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Old 09-16-2018, 03:50 PM
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Default Pre-beginnerís luck - My best find came before my first detector! - UPDATE: fake

Eyeball find at the end of a gravel driveway of a long-abandoned house. Lots of little dings and road rash, makes me wonder how long it was out there. No idea if the stone is real, but 12g of 14k is plenty respectable on its own!
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:06 PM
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Nice find.

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:16 PM
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Dude right on!

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Old 09-16-2018, 09:16 PM
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I bet diamond is real too!

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Old 09-16-2018, 10:34 PM
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AWSOME JOB MAN!!!! Congrats

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Old 09-17-2018, 08:23 AM
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Wow! Wow- WOW!!!

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Old 09-17-2018, 11:10 AM
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Humminna! Humminna! Humminna! Thats Money! I also would bet the stone is real!

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Old 09-17-2018, 07:52 PM
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SWEET ring man, wow!

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Some people just have all the luck in the world... and then you have me finding pulltabs.

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Old 09-19-2018, 10:33 AM
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Wow that is a huge ring...you gotta get that stone tested.

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Who needs a detector!

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Old 09-26-2018, 09:32 PM
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Awesome find!
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Awesome find! Congrats! Hope its legit!

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You don't usually put fake diamonds on real gold. I'm sure the stone is real too. Great find. Congrats.

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Super find!!! Wow... congrats
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Nice, that's a fat one for sure!

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They sometimes do put fake diamonds on real gold...but not on a HONKER like that! ChaChinnnngg!
But, sadly now, metal detecting will be in dangerous "boredom" territory.
WHo knows? Maybe you'll find even better with a detector. GL & HH
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:58 AM
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Take it to a jewelry store and have the stone tested!

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Old 10-13-2018, 02:01 PM
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UPDATE: Took it in to a trusted local jeweler (thanks Yelp!), and not only is the stone CZ, the band turned out to be some kind of plated brass with a counterfeit stamp. Easy come, easy go, I guess - and now I know a good place to get stuff tested for free in the future!
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Old 10-13-2018, 04:17 PM
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You don't usually put fake diamonds on real gold. I'm sure the stone is real too. Great find. Congrats.
They put fake stone in real gold all the time. I have even found 21k gold with fake stones. Jewler said it is because the gold purity is more important to the hindi community than the stones.

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