Treasure Finds and Stories
Awesome Day of Metal Detecting at the Beach
This past week at the Jersey shore there was a free concert on the beach of a well-known country singer which drew a crowd of approximately 30,000 people into one area. With that in mind I planned on a trip to that beach a.s.a.p. which turned out to be 2 days after the event.
Arriving onsite I was disappointed to find out that the same area was now being used for a soccer tournament all weekend and I would not be able to hunt it yet. Ugh! So it dawned on me that there could be a lot of targets down by the water since it was 99 degrees when the concert took place and the beach was packed with swimmers and sunbathers.
The tide was up so I started working the dry sand finding change everywhere and even a brand new pair of Oakley sunglasses laying on the beach which fit me well, Bonus! Digging target after target I received a mid-tone in the headphones of my BeachHunter 300 and upon scooping and shaking the sand from my scoop I could see what I thought was a silver chain in my scoop which turned out to be a woman’s silver bracelet with 2 rings attached to it!
I couldn't believe my eyes. As I inspected my find closer it turned out to be a beautiful wedding set with a really nice center diamond. Man I became blubbering idiot! I couldn't even think, my hands were shaking and I felt like a kid on Christmas morning! I tried to continue hunting the rest of the day but I couldn't wait to get home to test the stones with my diamond tester and the results are Their Real! Woo Hoo! Probably my best find ever! Beach season's off to a great start, I love this hobby!