Jewelry exist in every form: earrings, anklets, necklace, wristwatch, and also in different metal forms: gold, silver, copper, bronze, etc.
As a result, jewelry hunting has pretty much the broadest range of any treasure in the metal detecting world—and there is good news and bad news to this.
The good news is that due to the full range of objects that are in jewelry form, this form of detecting is the easiest to find treasure, and almost all the metal detectors can find success with it.
The bad news, however, is in its range. Jewelry hunting can soon become very tiring and unproductive due to picking up signals from many junk and trash metals that easily mix up with the real treasure.
That brings us to the first feature that the best metal detectors for jewelry must have: notch discrimination. With notch discrimination, the metal detector can filter every other signal to only the type of metal and jewelry signal you want it to pick up. So, the next time your detector sends you a tone alert, you are almost sure it’s a productive find and not another worthless metal in the ground.
The frequency range of 7-20 kHz is also a favored range for detectors that pick up low-frequency signals from objects jewelry, coins, and related relics.
Below, we’ve curated a list of the best devices for jewelry. Enjoy.
Garrett ACE 400 metal detectors
The discrimination of this metal detector is a standout among entry-level devices, and makes it great for finding jewelry. Starting operating frequency at 10kHz, the ACE 400 is significantly higher than its counterparts and also working at a signal strength recommended for the best coin hunting. Like the rest of the metal detectors from the ACE series, 400 is very lightweight and has an adjustable stem that improves handling during coin hunting. Perhaps the best feature of this metal detector is the frequency adjustment option that allows you to control frequency signals to optimize your hunt. The Iron audio system lets you hear the sound of discriminated iron targets and control the signal only to pick valuable metals. What else is in the box?Easy stow headphones that are fully submersible and wireless for standard use, ACE cover-up coil protection, and some recovery tools for hunting across different terrains. The 4 AA batteries also power the device for 20 hours each.
Minelab CTX 3030 waterproof
Undisputedly Minelab’s most excellent all-performing detector, this beauty can do it all—in every terrain, in every type of water. The CTX 3030 is waterproof and can work in tricky terrains. With an advanced target discrimination tech, it can distinguish the valuable metals from trash metals. In terms of the exclusive package, the CTX 3030 comes with a lot of extra gadgets like UR-30 headphones, rechargeable battery, armrest strap, two search coils, etc. How about high-grade technology? Trust Minelab always to deliver. This product uses GPS1, FBS2, Smartfind 2, and Wi-stream technology to record high sensitivity and signal processing. GPS1 is used to establish precise Geo-locations, FBS2 utilizes multi-frequency transmission and a coil-to-detector analysis to discover metal targets in the ground, Smartfind 2 processes the digital signal to project the image information of metals, and Wi-stream is a wireless audio network for identification and discrimination. Finally, it comes in nine unique languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish.
Bounty Hunter Discovery 3300 Metal Detector
The Discovery 3300, like so many other bounty hunters out there, is an excellent bargain for less than $200. The manual ground balance of the detector allows it to adapt to different soil types and ignore mineralization to detect valuable jewelry in the ground. Consequently, this metal detector is deepseeking and will pick up the signal from impressive depths during hunting. The three motion mode of the Discovery 3300 is All-metal motion mode, progressive discrimination, Notch, and pinpoint modes. The all-metal mode is custom-made for finding all types of metal with their varying signal strength and conductivity tone. The progressive discrimination eliminates junk and trash metals so that the detector can focus on the more important and valuable treasure. Pinpointing locates the exact point in the ground where a treasure is buried and can calculate how much depth you need to dig to reach there.
Nokta Anfibio Multi Metal detector
The Nokta Anfibio Multi can find jewelry at remarkable speed and impressive depths. Besides being great across various land terrains, it is custom-made for inderwater detecting with its IP68-rated waterproof design that is submersible up to 16.4ft underwater—an all-rounder device. Advanced discrimination and unmasking ability give this detector superior filtration of precious metals from the numerous junk in the ground to ensure that you spend less time digging worthless targets. This is a deep-seeking detector that can go to outstanding depths to locate treasure through its extra underground function and its 11” search coil. The advanced beach mode also optimizes treasure hunting in beach and saltwater conditions. Some of the other modes include beach, deep, cache, Tone, etc. Finally, with this metal detector, you can hardly run out of juice; it has a built-in LiPo rechargeable battery that you can charge with a USB device and stay connected with sufficient juice.
Garrett AT Max
At the heart of the highest level of jewelry metal detecting on the planet is one of Garrett’s finest devices ever made: the AT max. Max, as the name suggests, represents maximum ability in every single department and it is mind-blowing. Maximum efficiency for all terrains; the powerful detection ability under water, the AT max has it all. It is completely weatherproof and this means it can withstand any environment during treasure hunting. From dust, to humid, to wet environment, the AT Max is built to withstand it all. How about underwater? This metal detector is waterproof up to 10feet, and this makes it capable for diving and underwater detecting. The operating frequency of 13.6kHz along with eight sensitivity adjustments, makes it capable of going to impressive depths that few other Garretts’ can rival. The Automatic and manual ground balance helps this detector to minimize ground response in highly mineralized soil conditions. And with a backlit display, the AT max can continue hunting at night when other detectors are getting ready to pack up for the day. Finally, the Iron audio features allows it to hear junk Iron in the ground, and this saves you the energy of expending futile energy digging up a lost cause.
Bounty Hunter Lone star Pro
Widely regarded as a middle-level metal detector, the Lone star Pro has simple controls and easy to understand LCD display that every beginner will understand perfectly. Like many detectors on this list, it features a graphic target depth indicator but also tops it up with sensitivity chart and a multiple notching system. The target depth indicator displays the depth of valuable targets and how far you have to dig to get it in the soil. It has a single search mode and a single discrimination mode that ignores every junk and trash metal for only valuable metal targets. However, the target ID will indicate the exact type of metal it has uncovered in the soil with its unique icons for metals like gold, silver, iron, etc. Adjustable sensitivity for treasure hunting at great depths and also highly mineralized grounds. The lone star pro has an interchangeable coil system with 8.” Concentric waterproof search coil and a 7.69kHz operating frequency to find treasure in the field and the smallest quantity.
Garrett ACE 300 metal detectors
The Ace 300 is a popular choice in relic hunting and also does a great job when finding jewelry. For its price, you will not get a better deal with any other device. The ACE 300i has an adjustable operating frequency with a 7” x 10” concentric PROformance search coils to improve sensitivity and also reduce interference. The electronic pinpointing tells you the exact location of targets, depth levels, and how fast you can reach your treasure. Furthermore, the ACE300 uses an advanced and new pulse-width-modulation Audio to hear more precise and more authentic signals from metals. An advanced Iron detector with better visual resolution identifies unwanted metals and uses the discrimination system to discard them. What else is in the box? Easy stow headphones that are fully submersible and wireless for standard use, ACE cover-up coil protection, and some recovery tools for hunting across different terrains.
If you are looking for a low budget device for your kids to launch their metal detecting career, you can take a look at a machine with good all-round quality while being remarkably cheap. It is fantastic for coin and jewelry hunting, and the mode of operation—using a simple switch knob—makes it easy to use by a young age group without extensive knowledge about metal detecting. The compadre offers a silent search 2-mode of operation: all-metal and discrimination modes. The All-metal mode is capable of locating a wide variety of metal targets in the ground. In contrast, the discrimination mode ignores trash and junk metals that get in the way of valuable metals. At 2.2lbs, this is one of the lightest metal detectors on the planet—a necessary option for kids who do not have the energy to wield more massive devices. It comes with an 8.” Standard search coil and 5.75.” standard coil for you to choose from. The quick recovery speed of the Compadre is also pretty impressive; it enables it to adjust operations to pick up every signal from metals. Finally, the Compadre has a lifetime warranty and you will struggle to find many detectors that can offer you that.
Fisher F75 Metal detector
You may as well start to get used to seeing a lot of Fisher-made products on this list because they are the brand that makes the best metal detectors that are incredibly efficient, reliable, and are fantastic all-rounders. Like the Fisher F75 that is custom-made to deepseek for everything, including jewelry—this metal detector uses the most innovative technology around, with effortless operation and handling. With the adjustable audio pitch, the F75 can control the types of metals to pick up or tag as valuable. Since you’re not in the business of accumulating junk, this feature of the F75—to control audio sound—is pretty essential. The pinpoint tracking system gives it the exact location of targets and interprets their size along with the time it takes to reach the goal. The two waterproof search coils are for extra sensitivity in picking up signals from gold nuggets in the soil. Since the operating frequency of this metal detector is not very high, the elliptical and double D search coils give it the needed edge in picking up metal signals. The product comes with 4 AA alkaline batteries that lasts for over 20 hours each—combined, that is 80 incredible hours of uninterrupted metal detecting. Lastly, the F75 has Auto or manual ground balance to withstand mineralization.
Garrett AT Pro metal detector
The Garrett AT pro is the best metal detector that gives the best value when finding jewelry. It is an entry-level detector with top quality performance that makes it one of the most popular and effective detector in the world. With its Iron Audio system, you can hear the Iron trash in the ground—sounds like a grunt—and altogether avoid them; it saves you a lot of time to be used chasing valuable treasure.This metal detector also boasts of advanced audio modes to indicate the depth of metals in the ground, their size, and conductivity (useful information to determine the type of metal it is). Electronic pinpointing and Fast break ground balance are also features of the AT pro that makes it a top detectors choice. The latter feature is useful in ground situations with high mineralization. Finally, the AT pro will work fully submerged underwater up to a depth of 10 feet. The massive 8.5” x 11” search coil improves its sensitivity to find coins, relics, jewelry in great depths
Minelab Equinox 800 Metal detector
This is the ultimate mid-range metal detector, and when it comes to all-around metal detecting, no device springs to mind more than the Equinox 800. Perfect for jewelry, Relic hunting, gold prospecting, coin hunting, underwater detecting, the Equinox is a versatile beast and one of the best metal detectors on the planet. The simultaneous multi-frequency is responsible for the Equinox’ incredible versatility. A wide range of frequencies means it can optimize its operation to fit the type of detecting at that particular time and give maximum performance. The fast recovery speed coupled with Target identification ensures that it will always differentiate between valuable metals and junk metals. The Equinox is also waterproof with a waterproof search coil and is submersible up to 10ft underwater. Also, an excellent option for beach and saltwater hunting. If you’re switching from relic hunting to gold prospecting, this metal detector can operate at a high frequency of 40kHz to quickly pick up gold nuggets in the soil. Finally, the pinpointing features allow the Equinox 800 to find the exact location of metal targets in the ground.
Whites TDI Beachhunter
How about a necklace lost with the Titanic? The TDI Beachhunter is a performance-oriented underwater metal detectors which includes a 12” dual-field search coil and NiMH rechargeable battery. The 12” dual-field coil gives great sensitivity to find elusive metal targets during underwater and land detecting. The pulse-induction technology of the beachhunter enables it brave through salt water and high mineralization grounds to complete the sole task it was created for—underwater treasure hunting. It is waterproof up to 25ft and comes with adjustable pulse delay; what this does is that it personalizes the sensitivity of the machine for whatever you are hunting. This makes the Beachhunter a multi-function machine that will conveniently seek out small gold nuggets, jewelry, coins at extreme depths. The dual-tone audio sound indicates different metal targets and this allows for flexibility when hunting.
Bounty Hunter Fast tracker
With 7.25″ waterproof and interchangeable search coil for top sensitivity and a 6.7kHz operating frequency, the fast tracker lives up to its name for quick and accurate metal detecting. It has two operating modes: All Metal and discriminate mode. The All Metal mode will track all kinds of metals in the ground by analyzing signals to change for conductivity and properties. It uses a dual-tone mode hear the sound of the different kinds of metals. The discriminate mode, on the other hand, is used for curating unwanted metal target or trash Iron, so that the metal detector will only pick up valuable metals for display. The Automatic ground balancing withstands mineralization as you move with the detector.
Finally a 2-tone audio target ID makes the fast tracker a top-level equipment for identifying specific kinds of metal.
Bounty Hunter Quick Draw II metal detector
The Quickdraw II is available in two operation modes: all metal and discriminate, that it uses to find valuable metals in the ground and ignore trash and junk targets. The Target ID will identify the types of metal your metal detector has found, and it shows the depth of the mark in inches. One of the best features of the Bounty Hunter Quickdraw II is the efficient Micro-chip patented technology that makes this device performance-oriented. The adjustable length gives it specialized handling, and the operating frequency is 6.7kHz, which provides it with suitable sensitivity for finding jewelry in the soil. The Quickdraw II has visual identification for a wide range of meals and will display on the LCD screen for easy recognition. The 8” search coil gives it a good range of search and depth capacity when locating metal targets. Finally, the 9-volt alkaline batteries can power this metal detector for over 20 hours each
White's Spectra V31 metal detector
The White’s Spectre V31 metal detector stands out in jewelry detecting for a couple of reasons. It has a HD display that shows extended and colorful images of the composition of metals that are found in the ground, and it also shows their depth level. It operates at different frequencies including 2.5kHz, 7.5kHz and 22.5Khz, and they are all optimized for jewelry hunting. The target ID system precisely identifies the different metals and discrimination of trash and junk metals. Also, the Spectra V31 has advanced features that the professional detectors will really love—as most its settings are optional and can be changed to improve productivity. Usage of the Spectra is supported worldwide due to its six supported languages, which are English, French, Russian, German, Spanish, and Turkish. Finally, the adjustable backlight makes the Spectra a useful device at night, and the rechargeable batteries gives it constant power for continuous detecting.
Garrett ACE 250 metal detector
The Garrett 250 is made for all kinds of detecting but is tailor-made for jewelry and relic hunting. The operating frequency of this detector stands at 6.5kHz, which is good for picking up coin signals. A necessary upgrade of this metal detector from the ACE 200 is it’s comes with adjustable sensitivity unlike the former. There are Five search modes for the ACE 250: All metals (this is suited, with a high sensitivity, to locate any kind of metal object), jewelry (objects like rings, earrings, wristwatches, etc, made from valuable metal), Custom (default mode), relics (for artifacts and old objects from a long time), and coins. The operating mode is of types: Full-range, multi-notch discrimination. 4 AA alkaline batteries each have 20 hours of life in each of them; so the ACE 250 is trusted to go the miles with the sufficient power it needs. For children and young beginners in coin hunting, the lightweight and adjustable length of this model in the Garrett GTI series makes it a perfect device to start your hunt, and carry around as you travel. One downside of this entry-level metal detector is that it is not waterproof. Although for $200, you can hardly expect the ACE 250 to have it all.
Minelab Go-find 44 Metal detector
Out of all the Go-find series, the Go-find 44 is the best metal detector, and for a price of below $200, it is the absolute bargain. The treasure view on the smartphone feature instantly identifies treasure (valuable metals) from trash and indicates it with LED light. The Red LED light means you have found a nail or a key, which is a junk metal and useless find. The Green LED light shows for coins, jewelry, or other relic items, and you can start digging. The large 10” waterproof coil gives this detector a massive range of sensitivity and depth to locate items with remarkable skill. The pinpointing feature tells you exactly where valuable metal is and how far you need to dig to retrieve it. Like all Go-find series, the Go-find 44 also comes with a variety of camouflage skins to blend right in with the environment. The Go-find standard app is free for all Go-find 44 users, and the Pro version is available through an in-app purchase. Last, and indeed not the least feature of this bad boy, the Go-find 44 searches deeper than any other metal detector on this list. If you are looking for its superpower, you’ve got the exact one here.
These metal detectors are all optimized for your jewelry search to ensure that you do not get frustrated finding worthless targets. So whether you go for the Garrett ACE 400 or Minelab’s all-round worldie in the CTX 3030 or an underwater detector in the Beachhunter, these detectors are the best choice for jewelry.