Got a call to look for a gold ring on Montrose Beach in Chicago, Illinois today. It was a solid 24K gold mens wedding band. I asked the owner if he knew that it was 24K. He said yes. It was made by a designer who had made similar rings for his parents. Since I had never hunted for a true 24K ring before, I wasn’t sure where it would ring up on my 3030. Since it was in dry sand, I used the 3030 which will show me the item very clearly. It rang up as a solid 12/47!!! Since it showed bright red solid on the screen 2 inches deep, and there was no trash in the area, I decided to dig it even though it came up as a quarter. BINGO! I was surprised it came in as high. Thought I would share this with you. Ive never had a gold ring come in that high on the screen.
Joel Bartlett found his lost wedding ring
Lots of us in the Bay Area remember Joel Bartlett from the years he was the meteorologist on the Channel 7 news. Joel and his wife Sahar now live in Marin County. They were gardening at home last weekend, including lots of physical labor to clear weeds, move rocks and plant bushes. When they were all done, Joel noticed that his 24 carat gold wedding ring had gone missing. They searched everywhere, including the big pile of brush they had cleared away, to no avail.
Sahar called us on Monday, and arranged for us to come by on Tuesday. When we arrived, Joel showed us the two plant beds where they had worked over the weekend. We searched these beds thoroughly with two metal detectors and found some missing pruning shears, but did not find the missing ring.
Then Joel showed us one more area, where they had piled the brush and clippings before hauling them away. It only took us a couple of minutes to find the ring in some deep grass. If you’ve never seen 24 carat gold, it is a deeper, warmer color than the 14 carat and 18 carat gold that is more common in jewelry. It also makes for a very heavy ring!
If you lose your ring anywhere in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara or Contra Costa counties and you know it is in grass, sand or dirt, give us a call and we will do what we can to help.