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    Real Piece of Spanish Treasure Found!!!

    Hi everyone, I found this ring on a 300 yr. old estate. I was walking between a lane of large oak trees, I found a crotal bell at 1 in. and was excited since it was my first... I walked about another 2 ft. and got a dime signal 3in. down I dug and found a 1773 spanish 1/2 reale, as I stood up I went back over the hole with my detector and it bounced back between button and quarter at 6in. depth in the same whole, I started to dig and hit 2 large tree roots I dug under the root and out popped the ring 3in. lower in the same whole than the reale, it was very encrusted with dirt and at first I thought it was a button but the dirt came off easy and I saw it was a gold ring I turned it around and there was sunlight going through the trees and when it hit the emeralds they just shined I also found a royal Spanish seal nearby.
    I took it to 2 jewelers, the first said it couldnt be old because the emeralds were fake, but they were the best fakes he's ever seen. about 2 days later he called me back and offered me $100.00 for the ring because he wanted to show his apprentices a good quality fake.
    The second said it was real and old and very rare because of the marque cut emeralds he said the marking on it was a hallmark and he could tell me the makers name that they didnt use karats when it was made, but thats all the info I got he wanted me to pay $500.00 to give me an official appraisal and info. I dont have that type of money laying around so I never did it, I was cleaning my stuff and I figured I'd show it here.

    I took it to an antique jewelry dealer today, at first he looked disinterested in the ring.. he then looked at it under a microscope for about 10 min. it was driving me nuts lol lol, he then did 2 tests on it with some chemicals he was very scientific about it... after about 20 min... he walks over to us and says "I hope you have a safety deposit box, what you have here is real spanish treasure". and he told me the emeralds were real and of very high quality and color and it has 56 facets.. he then pulled out a book and tracked down the hallmark it was made in spain between 1760-1795, then he gave me this info, The 18th Century was a period of great change for the manufacturers of jewelry, for at the turn of the century, a Venetian Lapidary named Vincenzo Peruzzi invented the 56 faceted brilliant cut for stones which is still used today. It replaced the duller 16 faceted Mazarin cut of the previous century and launched diamonds to the forefront of jewelry design for the next 100 years. Metal work receded into the background almost completely and metals were used exclusively as inconspicuous back settings for diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.

    The amount they charge for a written appraisal is astronomical!! I have no intention of selling it, needless to say we went and bought a safe today and my kids are already fighting over who's gonna inherit it. lol lol hh all jd

    the pics are of the ring and the royal spansh seal....

    Now is it 100% I personally cant say... I was told it was fake and I was told it was old... I want to beleive it is old and real spanish treasure!!

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    Re: Real Spanish Treasure Found!!!

    That's a real beauty J.D.

    The history behind that ring and you being the first one to touch it is priceless.

    It will be a nice peice to pass on one day.

    HH Jer

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    spend th emoney have it appraised get it to www.christies.com

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    Re: Real Piece of Spanish Treasure Found!!!

    JD, Congratulations what a great find! I for one would like to give that first jeweler that gave you a bogus appraisal all of the negative publicity that I could. I have no patience with crooks. I got taken several times by a local dealer in the seventies. I was young and naive. I always enjoy your post as I am in Spfld Mo....Steve

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    thanks Jason I just visited the site, I'm gonna send them the pics and info!!
    10,000 light years from nowhere, our planet shot to pieces, people starving, and I'm gonna get us in trouble!! Whats the matter with you!?

    http://www.reverbnation.com/akiaslanfear

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    What an awesome find! Beautiful ring. Thanks for the pics and sharing your story. My hats off to you!!!

    HH 8) surfrat
    Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

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    well done,well done

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    Congrats JD... those are both awesome finds! WTG...
    Bu

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    J.D. congratulations, great finding

    Bulgarian, great avatar.....LOL....LOL.....LOL....LOL......

    Chagy.....
    "Preserving Maritime History For Future Generations"


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    Cool Find J.D.

    Finding the Unexpected is Always Fun.

    Congrats !
    Jeff

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    Re: Real Piece of Spanish Treasure Found!!!

    as Wayne and Garth might say,
    "we're not worthy"
    This is really incledible JD,
    thanks for sharing this inspirational find.

    Smiles!
    BDoo
    "I'm a finder, not a loser!"

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    Oct 2004
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    Wow! You keep making such fantastic finds and I think you can never top them. But you keep doing it. Truly great finds and that ring is really something to be proud of. What's next, I cant wait to see.
    White's DFX

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    Jeez Louise! I can only stare and stammer.

  14. #14

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    JD,

    outstanding.

    Bit of history.

    Please keep us posted if you gain any more
    information.

    Again, very nice.

    have a good un............
    In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.

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    Mar 2005
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    Totally awesome (she said as her mouth dropped open)!

    vicki

 

 
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