« Back to Finds Posted January 20th, 2008 by John T.

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Item Found: Jewelry

Location: California

Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)


January 20th, 2008
 

  White’s,

I spoke with my dealer about registering my White’s XLT E-series warranty with you guys. Anyways, after speaking with the dealer I decided to take my new XLT out in the front yard and give it a whirl. I setup the detector with the standard coins/jewelry preset program, and started hunting.

The first signal I got game a varied response on the VDI meter and a flash between bottle cap and zinc penny, and showed a depth of 4.5”. I dug the target, and it was a piece of “pot” metal, the type used in sprinklers.

Then I continued on with my search and a few feet away I got a solid quarter signal. I pinpointed it at 3” and at 3” (White’s always has the best and most accurate depth indication) out popped an old tarnished 1974 Washington quarter. I reburied the quarter (I’ll add it to a map of items in the front yard for later and future testing) in the same spot, and started swinging the coil again.

This time I got a solid 15 on the VDI scale, and a solid foil/ring icon indication, decided to pinpoint it and the meter showed a depth of 1.5 inches. I learned a long time ago that single bars on the singnagrph is a good indication, so I dug carefully.

I popped my divot out and waved it over the coil, and got a solid signal. At that time I noticed a small metallic spot in the soil, and brushed it away to reveal this very nice and heavy men’s 14K diamond ring!

I cleaned it up a bit for the pictures with a toothbrush, it weighed a bit over 1/3rd troy ounce on my digital scale. The center diamond is a ½ ct. on each side of that one sits a 1/3rd carat, and on the each side of those sits a 1/4th carat, for a total of 5 diamonds.

This is my best jewelry find to date this year, thanks to White’s and the XLT!

John T.  

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