New to Metal Detecting, First FIND! What is it?
I'm new to Detecting and to this forum. I wanted to share the first thing I found just the other day in the woods off a dirt trail.
I hit on something at 4" inches and dug this ring up. I have no clue what it is, but it looks old just by the styling of the ring.
It's VERY heavy, around 1oz in weight and about a size 8. There was a small number 8 on the inside and some faint markings 4ct, and .75 and then the number 8. It didn't photograph very well. After cleaning the dirt off there are areas on the ring that are super shiny silver.
The center "Sapphire" appears to be FAKE. I'm no gemologist, but it doesn't look real compared to other star Sapphires I've seen.
No clue on the diamonds on the sides. But they sparkled like crazy right out of the ground even covered in dirty.
If I had to guess, it's a costume ring from the late 19th century or early 20th century or was some one off hand made by someone. But just a guess.
Any thoughts on this one? I'm puzzled. Any ideas welcome.
I need a better metal detector as using a cheap $120 dollar detector is frustrating with false hits, and no accuracy beyond 4" inches, but can't afford anything else for now. But it's still been fun.