Jul 12, 2012, 12:33 PM
My oldest "marked"gold ring to date
found the other day
earlier this year I found an English hallmarked ring dated 1888
and that was my oldest
this one beats it by 10 yrs
got to wonder if it was lost long ago or passed down and then lost
a few old objects were found in the same area - I found a USA Continental Rev War button about 100 yrds away
no karat mark but looks like 18k or better
I might have found older rings - but this is the oldest dated one - so far
Jul 12, 2012 12:33 PM
Jul 12, 2012, 12:41 PM
nickname: Eagle Four-Eyes
So, how long before you track down the owner? LOL
Really nice find!
I have to take my detector out for a walk every now & then. If I don't, it starts leaving little piles of pull tabs all over the house!!
Jul 12, 2012, 01:34 PM
Awesome ring Casper.I've never found a ring that old but my best ring find was a karet and a half diamond, found when they did sea wall restoration 6 or 7 years ago. Happy hunting.
Jul 12, 2012, 01:38 PM
Very awesome. Can you get it tested to determine karat" Is it pretty heavy? congrats.
Bryan in Mid-Missouri
"ironman200081" on Youtube
Jul 14, 2012, 01:17 AM
I dont own a gold test kit - friend does if I want to have it tested - Im guessing 18k or better from its color and weight
no plans to sell - it will go in one of my display cases - till I find an older one
Jul 14, 2012, 02:24 AM
Thats a awsome find! Think what love story that ring have!
When you just pulling up pulltabs or junk, you know your gonna hit something else soon!
Jul 14, 2012, 05:01 AM
Great find. Congratulation!!!
One third jewelry of the World are under sand so far