This guy hit the jackpot when he unearthed this 10-karat gold ring encrusted with actual diamonds while metal detecting in an abandoned football field. Even though it looks like one of the diamonds fell off, the ring still appears to have the remaining six intact!
Perhaps the guy decided to do some research on the history of the field to discover if any families lived there before. However, it seems most probable that someone dropped a very valuable ring one day and this lucky guy was around to find it years later. If he did decide to sell it, he must have gotten a hefty sum.
Old Suspender Adjuster From 1862
It was quite common for men to wear suspenders back in the 1800s, and these came with different types of adjusters, buckles, and other functional accessories. The suspender adjuster pictured here was designed in 1862, by Farmers Brace, one of the largest suspender accessory companies at the time.
The design of this particular adjuster is quite intricate, and although it might not be worth much if the finder decides to sell it, it is definitely a vintage item. Someone must have lost their fancy suspender adjuster as they were working outside in the field. Or perhaps they threw it away and decided to buy a better one. Oh, the infinite stories one could come up with.
A Mine Lamp From the 1910s
Back in the 1910s, coal mining was one of the most common jobs for men, both in the U.S. and Canada. Since the 1880s, coal started to be widely used as the main generator of electricity across the country, so there was always a shortage of miners. One of the most important, if not THE most important things for a coal miner to have underground was a trusty lamp.
Back then, these were carbide lamps, and one of their main manufacturers was the Justrite Company in Chicago, Illinois. Pictured above is one such mining lamp, unearthed by a metal detectorist in a creek. Now that is one very cool find!
An Ancient-Looking Bottle Opener
At first glance, this ancient-looking object might seem to be an artifact from medieval times, but that would just be the cool effect given to it by rust and years gone by. Upon a closer look, it seems to be some kind of bottle opener, from when or where, no one knows.
Even though the find might not have a high monetary value, it’s always cool to find things buried in the ground. Who knows what the story behind this bottle opener might be, and honestly, it could date back to the 1900s. Truth be told, bottle openers have come a long way since then.
A Rock Drill Tooth or a Grenade?
The person who found this unearthed it in Croatia and was almost positive it was a grenade fragment. Which leads us to beg the question, why on earth would they pick it up with their hands? After some research online, they concluded it was one of the replaceable teeth on a rock drill auger.
As these pieces wear down, they are thrown away and replaced with new ones. Apparently, this was just an old piece of construction equipment. Still, the fact that it was discovered in Croatia still makes it pretty cool, and who knows how long it’s been buried underground.