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18k gold ring

by David
(MS Gulf Coast)

Last week I was out in my front yard with my new MXT Pro detector. There is a large pecan tree which shades much of the yard in the evenings, so it has always been a place where many family members would sit in lawn chairs and relax. I was finding a fair amount of change which has dropped from pockets over the years, as well as alot of trash which has been deposited in the soil from hurricanes over numerous decades. I began digging a good target which was fairly deep, but when I reached about 10 inches I was about to call it a day thinking it was just more trash. I decided to take a couple more scoops of dirt from the hole, and I was amazed at what I found. It was an 18k gold wedding band, and that's where the story began. As fate would have it, it was a 130 year old wedding band that belonged to my great grandmother, which had been passed down to my sister. My sister lost the ring about 28 years ago, and had no idea where she had lost it. She said over the past 28 years not a week has gone by that the thought of that ring hasn't crossed her mind. As nice as it would have been to hit a big score on the ring, the sentimental value of the ring to my sister and my family is absolutely priceless.

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Mar 04, 2012
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Dave, nice story, thanks!
by: Frank

Dave, your story is great! It must have been a happy day for your sister when she found out you had grandma's ring. Sometimes we forget that this hobby is more than just finding items that are worth dollars. We can offer a great service when we find lost, precious items that can be returned to their rightful owners.

Thanks again,

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