Metal Detector Used: Spectra Series (800-0329-SSP)
I got my New V3i in the mail and with the help of my Dealer (Robert) we got the V3i fixed then set up to hunt. I used part of his program and part of my own as I like to open up the VDI#'s. I had hunted with it three times and tweaked the program a little more for my area. I decided it was time to hit the road and search a park in another city.
With the high temps I struck out before daylight to avoid some of the heat. I started out hunting along a sidewalk where I had a hit that just sounded like something good checked the VDI# +13 after checking the exact location with the DX-1 I dug down about one inch and flipped the small plug over and there it was.
At first I kind of thought man another junk ring. But after closer examination I saw that the setting was well made as you can see in the pictures. Next I checked for the karats inside the ring and nothing. The VDI# and how well made the ring was convinced me that it might be worth something. It was very hard to keep hunting as I wanted to get my find home and see it in better light.
After posting my find on the forum I took the ring to a local Jewelry store and asked them if they could tell me what karat the gold was and if the stone was real or not. After some time the lady returned to say that the gold was 14K and that it was a diamond. She stated that the retail value was between $2,500 to $2,800. I was already excited from finding the ring and thinking I had something but never thought it was that valuable.
The V3i paid for itself on the fourth hunt out of the box. Thank you White's for making the best metal detector's money can buy and made in the USA.