It hit 45 here today, and I recently quit my job to figure out my next move. So what did I do with all my newfound free time? Take the Manticore and go detecting! A park near me was used as a gathering and recreation area going back to 1857. Most of the day was just modern change (1970s+), but then I found this! Most of the pennies I dug today rang up around 64-65, so that's what I thought I found again. The signal was nice and clear, so I figured it was worth digging. The ring was about 9-10" down. It says it's 18k EG, so it can't be THAT old; then again, electroplating dates to 1805. The ruby has a few small inclusions and generally looks to be real, but the pave diamonds are a bit chipped and cracked. That could just be because they're tiny and have been abused in the ground. I don't know if it's really worth anything, but it's my first gold ring, so that's always a good day!