Engagement Ring Recovered from the Snow

  • from Springfield (Missouri, United States)

On a late December morning, I arrived at the suburban home of Jayme, who had called me the day before. As I pulled up beside the driveway, I thought about the story she had related on the phone. Jayme had been playing with her dog in her snowy front yard over the weekend. Her fingers were narrowed by the chilly winter air and her brand new engagement ring flew off into the snow. The newly-engaged couple searched for the ring for hours, finally giving up when the sun went down.

The next morning, determined to find the ring, they bought a cheap metal detector and set about scanning their front yard. But to no avail. By the afternoon they were convinced the ring was lost forever. As a last resort, Jayme sat down at her computer to see if she could find a service that could help. Her search ended at theringfinders.com and here I was, meeting her and her fiancé on their doorstep, detector in hand.

After getting Jayme to tell me where she was standing and the general direction of the ball throw that precipitated the plunge of the ring, I got to work on a grid of the yard. Within the first two minutes I had found a quarter and a dime, but no ring. It was a frigid day, so I had to force myself not to rush the search. Luckily it only took another ten minutes before I had a very clear signal in my headphones and a brief poke around in the snowy grass revealed my quarry!

Jayme was so relieved and thrilled to have her engagement ring back, and I was happy to see her smile, say my goodbyes and get back to the warmth of my car!