like all the pics.

    HH Jer
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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Excellent story ! Love that ring....and you wouldnt believe how many people who do not recheck their holes...glad you went by that one again!
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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Jer,

    very nice ring.

    Good post, enjoyed reading it.

    have a good un............
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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    The ring really has some sparkle, good finds my friend. wtg.
    muddyknees
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    Kill them all let god sort them out

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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Hey Jer.........what else is there to say! You amaze me with those great finds you just keep coming up with.......Persistence pays off and you just keep coming up with the cool finds!

    Great job again........Keep on Digging!
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    Keep on Digging!

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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Wow Jeremy...that's an amazing ring.

    seated ain't too shabby either!!

    The area's you are hunting have real history, and you obviuously have a nose for a good target.

    Great finds!

    how's next weekend sound?
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    You're really doing good there, Jer. Great finds.
    Bob
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    Great day; it sounds like Christmas came early! What a beautiful coin, and the ring is real nice. A find like that for me and my wife would whistle a different tune about my hobby!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Jer,

    WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!
    When you get into a tight place and everything goes against
    you till it seems you could not hold on a minute longer,
    never give up then for that is just the place and time that
    the tide will turn.

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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Amazing ring.Nice story I'm speechless.WTG.

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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Wow, what an awesome day. That's a totally sweet ring, and the seated dime looks fantastic. Congrats again dude, HH!

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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Just simply amazing! What a nice ring! I think I'd keep that one for myself. A little rub with a polishing cloth really helps bring the shine up on the gold.

    Congratulations
    Johnny
    It's never too late to become what you might have been!

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    Re: Amazing Diamond Ring Found Today. 1800's Silver Also. What A Day.

    Wow, that is really amazing...great to get a bit more glitter in to you collection

    HH
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    Wow that's what I call a beautiful day. Excellent job.
    Mike in NJ
    WEEKEND CLAD COUNTER 2007
    Pennies:   2094
    Nickels:    436
    Dimes:     917
    Quarters: 648
    Kennedy Half Dollars: 4
    Susan B Anthony: 1
    Sac Dollar: 1
    George Washington Dollar coin: 1
    Total Clad Coins: 4095
    Total Amount: $301.33

 

 
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