Metal Detector Used: Other (800-0300)
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!