On Monday, 9-23-2019, I received a phone call from Kristy in Sanger, CA. Kristy told me that her husband had lost his tungsten wedding band and asked if I could help. I asked Kristy to tell how he lost his wedding ring. Kristy stated that he was washing his hands in a bucket of water, pulled his hands out of the bucket, shook the water off of his hands and the ring went flying. She also said that her and her husband heard the ring hit a chain link fence about 4 feet away in front of them. Kristy also informed me that her and her husband had gotten on their hands and knees pulling weeds trying to locate her husbands ring with no luck. Kristy also informed me that they rented a metal detector the next day to try and find the ring but had no luck. I could hear that tone in Kristy’s voice that she was really hoping I could help her find her husbands wedding ring. I told Kristy that I would be more than happy to help and to give me a date and time when we could meet. Kristy set the date and time for the next morning (Tuesday, 9-24-2019) to meet at the location where the ring was lost.
Kristy and I arrived at the same time and I asked her to demonstrate exactly what had happened. Kristy did a great job of reenacting the entire event. So, with the information I had I started a grid search of the area on the front side of the chain link fence with negative results. I asked Kristy if we could get access to the area on the other side of the fence. She said she had the key and unlocked the gate for me. I entered the area just inside the fence and began searching. I was getting a lot of trash signals from the coil of my detector so I got on my knees and used my pin pointer. I took about three sweeps with the pin pointer and got a loud, strong signal. I moved some dried grass and BINGO!! There it was right on top of the ground. Kristy immediately got excited and was so thankful that I had found her husbands ring. Kristy said he was very upset all week and every time he would touch his ring finger he would get depressed.
And to add to the story, Kristy’s sister came by to see how we were doing. She was also excited to hear that the ring had been recovered. Below are are pics of the ring and a pic of her husband being reunited with his wedding ring.