« Back to Finds Posted July 1st, 2011 by Rodney

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Item Found: Jewelry

Location: Ohio

Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0329)


July 1st, 2011

Dear White's,

Hello, my name is Rodney. I remember as a child of twelve or thirteen years old hearing my grandmother tell me she lost two wedding rings from a three piece set. She lost the wedding band and the engagement ring while working in the flower beds in the front yard of her house. In 1993 my grandmother passed away at seventy-eight. My father gave me my grandmother's tenth year anniversary band that went with the three ring set to remember her.

I now own the house my grandmother lost her rings at and I recently decided to go over to the house and do some metal detecting because the house was built in the 1920's. I figured I would find some old coins around the property. While hunting I found some wheat head pennies, silver coins, buttons, charms, and most interesting was two gold rings within a foot of each other that gave me a VDI number of 7 and the other at 10. I dug about five inches down for each ring.

When I got the dirt off the rings I noticed right away that they looked just like the ring I have had for years. I couldn't wait to get home to get my grandmother's anniversary band from the safe to see if it could really be a match. It was hard to believe my grandmother lost these rings back in 1966 and that it's been forty–five years now.

I was very surprised to see I had brought my grandmother's wedding set together after so long. All three rings are 14 karat gold and have diamonds in them. I took all three rings to a local jewelry store for cleaning and they told me that the center stone is roughly one and a half karat. I know that my Spectra V3i has paid for itself now but the best thing of all is having something that no money could ever replace. I just wish my grandmother could have got to see this day. I know she'd be very happy to have the set of rings together again for they could be passed down to the next generation. Now when my six year old daughter gets older she can have them. Thank you White's for making the Spectra V3i for help with my great find. I couldn’t have found these rings without you.

Thank you,
Rodney (OH)

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