UK Man Finds Wedding Ring Worth $47,000 Using Metal Detector


David Board discovered a 14th-century diamond wedding ring in February 2020 using his metal detector from England. CNN.

According to the outlet, Lady Joan Brook received the gold ring from Sir Thomas Brook in exchange for her 1388 wedding.

Inside the ring is an inscription in medieval French. It can be translated into English as “As I hold your faith, hold mine,”You can find the outlet here. 

Nigel Mills is a consultant in antiquities and coins at Noonans auction house. The ring will be up for auction November 29. “almost perfect condition,” according to the outlet.  

The jewelry has a golden hoop of two entwined bands to symbolize marital union and an inverted diamond set into it, according to the Noonans site. 

Board, new to metal detection at the time, initially thought the discovery was trash, according to SWNS.

“I was searching [on a field] and found a few old coins,”Board informed the outlet. 

“A lot of silver paper, the kind from sweet wrappers. I was walking back to the car when I got a signal, dug the hole, saw a bit of gold, and I thought, ‘Oh, not another bit of wrapping paper,’ and then found the ring.”

CNN reports that Board initially thought the find was scrap and placed it in his pocket.

He told SWNS that once he got home, he realized the mud was much more. 

Board told CNN, “It was only after I got home and washed off that it became a lot better than what we thought.”

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