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Moment metal detectorist finds $40,000 diamond ring buried on Florida beach

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A metal detector discovered a $40,000 (£33,646) diamond ring while combing a beach in Florida on October 10, before returning it safely to its owner. Joseph Cook, 37, was on Hammock Beach in St Johns County when his metal detector picked up the huge jewel. Following the discovery, he called local jewellery stores in search of its owner, before receiving a call from a couple from Jacksonville who had lost a ring. Watch more on Independent TV: https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/lifestyle/florida-ring-diamond-metal-detector-b2228985.html Click here to subscribe to The Independent: https://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Independent About The Independent: Making Change Happen. The Independent is the world’s most free-thinking newsbrand, providing global news, commentary and analysis for the independently-minded. Connect with The Independent: Check out our full video catalog: https://www.youtube.com/c/theindependent/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://www.theindy.com Click here to get the best of The Independent daily: https://www.independent.co.uk/newsletters Like The Independent on Facebook: https://www.fb.com/TheIndependentOnline Follow The Independent on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Independent Follow The Independent on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.independent Download the iOS & Android app: https://www.independent.co.uk/subscribe/app Help to support truly independent journalism. Every dollar you contribute will directly fund additional special reports and investigations from a free-thinking, award-winning newsroom you can trust - https://www.independent.co.uk/donations Subscribe to Independent Premium for exclusive content & live events: https://bit.ly/2MiOONB

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