14k BIG UGLY GOLD RING, 1938 Buffalo, in Beach Sand, Newport Beach, CA
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    14k BIG UGLY GOLD RING, 1938 Buffalo, in Beach Sand, Newport Beach, CA

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    Spent about four hours in Newport Beach this morning. Started in the Balboa Pier area, then went to the end of the peninsula to the worlds famous body surfing spot "The Wedge", and ended up at the Newport Pier area. I spent many a day body surfing The Wedge in the 70's.

    The big ugly ring states on the inside 14k 585. When I first looked at it, I thought it was brass, so I just put it in my pocket. When I saw the 14k when I got home I could not believe my eyes. I'm still not convinced that it is gold with all the tarnish on it.

    Does 14k tarnish and discolor like this? Please advise if it looks like 14k that came from, maybe years, in a saltwater environment


    Thank you for dropping by ... Good Luck on you Hunts this Weekend


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    I just polished part of it with with Meguiar's Auto Polish ... It's starting to look like gold or a brass ring from India I'll need to test it or get it check out.
    What do you guys think? Does it look like gold? The photos can be enlarged two times for a close-up look


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    Last edited by SoCalBeachScanner; Oct 31, 2013 at 08:57 PM.
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    Congratulations on your find! By the way who needs a gym when you have a metal detector & the beach? I would love to see a pic of the ring after clean up. It looks like its' been at the beach for quite a long time.

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    You're right: that thing is hideous. I will be a nice guy and volunteer to take it off your hands, without you even having to pay me! Great finds. I bet it cleans up very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcCALIF View Post
    Congratulations on your find! By the way who needs a gym when you have a metal detector & the beach? I would love to see a pic of the ring after clean up. It looks like its' been at the beach for quite a long time.
    Thank You jcCALIF ... you got that right "who needs a gym". I must have walked 5-miles total today.
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    looks like it could be fake gold - venders sell fake stamped shined up brass as gold
    lot of it in Cali.and Fla. bch spots - they also been selling nickel and stainless chains stamped 925
    10k in salt water will discolor - very rarely will 14k
    but have someone check it out
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    I'd like to see it cleaned up (tested better yet ) I'm rather doubtful on this one - get back to us !

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    It is pretty ugly... you shoud just give it to me :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argentium View Post
    I'd like to see it cleaned up (tested better yet ) I'm rather doubtful on this one - get back to us !

    Hi Argentium ... Look at the two photos I just added and give me your thoughts. The pictures can be enlarged two times to get a better look. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by bountyhuntergirl86 View Post
    It is pretty ugly... you shoud just give it to me :-)

    It would probably fit you and look great with your costume
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCalBeachScanner View Post

    It would probably fit you and look great with your costume
    Yea it would! So its a deal ;-)
    just keep digging, just keep digging!

 

 

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