I got a message from Kristi saying she lost her ring at Tybee Beach. Kristi and Andy were walking near the water and her ring slipped off in ankle deep water at low tide. The next day I was going to Virginia on a week long digging trip, and didn’t have time to go look for her ring. After returning from Virginia, the very next morning I went to Tybee to search for her ring, and found it in the surf. Messaged Kristi and Andy with the good news. They were excited and drove all the way from Ohio to Savannah Georgia to pick it up. Kristi is a school teacher in Ohio. Her students made thank you cards that she delivered to me in person. Those cards really mean a lot to me. I love this hobby and helping people when I can. Kristi and Andy are two beautiful people, and I’m glad I could help them out. I wish the best for both of them as a couple.
Received a call from a gentleman in Ft. Myers (12/8/2018) who reported having recently lost his gold wedding band while washing his dogs in the garden. The soapy water had allowed the ring to slip off his finger. For those of you unfamiliar with Florida grass, its “thick”, very thick. I arrived to find a small 6′ – 8′ circular enclosure that had been staked off to mark the location, limit traffic, and prevent mowing, etc. A quick search of this area with the Minelab CTX3030 running a 17″ coil revealed nothing, at which point the search area was expanded. Within seconds, the audible signal of gold rang true. With the assistance of a pin-pointer, the ring finally became visible having already worked its way through the thatch all the way to the dirt. Well, pictures speak volumes and are often better than a thousand words, so let these and the smiles evidence the relief and happiness within…Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas to you all!
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Brian called me and stated he lost his wedding ring while helping his mom cut back bushes and cleaning up leaves in her flower beds. While driving to church later in the day, he realized he did not have his ring on his hand. After returning to his moms house, they made a visual search of the yard as well as searching through approx. 10 large garbage bags of leaves and brush, but with no luck. After Brian’s call to me, I made arrangements to search the yard and after approx. 20 min. searching with my Garrett ATPro, I got a strong target signal of 61. As I moved the coil away, I saw the ring in the grass. Brian and his mom were watching from the house and ran outside when they saw my excitement. Brian immediately took a photo of the ring on his finger and sent it to his wife.
I was so glad to make their day and return his ring before the holidays.
Having lost his ring while leaf blowing Jim and his wife visually searched on hands and knees turning over every leaf in hopes of finding Jim’s ring. Having failed at with a visual search they came to the correct idea for finding the one of a kind wedding band, the use of a metal detector. They rented a metal detector and searched with it for many tiring hour of swinging without finding the ring. They resigned to the fact that it was gone forever. After returning the rental, Jim and his wife made plans to locates a similar ring before Christmas. It would not be the same as the one that had adorned Jim’s finger for over forty years but it would have to do.
I stopped at J&E Enterprise, the local metal detector dealer, and was told of the still lost ring. I placed a call to Thelma, Jim’s wife and left a message. Minutes later I had a return call. Thelma was almost convinced that I might help, but wanted to talk to Jim before committing to having me detect their property for the lost ring. Two hours later I was starting a search of their yard. Knowing the loss was recent and therefore there would be no need to dig to retrieve it. After recovering three surface targets; a small piece of copper, a nail with a piece of aluminum attached and a pull tab from a soda can, I heard the perfect sound, that of a round object close to the surface. I looked at the point where my detector showed the object should be and there it was three-quarters of it’s edge shining in the sunlight. It was hard to stop Jim from picking it up, but I asked him to wait until I took a picture and have Thelma come and see just were the ring had been for the past few weeks. A happy ending of a few stressful weeks.
Why did I find the ring in a area that had already been searched with a metal detector. It really boiled down to the facts; I had 36 years of detecting experience, knew which of my 14 detectors had the best chance isolating the one target in an area that had a potential of several trash targets in a short amount of time and understanding the nuances of each sound the detectors was giving off from each detected object, in this case Jim’s ring.
November 12, 2018 Chris on left, Eric on right in the picture
While I was helping a neighbor with a computer problem, Chris called asking about help in finding his lost wedding band. He thought it might have been lost while burying his deceased cat. The answer to his question on how deep the detector could “see” a ring was not what he wanted to hear. The cat’s grave was some two and a half feet deep and my detectors typically can “see” a ring at about 12 inches. With this information, Chris new he would have to remove some of the dirt before I would be able to scan the full depth of the grave. He said he would call me back.
About an hour before sunset I received the call asking if I could come and search the area. I left home with the anticipation of finding the wedding band. When I arrived at Chris’s home, he had already sieved the dirt removed from the grave and no ring was found. I scanned the grave site with no indication of anything metal. I then began a search of the areas where Chris had also been doing yard work. As the sun set I brought out my flashlight is hopes of spotting a flash of gold in the darkness. Another half hour passed and I found “the” ring right on top of the ground. I returned to the house, put the ring in my hand and my card over it. Inside Chris’s house I let Chris take the card from my hand as I said “please take “your” ring also”. The joy of getting his ring back turned to sorrow as Chris said “this is not my ring”. How could that be? Neither he nor Leah, his wife, knew of anyone that might have lost a wedding band in their yard. The closest known loss of a ring was that of Leah’s father, Eric, had lost his ring at the beach this summer, not in the yard. As it turned out that Eric indeed did loose his band while cutting down a tree in Chris’s yard and not at the beach. I am glad I had not been asked to look for it at the beach. However a call to Vermont confirmed it was more than likely to be Eric’s ring. Now it was to dark to continue searching so I left for the night with a promise to return the next day.
The next day’s search of two hours turned up nothing except a long lost mail box key and a few coins. Not having any luck with my detector of choice I exchanged it for my second choice detector. Just to have a different “set of eye” and I continued to search the area again. Another hour and I was ready to call it quits for the day. I walked back to the car, I was just dragging the detector across the ground and next to the rear wood porch I heard one signal and it sounded good. The coil of my detector was unable to give me a pin-point location so I put my hand held pin-pointer to work getting closer to the wood riser. There it was. The ring I had been looking for some 5 hours. This “one” was verified as “the one” by Leah. Chris was at work, so I could not give the ring to him at that time. I left the ring with Leah who promised to sent me pictures of the return. Not bad, in two days time, two wedding bands found in one yard and returned to two members of the same family. Needless to say there were big smiles all around including the biggest one the one on my face.
Please read the posting: Lost Wedding Band at Beach, Found in Son-in-Law’s Back Yard. It is about an unexpected find – a missing wedding band of Eric.
And you ask “Why do I enjoy my hobby so much?” This story tells the story very well.
November 11, 2018 Chris on left, Eric on right in the picture
Eric’s ring was not lost at a beach as he originally thought, but rather it was lost in his son-in-law’s back yard while cutting down a tree.
Yes it happens, the initial belief of having lost a ring or other object in one area is not always the actual area in which the item was actually lost. This is proof of one such lost wedding band.
I had receive a call from Chris about his lost wedding band in his yard. While searching I found a ring. When I gave the ring to Chris, to my surprise, he said “This is not my ring. It is too big”. There was no immediate connection to a ring lost by Eric’s ring as it was believed his ring had been lost at a beach some five miles away. Several minutes later and after a call to Vermont, a probable connection was made but not verified until a Thanksgiving Day visit. What a day it was to rejoice for Thanksgiving and having a lost item returned.
Please read the posting: Words I never thought I would hear “It’s Not My Ring”. It is about my search for a missing wedding band for Chris.
This ring find began when I got a call from Logan who was on his Honeymoon in Hawaii. While relaxing at Hanauma Bay with his lovely wife Kristela he didn’t realize she had put her rings on a towel and when he shook it off they flew into the sand and disappeared. He assured me they were in dry sand because water hunting is currently not permitted. I told him I’d be there around noon during my lunch break. When I arrived I greeted each of the several checkpoints with a hello and that I was going down to the beach to hunt for a tourist’s Engagement & Wedding rings. Several folks recognized me and said good luck. Logan was waiting at the beach entrance with Kristela and they showed me where the incident had happened. A few tourists had moved into the area. I told Logan I would hunt in the open area first and if we had to expand the search we would politely ask people to move into the searched area. I was on about my 4th leg of the grid search when out of no where a Security Guard came over and asked me what I was doing. Very rudely I might add. She asked if I paid to enter and that I wasn’t allowed to detect the beach. Kristela immediately began crying. This Security guard was way over bearing and I wasn’t going to allow this to stand. I told her to call Kaipo the manager of the Bay and she said he was two managers ago. Everything she stated wasn’t accurate to my understanding so I asked her whose in charge and we need to talk. Logan engaged her and asked for the number. Long story short we were able to continue the hunt and I’d get the details later so as not to upset the myriad of workers at Hanauma Bay that each have a different view as to what is permitted and when. Unfortunately, this is all too often the case in Hawaii and if you stand your ground sanity usually shows up. As I restarted my 4th leg I approached a tourists towel in the sand when I got a nice solid #9 on the Equinox and was pretty sure this could be the target I wanted. On the second scoop I looked in and there glistening in the Hawaiian sun were two beautiful rings. Showing them to Kristela she burst into tears of joy and the tourists around us gave a round of applause. So ring finders don’t let those over zealous security folks stop you from doing good work. Keep moving up the chain until sanity wins. Aloha to Logan & Kristela!
Lani & Matt were walking their dogs in the snow when she slipped and fell. When she vigorously brushed off she lost her wedding ring. Fortunately she noticed it missing after walking only 10-20 yards which greatly narrowed the search area. See the attached video for more details.
Lani & Matt, It was a pleasure meeting you today and I was very happy I could find and return your precious ring.
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I received a call from James, who had lost a hearing aid in his yard when bees attacked him as he was doing yard work. He had rented metal detector and it was not able get signal from his other hearing aid.
I was only a half hour from his home in Sherman Oaks which is part of the Los Angeles suburbs. We met and he was concerned that the bees may hamper my ability to search the hillside landscape. I was just happy that my high frequency metal detector could get a decent signal from an identical hearing aid.
The hillside was steep and was fairly free of vegetation. It was possible to search about 35 feet from the underground bees (wasps) nest without arousing them. After about a half hour with a few signals from pieces of wire and nails, I got a signal that turned out to be the missing hearing aid.
I used a XP Deus metal detector with a 74 kHz high frequency coil that has been awesome for finding small gold and platinum stud earrings. It was a fun hunt and pleasure to help James find such an important item that he desperately missed after three days without his hearing aid.
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Received an e-mail from Montana this morning requesting my service to find her lost ring in the snow while she was clearing the snow off her car. The ring flew off her finger onto the boulevard somewhere and Montana could not find it.
The ring has a very emotional Value to her so it was imperative that the ring was found. I scheduled an appointment with her with in the hour, when I arrived there and after Montana showing me the location, I found the ring within two minute Montana was very grateful to have the ring back on her finger.
Thank you Montana for entrusting me to find and return your lost ring.