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  1. #1
    us
    Feb 2005
    Bavaria Germany
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    Second gold piece in 15 years cleaned up nice...

    I polished my blackened gold ring with a dremel, polishing cream and buffer pad. Found it last November in the swim area of a drained lake. It cleaned up very nice and revealed a 14K stamp on the inside loop, it?s actually a 14 stamp without the K. There is also a hallmark that looks like a U but the ring has some wear on it and I can?t make out anymore detail. Tried to get a pic of the hallmarks but my old digital camera can?t focus that close. The stone is probably glass as it is scuffed and has some pits, I don?t think a diamond would do that or would it scuff in the sand? One side has a few nicks on the edges probably from being smashed into sand. I got some polishing cream into the stone area that?s hard to clean out but I have a jewelry cleaner, so called sonic but it vibrates, should I give it a bath in the vibration cleaner with some solvent (jewelry solvent cleaner) to clean out the fine areas? This is my second gold find in 15 years hunting and I?m happy it?s a 14K. Wifey claimed it and I?ll gladly fill her fingers with gold rings as long as I can get out hunting for them, LOL! HH, Mike
    After cleaning the ring, needs a little more clean up.
    <center><img src="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/4..."></center><p>
    Before cleaning the ring, bad pic but you can see the black build up.
    <center><img src="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/4..."></center><p>

  2. #2

    Jun 2004
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    Re: Second gold piece in 15 years cleaned up nice...

    Cool ring Mike,looks to be old.HH

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2005
    Texas Gulf Coast
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    Re: Second gold piece in 15 years cleaned up nice...

    Nice ring! Gold is always nice!

    Marcia&nbsp; the treasure_lady
    Happy Hunting!

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2004
    South Carolina
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    Re: Second gold piece in 15 years cleaned up nice...

    Very nice!!! You did good!!!! One of these days I'm gonna find a gold ring...... I hope!!

  5. #5
    us
    Jul 2004
    Indy
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    Re: Second gold piece in 15 years cleaned up nice...

    Nice ring!, Mike
    Some people have probably seen me post this a miilion times already, but if you hold a magnifying glass in front of the camera lence, sometimes you can get some really good close-ups, even with a cheaper camera. Sometimes, if I can't get a good shot I'll record the target on video, and snap a good still from it...

  6. #6

    Sep 2004
    Indy
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    Re: Second gold piece in 15 years cleaned up nice...

    WTG take a gold ring anytime you can get it...and if it makes the wife happy and she tells you to go out and find her more of them..all the better

  7. #7

    Mar 2003
    Eastern North Carolina
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    Re: Second gold piece in 15 years cleaned up nice...

    Congrats on the ring Mike. Im sure your wife will enjoyy wearing it
    hh
    dave-enc

 

 

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