My 1st GOLD ring!

KodyB

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I’ve been detecting for about 3.5 years now. I bought a vehicle off a elder gentlemen couple weeks ago & he gave me permission to hunt his property. He has only lived there a few years so he did it know much about the place. Super nice guy!
Decided to go later in the evening to let it cool down a bit. As always there was lots of iron so I set the legend in pitch tones. I don’t like the sound of pitch rather then 60
Tones, but it is much better in heavy iron.

Anyway, I wasn't getting much then got a 25-26 VDI & you could tell it was deep & pinpointed tight so I honestly thought I could get lucky & get a Buffalo nickel. Is was so deep a ring never crossed my mind.

I dug a full shovel head deep & wasn’t in the plug so got my pinpointer out & took a took a fairly large scoop out with my hand digger. Then I instantly seen a ring so stopped & did a video a took some pics of it!
My favorite part is that it’s old from early 1900’s & not a new tot lot find. Which I would love to find one in a tot lot also.
The inside of band is worn.

Just the story behind it was kinda cool Idk

The last 4 photos of the same ring that’s on eBay. I was just trying to find one like it. No, I will never sell it. Mine weighed 3.2 Grams. Must of been a larger size?

I’ve got buckets of pull tabs to prove my effort to find a gold ring….lol.

Beyond Excited!
 

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Gofish73

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I’ve been detecting for about 3.5 years now. I bought a vehicle off a elder gentlemen couple weeks ago & he gave me permission to hunt his property. He has only lived there a few years so he did it know much about the place. Super nice guy!
Decided to go later in the evening to let it cool down a bit. As always there was lots of iron so I set the legend in pitch tones. I don’t like the sound of pitch rather then 60
Tones, but it is much better in heavy iron.
Anyway, I wasn't getting much then got a 25-26 VDI & you could tell it was deep & pinpointed tight so I honestly thought I could get lucky & get a Buffalo nickel. Is was so deep a ring never crossed my mind.
I dug a full shovel head deep & wasn’t in the plug so got my pinpointer out & took a took a fairly large scoop out with my hand digger. Then I instantly seen a ring so stopped & did a video a took some pics of it!
My favorite part is that it’s old from early 1900’s & not a new tot lot find. Which I would love to find one in a tot lot also.
The inside of band is worn.
Just the story behind it was kinda cool Idk
The last 4 photos of the same ring that’s on eBay. I was just trying to find one like it. No, I will never sell it. Mine weighed 3.2 Grams. Must of been a larger size?
I’ve got buckets of pull tabs to prove my effort to find a gold ring….lol.
Beyond Excited!
 

Digger RJ

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I’ve been detecting for about 3.5 years now. I bought a vehicle off a elder gentlemen couple weeks ago & he gave me permission to hunt his property. He has only lived there a few years so he did it know much about the place. Super nice guy!
Decided to go later in the evening to let it cool down a bit. As always there was lots of iron so I set the legend in pitch tones. I don’t like the sound of pitch rather then 60
Tones, but it is much better in heavy iron.

Anyway, I wasn't getting much then got a 25-26 VDI & you could tell it was deep & pinpointed tight so I honestly thought I could get lucky & get a Buffalo nickel. Is was so deep a ring never crossed my mind.

I dug a full shovel head deep & wasn’t in the plug so got my pinpointer out & took a took a fairly large scoop out with my hand digger. Then I instantly seen a ring so stopped & did a video a took some pics of it!
My favorite part is that it’s old from early 1900’s & not a new tot lot find. Which I would love to find one in a tot lot also.
The inside of band is worn.

Just the story behind it was kinda cool Idk

The last 4 photos of the same ring that’s on eBay. I was just trying to find one like it. No, I will never sell it. Mine weighed 3.2 Grams. Must of been a larger size?

I’ve got buckets of pull tabs to prove my effort to find a gold ring….lol.

Beyond Excited!
Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
 

oldmxrat

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Big congrats on your first gold ring!

I don't think there's anything I'd rather find than old jewelry, it's so personal. That is one of the nicest looking bands I've seen.

I sometimes question myself when I come home with a pile of pulltabs, but every now and then...Bingo!
 

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KodyB

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Excellant find!
Im still hoping to find one of those, so far only plated ones.
Just don’t stop digging mid tones. I’m still excited! Mid tones are very boring because 99% is going to be trash, but after 10,000 pieces of foil, aluminum clipping/can slaw & pull tabs it finally payed off….lol.
 

Groundhogg

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I’ve been detecting for about 3.5 years now. I bought a vehicle off a elder gentlemen couple weeks ago & he gave me permission to hunt his property. He has only lived there a few years so he did it know much about the place. Super nice guy!
Decided to go later in the evening to let it cool down a bit. As always there was lots of iron so I set the legend in pitch tones. I don’t like the sound of pitch rather then 60
Tones, but it is much better in heavy iron.

Anyway, I wasn't getting much then got a 25-26 VDI & you could tell it was deep & pinpointed tight so I honestly thought I could get lucky & get a Buffalo nickel. Is was so deep a ring never crossed my mind.

I dug a full shovel head deep & wasn’t in the plug so got my pinpointer out & took a took a fairly large scoop out with my hand digger. Then I instantly seen a ring so stopped & did a video a took some pics of it!
My favorite part is that it’s old from early 1900’s & not a new tot lot find. Which I would love to find one in a tot lot also.
The inside of band is worn.

Just the story behind it was kinda cool Idk

The last 4 photos of the same ring that’s on eBay. I was just trying to find one like it. No, I will never sell it. Mine weighed 3.2 Grams. Must of been a larger size?

I’ve got buckets of pull tabs to prove my effort to find a gold ring….lol.

Beyond Excited!
Nice find and a nice first. Still looking for mine but I do have a nice pull tab collection 😂
 

jewelerguy

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There's been some discussion in this thread about the age of the ring. The Keepsake brand was founded in 1930. In my line of work, I've worked on thousands on Keepsake brand rings and have seen various changes in the logo. I believe this particular logo was in use during the 1950s and 60's. The style of the ring is almost identical to my Dad's wedding band and my parents were married in 1950
 

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KodyB

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There's been some discussion in this thread about the age of the ring. The Keepsake brand was founded in 1930. In my line of work, I've worked on thousands on Keepsake brand rings and have seen various changes in the logo. I believe this particular logo was in use during the 1950s and 60's. The style of the ring is almost identical to my Dad's wedding band and my parents were married in 1950
Good to know. Thanks for the info!
 

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KodyB

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There's been some discussion in this thread about the age of the ring. The Keepsake brand was founded in 1930. In my line of work, I've worked on thousands on Keepsake brand rings and have seen various changes in the logo. I believe this particular logo was in use during the 1950s and 60's. The style of the ring is almost identical to my Dad's wedding band and my parents were married in 1950
So you would say mid 50’s possibly 60’s you think?
I obviously…lol don’t know much about the ages of rings. I was just going by the little research I’ve done.
I truly appreciate the info.
I’m not going to sell it. How hard would it be to get resized without showing any damage? Thinking about giving it to my daughter one day.
I had to have my wedding band resized twice & the last time it was way to small
& had to have it cut off.
 

Coinstar magnet

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Did you ask the elderly gentleman if he ever lost his wedding ring? If he is or has been married. Obviously have to be careful how you ask him. Don’t tell him you found one yet. Just ask if he every lost any thing on the property that you should be on the lookout for. Personal items, jewelry, etc.. It would be so nice of you to return it, if it is his. But you don’t want to hand it over to him if he didn’t loose it, If the deal with the permission was you get to keep everything.
But just imagine what that would mean to him, if he did loose it. You will feel good about yourself. And you will get any permissions to be had in that neighborhood. After the old man is done singing your praises.
Either way, congrats on your first precious.
Great advice!
 

Calabash Digger

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I’ve been detecting for about 3.5 years now. I bought a vehicle off a elder gentlemen couple weeks ago & he gave me permission to hunt his property. He has only lived there a few years so he did it know much about the place. Super nice guy!
Decided to go later in the evening to let it cool down a bit. As always there was lots of iron so I set the legend in pitch tones. I don’t like the sound of pitch rather then 60
Tones, but it is much better in heavy iron.

Anyway, I wasn't getting much then got a 25-26 VDI & you could tell it was deep & pinpointed tight so I honestly thought I could get lucky & get a Buffalo nickel. Is was so deep a ring never crossed my mind.

I dug a full shovel head deep & wasn’t in the plug so got my pinpointer out & took a took a fairly large scoop out with my hand digger. Then I instantly seen a ring so stopped & did a video a took some pics of it!
My favorite part is that it’s old from early 1900’s & not a new tot lot find. Which I would love to find one in a tot lot also.
The inside of band is worn.

Just the story behind it was kinda cool Idk

The last 4 photos of the same ring that’s on eBay. I was just trying to find one like it. No, I will never sell it. Mine weighed 3.2 Grams. Must of been a larger size?

I’ve got buckets of pull tabs to prove my effort to find a gold ring….lol.

Beyond Excited!
Congrats!
 

jewelerguy

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So you would say mid 50’s possibly 60’s you think?
I obviously…lol don’t know much about the ages of rings. I was just going by the little research I’ve done.
I truly appreciate the info.
I’m not going to sell it. How hard would it be to get resized without showing any damage? Thinking about giving it to my daughter one day.
I had to have my wedding band resized twice & the last time it was way to small
& had to have it cut off.

I'll send you a PM
 

Kona Koma

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I’ve been detecting for about 3.5 years now. I bought a vehicle off a elder gentlemen couple weeks ago & he gave me permission to hunt his property. He has only lived there a few years so he did it know much about the place. Super nice guy!
Decided to go later in the evening to let it cool down a bit. As always there was lots of iron so I set the legend in pitch tones. I don’t like the sound of pitch rather then 60
Tones, but it is much better in heavy iron.

Anyway, I wasn't getting much then got a 25-26 VDI & you could tell it was deep & pinpointed tight so I honestly thought I could get lucky & get a Buffalo nickel. Is was so deep a ring never crossed my mind.

I dug a full shovel head deep & wasn’t in the plug so got my pinpointer out & took a took a fairly large scoop out with my hand digger. Then I instantly seen a ring so stopped & did a video a took some pics of it!
My favorite part is that it’s old from early 1900’s & not a new tot lot find. Which I would love to find one in a tot lot also.
The inside of band is worn.

Just the story behind it was kinda cool Idk

The last 4 photos of the same ring that’s on eBay. I was just trying to find one like it. No, I will never sell it. Mine weighed 3.2 Grams. Must of been a larger size?

I’ve got buckets of pull tabs to prove my effort to find a gold ring….lol.

Beyond Excited!
What a great find. Love the pictures. Good job and congratulations. More to come.
 

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