Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5/21/14 - Lost and Found Rings, Super Bowl Ring, One Ring Not Found Yet, Sebastian Inlet History, and A Couple Rut Busters

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A Tiffany engagement ring was lost in the water at Jacksonville Beach.  A year later it was found by a detectorist.  The detectorist noticed the serial number inscribed inside the ring and took it to a Tiffany store, which was able to identify the owners, who then got the ring back.

Rerturned Engagement Ring.
Source of photo and story: Link below.

Returned Super Bowl Ring
Source of photo and story: Link below.

A bottle of champagne was the reward given to the detectorist who returned the engagement ring.

One thing to notice in this story is that the ring was lost in the water and a year later found by the detectorist.  It is difficult to tell from the story, but it sounds like it was lost in the water but found on the beach.  That could man one of two things.  Either it was lost in very shallow water at high tide and found when the water went down, or it could have washed in from where it was lost.

Here is a story about a Super Bowl Ring that was lost AND found years and years before it was finally returned.

This one was originally found by eye while swimming.  I often remind people to keep their eyes open while detecting.  You can visually cover a lot more ground than you can cover with a detector coil.

Lost rings can be found a years or decades after they were lost.

Earlier this month I posted the description of a ring lost at Pepper Park.  I wanted to post that again since I have not heard that it has been found yet.

 It was lost Sunday, April 27, at Pepper Park.  The ring has 3 stones across the top, center stone is square and the stones on each side are round! White gold. If you find the ring please contact

I heard a rumor that three gold coins were found a few weeks ago at Bathtub Beach.  That is all I know about that.

Here is a nice brief history of the modern-day Sebastian Inlet district.

One reader wrote and said they were in a rut. I suspect others are as well.  Conditions haven't been real good for quite a while.

Here is one rut buster.   Instead of going out to find the easy spots, go out and look for obstacles.   By obstacles I mean things that prevent most people from detecting a specific area and figure out how to overcome those obstacles.

I don't hold much back, but there are some tricks to this that I'm not ready to spell out just yet, but any beach has some small areas where nobody will detect, and those little areas continue to accumulate items day after day, year after year, while all of the other areas are cleaned out on a daily basis.  That is as much as I'll give on that right now.

Bruce Walking Turtle Nightingale?  It seems there were hermaphrodite nurses among the Native Americans in the 16th Century.  At least that was one early explorers interpretation.

I've mentioned the Florida Memory Project before, but as I was recently reminded by one reader, it provides a wealth of interesting and useful materials.

Lights, Camera, Action!  Here is another but more obvious rut-buster.  When you are anywhere, especially at the beach, look to see where the action is.  The more extreme the action, the better.

Some of my best finds have come from places where there was concentrated extreme action, often of a commercial nature. 

For example, is there a place where jet skis are rented, and where inexperienced awkward people get onto and off of a jet ski for the first time and are doing all kinds of foolish things and falling all over the place.

That reminds me, I received another notice from a TV production company planning on doing a treasure hunting type of program.  I thought about possibly doing that one.  It is a bit different.

The surf on the Treasure Coast will be decreasing over the day and for the next couple of days.

Happy hunting,