jewelry Archive

“The Blood is The Life” – Quack Medicine History Uncovered

Found part of an 1880s Quack Medical Device. Going to go back and see if I can find the rest. Looks better in real life than my scanner can show. “Boyd’s Battery” on one side and “Patent Jan 17, 1879” on the other. “J.C. Boyd’s Miniature Galvanic Battery that supposedly worked by “galvanic action” due

Odd Finds…. It’s So Hot in KY that the Mercury Dimes are Swelling Up!

During a short hour-long hunt in my recently discovered Mercury dime hotspot in Lexington (so far 12 removed from a 100′ x 100′ area) I pulled something interesting. My detector signaled a strange sort of mixed, confused reading.  After retrieving, at first, it looked like a swollen Mercury dime.  Later I discovered it had a

Lexington Kentucky Engagement Ring Recovery

I did a ring recovery tonight near a hotel in Lexington for Chris and Erin, who called me after searching for “metal detector rental” in Lexington (a search I deliberately intercept.) The white gold ring with diamonds was tricky to find due to the trash in the area and very noisy traffic, but a bit