Almost threw out this silver ring, but you will understand why when you see the pics

lorraine

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HI:hello:

Out again at low tide for 2 hrs. hunt.

Not much takings today, but on my final "stroll" towards the shoreline heading for home, I hit a nice mid-high tone target; what I dug up was a ring.... hideous on first sight...looked like corroded copper or rusted "something", and was about to put it in the trash....but then I noticed a pretty stone ( ? green turquoise) in the center , and some decorative styling on the sides, so I brought it home.:headbang:

Decided to electrolyze it , expecting nothing to come of it, but curious just the same.???

Nothing came of the electrolyzing :BangHead:, but undaunted, I decided to try some baking soda and ammonia soak on it....there was just "something " about this ring that wasn't "ringing true" :icon_scratch:

Wow! Was I surprised to see the finished product after some soaking and scrubbing.

Here's some pics

Thanks for looking at my finds

Lorraine

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This ring must have been in that ocean mud for a verrrrrrrrrry long time.

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looks maybe "custom -made" ?
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green turquoise stone
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The before and after on some of your rings are stunning. Nice catch and clean...:icon_thumleft:
 

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Yep seen the happen in fresh water mud too.

Throw it out though ? no way :( I don't care if a ring looks
like it came out a bubble gum machine & a mower got it.
It still goes in my ring collection :laughing7:

Congrats on the Save :hello2:
 

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Nice ring save Lorraine! I would have thought it was junk too at first glance. But like Jeff, even the junk rings get a place in the collection. Looks good cleaned up, and appears to be an old ring. Great work!
 

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Amazing work again Lorraine..... Nice ring and work on cleaning it up.

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Nice silver ring Lorraine! Good hunt!
 
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Nice ring save Lorraine! I would have thought it was junk too at first glance. But like Jeff, even the junk rings get a place in the collection. Looks good cleaned up, and appears to be an old ring. Great work!

I've never found a silver ring in a condition such as this one; all the older( as opposed to "freshly dropped ) silver rings that I have pulled from salt water and salt sand have had a gray-colored tarnish on them; this one looked like a rusted piece of metal...that's what confused me about this ring find.
 
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Incredible difference! Congrats!
 

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What a creation you did cleaning that up!! Very nice!!

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So much for this phone...Was to say what a great job you did. .Lol!

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That is one nice ring, to me it looks like it could have been made a long time ago, H.H.Capt !!!
 

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Lorraine,
you should really think about opening a jewelry CLEANING business here on Treasurenet(I'm serious!!). The b4 and after pics of your finds are amazing. You really have a knack for restoring silver and gold.
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Lorraine,
you should really think about opening a jewelry CLEANING business here on Treasurenet(I'm serious!!). The b4 and after pics of your finds are amazing. You really have a knack for restoring silver and gold.
John

Thank you , John

If I had the time, I would...but I'm too busy cleaning my own silver :laughing7:

When possible, I try my best to make my finds presentable for posting; I'm not always successful, but I try.

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Congratulations
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Good luck next trip
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