Saturday, June 21, 2014

6/21/14 Report - Top Ten Treasure Troves List, Tips on Timing Site Visits, & King Baby Studio and Chosen Rings

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Gold Crown 

I ran across this neat list of the top ten most incredible treasure troves.

Two are pictured here.

Below is the source link for the detailed descriptions and photos.  Learn more about those shown and the others selected as top ten treasure troves.

Gold Chalice

Yesterday I mentioned that I would give some tips on timing your hunts.   Timing is especially critical during poor beach detecting conditions.

During poor detecting conditions, sand accumulates on the front of the beaches and in the shallow water, and things will generally be sinking relatively quickly instead of being uncovered.

During poor detecting conditions you will often be hunting things that have been recently dropped, and a lot of those things, if they are in the wet sand area or shallow water, will be beyond detector range in a short period of time.   That means hunting during or after a busy beach day is a good idea.  Waiting until the next morning will give things more time to sink.

Another thing to take into account is other people that hunt the same beach that you have chosen to detect.  If there are a lot of decent to good hunters continually cleaning out an area, you might want to get to know their habits and plan your timing accordingly.  Some beaches are detected heavily during the morning and others heavily in the evening.  Some are detected most heavily on weekends.  That can all affect your timing decisions.  If you pay attention you can tell how much and when most sites are hunted and when the best times to hunt those sites would be.

As a side note, I want to remind you that in the past I've given a number of strategies for working heavily hunted beaches

Some beaches can be hunted profitably every day, while others sites that are not as busy may require more time for things to accumulate again.

Some places that you might detect are not detected frequently or are protected in one way or another.  You do not need to get around to them as quickly or as often.  I often decide to detect a beach that is in more danger of deteriorating or being detected, and let the one that is protected and seldom detected wait for a later time.  .

I have one site now that I have worked a couple of times recently, but don't feel there is any hurry in getting to it, because the conditions will not likely deteriorate soon and there is not much chance that it will be cleaned out by anyone else.

One thing that I take into account is proximity.  If I go in one direction there will be a variety of site possibilities, and in another direction other site possibilities.   If you intend to detect one particular beach, be aware of the others that are close by, perhaps stopping to check some of those sites as you pass them even it you do not intend to detect them.  You might change your mind and decide one of them looks too good to pass, but if you check it, at least you will be up to date on current conditions there.

If the first choice does not look promising for whatever reason, have a second and third choice in mind. If  your first choice doesn't seem to be very promising after looking at it or doing a little sampling, be ready to move to one of the more likely alternatives that you have in your mental filing cabinet.

I often take the tides into consideration when timing my outings.  If I want to detect low tide, I'll usually show up a suitable time before low tide. How long before depends on a variety of factors including how long I intend to detect, surf conditions, and where on the beach or in the water I plan to detect.  You'll often find easier detecting on an outgoing tide.t.  In wet sand, the saturated wet sand will make it easier to detect deep targets.

There are a few thoughts on timing your outings.  There are too many factors to explain them all.

I might have found the reason for the word "Chosen" on the Chosen rings.   Robert H. sent me some text about the King Baby Studio, who it seems produces those rings.


King Baby designer and owner Mitchell Binder has stated, "What I love about jewelry, it becomes a very personal piece to whoever wears it. That's one of the things that just does it for me. It gives it meaning, it's very fulfilling and it gives people some sort of identity as well. That's the gift. That's the specialness. That's what I want to hang onto."

King Baby Studio is rooted in the freedom of the open road and in the spirit of rock n' roll. In the 1970s, when Mitchell was a teenager, he moved from Jackson, Mississippi to Los Angeles, California. It was a time when music reflected a spirit of idealism, and new found freedoms.

At 15, Mitchell became a jeweler's apprentice and shortly thereafter began designing jewelry on his own. With his trademark charismatic personality, he soon made the right contacts and quickly became the "go-to jeweler" for Hollywood. Mitchell has also partnered with legendary brands including Harley Davidson® and Fender®. This year, King Baby Studio is launching their highly anticipated eyewear collection as well as introducing a custom shop in Nashville, Tennessee.

As always, King Baby Studio continues to handcraft their jewelry in the U.S.A., uniting sterling silver with precious stones, 18K gold, onyx beads and leather. King Baby Studio jewelry and eyewear is "for the chosen few."

 Notice the last phrase in quotes.  That seems to be the reason for the "Chosen" rings.

I can't believe how much money they get for those things, but I guess it is something like Tiffany and how the Tiffany name adds value.  Items from the King Baby Studio are popular right now.

I always recommend researching finds so that you know what you have especially if you are thinking about selling.

It looks like we'll have flat surf on the Treasure Coast for another several days.   Too bad that there is so much sand out there.   Most of the beach fronts and shallow water has too much sand.

Happy hunting,