JW Fishers company recently released a special bulletin about a rare underwater find. According to them, New Jersey resident Nelson Jecas uncovered an ancient "Celtic Cross" ring in England while using one of the Fishers' own Pulse 8X metal detector. Important sensors like this are easier to use when maritime insurance eases the burden of liability.
The newly discovered ring, thought to date back to the Bronze Age, is described as one of a kind among recovered pieces from the era. Photos show how, despite centuries of wear, the surface of the pewter ring remained remarkably intact, with the cross and several symbols legible.
One theory behind this piece of jewelry is that it was used to tell the time of year in early civilizations. Jecas has used the same model of detector to find other historical artifacts in the past, including the handle of a dagger more than 500 years old.
The release spotlights another treasure seeker named Mike Drainville from Bellingham, Massachusetts, who uses the same metal detector model in his own "expeditions." Drainville also spoke to local news source WPRI about his hobby and the valuables he regularly uncovers, including gold rings and coins. In addition to beachcombing, Drainville says he uses the Fisher model specifically to help with lake diving.
Drainville also references one of the crucial aspects of the Pulse detector, which is its ability to distinguish between different types of metals, allowing users to hone in on whatever precious items they are searching for. The Pulse gives divers the additional option to consult multiple forms of output, visual and auditory, through headphones and a meter screen that come included.