Metal Detector Used: Other (NONE)
Back in the late sixties or maybe the early seventies my Dad, in his fifties at the time, bought a White’s metal detector. I think it was called the CoinMaster, but my memory is hazy about it though.
I never tried his machine, but somehow the seed thought that it might be a fun hobby was planted in my mind and in the early eighties I bought a White’s 6000DI detector from Will Jean’s Metal Detectors who would become a friend and my source for fine machines.
It made sense to me to own a detector because I lived (and still do all these years later) only a short walk from an active public beach on the shore of Long Island Sound in Connecticut. This was to be a very convenient hobby for me as I could easily fit it into almost any work day, sometimes for only a half hour or so.
I spent much of that first year of hunting learning how to get the most out of the DI and using it found my first gold ring. It was an Art Carved wedding band with flowers and scroll work wrapped around the ring and a lovely 14K jewel it was.
It had no inscription and was buried in the dry sand well up on the beach. When I got it home and my wife tried it on it became her second wedding ring and she has worn it ever since putting her original ring away, for one of our granddaughters one day perhaps.
This is how the ring looks today after all those years of being worn by a hard working woman.Arthur