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Thread: Multiple gold & ice + titanium ring return 1 year later

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  1. #1
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    Froggy

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    Multiple gold & ice + titanium ring return 1 year later

    Hi guys,

    Did a little scuba hunt this week end with CTX 3030 and didn't loose my time on sinkers (did a few pounds previously )!

    Aquaman & myself did a good hunt:
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    4x 18K gold rings and a white gold ring with 3 ices, the main Ice has a value of approx $5K, AAA grade.

    A children pendant in 18K also.... and I had a big surprise:

    In nov 2014, I was walking on the beach with my daughter and we saw a couple of Tourist looking for a lost item. I've asked them if I could be of any help and the husband told me he has lost is wedding ring when he was swimming. I told them I could find it, I just need a phone number and a photo of the ring.

    Back to their country, I received a few days later this photo by SMS showing the lost ring (the one with single wave) and the one of his wife:

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    Due to autumn and winter storm and lack of time, I just did a few hunts over there and made a few finds but not this ring till... last Saturday. It was on the first ring of the scuba hunt and I was so happy for them, thinking how will be their reaction nearly one year after.

    When I came back home with a few more rings from this hunt, took a shower and send them buy SMS this photo with this short message:

    Hey...still married?
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    Their answer was really rewarding. They proposed me some money...but I will only accept an invitation to the restaurant with them next time I'll travel to their location in Central Europe.

    Here's the rest of the hunt.. some coins from 1923, 1943, french, italian, german... and probably a roman coin but in bad shape : over 2000 years in saltwater doesn't help!
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    An antique coin in bad shape. Made of Bronze, probably roman (from -50BC to +450) . The beach is full of broken amphoras & potteries.
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    Last edited by frogmaster-riviera; Sep 17, 2015 at 02:05 PM.

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  2. #2
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    Amazing finds, Frogmaster-riveria!

    You could open up a Jeweler's store with that cache.

    I congratulate on recovering and returning the ring-integrity is yours!

    Love those underwater pics, also

    Lorraine
    Quod facis bene fac

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    Great story and cool finds. They must have been so happy. Thanks for sharing.
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    Froggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorraine View Post
    Amazing finds, Frogmaster-riveria!

    You could open up a Jeweler's store with that cache.

    I congratulate on recovering and returning the ring-integrity is yours!

    Love those underwater pics, also

    Lorraine
    Quote Originally Posted by MiamiFox View Post
    Great story and cool finds. They must have been so happy. Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks!

    I'm not really a "Beach detectorist" because my first interest is Old Gold (antique finds) so it's the first time I have the possibility to return something..... most of my usual finds are over 2000 years old ... so not easy to return
    Last edited by frogmaster-riviera; Sep 16, 2015 at 09:43 AM.

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    That's awesome! Nice finds!!
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    Great Return!!!
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    Great finds and return!
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    Brad Plohman

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    Outstanding!
    Too bad it wasn't that little skinny one he lost! Lol!
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    CASPER

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    Froggy

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    Thanks Casper!

    FYI i'm looking to buy a CZ-21 ;-) I have to contact pete Anderson to see if any enhancements are available; thanks for your time and explanations...

    Where do you get those illustrations?

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    Garry

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    I really enjoy your post and thank you for sharing them. You have awesome finds and its great that you were able to return the ring to its owner. Great job and keep up the great post. Do you post any of your trips on youtube?
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    Froggy

    Oct 2014
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    Quote Originally Posted by slider66 View Post
    I really enjoy your post and thank you for sharing them. You have awesome finds and its great that you were able to return the ring to its owner. Great job and keep up the great post. Do you post any of your trips on youtube?
    Thanks for your warm message Slider..

    As you probably know, in most EU countries metal detecting is "tolerate on land" but not at all when done underwater (seawater).... so I don't want to have any problemsand post some technical vids with sample of finds ;-)

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    Awesome finds, love the gold and what a great story!
    TFS and HH
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    There is something truly exhilarating about digging an item of remarkable value out of the ground.

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