Brian Rudolph, Author at The Ring Finders

Metal Detecting Lost Engagement Ring…Found in Burke, Virginia Backyard

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Michelle’s Elegant Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring Shining Above Ground Once More!

A Very Happy and Relieved Bride-To-Be Holding Her Most Precious Jewel!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

A young lady named Michelle called me in a state of desperation, asking for help in finding her platinum, 3/4 carat blue sapphire engagement ring. It had gone missing the day before and the bride-to-be was devastated in not knowing where to turn or what to do about the situation. After many calls were made to businesses where she may have lost her ring, Michelle googled “metal detector rentals” in the Burke Virginia area. The first listing was for THE RING FINDERS, an international metal detectorist directory. Her only mistake made in this whole story is that Michelle didn’t click and contact THE RING FINDERS first! Instead, she decided to select the next listing which advertised metal detectors for rent. It wasn’t until the young lady and her concerned father failed to recover the most sentimental piece of property in Michelle’s life that she finally returned to THE RING FINDER’S online website to locate a local metal detectorist near to her.

The moment that Michelle began to share her story with me, I recognized that she had the best attitude under the circumstances of what she was dealing with. Michelle and her fiancé Tim were greatly looking forward to tying the knot on May 15th of 2020, and the thought of not wearing her engagement ring on the most special day of their lives was just devastating (Note: Sadly, little did Michelle know that due to the Covid-19 pandemic which erupted just a week later, the couple would have to postpone their wedding to a future date). And yet, as upset as Michelle was, she maintained a certain positive mindset and was hopeful that her phone call to me would prove to be the wisest decision she could make since none of her other ideas brought back her sentimental keepsake. Calling her fiancé in Great Britain where Tim had been currently working at the time was one of the most difficult moments for Michelle when she shared the sad news that her ring had disappeared. As it got closer and closer to the “big day”, there were more details being checked off the enormous wedding to-do list and this was clearly a step in the wrong direction! The bride had looked forward to soon gazing at her beautiful gem as she would embrace her future spouse upon Tim’s arrival home from England in preparation for their spring wedding. That dream of wearing her engagement ring for Tim was now in jeopardy of ever happening.

THE BACKSTORY

Here are the details that Michelle shared with me about what she was doing prior to the disappearance of the ring. Michelle and her best friend Jenny spent the afternoon together. The bride drove over to her friend’s house and they first took Jenny’s car to the local Best Buy for some quick shopping. Next, they headed over to the shopping mall where they had lunch at Popeye’s restaurant and then stopped over at Sephora to try on some makeup samples for the wedding day. They finished their task and then walked to the other side of the parking lot where Jenny’s car was parked. Finally, they drove back to Michelle’s best friend’s house where they hung out in Jenny’s room and inside the kitchen area.

Up to this point the excited bride-to-be wasn’t consciously aware of whether or precious ring was still on her finger at that time or not. It wasn’t until a couple of hours later, after Michelle arrived back to her own neighborhood that she realized the ring was gone. Once she pulled into her driveway, she walked up the front path, entered the house and immediately placed the dog harness on her sweet canine named Penny. They proceeded to take a long walk down the street and back to her residence. Then, they went along the left side of the house towards the 2.5 acre back yard where she allowed Penny to play in her dog pen as she talked on the phone with a friend and then made a call to her fiancé Tim. Because the young lady was focused on her conversations with her husband-to-be on the phone, as well as with her girlfriend while walking Penny earlier that afternoon, her mind and eyes would not have been focused on whether or not her ring was still on her finger. After a while, the two continued their walk around the property to the front yard where Michelle took the dog to the end of the block, and then back to the house where they finally ended their long trek for the day. Once she brought Penny inside for her feeding time, she looked down at her hand and was shocked to discover that her beloved blue sapphire engagement ring was gone!

The distraught young lady immediately contacted Best Buy, Popeye’s, Sephora and the mall security to see if they could check their video footage to verify whether or not Michelle was wearing her engagement ring as she walked out of any of those stores. Out of all three retail places, Best Buy was the only one that was able to confirm that Michelle did in fact have the ring on her finger when she walked out to Jenny’s car! This helped a little bit by cutting out the electronics store, but there was a lot of territory that was left to be in question. Of course, nothing was turned in at the mall security office or at any of the places where the ladies stopped at inside the shopping mall.

The next thing that Michelle did was contact a local hardware store that advertised metal detector rentals online. She and her father took the Garrett Ace 150 and took turns swinging the machine all over their multiple acre estate, scanning a long side the road up and down the block and then back towards home again. While pulling up random pieces of iron and insignificant metal objects, Michelle felt so frustrated with herself that she just couldn’t remember when she had it on her hand last! After hours of searching, Michelle and her dad still didn’t give up and they continued to methodically cover the bride’s tracks from the front door, all around the front steps area, up and down the street, along the side of her house towards the backyard, walking in the direction of the dog pen and all across the lawn to the other side. They detected every spot where Michelle remembered walking so that they didn’t miss a section of that lawn. Finally, the father and daughter duo finished scanning the grass on the right side yard of the house and then covered the front as the search came to a conclusion. By the time they were done searching, complete exhaustion and disappointment set in. It was at this page in the story when I, Brian Rudolph, of THE RING FINDERS was contacted with the hope that I could finally bring resolution to this very troubling mystery!

THE SEARCH

The Night Search – Day 1

I arrived at Michelle’s Burke, Virginia neighborhood sometime around 6pm later the same day when she called me in the morning hours. Earlier on the phone, the bride-to-be shared that she still wanted to personally do some more metal detecting around the property before finally calling it quits. So we agreed that if she still had no luck, I would come out later that day and get a new search started. Frankly, it was a lot of ground to cover and there was no way of knowing whether the ring had even fallen off her finger near her home or someplace else. Knowing that the priceless jewel had already been slightly loose on Michelle’s hand and that there were so many possibilities as to where it could have ended up, I had to keep my mind focused and remain confident that I wasn’t wasting my efforts as I searched around her property, as well as detecting up and down the street. That always plays a “mind factor” when there are just so many loose ends to a mystery case.

Upon asking Michelle additional questions, her first thought was that she must have lost it somewhere in the yard. However, doubt set in because she began to think of all of the places that she had visited throughout the day (other than Best Buy) and realized that the ring could have come off anywhere since she didn’t remember the last time she saw it on her finger.

The other side of the coin was that because the weight of the platinum ring was quite recognizable, Michelle believed that she would have realized that the ring had been missing earlier when she was hanging out with Jenny. So, she had a feeling that the ring could have been lost along the front walkway, somewhere in the neighborhood along the street, or possibly lost in her yard. One thing was for sure, Michelle and her father felt that they had done a fine enough job of metal detecting all of these “hot spots”, yet there were no positive results to prove their claim.

Once I introduced myself to Michelle and her friend Jenny who was over at the house, as well, Michelle showed me around the property and got me oriented in terms of all of her movements from beginning to end. She even took me back to the laundry room where she fed her dog Penny when she first realized that the ring was missing. I checked her blue hoody sweatshirt pockets with my handheld metal detector, and then searched the foyer area of the house before starting to metal detect along her front steps and around the bushes. The most important thing that we did was to pray and ask the Lord for help in recovering Michelle’s most priceless possession. I told her that God loves marriage because he instituted the whole concept of marriage and the engagement ring acts as a symbol of commitment which God ordained from the beginning of time between man and woman.

Next, I metal detected a pile of dog poop bags near the garage just in case the ring ended up in one of them during a “pickup “. I continued my night search all along the side yard, moving slowly towards the backyard and around to the other side. I only had about 2.5 hours to look for the jewel so I did not do a consistent grid search, but rather a quick scan by zigzagging the metal detector with the hopes that I might hit the target as I moved quickly to cover as much territory as possible. There were various target signals that hit my detector but none of the metal appeared to be above ground.

I finished the quick scan around the perimeter of the house including the section of the yard where the dog pen fence had once been set in place and where Michelle had been hanging out with the dog the day before. Still nothing turned up. I then walked along the street all the way to the end of the block and then moved my way back around on the opposite side of the road and went all the way to the other end of the court. By the time I backtracked to the house, I had just enough time left to inspect Jenny’s car and then Michelle’s vehicle as soon as her parents arrived back home from the airport. Using a high lumens headlamp and my highly effective endoscope which can show me hidden details within cracks and crevices in vehicles and in houses, I concluded that Michelle’s ring never ended up in either vehicle. Still curious if I had missed anything, I quickly rechecked some of the side yard to the left of the house once more. Nothing turned up where the grass met the driveway and where it sloped down towards the tree line. It was at that point that I needed to turn my equipment off, pack my things up and say good night to Michelle.

Before leaving Michelle’s house, I summarized all of what I had accomplished that evening and I was quite encouraged that I covered quite a bit of ground even though I did not discover the ring. Michelle was equally positive and kept thanking me, expressing how much she appreciated my help. I gave her some homework assignments to take care of for the next three days before I would be able to return that coming Sunday to resume the search. I told her that I was hoping that she would find the ring before having to see me again. I also shared with the bride that I would continue to pray for the discovery of this “symbol of love” between her and Tim until I was scheduled to return three days later. Michelle agreed that she would take my advice and place flyers in everyone’s mailboxes in the neighborhood, as well as post an ad on Craigslist just in case somebody found the ring at the local mall. Though she would have to return the metal detector, Michelle would keep her eyes open and continue to scan both sides of the street to see if she might eyeball the ring. She would also check her yard again including the house living room which I did not inspect up to that point. Michelle would also check in with the mall security, Popeye’s and Sephora to see if anybody turned the ring in. Once we covered all of our bases, I left her place and encouraged her to stay strong and believe for a miracle.

The Day Search – Day 2

Three days after my initial search, I returned to Michelle’s place on a beautiful but very cold Sunday morning. I gave myself a search window of 3.5 hours of metal detecting around Michelle’s property. My goal was to grid as much territory as possible and this time I would swing the detector with very fine gridlines as opposed to the zigzag pattern that I did before due to my limitations on time the other night.

Though I had already searched the street, I thought it would be best for Michelle to take me on a walk towards the end of the court where the street dead ends in order for me to get an exact foot movement as to where she walked about with Penny four days earlier. We also prayed again and asked the Lord for help in recovering Michelle’s beautiful ring (calling on the Name of the Lord for wisdom and guidance is the most important detail in all of my searches).

When we returned from my orientation down the street, I asked Michelle to take me to the backyard and she once again walked me through some of her steps when she was walking the dog that afternoon of the disappearance of her ring. Everything checked out to be the same account as before but with one exception. When I asked her again if she had walked anywhere in the center of the backyard, she did mention that she had walked from the far back of the lawn over to the dog pen. This meant that she had in fact crossed into the center of the yard and walk towards the entrance of the dog’s pen gate to allow Penny to move about inside the fence line. I would remember this important piece of information later in my search that morning.

While Michelle relaxed in her house with her parents, I started metal detecting up and down the street, focusing on the exact areas where Michelle had guided me earlier. Everything checked out clear. Then, I returned back to her estate and began grid searching all along the side property heading in the direction of the backyard. Nothing checked out along the line of pine trees that separated Michelle’s place from her neighbor’s property. I kept moving my way towards the backyard all along the perimeter of where she had previously walked. It was at that point that I utilized that very important information that Michelle shared with me earlier when she mentioned that she cut across the middle of the yard over towards the dog pen. I continued metal detecting in that same direction.

It was extremely bitter cold outside and at some point the very thoughtful bride-to-be came out to check on me. She kindly offered an inviting cup of hot chocolate which I gratefully welcomed!

While the kettle was being heated up, so did my search as I moved closer and closer across the center of the multi-acre lawn towards the pen area (in the same direction of where Michelle and Penny walked to the pen’s entrance). Though I had previously covered the parameter of where the fence was set up initially on my last visit, I had not metal detected closer to the center of the backyard heading towards the dog pen’s gate from that center spot. This was definitely a small strip of new territory for me to investigate.

Just as I was approximately 10 feet or so to the left of where the dog pen gate entrance would have been set up, I hit a very promising target signal. Though I had already encountered multiple target signals that appeared to be quite shallow or on top of the ground, nothing turned up to be Michelle’s ring. This particular target signal had a certain bounce to it and a certain tone that was in the range of what I was looking for. I was quite excited as to the possibilities of what this piece of metal could turn out to be. I knelt down in the grass, took out my pinpointer (a handheld metal detector) and zeroed in on exactly where the target was hiding. Just as I started rummaging through some blades of grass to finally catch the stubborn little piece of metal, my eyes excitedly became fixated on a circular shaped object that was silver in appearance! Then, I saw the color blue at the very tip of this spectacular looking halo! I found it! I found Michelle’s lost ring! I was just as excited as I was surprised at the fact that I found it in such a short period of time in the location of where I was searching! I probably had been outside in the backyard for less than 30 minutes or so before bringing this difficult search to a close!

The ring could have fallen anywhere in the neighborhood or it could have ended up in somebody else’s pocket had the jewel not stayed on Michelle’s finger long enough to return back to the property after doing her afternoon errands! I could have been out there searching just about anywhere for the next several hours or even possibly days on end all to conclude that it was nowhere to be found! And yet I discovered the engagement ring before having to go through countless hours of detecting in the freezing cold! I was overwhelmed with gratitude unto the Lord for what I was able to recover for this concerned young lady! I couldn’t wait to reveal what I had found!

At some point soon after I found the ring, Michelle came out with the hot chocolate. It was absolutely delicious! In the moments that were to follow, the surprise that I revealed to the bride turned out to be even sweeter and more memorable than even that amazing cup of hot chocolate which Michelle had graciously made for me! Her reaction to what I recovered for her was completely off the charts! Her parents were also beyond blown away with excitement and were frankly in a state of awe as to what I was able to accomplish that morning! In the foyer of their lovely home, Michelle, her parents and I all celebrated together this fantastic return of their daughter’s most beautiful blue sapphire engagement ring! Tim was contacted soon after our party came to close and he was so very relieved that the ring was found! He also expressed his deep appreciation for my successful efforts and asked Michelle to convey his many words of thanks for recovering the priceless keepsake!

I was so proud to know that what no one else was able to find, I had discovered the beloved bridal betrothal piece and brought it back to Michelle’s finger that morning! Yes, now that it was successfully found, that special sentimental treasure would excitedly count the days when it would happily welcome its new counterpart…yes indeed, Michelle’s long awaited wedding band!

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Engagement Ring Lost in Rockville, Maryland House…Found in Laundry Bag

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Debra’s Most Elegant Family Heirloom Engagment Ring!

Debra and Russell Beyond Excited With the Return of Debra’s Precious Sentimental Keepsake!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

Debra was beyond distraught after leaving the nail salon and realizing that her 14 karat white gold, 1.5 carat diamond family heirloom engagement ring was no longer on her finger! In a state of panic she tried to replay all of her steps from the time that she had remembered wearing it earlier that day until her moment of shock. Following the return to the nail salon to see if maybe Debra’s most sentimental keepsake slipped off her finger somewhere inside, she realized the enormity of the situation. It wasn’t found nor was it turned in by anyone. She then called a few businesses where she had visited throughout the day, but nothing was discovered. The helplessness that Debra was experiencing was unimaginable. She immediately made up signs and distributed them to the places where the engagement ring may have slipped off her finger. When still nothing became of her valiant efforts, the young lady thought at that point to seek a professional recovery specialist online who could help her during this crisis. She came across THE RING FINDERS, an international metal detectorist directory. Debra was hoping to find a metal detecting service specialist in the Rockville, Maryland area and my information popped up. We immediately made contact and Debra recounted her story from the beginning. Here are all the facts that I gathered by asking her many questions and listening to the countless details of what happened.

THE BACKSTORY

For a couple of days during the week, Debra and her family had to stay in a Rockville, Maryland hotel while their home was being renovated. Once the project was completed, the happy couple packed all their things up and looked forward to returning to their newly upgraded residence. Hours later, once all of their bags and suitcases were unloaded from their vehicle and placed back inside their house, Debra left again to take care of some errands for the next several hours.

Debra stopped at three businesses following their return home earlier that afternoon. She first went to the dermatologist. Then, she drove up the street to get coffee at the local Starbucks and hung out there for some time while she did some work on her laptop at one of the tables. Finally, Debra drove to her nail appointment just a few miles away. It wasn’t until after she left the salon and made it back to her vehicle that she realized that her engagement ring was missing. The whole mystery got very complicated because she did not remember the last time that she saw her most priceless family heirloom on her finger! This meant that she could have lost the ring any time between the time she had been staying in the hotel all the way up to when she left the nail salon. Frantically, she made phone calls and visited all of the places that she had been at, but nothing turned up. It was at that point when she went online to search for help and I was beyond happy that she got in touch with me!

THE SEARCH

After Debra recounted all of the details of what happened from the time she woke up to begin packing up her things at the hotel until the moment that she realized the ring had gone missing, I immediately set up a time to meet Debra out in the parking garage of the dermatologist’s office. The plan was to start there and then work our way over to the nail salon parking lot if we didn’t find it anywhere else. I put aside the idea of going to the hotel because their room had already been cleaned and occupied by new guests. Also, Debra was quite diligent in having the staff check out the room from top to bottom to make sure that her ring didn’t get left sitting on top of a table or desk, or that it didn’t end up on the carpet somewhere in the room. Nothing was reported by the staff so there was no reason to visit the hotel.

Even before Debra and her husband Russell arrived at Search Site #1, I had already started to metal detect the area in the parking garage based on the accurate details that Debra gave me as to where she was parked. I grid searched that entire area and came up with nothing. I used my high lumens headlamp to search the dark area while my metal detector did the rest. But still I came up short. By the time that Debra arrived, the only other place to check on the concrete was the water runoff grate that was located near her vehicle at the time that she visited the dermatologist. We thought that the ring could have rolled down into that space after slipping off of Debra’s finger. I put my endoscope (a device that helps to see between cracks and small spaces) down into the slits of the water runoff drain, but it was free of any jewelry. The next step was to inspect Debra’s vehicle. Just as Russell arrived with their children, I was just taking my faithful endoscope to investigate all of the cracks and crevices in Debra’s SUV. Sadly, nothing turned up there either. I then checked her purse and jacket before concluding that it was time to drive to Search Site #2 which was just a few blocks up the road where the young lady visited a Starbucks. She would meet me at the site while Russell took off again to buy dinner for the kids.

Once we both parked near the coffee shop, Debra showed me where she had pulled in initially, parked and then walked towards the Starbucks. I metal detected that entire section of the parking lot but there was absolutely no ring to be found. We then took the search inside the café and I used my high lumens headlamp to expose any jewelry that may have landed under any of the counters or fell into a crack or crevice where the walls met the hardwood flooring. Again, we ended up completely empty handed. There was a fellow sitting towards the back of the place who recognized my client and asked if we were still looking for her lost ring. He said that he had been in the coffee shop several times since the time he saw her the other day and that nothing had been found or turned in. The management confirmed his account.

Before leaving that plaza, I wanted to check the dumpster where all of the Starbuck’s trash was dumped into just in case her ring landed in her pastry bag when she dropped it into the receptacle before leaving the place. Unfortunately, our plan to check the garbage was compromised when I took a trip to the back of the shopping plaza and saw that the dumpster was actually a crushing machine. There was no way that I could have access to the trash from the day before. At that point there was nothing more that I could do at that particular location, and so it was time to move on to Search Site #3.

Debra gave me the nail salon name and address and so I met her over at the spot in the parking lot where she realized that her ring was no longer on her finger. We got out of our vehicles and Debra retraced her steps by taking me across the lot and over to the front of the salon. Then, we returned back towards where her vehicle had originally been parked. I used my metal detector to cover the parking lot areas where there was a good chance that the ring could have dropped and rolled along the concrete pavement. When all was found to be clear, I scanned the lot spaces over with my headlamp, hoping that I would discover what may had been overlooked by everyone else in the past day. I searched along the walkway leading to the entrance of the salon and again there was nothing positive to report. Sadly, we struck out for a third time. I don’t go down easy without a fight to the finish but this particular search in these three locations were definitely done and over.

Once I finished packing up my car with all of my metal detecting equipment, I walked over to Debra’s vehicle and we stood outside to review everything that we had covered up to that point. My down and distraught client kept a really great attitude the whole time and was quite upbeat. Even at that point she was still trying to look at the bright side regarding the fact that her family was healthy and safe and that she shouldn’t continue to let the situation bother her. However, I kept reminding her that the search was not completely over.

From everything that Debra had told me from the beginning when she and her husband packed their suitcases up to leave the hotel, all the way until she realized her ring was gone at the nail salon I felt that something didn’t completely add up. She did say that her ring was loose on her finger, which led me to believe that if she didn’t remember taking the ring off at the dermatologist or even at the nail salon, it was quite possible that the ring was still in her possession and that it had never slipped off her finger at any of her stops that day. I actually reminded her of this fact throughout our investigation starting at the dermatologist’s parking garage. I then reminded her again at the Starbucks and finally while we were searching the salon parking lot, I told her that same theory again. Now it was time to encourage her with that same hunch once again just before we would say goodbye for the evening.

I told Debra that it was very possible that the ring slipped off of her finger while she was packing up her things and placing her clothes inside her suitcase and laundry bag back at the hotel. Or, the sentimental piece could have slipped off of Debra’s finger back at home while transferring clothes from one place to the other just before leaving to do some of her errands. When she was at her own property she had mentioned that she had done very little checking for the ring inside her suitcase and what was placed in the clothes hamper bag to be washed. I believed that it was a good chance that Debra might find the ring somewhere buried in the suitcase or in something that had already been transferred into their hamper before she left to go take care of her errands. I considered this to be a viable scenario because if the ring was as loose as she told me it was, I didn’t think it would have survived staying on her finger throughout the day. With all of the physical movements that were made from the time she started packing her things up until she got home and began to unpack a few things, there was a very high probability that the ring was still waiting for her to discover it back in her home.

Debra appreciated my hopeful words and thoughts and she promised that she would let me know if anything turned up. I asked her if it was okay if we said a prayer, asking the Lord to lead her to the ring if in fact the piece of jewelry never left her house from the time that she had returned home from the hotel. She gladly welcomed my prayer and we bowed our heads there in the parking lot. Then, once I finished asking the Lord to guide her to the ring, I requested one last thing of her. I asked if she would call me if she found the ring. But if it didn’t show up I asked Debra to text me letting me know that the mystery still continued. That way if I saw a call come through I would know that there was something wonderful happening on her end of the line! She thought that was a great idea and we parted ways.

Later that night, as my wife and I were watching the Academy Awards, my smartphone began to ring. I looked down at the caller ID and it turned out to be Debra’s cell phone number! Immediately I knew what that had meant! She must have found her beloved engagement ring! I took the call and immediately I heard jubilation and happiness on the other end! Debra, indeed had found her cherished keepsake! With great excitement I yelled, “You found it! You found it, didn’t you!” Debra answered with great joy, “You were right. Brian, you were right the whole time! It was with my stuff! I found it in the middle of the clothes in our laundry bag! We would have never found it without your help as you encouraged me to check through all my clothes and through the laundry bag and that’s where it was! It had never left my house after getting back from the hotel! We would have thrown all of the clothes along with the ring in the washing machine and who knows what would have happened to it then! I can’t thank you enough for encouraging me to check my things! You said it, you did say that you had that feeling all along even as we were checking all the other spots! Thank you so very much!”

I was so delighted to hear this amazing news! Debra’s most treasured piece of jewelry was found an hour after she had arrived home! She told her husband that she had a homework assignment to do which was to carefully look through her clothes piece by piece as I had done with her bag and coat earlier that evening. After searching through the suitcase, the laundry bag was the final spot left to check out. That’s where she finally discovered the beautiful treasure which was resting in the middle of all the clothes in the laundry bag!

The nightmare was finally over! This very happy moment made me smile from ear to ear and all of us celebrated for a good while on the phone! Debra shared that even one of her children began to cry because of how happy mom was again! From the moment that the ring was discovered until the time I was informed of the marvelous news, the child was still welled up with tears of joy! I listened to all of the steps that Debra took that led up to her finding the ring in the laundry. It was absolutely wonderful! I was so moved by all of the emotion that was taking place on the other end of the phone that I requested a moment of thanks and praise to the Lord for what was eventually found. Debra gathered her family near the phone and I led us all in a time of acknowledging the goodness of God with the recovery of this priceless possession! What a special evening it was!

After many more thanks and expressions of appreciation that were exchanged between both sides of the phone, we said our goodbyes. Just as I ended the call and started walking back to the living room to resume watching the awards, I smiled and suddenly thought to myself that this special ring recovery story could have received its own Academy Award for being a screenplay with the happiest of happy endings!

Testimonial:

“I contacted Brian late on a Friday evening after I had lost my family heirloom diamond engagement ring earlier that afternoon. After searching and searching where I thought it slipped off my finger I put up signs and realized I needed a professional. Brian got back to me the next morning and was extremely kind and responsive. We spoke over the phone and he gathered additional information and then (since I had put up signs and searched already) we made a plan to meet the very next evening (Sunday).

I met Brian in the first spot where I thought I had lost it. He searched the parking lot as well as my car, bag, jacket – basically anywhere it could have gone missing. I was pretty certain it slipped off my finger and I knew the approximate timeframe, I just didn’t know where it happened. Once again, Brian was so kind and incredibly thorough during the whole process. He went with me to two more locations where I thought it could have been. He kept talking me through everything and was so positive as we looked for the ring.

By the end of the search we still did not find it. I was pretty sad but Brian was as well. It was clear that he cares very much and really wants to help people find their missing items. We had a good talk and he again helped me think through all my steps that day. As we did I mentioned that I had put away some laundry in a bag that day before I went out. He instructed me to thoroughly search the laundry and my luggage (I was away that weekend) and he told me that he believed in his heart I would still find it. I wasn’t sure myself but his optimism was infectious.

Soon after I got home I let my husband know that I didn’t find the ring but I had to search the laundry. An hour later I searched the bag item by item very carefully just like I saw Brian do as he searched my coat and bag. I got to the very middle of the pile and SURPRISE – there was my ring sitting right there!!! It had slipped off while I was gathering laundry and I had not realize for about two hours while I ran errands. I called Brian and he was so happy. I absolutely credit Brian with playing a major role in finding the ring and believe that if i had not reached out to him I may not have found it. Most likely the laundry would have been thrown in the machine and who knows what may have happened to the ring from there. Thank you so much Brian for all your help!

If you are missing something of great value or importance to you please reach out to Brian – he is wonderful and he will help you to the best of his abilities to get it back!”

– Debra and Russell
Rockville, Maryland

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Metal Detecting Lost 24 Karat Gold Chain…Found on Bethesda, Maryland School Playground

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Connor’s 24 Karat Gold Family Heirloom Chain

Connor Excited To Be Reunited With His Special Keepsake!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I received a phone call from a young lady named Jaclyn who found out about my Maryland metal detecting service on an international metal detectorist directory website called THE RING FINDERS. She was looking for a professional metal detectorist who was capable of recovering lost gold chains and pendants. Jaclyn’s son, Connor, a seven year old 2nd grader, lost his 24 karat gold chain while having fun on his Bethesda, Maryland elementary school playground during recess time. A fellow student playfully grabbed a hold of Connor’s collar and accidentally locked his fingers around the boy’s chain, causing it to break and fall somewhere on the playground’s wood chips. Immediately, Connor looked down to make sure that his chain and pendant (which were a gift from his father) were still fastened around his neck. Unfortunately, neither of the family heirloom pieces could be found. At that point, a search ensued for the next five minutes before all of the children had to return to their classes. Teachers and some of the kids helped the alarmed child look for the missing chain and pendant which meant so very much to him. The young boy began to cry when he was told that the search had to be concluded and that he needed to head indoors. As Connor was escorted back inside the school building, a few of the staff members continued to search for the jewelry. However, even after the playground was extensively scanned over, sadly nothing turned up.

Connor’s mom shared with me on the phone that the chain and pendant had been in the family for many years. The boy’s father used to wear the jewelry throughout his younger years, right up through college and beyond. The same gold chain had originally been gifted to him by his own father (Connor’s grandfather) when they were living in the Middle East decades earlier. The pendant was also a gift to Connor’s father which was a 14 karat gold “Number 2” symbol, which was Connor’s father’s baseball jersey number when he played in college. It was worn through all of those years in school and then Connor received the chain and pendant as a gift from his dad just six months before it was lost.

The boy was extremely upset about losing his special family heirloom. As soon as he returned home from school that day, with tears in his eyes, he immediately told his mother what had been lost on the elementary school playground. They immediately returned to the school to search for the missing jewelry. Unfortunately, they too still could not find the chain or pendant anywhere. After 25 minutes, Jaclyn had to take her son to drum classes and their search had to come to an abrupt end. It was quite possible that the chain and / or pendant had already been picked up by another student between Connor’s recess period and when the after-school daycare kids came out to play that day.

The next morning, Connor’s mom continued to look for the items throughout the day and still nothing turned up. Sadly, all of her added efforts led to no avail. It was at that point that Jaclyn searched online for help. That’s when my information became available on THE RING FINDERS’ website. I told the concerned mother that I would be happy to conduct a search later in the evening after finishing up at another site. She was extremely grateful that I was willing to come out at such a very late hour that evening. I told her that time was of the essence because if one or both pieces of jewelry were not found yet, they could easily be picked up the next day!

Just a side note: When Jaclyn and I first spoke on the phone, she had excitedly shared that she personally witnessed a successful recovery of her friend’s lost engagement ring a couple years back that was found by THE RING FINDERS’ very own legendary metal detectorist, Stan Ross! She was hanging out on a beach in California when her friend’s ring went missing in the sand. Jaclyn told me how impressed she was at the whole search process! I responded by sharing with her that I had just ironically spoken to that very “hero” earlier that morning! We both got a kick out of that coincidence! She hoped that I could bring the same encouraging results for her beloved son.

So, later that same night, after I wrapped up my earlier search in Northern Virginia, I traveled to Bethesda, Maryland to attempt a recovery of Connor’s lost jewelry. Though it was after one in the morning, I still wore a smile on my face as I drove past my childhood house on Greentree Road. I blew a kiss in the direction of that special piece of real estate where my mother still resided. Then, moments later, I turned the corner to where the elementary school was located and parked over by the playground.

Connor’s mom was very helpful in giving me an accurate description as to where her son was playing at the time that the chain broke loose. Of course, nobody knew how long the jewelry may have stayed on Connor before it finally fell to the ground. But at least we had an idea of where the initial incident took place. Slowly and carefully, with all of my winter gear on, including my high lumens headlamp blazing above me, I metal detected over the wood chips, using a large 15 inch coil to help me cover more territory at a faster pace. During the search, I had to keep some distance away from all of the playground equipment poles which anchored the play equipment deep down into the ground. The metal poles make it difficult to detect close and around those structures because it causes a lot of interference for the detector. If I still couldn’t find the items after moving about the fairly large playground area, I would use a smaller coil to be able to get closer to all of the reinforcement bar metal and see if the jewelry ended up alongside any of the play equipment pieces.

I may have searched for approximately 45 minutes in the “hot spot” areas but I did not find Connor’s jewelry anywhere. It didn’t surprise me because he could have walked a bit with the broken chain and pendant hanging off of his clothes before both pieces fell to the “wood turf”. I continued my search around a new area and just as I made my way into a particular section of play equipment, I got a decent target signal on my detector screen. Up to this point I had many other signals that I had investigated and each one came up as something other than what I was hoping to discover. I found pull tabs off of soda cans, pencil erasers with the metal crowns that hold the erasers in place, various coins, foil from bubblegum wrappers, bottle caps and even hat pins and a matchbox car. I really wanted this target to be something different than all of the other “treasures” that I had previously uncovered from beneath the playground! Just as I leaned downed to the ground and began to use my pinpointer (a handheld metal detector that helps to “zero in” on where the metal object is located) over the area where the metal detector indicated that the object had been resting, my eyes adjusted to seeing traces of gold shining ever so brightly through the many wood chips that covered the long snake-shaped object! My heart raced with excitement and further anticipation of what I might have found! Carefully, I dusted a bunch of the wood chips that rested on top of this glorious object and there it was! It was Connor’s most handsome 24 karat yellow gold chain! What a fantastic find it was! That necklace certainly had some serious weight to it! I couldn’t have been any happier to recover such a special family heirloom! This only encouraged me to continue my efforts in recovering the 14 karat yellow gold number two pendant! I was really recharged at that moment when I discovered the missing chain and a new burst of energy came upon me!

I probably searched for another hour for the pendant but unfortunately it never showed up anywhere on the playground. I hoped that someone had not walked off with it, but there was no way of telling. I resolved to return bright and early the next morning before school started in order for me to double check every place that I had already detected. By the time I exited the cold and dark playground, it was nearly 3:15am in the morning. Driving home that night, I couldn’t wait to return the next day for a second go around.

A few hours after I arrived home, I was already waking up (sometime around 6:30am) and preparing to return back to the school playground to continue my search for the lost pendant. Not only did I recheck off of the territory where I had previously searched, but I made sure that the pendant didn’t fall alongside any of the reinforcement poles. My method to do this was to use my hands to push all of the wood chips that surrounded those play equipment poles away from that metal so that I could then use my detector to check everything that settled in those areas. Because they are made of steel, those reinforcement beams could easily mask the object that I was trying to detect. Therefore, it was crucial that I pushed everything that surrounded those poles at least a foot to a foot and a half away from them. I used a smaller coil at the end of my metal detector which helped to pick up small gold objects like this pendant located near and around playground reinforcement bars.

I searched for approximately two hours and I still couldn’t locate the lost pendant. I returned to the playground one more time later that afternoon but sadly I had to conclude that another student must have picked up the gold piece and walked off with it before I was called out to the scene. Eventually, I contacted Connor’s mother and shared both the good news and the “not so good news”. She was thrilled that I was at least able to recover the lost chain. Though I was quite disappointed that I was not able to find the pendant, I was quite content that under the tough circumstances I was able to find such a special family heirloom that would certainly one day carry another pendant like the one that came before it.

A few days later, I had the privilege of meeting Connor and his family at a local Bethesda, Maryland pizza place where I reunited the happy second grader with his most handsome sentimental keepsake! He couldn’t have been more excited to have received it back into his hands! As the young boy’s smile arose so brilliantly at the first sight of the very special family heirloom, I glanced up at Connor’s father, Jason to see his reaction. Such love and pride was emitted from his countenance, knowing that what was once his for so many years, had safely returned to his son until perhaps a time in the far distant future when Connor himself might pass the precious family treasure down to the next generation as did his grandfather and father before him.

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Engagement Ring Lost on Christmas Eve…Found 1 Week Later in Gaithersburg, Maryland Cadillac Escalade

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Evelyn’s Beautiful Engagement Ring Sparkles Again!

Evelyn and Walter Celebrate the Return of the Bride’s Missing Ring!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I will never forget the afternoon of December 30th, 2019 when I received a phone call from a young lady who was very upset about the loss of her 2.5 carat diamond solitaire engagement ring that had gone missing on Christmas Eve, six days prior. Evelyn found my contact information through THE RING FINDERS directory after googling “how to find a lost ring in a car”. She sounded extremely upset while declaring to me that I was her last hope with this final attempt to recover her most precious material possession, presumably lost in her Cadillac Escalade SUV. I listened to Evelyn as she shared what happened on that dreadful Christmas Eve when her ring suddenly went missing.

THE BACKSTORY

Evelyn, her husband Walter, and their little 2 year old daughter Camilla were starting to head home from Walter’s sister’s Christmas Eve party when Evelyn realized that her 18 karat white gold, 2.5 carat diamond engagement ring slipped off her finger as she was twirling it in the back seat. As soon as she felt the ring drop, she said, “Oh my gosh, my ring…” Then, she immediately looked down towards the carpet, assuming that she would spot the gem. However, it was nowhere in sight. In a state of panic, the worried wife exclaimed, “Oh my God, I lost my ring!” While Walter was driving their Escalade, Evelyn was sitting directly behind his driver’s seat and their daughter was securely fastened in her car seat over to the far right side. The two of them were separated by a middle seat section. Though Evelyn enjoyed a few drinks during the celebration with family and friends that night, she confidently remembered the ring being on her finger in the vehicle. The young lady was certain that the beloved keepsake slid off her finger while leaning forward towards her husband in order to share something with him just as they were leaving the parking lot of Walter’s sister’s house. Evelyn begged Walter to turn their Cadillac around and head back to the parking lot so they could search the vehicle. Walter figured that if his wife was so convinced that she lost the ring in the SUV, they could do the search upon arriving back at their place. So, that is exactly what took place next. They arrived back at their condominium and the couple did a thorough investigation during that cold holiday evening assuming they would find the missing ring.

Once their SUV was parked, Walter started searching everywhere in the vehicle. While he was looking under the front seats, Evelyn was crouched down in the back, searching on her hands and knees in front of the rear seats. With the bright phone light shining, Evelyn’s husband methodically searched in every crevice and every corner of the Escalade. She too used her phone light to illuminate the black plush carpet interior. Together, they checked their girl’s car seat thoroughly, but still no ring appeared. The last place that they needed to search was under and inside the rear seats where Evelyn and their daughter were fastened during their ride home. Unfortunately, the huge diamond keepsake was nowhere to be found. Sadly, all of their efforts led to no avail!

At this point, the couple felt it best to return to Walter’s sister’s place and check the parking lot and along the sidewalk leading from her sister-in-law’s front door all the way to where their Cadillac was previously parked. By now it was extremely late at night, or should I say, very early Christmas morning! It was cold and moods began to swing from happy holiday spirits to frustration, confusion and even suspicion.

When nothing turned up outside, it was time to start looking inside. I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to knock on their sister’s door requesting to take their investigation inside the house where the party was still going on. They explained to their relatives and friends that perhaps there was a chance that the ring had fallen between the sofa cushions or slipped off into the garbage at some point during the evening. Walter and Evelyn’s biggest concern was that the ring ended up in somebody’s pocket. They were thinking that perhaps someone found the ring on the floor or on the sofa, and then the temptation came to steal it rather than to turn it in. They truly didn’t want to believe that this was a case of theft, but it certainly was a natural thought that anybody would have had. This worry was justified based on the fact that there were people at the party that they didn’t know and others that were not close to them. Obviously, they couldn’t come out and say anything to anybody, but it was certainly on their minds.

Prior to Walter and Evelyn returning to the party to check out their relative’s place, they had called over there to give the update about the missing ring. The guests took inventory of the house, and of course, nothing turned up prior to the couple’s arrival. The same results were concluded after Evelyn and Walter thoroughly searched inside. Then, reluctantly, they continued to look some more outside with their phone lights blazing in the wintry cold conditions and still nothing turned up. It was at this stage in the drama that they realized that they needed to get their daughter Camilla back to her own bed and call it quits for the night.

After the parents arrived back home, they tucked their child into bed and then continued their searched inside the Escalade one more time. The two of them were still bewildered as to what could have possibly happened to Evelyn’s most precious material possession. She was so very upset and could not stop testifying to the fact that she knew without a doubt that she saw the ring slip off her finger and fall towards the carpet. Walter just shook his head with disbelief because the “betrothal keepsake” was obviously not on the floor or anywhere else for that matter. Evelyn’s husband didn’t know what to think or what to do next. He tried not to believe that his wife had imagined the whole thing up, but his train of thought was heading more in that direction!

Evelyn could not shake off her conviction of what she remembered taking place in the Cadillac that night. She was so upset that she kept crying over and over again because of how helpless she felt in not being able to recover the engagement ring that she loved so very much. The jewel represented all of their memories made that led up to Walter popping the question at that very special spot where he chose to ask Evelyn to marry him.

Later that Christmas morning, Walter got his winter jacket on and headed out to the vehicle to re-inspect every corner and crevice of the SUV all over again. He knew that he would not get any rest until his wife found peace that her jewel was back on her finger. What was the conclusion of his next desperate search attempt? Once again, he found absolutely nothing! Then, Evelyn went out with their little girl and searched the Escalade some more and yet she too came away with the same disappointing feeling. It was one of the most special days of the year, and unfortunately Evelyn just could not enjoy herself knowing that her priceless engagement ring was gone! She kept thinking that she would never see the beautiful jewel ever again! Tears fell from her eyes throughout the Christmas celebration. Though gifts were exchanged between family members, nothing else mattered to Evelyn other than claiming her precious ring back! Sadly, her greatest present that she wished for was not in a jewelry box waiting for her to open under the Christmas tree.

In the days that followed, the couple continued to search. Evelyn was so distraught about the whole situation with the ring that she wouldn’t allow herself to enjoy thinking about all of the happy holiday memories made on Christmas. At some point, their desperate state left them with no other choice but to pay $500 to a Cadillac service mechanic who came to their residence to remove all of the front and rear seats from their SUV! They wanted to make certain, once and for all, that the ring was not in the vehicle. This would put aside any doubts as to whether Evelyn was mistaken or not about what she recounted happening that night.

After the Cadillac service specialist spent the next couple of hours pulling out the Escalade seats and inspecting all of the mechanical parts underneath them (checking to see if the ring got trapped somewhere in the guts of all its hardware), it was concluded that the beloved keepsake was not inside or under any of the vehicle’s luxury seats. The specialist spent a tremendous amount of time working on the vehicle, taking all of the components out and having to then attach and reconnect all of the electrical and mechanical pieces back together again. The verdict was finally out: the jewel was simply not in the Escalade! Walter looked at his wife and asked, “Are you finally satisfied that your ring is not in there?” She shook her head in disbelief, finding it extremely difficult to admit that perhaps she imagined everything regarding the ring falling off her finger in the Cadillac on Christmas Eve. She really started thinking that she was losing it mentally because she truly believed what she remembered happening in the backseat on that wintry Christmas Eve night several days earlier.

For the next week, there wasn’t a moment when Evelyn wasn’t expressing her grief and bewilderment to Walter, especially after each and every time that she finished searching the Escalade again and again. Since Walter had resolved within him that there was nothing left to do in searching for the ring, it was left up to Evelyn to come up with a new plan of action. In her state of desperation, she decided to google the question “how to find a lost ring in a car”. THE RING FINDERS metal detectorist directory popped up and she read a bunch of testimonials on Brian Rudolph, a metal detecting service specialist who serves the Gaithersburg Maryland area. She read that I not only metal detect on lawns, beaches and water, but I also find rings and other jewelry in houses and inside vehicles. After learning about what I do and how successful I have been in the past couple years with recovering people’s lost property, Evelyn found a renewal of hope in calling me to see if I could help her solve this bizarre mystery!

THE SEARCH

The moment that I picked up the phone to talk with Evelyn, I knew that I was about to step into a very complicated search scenario. I could hear the utter desperation in Evelyn’s voice as she shared all of the details about her many search attempts (including the hiring of the Cadillac mechanic specialist who pulled all the seats out of her SUV). I was convinced that we were going to need a true miracle to take place!

Evelyn said to me, “Brian, you are my last hope in getting my ring back”. I responded by telling her that I was absolutely excited to conduct a search for her and that I would believe that the Lord would favor me in this hunt for the missing sentimental jewel! I went on to share that since they had already paid much money for a professional to remove the Cadillac interior, most would believe that the odds were stacked up against me in recovering the ring. But I told Evelyn that God always defeats the odds when He is on our side! Evelyn then reiterated what she said a moment or two earlier by repeating, “I knew that you were the one that I needed to call when I saw your information online. I knew it! I just have this feeling that you were sent by God to me to find my ring!” I didn’t know how much of her statement was pure faith in the Lord working through me or that she was just trying to conjure up some “fumes of hope” left over from all of her previous disappointments. Regardless, I was just thrilled to be a part of this search and I invited the Lord into this situation by leading her in prayer that God would successfully recover this ring (whether it was still in the vehicle or buried in the grass outside of her sister-in-law’s house). She agreed with me in that prayer and professed that she too would trust the Lord and give glory to Him through this recovery that we hoped He would help us with. At the end of our discussion, we scheduled a time for me to come out to conduct the search in her Escalade later that evening.

Sometime that night, I arrived inside the couple’s Gaithersburg, Maryland condominium complex garage where we would do the in-vehicle search. The family met me near their Cadillac SUV and I went over some preliminary details, including recounting the lost ring story from start to finish just so I had a clear perspective coming from Evelyn and gaining her husband’s personal recollection of what took place 6 days earlier. As I interviewed Walter, it was clear that he was not able to find any hope to believe that there would be any other outcome other than what he had already experienced for the past week since Christmas Eve. This made me even more passionate about wanting to prove the young man wrong and in the end give glory to my God for leading me to Evelyn’s lost ring!

Rudolph’s Endoscope Utilized to Discover Evelyn’s Ring

Once I finished the interviewing process, the four of us prayed and then made our way over to the Cadillac which was parked nearby to where we were all standing. Because all of the seats had already been pulled out and then placed back in the vehicle, which led to no avail, my game plan was to start in the far rear compartment area. First, I metal detected Camilla’s blanket which happened to be lying near Evelyn when she realized that her ring was gone. No metal was picked up on the fabric. I then searched on top of the far rear carpet and in every open space available to me. When I didn’t find the keepsake there, I searched in the spare tire compartment (below the trunk carpet) and pulled the tire out so I had more exposed areas to investigate. I did this just in case the ring somehow slipped under the carpet and down into that section of the vehicle. During this phase of the search, I used my video endoscope to search every crack and crevice. An endoscope is a device that helps one look into hidden places where the human eye cannot view. It’s got a long snake-like cable with a lens and LED lights at the end of it. The endoscope uses Bluetooth technology in order to send a live wireless video signal to a smartphone to be able to view what the lens is picking up. The tire compartment turned out to be clean of any ring, so I then inspected Camilla’s stroller. Again, I used my endoscope in and around all of the fabric and foam that was lined in the child’s “4 wheeler” but nothing of importance was discovered in there, as well. Next, I repeated this same methodology with the child’s safety seat that was fastened on top of the right rear passenger cushion. Still, it turned out to be another area that was checked out to be clear of any jewelry in the Escalade.

It was now time to search the rear passenger section of the vehicle. As with the investigation that I had just completed in the far rear hatch area, I used my endoscope once again to search for any signs of a diamond ring in and around the rear seats. With the device, I was able to view every angle and each spot that the camera lens focused on. As I positioned the end of the endoscope into the crack or crevice that I wanted to investigate, I could watch its movements and hoped that the target I was hunting for would come into frame. The first place that I began to position the endoscope was inside the space between the back rest of the left passenger seat and its bottom cushion. It is common for small objects to fall into the gaps where the two parts of the seat intersect. So, I started at the corner of the left rear passenger seat and moved towards the center and then towards the right rear passenger seat. Slowly and carefully, I maneuvered the video snake down inside the crevices of the leather interior and observed any signs of a ring that may have gotten stuck somewhere down below into the seat’s abyss.

Inch by inch, I worked the endoscope inside the back of the seat, trolling along and capturing as much territory as possible with the video lens. I always push the snake down as far as it can travel and search as much territory as I can before I bring it back up and then push it back down again to search more adjacent areas. There were a couple of objects down inside the machinery of the seat that resembled a ring-like shape. They were both silver in color and texture, but there wasn’t enough evidence to continue checking those two targets out. I resolved to remove the endoscope from the back of the cushion and begin searching from underneath that right rear seat and move my way up into the machinery starting from the floor first.

By the time I started to search for the engagement ring from under the right rear passenger seat, I may have spent approximately 15 or 20 minutes into my investigation. I planned that if everything would check out clear on the right side, I would move to the center area and then continue to the left seat. With the endoscope snake in hand, I extended the wire as far back under the seat as it could possibly travel and I searched everything along the floor interior. I diligently looked for gaps and cutouts where the ring may have slipped into the flooring and down under the carpet. The whole time that I was searching for Evelyn’s beautiful momento, opposing thoughts constantly bombarded my mind. They whispered negative words that this whole operation was just a big waste of time. However, like in every search, especially something of this magnitude, I push against those doubts and determine to do everything possible to recover the missing item and to not give up under any circumstances. Not even if the odds were stacked against me like in this particular case. I continue to stand on God’s promises that He answers the prayers of those who seek Him diligently and believe that He is able to do all things! So, I kept checking my smartphone screen, hoping to see something that would resemble the shape of a silver halo. Once again, even after I placed the endoscope up into the seat from under its belly, I could not find any potential targets to investigate further. It was time to take my search to the middle seat section.

My search strategy for checking out the Escalade’s rear center passenger seat was identical to how I conducted the far left rear passenger side. I placed my “spy device” inside the tight gap located between the bottom cushion and the back rest seat portion. Moving the snake down into the mechanical hardware, I viewed my screen, hoping that the lens would spot the target that I was diligently searching for. Again, there were a couple of questionable objects that somewhat looked like a diamond ring, but they just ended up being a nut and a thick washer. At the point where I finished searching the internal parts of the center seat from the top side, I took my gear (which included my high lumens headlamp) and placed it all back down on the carpet so I could begin searching from under the seat towards the back center area.

The whole time that I was conducting my search, Walter was observing what I was doing outside of the Cadillac on the right side of the vehicle. Evelyn was tending to her little girl in the rear of the SUV. The sad and bewildered young lady was on the phone with a friend and perhaps with her own mother, as well. As time marched on, I noticed that Evelyn was much more subdued than before and during the whole time Walter was consistently emotionally “flatlining” (because he really didn’t think there were any miracles left to be discovered since they began searching for their beloved ring). I kept giving him the play-by-play as to what I was doing and where I was searching next. Walter could see everything as I maneuvered the video wire far back and up into the middle seat components. I made sure that I placed the snake into every corner and crevice where the electronic eye could travel, so as to not miss a single possibility as to where the jewel may have ended up.

Again, I continued to fight those doubts again because I had passed the halfway mark in the rear of the Escalade and it was most unlikely that the ring had ended up somewhere in the front section of the vehicle. I just kept telling myself that all things are possible for he who believes that the Lord can do anything (Jesus said so in Mark 9:23). I didn’t give up and I just kept searching relentlessly.

Endoscope Capturing the First Glimpse of the Missing Engagement Ring!

Finally, as I continued to move the endoscope cable all around the back of the seat’s undercarriage, I picked up an image on the smartphone screen that unmistakably resembled a lady’s solitaire diamond engagement ring! I definitely could make out the “halo-shaped” object perfectly and then without question, my eyes focused in on the largest diamond that was hanging off a most spectacular circular piece of metal – 18 karat white gold! My heart started racing as I fixed the positioning of the camera so that I could see the target a bit more clearly. I have to admit that I was in my own personal state of shock! It’s rare enough just to recover lost property as small as a ring inside someone’s vehicle, but even more unlikely to find the object after a professional mechanic pulls all of the seats out and still finds nothing! What an incredible site that my eyes had beheld! I made my news update known to Walter who had been talking in the background and had looked away temporarily. That guy lit up like the Christmas tree in his home and he expressed that he couldn’t believe what I was telling him! He crunched into the vehicle to look at the screen and there was that amazing vision of beauty once again! There was no doubt that it was in fact Evelyn’s gorgeous engagement ring! I discovered it lying on the carpet all the way to the back of the middle rear seat! It was so far to the rear that without the endoscope there would have been no way to have located it.

Endoscope Capturing the Second Look of the Gorgeous Ring!

Endoscope Capturing the Third Image of the Lost Sentimental Keepsake!

Upon finding the ring in the particular location where the scope picked it up, I was convinced that the jewel had slipped off of Evelyn’s finger on Christmas Eve (just as she described) and landed on top of Camilla’s blanket that was near Evelyn’s feet at the time that she had first settled inside the vehicle. After the ring  fell, she picked the blanket up and shook it, hoping to locate the runaway gem at the time. However, unbeknownst to Evelyn, the ring must have freed itself from the blanket and flew to the back of the middle seat, rolling down into the gap where the bottom cushion and the back rest intersected. Then, when the couple searched the rear passenger area, they must have missed seeing the ring and accidentally pushed the sentimental piece down farther into the gap of the middle section, causing the ring to disappear below. It then somehow got caught somewhere inside the hardware of the seat. No one, not even the Cadillac mechanic could spot the ring that was lodged inside the internal parts of the undercarriage. It was probably wedged quite firmly and deep into that seat when it was originally inspected. I was convinced that when I put the endoscope down into the internal components below the middle seat cushion, I somehow dislodged the ring from the location where it was caught, causing it to fall to the carpet in the very back of that middle section! This had to have been what happened because after they pulled the seats out initially, there was no way that they would have missed seeing the ring if had been resting on the carpet the whole time! It would have been easily seen when the mechanic pulled out the rear seats!

At this stage of the story, I am quite confident that the reader of this article will not find it very difficult to imagine how Walter’s bride responded when she heard the unbelievable news that I had found her gorgeous keepsake! She went bananas! Evelyn started screaming and hugging her husband and then looking over my shoulder at the gorgeous diamond ring that had been presumed to be permanently MISSING IN ACTION by everyone else! She stared at the screen as I showed her what we were about to pull out from the vehicle! That’s when Evelyn insisted on taking her own video of this incredible discovery! So many exciting words began to fly out of her mouth! The young bride was just beyond excited and beyond relieved all at the same time! Evelyn couldn’t help but express that my successful search and recovery of her most precious gem completely vindicated her story that the engagement ring had never left the vehicle and that she did in fact see it drop somewhere in the car! Walter had no choice but to sheepishly concede.

Walter Gets Down on One Knee to Present His Wife With Her Precious Engagement Ring!

Both the husband and wife were hugging me over and over again, thanking me for what I was able to recover for them! I will never forget how Evelyn was running around the vehicle freaking out with so much excitement and jubilation! I asked Walter at that moment if he would like to do the honors and pull the ring from its hiding place in the far back area where it was waiting to return back to his princess’ finger! With a huge smile on his face he said he was totally up for it! I then exchanged spots with him on the floor where we were initially crouched down and I gave some more room for the elated man. He stretched his right arm out as far as it could reach towards the deep back area under the middle seat. Within seconds, Evelyn and I could see Walter’s hand coming out from beneath the seat with the largest and most beautiful and elegant diamond ring! The woman that he was so in love with began to cry as she was presented with the sentimental keepsake which she thought would never be placed on her finger ever again! The couple gave each other the most loving embrace that one could ever experience! Their living nightmare that had lasted for nearly a week was now finally over!

For the next hour, all of us celebrated the recovery of Evelyn’s lost engagement ring! We gathered together and devoted some time to thank the Lord who helped me and guided me to the jewel during the entire search and recovery process! It was an unbelievable event and one that I will never forget for the rest of my life! Thank You Lord for including me in such a special story! I am just as grateful as Evelyn turned out to be…all because she reached out to take ahold of her “last hope” – oh no, that beacon wasn’t me…it was God that took her call for help! And indeed, He surely did deliver! I was just happy that I was there to assist!

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Lost and Found Engagement Ring on Rockville, Maryland Lawn

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Katie’s Beautiful Engagement Ring Recovered from the Lawn!

Katie Smiling After Her Beloved Engagement Ring was Recovered by Brian Rudolph!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

It was a wintry morning with just a hint of a dusting of surface snow that took place overnight. In fact, the people of the city of Rockville, Maryland did not anticipate that the little manifestation of winter that day would be the only snowfall for the entire season! In fact, there weren’t even enough ice crystals on the ground to truly consider it a “fall of snow” – it was more like a tease!

I received an email that cold morning from a young lady named Katie who shared that she had lost her beloved 14 karat white gold diamond engagement ring somewhere near or upon her front lawn. She had walked out of her house in the chilly weather that morning, made her way down the front steps, all the way to the curb where she deposited a few pieces of plastic into the recycling bin which had already been wheeled out to the street the night before. Just as the items were dropped into the receptacle, Katie reacted to some water that fell on her cold hand and immediately jerked her left arm back to shake off the excess droplets. During that motion, her loose fitting diamond ring flew off her finger and she believed it headed towards the “sugar coated” grass. Immediately, Katie searched everywhere for the jewel which included the lawn, sidewalk, street, and even the recycling bin just to make sure that she wasn’t imagining things when she thought it went towards the lawn. Unfortunately, nothing turned up. It was at that point that Katie requested the additional assistance of her husband to join her in this bizarre investigation to help her solve the mystery as to where this stubborn guy ended up! The two of them looked over the lawn again and again and then searched the street, the recycling bin, and the sidewalk all to still come away with nothing.

Katie was still pretty certain the white gold “betrothal band” was somewhere on the front lawn, well camouflaged by the snow cover. However, she just couldn’t imagine where it ended up after searching every inch of the frosty front yard. At some point, Katie’s husband left for work and she decided to stay home and continue to search the area throughout the day, as well as keep an eye on any pedestrians walking by who might end up spotting the ring, pulling it from the ground and walking off with it.

After the frustrated woman went outside a few more times to search and then sadly return inside her house empty handed, Katie realized that she needed to find a professional to recover her most precious keepsake. That’s when she found THE RING FINDERS directory online, read up on me, Brian Rudolph, who was listed as one who provides a metal detecting service in Rockville, Maryland, and then immediately called me requesting my help.

Once I got all the details about the ring and how it disappeared on the front lawn, I made arrangements with Katie for me to visit her home sometime in the early afternoon. By the time I arrived, there wasn’t much evidence of any previous snowfall. I introduced myself to the distressed young lady and she took me to the exact spot where she dumped her recycling items and where the ring flew off her finger.

Next, I returned to my vehicle where I got all of my gear out and quickly began metal detecting the street, all along the curb, the sidewalk and the front lawn. Due to the fact that I operate some of the finest equipment on the market and possess much experience with recovering white gold diamond engagement rings, I was able to find Katie’s gorgeous keepsake in less than 3 minutes or so. A very clear target signal appeared on my machine and the object I was focusing on fell into the VDI number range (visual discrimination indicator) of what I was anticipating to appear on my detector screen. I knelt down to investigate the target, and as I used my pinpointer (handheld metal detector) to identify the exact location of the item, there it was, hiding deep within the grass, I saw the most loveliest solitaire diamond ring! It was absolutely breathtaking!

I was so happy to complete another successful recovery! Moreover, I was so relieved that the ring had not fallen into the street or on the sidewalk where someone could have picked it up! Such excitement filled my entire being! I love what I do in helping people recover their lost property and I was elated to have been able to find such a sentimental object of love for Katie!

I couldn’t wait to share the happy news with the proud owner of the ring! It’s hard to express with words just how joyful Katie was when I presented her engagement ring back into the hands of the one who had missed the cherished keepsake so badly! Her countenance not only gave off an expression of pure surprise upon seeing the diamond ring being delivered to her, but also the word “relief” could easily be read within both of her eyes as she took in the moment that her treasured jewel of love was safely back in her care once again! I could not have been any happier for Katie that afternoon!

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Thanks to Actor Jon Cryer and The Ring Finders CEO Chris Turner…Rings are Being Found Everywhere!

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK CELEBRITY ACTOR, JON CRYER, FOR SHARING ON TWITTER, HIS OWN PERSONAL STORY OF HOW “THE RING FINDERS” HELPED HIM FIND HIS MISSING WEDDING BAND! NOW, MANY THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD WHO ONCE LOST THEIR SPECIAL RINGS AND KEEPSAKES ARE CONTACTING MEMBERS OF “THE RING FINDERS” LIKE ME! AS A RESULT, THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING SURPRISINGLY AND HAPPILY REUNITED WITH THEIR SENTIMENTAL JEWELRY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!

In the past few weeks so many love stories have gained back their sentimental and beloved keepsakes such as wedding bands and engagement rings, found in the ground or pulled from vehicles and houses, lost for years and now returned! How could this be?! It’s because of one wedding band owned by actor Jon Cryer that was discovered by our very own Chris Turner, professional metal detectorist and CEO of the THE RING FINDERS!

I can’t fully express with words just how wonderful it has been to recover numerous rings for people who had given up hope in ever recovering their lost precious possessions! Their smiles are priceless! The word got out around the world about how members of our wonderful metal directorist directory can find these lost treasures and The Jon Cryer Effect is making many waves throughout homes everywhere!

When I got contacted to help these desperate individuals, I found that each story was quite unique in their own way, possessing plenty of backstory drama and search challenges. However, my passion and excitement as a member of THE RING FINDERS and as a metal detectorist who loves helping people find their “lost stories”, certainly energized me to do everything possible to help recover such special items for these Jon Cryer Twitter followers!

Since Chris Turner’s amazing recovery story, countless television stations, talk shows, radio stations, podcasts, newspapers, magazines and online news media outlets have interviewed Turner and it has certainly generated much public awareness of what our “movement” to help others recover their lost property is all about!

May every city in every state and country experience the wonderful hope of reuniting people with their lost keepsakes! Not only as a result of news circulating about Turner’s incredible ring recovery for Cryer, but in addition to that marvelous account, may word continue to travel the world through the latest ring success projects from THE RING FINDERS’ members  (such as myself) who are receiving calls from people who learned of what Turner did in Vancouver, allowing for another tier of amazing search and recovery stories yet to come!

Metal Detecting Lost Engagement Ring Missing in Washington DC Park Forest for 1 Year Due to Hornet Attack… Found

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Jenny’s Amazing Looking Engagement Ring!

Jenny’s Beautiful and Unique Engagement Ring Finally Returned Home!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK CELEBRITY ACTOR, JON CRYER, FOR SHARING ON TWITTER, HIS OWN PERSONAL STORY OF HOW “THE RING FINDERS” HELPED HIM FIND HIS MISSING WEDDING BAND! NOW, MANY THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD WHO ONCE LOST THEIR SPECIAL RINGS AND KEEPSAKES ARE CONTACTING MEMBERS OF “THE RING FINDERS” LIKE ME! AS A RESULT, THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING SURPRISINGLY AND HAPPILY REUNITED WITH THEIR SENTIMENTAL JEWELRY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!

Jenny is now one of many people around the world who have been personally affected by the recent Twitter feed of celebrity actor, Jon Cryer. Miraculously, he was able to recover his cherished wedding ring that was lost during his day off of work from filming the TV series ‘Supergirl’ on location in Vancouver, Canada. Cryer is recognized for his well-known acting roles, including the highly successful sitcom show ‘Two and a Half Men’ that ran for 12 seasons from 2003 to 2015, as well as the ever famous 1980’s classic movie, ‘Pretty in Pink’. Because so many around the globe have chimed in to Cryer’s Twitter story and are finding their lost treasures (thanks to the help of THE RING FINDERS), this amazing outcome has now been officially titled, “The Jon Cryer Effect”!

Coincidentally, as I was wrapping up a successful search in Alexandria, Virginia (which came together due to Cryer’s recent tweet), I received a call from a young lady named Jenny who was yet another Twitter follower of the famous actor Jon Cryer who shared on Twitter how THE RING FINDER’S CEO, Chris Turner, found his wedding band! She, like many others, thought that maybe she could reach out to a member of the elite metal detecting directory in Washington DC and hoped that perhaps maybe I could find her lost engagement ring that had been missing for just over a year! As I was packing up my gear, I listened to Jenny’s voicemail message and immediately called her back to gain more information about her particular situation.

THE BACKSTORY

Jenny shared with me that one year ago she was taking a walk through the woods of Glover Park, located in Washington DC near the National Cathedral, when all of a sudden she was attacked by dozens and dozens of hornets! She believed that she had stepped right into a nest whereby the angry critters viciously attacked her over and over again! She was left with over 25 hornets stings all over her body. She tried to get away from the attackers by running down a hill and into a clearing where she constantly swatted and batted them with her hands as she desperately attempted to fight them off! In the process of defending herself from those demonic insects, Jenny’s eyeglasses fell to the ground where she eventually stepped on them, causing the lenses to break into pieces. At that point she could barely see clearly, causing her to be quite disoriented. Unfortunately, the worst was yet to come! In the thick of the battle, while fighting off those flying beasts, the tortured woman felt her very heavy yellow gold, 1.75 carat diamond engagement ring fly off her finger! Though she was completely overwhelmed by what she was facing with her attackers, she somehow tried to search around for her missing keepsake. However, because she was hurt so very badly by so many stings, at some point she needed to leave the forest in order to receive medical attention at the nearby hospital. It was a terrible dilemma because she knew that she needed to get help for her hornet stings and yet she didn’t want to leave her most precious jewel somewhere out there in the woods where someone walking by may have the chance to spot the ring and walk off with it.

Once Jenny got help for herself and she was able to return back to the location where she lost her ring, she and her husband searched the woods the very next day but they still couldn’t find the solid gold betrothal piece anywhere. She first rented a metal detector but nothing turned up at the search site. Then, once she finally returned the rented machine, she was fortunate enough to borrow one of her children’s teacher’s metal detectors. Jenny and her family continued to make the trek back to the “scene of the crime”, hoping that something would turn up, but even those attempts ended up with empty hands. Hours of searching turned into days, and days eventually turned into weeks and months. Still, nobody could find her beautiful gold diamond engagement ring anywhere. It was as if it disappeared into thin air. They did everything possible at the time to hopefully find the missing ring. They used rakes to work through the many leaves that had fallen during that fall season of 2019, and over and over again the search team meandered through the wooded area, looking under and around the many tree limbs and logs that were scattered about the search site. Of course, there was a chance that somebody had already found the treasured item. Jenny and family realized that if the jewel landed somewhere along the path that was perpendicular to the trail that went down the hill where Jenny was attacked by the hornets, it was quite possible that at some point during the next few days following her horrible incident, somebody could have picked it up before the autumn leaves covered over the priceless ring. Even with their worst fears, Jenny and her husband reported the missing ring to the park ranger, hoping that if someone picked up the ring, it would be turned in and eventually reclaimed. She estimated that over the next year, 100 plus hours had been invested in all of her search efforts which included over 30 hours of metal detecting, and plenty of assistance from her husband, children and friends! Again, nothing ever turned up.

THE SEARCH

Jenny was absolutely devastated by the loss of something so special as this. However, she was a determined woman who never gave up hope that perhaps the ring was still out there somewhere, buried under downed trees or lost in the high grass and bramble. Finally, a beacon of hope was spotted on Jenny’s smartphone as she read actor Jon Cryer’s Twitter feed about the successful recovery of his own beloved wedding band! She went online to THE RING FINDER’S website and reviewed my profile listed under the Washington DC metropolitan area. Little did Jenny know that I had just discovered two other lost rings that had gone missing for 3 years and 1 year for people just like her who also read Jon Cryer’s Twitter feed and contacted me in the days that followed, asking if I could help them find their rings! I couldn’t wait to set up a time for me to travel out to the Washington DC forest to make a search attempt to recover Jenny’s lost gold diamond engagement ring!

While Jenny and I were talking on the phone, I asked her question after question regarding everything that transpired leading up to the ring flying off of her finger out in the forest. From what she described, I felt very confident that there was a strong possibility that nobody spotted the ring with the amount of “distracting nature” that surrounded that particular area. She mentioned that there was quite a bit of bramble and fallen trees that had rested in the location where she was once under attack by those vicious hornets. Also, she said that she lost the ring in October 2019 during the same autumn season exactly one year ago. That information gave me hope that the ring could still be out there because it could have easily been camouflaged by the golden colors of the leaves that had fallen from the trees above, causing her engagement ring to blend in perfectly with its surroundings.

Yes, there was plenty of metal detecting at the site, but in my mind, it didn’t mean that the gold ring hadn’t been missed. In my many experiences with other people using detectors that are made of cheap quality electronics and having lack of experience, those search attempts generally end up being futile, giving up no positive results. I remember telling Jenny on the phone how excited I was to hear that there was plenty of thorn bushes and overgrown weeds and trees that had fallen down all around that area. She couldn’t figure out why I was so encouraged by her description of that forsaken territory where her nightmare took place! I reiterated my positive thoughts about her description of the site by explaining that it gave more opportunities for the ring to hide as opposed to having only one or two scenarios as to where the jewel could have ended up (such as it being left on the path for somebody to pick up). Though Jenny was still in a mode of doubting the possibility that I may be the one to recover her lost keepsake, she was nonetheless enthusiastic for giving me a shot at finding her precious ring that she had missed so much.

I finished our second conversation that same night by encouraging Jenny with several search and recovery stories that had to do with me finding people’s rings that had gone missing for years. Jewelry that had been out there for the longest time, buried in the ground or hidden in a vehicle or house, just waiting to be found by me! Before we got off the phone, we tentatively set up a time to meet in three days on a Saturday afternoon. I told her I couldn’t wait to get out there into the woods and help her find the  lost engagement ring that she cherished so very much! Jenny didn’t know what to say to that declaration because so many hours had already gone into the search and every time she gave it her all, she came up with nothing. I told her if that ring was never picked up and it was still out there somewhere, I told her that I would indeed find it for her…guaranteed!

For the next three days, I couldn’t wait to meet up with Jenny in order for her to take me into the woods and show me where all of the drama took place a year ago this October. I pictured the ring buried somewhere out there, just waiting for me to come and return it to the finger that it still belonged to! She and her two dogs met me at one of the entrances to Glover Park located in Washington DC not too far from the National Cathedral. Jenny, who is very familiar with the paths and trails throughout the park (it was routine for her to walk her retrievers in that area quite frequently), led the way into the woods and down into the forest where she lost her ring on that one dreadful afternoon. As we walked to the spot, she gave me more details about that particular day and just how much effort she had invested in trying to find her beloved engagement ring.

After a good 5 or 10 minutes of walking over rocks, downed trees and across muddy spots, we eventually got to the top of a hill where Jenny was steps away from being attacked by those ruthless hornets. Her dogs led the way as she guided me down the slope, eventually stopping at the bottom where it started to level out. Another path could be seen to the left and right of us and I immediately wondered how busy this particular trail had been traveled. Jenny stood close to the intersection of the two paths and recounted what happened next. She showed me how she was swatting the insects profusely, trying with all of her might to get them off of her. She demonstrated for me just how she was standing and brought attention to the angle of how she was positioned when she tried to fight off her attackers. Jenny believed her left arm went forward and that the ring most likely went into the woods in front of her, towards some very large trees that had fallen many years prior. There was a gigantic tree trunk with its roots still intact, along with all kinds of huge branches, tree limbs, high grass, weeds and plenty of bramble growing wild everywhere. Just as she described to me on the phone days before, there was plenty of obstacles and area to search! The ring could have still been hiding just about anywhere! She actually ended up apologizing to me for such a complicated search site to have to investigate! I told her, “Please, there is no need to apologize because I am more encouraged about having this kind of environment as opposed to being in a public area where anyone could have easily spotted the ring on the day that it flew off your finger!”

Next, I asked Jenny to give me an account of all of the spots where her crew had metal detected so that I could have an idea of what pieces of real estate were already covered in the past year. She pointed out those locations, but I noticed that she didn’t mention the property behind where she was standing. I pointed to the hillside where we came down and over to the right another 30 to 75 feet, and asked her if anyone searched behind the section that she thought the ring had flown towards. Her response was that they had barely looked in those areas because she had believed that the ring had flown forward into where the trees and bramble rested based on how her arm moved forward during the brutal attack. I took close attention to those facts.

Once we covered all of the details regarding where she felt the ring flew and all the places that she, her family and friends searched over the past year, I was ready to return back to my car to gather up my gear and return to the search site to begin my recovery project. Jenny was kind enough to orient me to a closer entrance point which would help me pull my equipment wagon down into the woods where my travels to the site would be much faster than where we originally entered. She took some of my orange grid cones and placed them in key positions where I would be able to find my way out of the woods and back to my car once I finished the first leg of my search that day. We didn’t know how many trips it would take for me to wrap up the project because there was so much territory to cover. However, it was clear that I needed to have a way of identifying markers in order for me to make my way out of the park and back to my vehicle.

Jenny guided me back to the search site, showing me a little stream with lots of rocks and mud that I would need to cross over, and then eventually she pointed me to the largest landmark at the “scene of the crime” – that huge tree that was lying on its side just in front of where Jenny fought for her life last October.

Before she took off to walk the dogs deeper into the forest, I warned Jenny that upon her return to this location, she may end up observing me searching for the engagement ring in an area that most people would consider to be an illogical place to metal detect when searching for a jewel that went flying in an entirely different zone. She appreciated my words but assured me that she was putting what hope she had left into my care, wishful that I would use my expertise and experience to pull her ring from the park!

As she headed off with the dogs, I started setting up my gear for what I anticipated to be a very long and possibly difficult search project. Like I mentioned above, there was no way of telling whether or not the ring had already been picked up by somebody or not. All that I could do was to give it my all and hope for the best. Before I began setting grid cones up in a certain area on the hill side where she had originally ran down just after being attacked by the hornets, I prayed to the Lord and asked my beloved Creator to help me and guide me in the search efforts. I asked my Heavenly Father to give me wisdom and guidance in finding the hiding place where the ring had ended up, believing that it was still somewhere out there. Then, I put my metal detecting harness over my jacket, placed the headphones over my ears and finally started grid searching inside of the area where I placed the cones up and around a portion of the hill.

Generally, when one is metal detecting an area way out in the woods, there is very little metal that you will encounter in the ground. This scenario was no different. However, there were a few targets that I dug up because the metal detector was picking up a few shallow targets that were just below the ground. I knew that if the ring was still there on that property, it would be just slightly below the dirt and leaves with just a little bit of the halo showing up above the ground. It turned out that there was absolutely no ring to be discovered in the first section that I marked off with my orange cones.

By the time I finished grid searching that first area, Jenny had returned with her precious retrievers just to check on how things were going and to let me know that she was heading back to her place. I quickly showed her what I completed at that point and pointed to the area that was going to be surrounded by cones for my next grid search. Eventually Jenny left and I remained there at the site, continuing my efforts to reclaim my client’s lost beloved ring. Though there was so much pain, drama and sadness that took place in this region of the park, I still couldn’t help myself appreciate the surroundings which were absolutely beautiful that autumn day.

I would continue to work on the hillside, adjacent to where I had just finished the first section. Moving to the other side of the trail where she quickly ran down the slope as she was being attacked by the hornets, my aim was to hit that spot next. I set the cones up around that that territory and was then ready to begin that second phase of the search. For some unexplainable reason (which I now believe was true divine guidance by the Spirit of the Lord in answer to my earlier prayer), I began to just randomly metal detect the area that Jenny had pointed out where she and the others predominantly searched over the past year. I wasn’t thinking that I would necessarily find the ring, but I was just curious as to what I would discover and get an idea of how much metal was in the ground in the environment where all of the downed trees, high grass and bramble predominantly congregated around. I casually swung the detector in that particular zone and then slowly moved my way around and back towards the path that crossed the trail that goes up the hill. There was no ring to be found in any of those spots that I casually swung the coil over. One habit that I seem to typically implement while I am detecting an area is to keep swinging my detector over real estate until I get to the section that I intend to grid search next, just in case I come across something of interest along the way. This moment was no different. I crossed the path that divided the main section of where she had been searching for the past year over to the hillside section that would have been where her back was facing during the hornet attack. I didn’t get more than 6 feet off the path, moving up the slight incline (probably 8 to 10 feet over to my right which would take me towards the coned off area that I was about to grid) when I hit a pretty significant target signal that appeared to be buried just below the surface. Because the ground was covered with the most beautiful colors from the autumn season, I wasn’t able to observe whether or not this target was partially resting above the ground. However, I was about to find out! The VDI number (visual discrimination indicator) that appeared on my detector screen came up as a solid 18. First of all, that number is not a common number that comes up on my detector. Usually I find items made of lead that come into that range of 17 or 18. Therefore, this solid 18 number got me really curious. A typical lady’s yellow gold engagement ring would never register such a high number. In fact, I was only told that the target that I was looking for was a yellow gold solitaire diamond ring with the stone set into the band. I didn’t think much about the weight because usually lady’s rings aren’t designed with a bulk of extra gold. Most of the time I find that a lady’s yellow gold ring will fall into the VDI number range between 8 and13.

With this current target that I was about to investigate, I honestly was not thinking that I had found Jenny’s ring by any means. However, I am always hopeful in every situation because I have seen so many miracle stories take place with many of my searches. With this target signal, I was not going to discount that same possibility, as well. I got down on my knees to the ground and pulled out my handheld metal detector which helps to pinpoint the exact location of where the other metal detector had discovered the target. I waved it over the ground in the spot where the detector picked up the curious object and almost immediately I located the exact spot where the item was buried. Slowly, I used my left hand to start removing some of the surface dirt to see if I could make out exactly what the target was before having to use my digger to go farther down if necessary. Instantly my eyes caught the most beautiful image of something gold in color that was resting just below some brittle leaves and topsoil and on that hillside. I could not believe what I was looking at! Only a part of the object was protruding through the ground, but I knew very well that what I was going to pull from the earth in a moment’s time just had to be Jenny’s missing diamond engagement ring! There was no way that another piece of precious metal would have been lost in the same vicinity as the ring that I was on the hunt for! This had to be Jenny’s jewel! It was an unbelievable moment for me! I was only walking in the direction of where I was about to start my second grid search when I hit this home run! I couldn’t believe it! It was absolutely amazing! The cones were already in place for me to begin my grid lines and yet I never even made it over to that second zone! Why? Because I believe I was divinely guided by the hand to the very spot where Jenny’s beloved keepsake had landed and remained hidden for over a year! The ring was discovered 27 feet from where Jenny remembered feeling her priceless gem slipping off her finger! The keepsake flew from across Jenny’s left side, over her head and moved airborne in the direction behind her to the right on a 45 degree angle (4 o’clock position), slightly up the hill!

Once I Removed Some Top Soil and Leaves, This is What My Eyes Encountered!

I was now looking at a huge piece of gold exposed in front of my eyes! The rest of the ring was perhaps buried maybe a half-inch in the ground! Jenny had mentioned twice to me that she had searched for over 100 hours and even came back to the search site after the two of us talked on the phone the other day! So much time was invested in trying to find her precious ring, and yet nothing became of all of her efforts…until now! Her best decision was to contact THE RING FINDERS! The ring that she had attempted to recover in an entire year of searching, I was able to successfully find in 20 minutes! Though I would have eventually grid searched the spot where I stumbled upon that most priceless piece of artwork, the fact that I found the treasure so quickly and incidentally was beyond a surreal moment for me!

The moment was too amazing to believe that it was really happening! Yet, it really was a reality! I really did find Jenny’s beautiful solid gold diamond engagement ring! I was so excited that I actually fell to the ground and laid there on my back like a little kid with my feet and hands up towards the top of the trees! I couldn’t contain myself! I just took in the moment, thanking God over and over again and saying out loud, “I can’t believe that this is really happening that I actually found the diamond engagement ring and how quickly I discovered it!” When you know that somebody has been searching for something for over a year with metal detectors and with numerous people added to the hunt, you can anticipate searches like this to be a bit more complicated than some of the more simple scenarios that we ring finders have had to tackle. I loved the challenge of this particular case, but I had no idea that I would end up finding Jenny’s ring this quick and so easily!

I didn’t even pull the ring out of the ground before I walked 40 feet back to my equipment wagon, pulled out a white rag, placed onto the ground in front of me and worshipped the Lord down on my knees! Jenny would finally get this priceless and most sentimental piece of jewelry back on her finger soon enough! I knew that this was one more miracle story to be added to all of my others that I had experienced over the past couple of years! I wanted to give God the glory and thank Him before I held that ring in my hands for the first time!

The Engagement Ring Flew 27 Feet Behind Jenny During Her Horrible Hornet Attack!

As I was still on my knees, a gentleman who was walking his dog on the trail just feet from where I had found the ring, stopped and inquired about what was going on and what I was doing. His name was Lindsay. I explained to him that I was worshiping the Lord because I found something very special that belonged to someone and I couldn’t believe that I had found it so quickly! I explained that it was a ring that had gone missing for over a year! He was quite intrigued and asked if he could see the treasure that I pulled from the earth. I was more than thrilled to share my excitement with him! It was at that moment that I returned to the diamond ring that was still waiting for me to raise her up from the ground! Slowly and carefully I separated the piece of gold from the earth, exposing the most humongous diamond that was embedded into the actual band of the gold ring! It was simply exquisite! There were two accent lines of white gold that were wrapped around each of the sides of the ring and the artwork on this beautiful object was simply stunning! The weight of this jewel was extremely heavy for a lady’s ring, very non-characteristic of a lady’s engagement ring! It was a very special ring that was obviously custom-made in every which way. I would later find out that the ring was designed based on the need to have a diamond that would not rub or bump into things while the owner physically worked out and while regularly teaching yoga classes.

Lindsay was so taken back by the whole story of what I had searched for and so quickly discovered, that he asked if he could bring his entire family over to the site so that they too could witness the cool event!  I welcomed their visit and I told him that in the meantime I would be continuing my time of worship onto the Lord and then begin taking pictures of this incredible moment! He left and I returned to my white towel that was still laid out on top of the leaves near my wagon and I just continued to thank God for everything! The gratitude in my heart was overwhelming! I thought that I would most likely have to come back for consecutive visits to complete the search and hopefully find the ring in that process of time. I never thought in a million years that I would end up finding the engagement ring in such a short period of time! Once I finished my moment with God, I returned back to where the ring was found and documented the entire event with my still camera and video equipment.

By the time I wrapped up my photo session, my new friend’s family arrived at the search site and I got to share with them the whole search story from beginning to end! They were the nicest people! I could see it in the kids’ eyes just how intrigued they were to witness something as fantastic as this with me finding buried treasure out there in the middle of the forest! When you see something made of solid gold with a huge diamond set inside the precious metal, just lying on the ground where it should have never been lost, it’s pretty powerful to experience such a moment! This is what makes ring finders and metal detectorists like me so energized and beyond thrilled when we find someone else’s lost property in places such as this!

At some point, before the family headed off, they thanked me for sharing this special celebration with all of them. We said our goodbyes and though I took enough photos and video earlier, I decided to document a few more moments before it started getting darker outside.

Eventually, I began packing my things up. While I was still in the forest, there wasn’t a moment that I wasn’t still floating on cloud nine! I constantly thanked God and felt so grateful that I discovered the ring where I had found it and just how fast it was recovered! As I was collecting all of the cones that I had set up in that second zone where I had intended to start grid searching, I thought to myself just how innocent I was, metal detecting randomly in that first area where Jenny said that they had been looking for so very long. I recounted how I crossed over the trail and began making my way back towards the cones and how I just happened to stumble over the ring as I made my way to start the second zone! I could have just begun the grid search on that other part of the hill, but it never had to take place! Yes, as I shared before, I would have eventually found the ring because the area where it ended up was at some point going to be the third section that I planned to hunt. But, boy did I save a lot of time and energy! Oh yes! I could not have been more surprised!

Once I packed everything up in my blue wagon, I said goodbye to this very special search site that was a witness to Jenny’s attack and the loss of her precious ring during the October before this one. But now it became a beautiful place now that the earth gave up something that only belonged to Jenny and nobody else! I was so proud to be a part of such a search and recovery project and to be the one to eventually return the most beautiful and sentimental keepsake to its rightful owner. Returned to one who had been yearning for a reunion with this sentimental keepsake for so very long! Finally, this huge piece of gold with its amazingly large diamond was leaving the forest since October 2019!

It was a moment that I will never forget, the evening that I surprised Jenny and one of her children (who happened to be home at the time of the ring reveal)! She was absolutely stunned! So much so that she admittedly shared with me that she thought that the ring that I had surprised her with couldn’t possibly be hers! Why? Because I was able to find the keepsake so very quickly as opposed to all of the search attempts that she had made that added up to well over 100 hours and each one miserably failed! She thought, ‘How could this be?’ But she then eventually came around to realizing that there was no way that I could have produced a copy of such an incredible engagement ring because I had never seen a picture of what it looked like in the first place! Jenny was completely in a daze when I handed her that ring! The realization that it was finally back in her possession after all this time was something that she couldn’t fully describe with words! The same jewel that was placed upon Jenny’s finger by her beloved groom on the day of their marriage, was now back on that same ring finger, never to get away from this bride ever again for the rest of her life! During that reunion moment, you could easily see what was going on inside of that stunned young lady! Emotions of pure happiness were dancing within every chamber of her heart! Part two of Jenny’s horrible nightmare that took place one year ago this month had finally come to an end…her lost engagement ring had finally come home to her!

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How to Find a Lost Platinum Wedding Band Inside a Car 1 Year Later…Alexandria, Virginia

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Maureen’s Lovely Platinum Wedding Band Found After 1 Year!

John and Maureen Elated at the Sight of the Recovered Wedding Band!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK CELEBRITY ACTOR, JON CRYER, FOR SHARING ON TWITTER, HIS OWN PERSONAL STORY OF HOW “THE RING FINDERS” HELPED HIM FIND HIS MISSING WEDDING BAND! NOW, MANY THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD WHO ONCE LOST THEIR SPECIAL RINGS AND KEEPSAKES ARE CONTACTING MEMBERS OF “THE RING FINDERS” LIKE ME! AS A RESULT, THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING SURPRISINGLY AND HAPPILY REUNITED WITH THEIR SENTIMENTAL JEWELRY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!

Maureen is now one of many people around the world who have been personally affected by the recent Twitter feed of celebrity actor, Jon Cryer. Miraculously, he was able to recover his cherished wedding ring that was lost during his day off of work from filming the TV series ‘Supergirl’ on location in Vancouver, Canada. Cryer is recognized for his well-known acting roles, including the highly successful sitcom show ‘Two and a Half Men’ that ran for 12 seasons from 2003 to 2015, as well as the ever famous 1980’s classic movie, ‘Pretty in Pink’. Because so many around the globe have chimed in to Cryer’s Twitter story and are finding their lost treasures (thanks to the help of THE RING FINDERS), this amazing outcome has now been officially titled, “The Jon Cryer Effect”!

Ironically, Maureen emailed me while I was searching for another platinum wedding band for a gentleman who also read the Jon Cryer Twitter thread which gave him the idea to reach out to me!

This is what she emailed to me:

“Hi Brian, I just read about The Ring Finders via a Jon Cryer Twitter feed and found your information as the Alexandria, Virginia contact. I actually lost my ring a year ago, but I lost it in my car. I know this sounds strange, but I think it must have rolled into some weird component of the car. I recognize that the metal detector tactic might not work in this scenario, but I figured it was worth a shot. Let me know if you’d be willing to give it a try! Thanks, Maureen”

After I successfully finished my other search, I immediately called Maureen to talk about the details surrounding the need to recover her lost wedding band. As I drove away from the other search site, Maureen began to share what happened on the day that she lost her most priceless platinum wedding band.

THE BACKSTORY

A year ago, she left work, got into her vehicle and drove straight home. She didn’t make any stops whatsoever. At some point during the drive home, she was fiddling around with her rings that were on her left hand ring finger. She believed that the car may have been idle at a light, waiting for it to turn green when her platinum wedding band fell towards the vehicle’s floor because she heard it hit something. Luckily, Maureen’s engagement ring still remained on her finger. She quickly looked around while she was still positioned in the driver seat to see if she could eyeball the ring, but the highly treasured and sentimental item did not come into view. Maureen assumed that as soon as she got home she could simply hop out of her Subaru Outback and be able to locate the ring much easier as she could scan the floor from the outside of the car. That’s exactly what she did. When she parked the vehicle in the garage, Maureen got out and immediately inspected the driver side area, expecting to find the ring. Unfortunately, it was nowhere to be found! It was as if it disappeared into thin air! The young lady checked under the car mat, on and under the seats but all of her attempts to find the ring led to no avail. The whole experience was completely perplexing to her.

Next, she called her husband out to the Outback at some point and he also looked everywhere, but he too could not find the wedding band anywhere! Their only conclusion was that it fell into a small opening or compartment somewhere, perhaps in the dashboard or maybe under the seat in a place where the eye just could not spot it. In any case, they would continue to look over and over again for the next year! Maureen was so convinced that the wedding band was still hiding somewhere in her Subaru, that when the lease ran out on the vehicle six months later, the couple decided to buy the car instead of trading it in! Maureen thought to herself that if she gave up the car, her wedding band would be sacrificed, as well. She didn’t want to see that happen! One of her most important motivations for keeping the vehicle was that she could continue to hold onto the hope that one day her precious wedding band would be discovered.

Though Maureen and her husband continued to search over the next year for the missing ring, it wasn’t until the Jon Cryer Twitter thread emerged that a sense of new hope had arisen for the bride of almost 10 years (coming up on November 1st, 2020, just a couple of weeks away). With the success story that was shared by Cryer regarding how THE RING FINDER’S CEO, Chris Turner, recovered the actor’s wedding band so valiantly, she thought to give THE RING FINDER’S member, Brian Rudolph, a shot at finding her lost wedding band, as well! I couldn’t have been more happy to have been handed such a challenge as we talked extensively about Maureen’s search needs on that cold and rainy October afternoon!

THE SEARCH

Once Maureen had finished sharing her story about the missing wedding band I began to ask her a slew of questions to gain more insight as to what may have possibly happened to her beloved keepsake. I needed to examine all of the clues available in order for me to have a chance at solving the mystery of the disappearing ring! This included: wanting to know who had been in that vehicle for the past year, such as family members, friends, detailers and valet parking attendants. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was the only one who predominantly drove the vehicle and that perhaps maybe once in the past year there was a parking attendant in the car, according to what she remembered. The car was never cleaned by anyone but the couple and they ruled out any possibility that the vacuum cleaner may have sucked up the ring!

My biggest question that would remain unanswered for the time being was whether or not the ring had traveled outside of Maureen’s vehicle and onto the garage floor when she was getting out of her seat. This would mean that the wedding band would have had to fall onto her lap first and then drop out onto the garage’s concrete slab once she removed herself from the Outback. I did ask Maureen if they checked the garage and she said that it was searched but not extensively. This was because she was very convinced that the ring had never left the vehicle in the first place and that she remembered hearing the ring hit something when it dropped from between her fingers.

After the two of us covered all of the details and questions that I could conjure up, we scheduled a time for me to come out the following day to see if this metal detecting specialist could crack the case as to where this wedding band had actually ended up! I couldn’t wait to get inside that Subaru Outback!

The next day, I arrived at Maureen and John’s property, ready to tackle this enormous challenge. I happen to love searches like this one! I am not only a metal detectorist, but a metal detecting specialist and item recoverist who searches for lost property, not only on land, but also in: houses, vehicles, sand and water. I love the variety of circumstances by which people end up needing my services to help them find their most precious keepsakes!

When I walked over to the infamous Subaru, Maureen came out to greet me and she asked if I needed anything before she slipped back inside to handle her day’s work. I told her that I was fine and that I would call her if there were any needs. I was hoping that the only call that I would have to make to her would be the one to inform her that I had successfully found her missing wedding band!

The first leg of my search dealt with exploring under all of the vehicle mats and seats. I took out my handy endoscope which can be placed into small crevices and spaces where the human eye cannot visibly explore. It allows me to search all around tight spaces in between seats and inside the machinery of the motorized systems that drive the seats back and forth. This device not only sends a video feed to my smartphone so I can see what’s going on in these places that I search, but it also records the video in order for me to later review what this electronic eye picked up throughout the entire search process. The endoscope has been highly effective in helping me recover other people’s lost rings in the past.

Once I finished searching under both front seats from the front and sides, I opened the rear doors and searched under the front seats from behind. It is so important that you don’t miss a single detail because that one spot that you might have missed could be the very place where the ring was hiding. Obviously, the couple had looked everywhere, so if they missed it, the ring would have most likely ended up somewhere where their eyes could not lock on to it. I eventually concluded that the wedding band was not under the front seats, nor in the seat rails or under the hardware that allows for the seats to slide back and forth. There was no point searching inside the rear seats or children’s car seats since Maureen lost the ring while driving the car. It was now time to start inspecting the dashboard.

I was really hoping that I would find the missing band under the seats, because the moment that I have to start poking around inside the dashboard, things can get rather complicated and time-consuming. Since I previously covered all of the facts with Maureen and she didn’t seem to waiver regarding her memory of what happened on the drive home that day from work and that she seemed pretty confident in what happened, it kept my mind mentally strong, knowing that the ring had to be in the car. Yes, there was the possibility that the Subaru was parked by an attendant at one time or another, but I told Maureen that since she couldn’t spot the ring in plain sight, the ring would not have been so visible to catch the eye of a potential thief either. She agreed with me. Maureen clearly heard the ring land somewhere. Therefore, it also made me confident that it did not fall on her lap which made it highly unlikely that it ended up outside of the vehicle and into the garage. My belief was that the band had remained somewhere inside the Outback.

Searching inside the dashboard is never an easy process. If Maureen’s hands were above the steering wheel at the time that the ring fell, I thought that maybe the band landed on top of the steering column which would have made a “ping” noise. It could have slid down into the narrow crevice of the dashboard and be lost somewhere in the electronics within. I carefully placed my endoscope into that crack along the top side of the column and began to search all of the places that the ring may have fallen into. This included bundles of wires, cables, relays, bolts that kept the plastic dash pieces together, and many other kinds of miscellaneous items that I had to maneuver around.

I can’t tell you how many pieces of metal in a vehicle tend to look like a silver, metallic ring and it really can get you excited, only to find out that what you were looking at was something completely different than what you were seeking after! I spent a very long time moving the camera about, searching for the very petite platinum wedding band that was no larger than a size 3.75 / 4.

After about two hours into my search, I contacted Maureen to let her know that things were moving along and that I was checking out two particular objects that may have some relevance with this mystery that I was trying to solve. I wasn’t sure if either one of these items that I had viewed on the endoscope could possibly be the ring. However, I was going to carefully inspect them to see if maybe the band got wedged into one of these two particular areas where these round targets were stationed.

Maureen came out to the car for a few minutes before she would have to return back inside for a conference call. I showed her what I was seeing with one of the objects using the endoscope and she too thought it could be her wedding band. The only problem was that the outer texture of this “ring” shaped object did not fit the description of a normal looking platinum ring. So, I tried to then show her the second object that I was investigating. Unfortunately, that attempt fell short when I couldn’t maneuver the endoscope to the exact region of where I first spotted the potential target.

Just before Maureen had to leave, I summarized my plan of action in attacking this search head on. First, I would complete my goal to determine whether or not those two potential targets that I was analyzing could be her ring or not. If neither one turned out to be what I was looking for, I would continue searching inside the dashboard. However, the next attempt would involve me placing the endoscope snake into the dash from down below where I pulled a lower instrument panel off to get better access. I told Maureen that there was nothing resting on that access panel which made me conclude that the ring did not drop down to the lower regions of the dashboard. So, this would lead me to inspect the higher spots where the ring may have gotten caught up alongside the steering column but deeper into the dashboard spaces than the zones that I had already searched.

If I still could not find the ring there, I would then have to search the only other area left for me to investigate. I pointed down to the vehicle’s fuel door release lever located on the left side of the driver’s side floor mat, just a few inches from the left door jamb molding. I shared with Maureen that earlier I poked my head down towards the floor and peeked at the lever from a particular angle in order to look down into the housing of that mechanism. I did observe that there was enough room for a small ring to slide down into it and potentially disappear under the housing that would lead to the floor of the vehicle. After checking that out as my last and final search spot by unscrewing the housing and observing the “underworld” of that floor area with the endoscope, I told her that I would have no other options left to consider. The hopeful owner of the Outback thanked me for what I had accomplished thus far and for what I shared with her in regards to the rest of my game plan if my other options didn’t pan out. Maureen then returned to the house to make her Zoom appointment.

For the next 30 minutes or so, I was able to search some more areas up into the dashboard before I too had to pack up and leave to make it to another appointment nearby in McLean, Virginia. I told Maureen that I would return back to her place to resume the search if I didn’t find the ring prior to leaving for my next client. Unfortunately, I was not able to find the wedding band inside the belly of the dashboard, so I resolved to return in a few hours to continue searching some more inside the large instrument panel. I wasn’t frustrated or deterred by not having the results I wanted to see and I wasn’t going to give up until I completed all of my objectives. I packed up my tools and texted Maureen to let her know that I had left her property.

Early that evening, I returned back to Maureen’s Outback to continue with part two of my investigation. It was completely dark outside but I didn’t care in the least. In fact, it’s an advantage to have less light during searches like this one. I called Maureen to let her know that I had arrived and she asked if it was okay for the children to accompany their mom and dad out by the car in order for the rest of the family to meet me. I laughed and said, “Of course!” in addition to asking her why I was such an interesting person to them, knowing that they were somewhere in the age bracket of five and eight years old. Maureen said that they were intrigued with the fact that I had a YouTube channel and they were interested in meeting me knowing that I was attempting a very unique recovery operation of mom’s most precious wedding band. I was quite delighted to soon meet the boys, as well as Maureen’s husband John.

All of us had a delightful time hanging out on the lawn right next to the driveway where the Subaru Outback was still parked. Before I showed the boys how my endoscope operated, I found out that one of them had a birthday just a few days earlier! I asked what his favorite gift was and he proudly ran back into the house and returned with the coolest frisbee! It would glow randomly with different LED colors! Because it was so dark outside, it was really neat looking to watch! I asked a couple of questions directed towards the other brother before I demonstrated some of my technology that helps me find rings for people. This little “pow wow”  also gave me an opportunity to interview John and ask him some questions about what he thought happened to the ring and where he attempted to search for the special item.

Before I returned to searching the vehicle, I shared with everyone that I was not moved in any way by the fact that I had not found the ring as of yet, and I told them that I don’t stop with my recovery efforts until every angle of my investigation has been effectively checked off my list! I then attended to the task at hand, which was to continue searching up into the dashboard once more to make sure that I did not miss anything during my last go around.

I may have searched the dashboard for another 30 minutes before I finally concluded that the ring was definitely not up inside the guts of the dashboard. It seemed clear of any rings so I re-fastened all of the pieces that secured the fuse box and the lower instrument panel that was fastened underneath the steering column.

After I reluctantly re-searched between the seat rails and under the hardware that powers the front seats to again find no platinum jewelry, it was at that point that I was hoping that my last search spot would expose the missing ring. Knowing the odds of this, I knew that the chances were very, very slim indeed. I threw my “hail Mary pass” in the direction of the fuel door release lever which I had pointed out to Maureen earlier in the day. I only had that one location left to check before I would have to call it quits.

I can’t count how many times my searches come down to the “final play of the game” so to speak! When I have exhausted almost all other possibilities left on the board, and I just about run out of all “real estate” to metal detect or search inside a house or vehicle (like in this particular case), sometimes I receive the breakthrough that I had been looking for for so very long! That was in fact what was about to happen once again!

I Remove the Fuel Door Release Lever Housing to Inspect Below

The whole time that I was inside the Subaru that evening, I was using my high lumens headlamp to illuminate certain areas in the vehicle while I placed my endoscope in position. I would then turn off the light in order to see the video feed better on my smartphone screen. Then, once I finished searching the dashboard and car seats for the last time, I needed the light to highlight the area that I would be searching next. So I aimed the beams down towards the fuel door release lever located on the floor, which is positioned to the left front side of the driver’s seat. I pulled the little plastic cover off of the top of the fuel door lever housing in order to expose the type of screw that was keeping the housing in place. Then, I took out my Phillips screwdriver from my toolkit and began to loosen the screw which kept the plastic piece fastened to the floor. Next, I carefully maneuvered the housing in different directions until I figured out how to remove it over the release lever mechanism that remained in place. With my headlamp on the highest lumen setting, I looked down into the exposed opening which was reinforced with some type of metal mounting bracket, attempting to view any round pieces of metal that may be visible before I would have to power up my faithful endoscope one last time.

The Endoscope is Placed Down Into the Center of a Metal Mounting Bracket Which Leads Under the Carpet

Just like the first time I checked, I couldn’t see any objects hidden in that small space that I was so limited to view. I then recalibrated the endoscope and placed the end of the snake into the center of a small open space that led down into the flooring of the vehicle. First, I placed it to my left, into the flooring, but it was completely clear of any metal debris or objects. Secondly, I turned the endoscope towards the other direction and followed it over to the right side of the opening underneath the carpet and through the metal reinforcement bracket. I kept looking at my smartphone screen which is paired with the endoscope lens, hoping to see something that may resemble a ring. Again, this would be my final opportunity to successfully recover the missing ring inside the vehicle because I had run out of all other options.

The Endoscope’s First Image of the Suspected Ring Find!

Seeing This Image Being Broadcasted from the Endoscope to my Smartphone, I Knew I Had Found Maureen’s Missing Platinum Wedding Band!

Just as I moved the snake back and forth on that right side of the opening, suddenly my eyes locked onto an object that appeared on the screen that resembled a thin small washer or possibly even a ring! I moved the endoscope closer and closer to the object, trying to keep it in view because it kept moving out of frame. However, once I stabilized the lens of the endoscope on a certain angle, roughly about 2 inches or so away from the mounting bracket opening, I was finally able to view most of what that particular object happened to be. I couldn’t believe what I was looking at! Without question, it was a ring! I had found Maureen’s wedding band! Even for someone like myself who finds rings for people all the time and sometimes in the craziest places, I was still experiencing a moment of utter disbelief! There it was! For over a year, the ring had been literally sitting under Maureen’s feet the entire time! Every time she pumped gas into her vehicle, her ring finger that had yearned to hold that priceless band once again, would pull the lever to open the fuel door which was literally a couple of inches away from where the ring had rested over this entire time! Unbelievable! My face lit up like a firecracker, displaying the biggest smile as I was hunched over towards the floor with half of my body hanging outside of the vehicle! I had the happiest feeling of excitement knowing that soon enough, Maureen was going to be wearing this wedding band once again! She was correct all along! The wedding band had never left the vehicle! Maureen’s account of her hearing the ring land on the floor of the car was also 100% correct! There was only one place on the floor that could have helped to make a “ping” sound like what she heard and that was when the ring hit the fuel door lever’s plastic housing! The odds that it would fall right into that housing and then drop farther down into the open gap which led into the flooring area was astronomical! It would require one perfect shot to fall into there and be lost under the carpet! Any other drop would have caused the ring to end up falling on top of the carpet and it would not have been heard, let alone ever be lost! This is why the ring disappeared into thin air…or so she thought! I was totally blown away by this discovery! I just had to laugh out loud, though quietly because I didn’t want to give up the surprise that I was about to spring on Maureen! It was at that moment that I was filled with so much gratitude to my Lord who I prayed to earlier, asking for guidance and wisdom in order to recover this lost property for her, which I knew had meant so much to Maureen! She and her husband also prayed that I would find success during my search for the missing wedding band! The Lord clearly answered! Because my knees were still resting upon the concrete driveway, I was in the perfect position to worship God, thanking Him for helping me find this lovely platinum wedding ring in the most unlikely of hiding places! It was a location where the jewel had resided for the past 12 months! And to think that the couple considered trading in the vehicle six months earlier! The ring would have never been recovered and Maureen would have never had the chance to wear it on her finger ever again! Ultimately, they would have left the band buried under the carpet for the rest of its life on the road until finally it would reach the “bone yard” to be scrapped! A terrible thought!

What a Beautiful Sight Indeed! I Was Even Able to Perfectly Read the Couple’s Wedding Date Inscribed Inside the Band!

The Very First Moment that I Recovered the Ring from Below!

My search for the missing ring had come to a successful end! Next, it was all about the reveal of this most precious keepsake! Maureen and her family were all absolutely blown away by the surprise that I laid before them that night! I don’t think anybody in that family, including myself, will ever forget that moment of excitement and celebration! The whole moment was completely surreal for everybody, including myself! I love what I do for people, and I certainly was grateful for the opportunity that was handed to me to attempt a successful search and recovery of this ring! This precious object was part of Maureen’s and John’s love story from the very beginning of their marriage and now it would stay with them for the rest of their lives together! I was so happy to be a part of the continuation of such a story!

Had it not been for the Jon Cryer tweet, Maureen may have never known about THE RING FINDERS, or about me and what I could provide for her in helping to recover the band. The roadmap to this ring recovery was nothing short of a happy-go-lucky story with a very happy ending! It started with Maureen reading Jon Cryer’s Twitter tweet about THE RING FINDER’S Chris Turner who found the actor’s beloved wedding band in Canada (almost 3,000 miles away from Alexandria, VA)! Then, an email is sent to me requesting my help in finding Maureen’s own ring, we talk on the phone to discuss the story of how the ring was lost, I examine all of the clues and tips, I ask my client endless questions and interview her once more upon my arrival at the search site. Then, I begin the “investigation” in the vehicle for Maureen’s beloved keepsake, and eventually after searching every possible place where the band could have possibly ended up, I successfully recover Maureen’s lost ring that had been missing for over a year in her car! WHAT AN AMAZING STORY! This is certainly one search that I will absolutely never forget, and its one ring that I feel pretty confident will never ever go missing again!

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Platinum Wedding Band Lost for 3 Years…Found in Washington DC Neighbor’s Yard

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
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Stanton’s Handsome Platinum Wedding Band Now Above Ground After 3 Years!

Stanton’s Happy Smile Shines Brightly After Ring Reveal!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK CELEBRITY ACTOR, JON CRYER, FOR SHARING ON TWITTER HIS OWN PERSONAL STORY OF HOW “THE RING FINDERS” HELPED HIM FIND HIS MISSING WEDDING BAND! NOW, MANY THOUSANDS AROUND THE WORLD WHO ONCE LOST THEIR SPECIAL RINGS AND KEEPSAKES ARE CONTACTING MEMBERS OF “THE RING FINDERS” LIKE ME! AS A RESULT, THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING SURPRISINGLY AND HAPPILY REUNITED WITH THEIR SENTIMENTAL JEWELRY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN YEARS!

Stanton is now one of many people around the world who have been personally affected by the recent Twitter feed of celebrity actor, Jon Cryer. Miraculously, he was able to recover his cherished wedding ring that was lost during his day off work from filming the TV series ‘Supergirl’ on location in Vancouver, Canada. Cryer is recognized for his well-known acting roles, including the highly successful sitcom show ‘Two and a Half Men’ that ran for 12 seasons from 2003 to 2015, as well as the ever famous 1980’s classic movie, ‘Pretty in Pink’. Because so many around the globe have chimed in to Cryer’s Twitter story and are finding their lost treasures (thanks to the help of THE RING FINDERS), this amazing outcome has now been officially titled, “The Jon Cryer Effect”!

Yes, just like for Stanton himself, it was touching to read the October 11th, 2020 account of how Chris Turner, CEO of THE RING FINDERS (an international metal detectorist directory), and professional metal detecting specialist himself, successfully recovered Cryer’s beloved wedding band on a tiny strip of grass near a seawall in Vancouver. And yet, nothing could have rocked the world more for this faithful Twitter follower of Cryer’s than the story that was about to follow!

After reading Cryer’s emotional journey in being happily reconnected with his ring, Stanton decided to check out THE RING FINDERS directory to see if there was a metal detecting specialist in the Washington, DC area. My profile popped up, he liked what he read, and soon after, an email inquiring of my services headed to my inbox!

Stanton emailed:

“Hi Brian, I found you on theringfinders.com (courtesy of a Jon Cryer tweet). Do you have availability to help me look for a lost wedding ring? I live in DC near Takoma Park.  The ring has been lost for a several years so there’s no rush. I’d just like to get some closure. Hope you’re having a great weekend. Thanks, Stanton”

I promptly responded, and before long, the two of us were on the phone together the next morning, talking details about his missing ring and setting up a search time for later that day!

THE BACKSTORY

As with most juicy stories, there is always room for some unexpected drama that finds its way into the event. The story goes like this: More than 3 years ago, like with most couples, Stanton and his wife were having a heated argument. At some point, rings were being taken off and slammed on the kitchen counter. Stanton’s spouse grabbed his handsome platinum wedding band and moved swiftly towards the French doors that led to the back deck on the second floor of their house. The doors flew open and the athletic arm of the passionate young lady who was quite skilled at playing baseball, pulled itself back like a trigger on a gun, and in her highly charged emotional state, she side armed a throw that any Washington Nationals baseball pitcher would be proud of!

Out towards the back of the house, the ring made its journey somewhere below and beyond the second floor deck. Stanton went on to share that he tried to prevent the release of the ring but his efforts proved to be ineffective. The initial windup was successfully transitioned into an eventual classic rocket launch! Eventually, like in most cases, once the couple makes up and moves pass the heated moment, shame and regret sets in and the search and recovery efforts ensue. That is exactly what took place in this particular case.

Stanton’s wife, Jessica, was brave enough to acquire a metal detector and embark upon a search with the children all around the lawn and the adjacent property next to their home. Nothing turned up. She felt really bad about the whole situation, realizing that the ring was nowhere to be found. At some point, over a period of time, the search efforts were wrapped up and the ring was presumed MIA. Worse than that, the couple ended up going their separate ways and in the end, discovering the whereabouts of the missing platinum halo was the last thing on Stanton’s mind.

Now, fast forward 3 years later. Who could have written a better script than this?! As a result of actor, Jon Cryer losing his wedding band in Canada and a professional metal detectorist who happened to be the CEO of THE RING FINDERS finding it for him, word spread around the globe via Cryer’s Twitter thread about the actor’s ring recovery! 3,000 miles away, in Washington, DC, Stanton read the account about THE RING FINDERS and then wonders if maybe there’s a chance of finally recovering his missing wedding band! As mentioned above, he promptly emails me to discuss the matter!

THE SEARCH

Though the autumn weather provided for a rainy and chilly Monday afternoon, I was more than excited to meet the fellow Washingtonian and see if I could bring a smile to Stanton’s face with the recovery of his lost wedding band!

When I arrived at Stanton’s delightful house, I immediately asked my client to take me into the kitchen where his wedding band was last seen before it was picked up and taken to the rear of the house. He pointed to the spot where it had rested and then he walked me to the French doors located at the back of the house that leads out to the deck. Then, he opened up the French doors and reenacted that dreadful moment when his wife did the old “heave-ho” just inside the house.

Next, with a steady downpour of rain, Stanton bravely walked me out to the deck and down the stairs leading to the lawn. He said that he called his ex-wife to ask for additional details that he may have forgotten over the past three years. Jessica believed that she side armed the throw and was still convinced that the ring flew to the left on a diagonal course towards their chain linked fence. Both of them were pretty convinced that the ring most likely ended up along the fence line, though nobody could spot it or detect it properly with the machine during the earlier searches.

Once Stanton finished orienting me around the property, I returned to my car to retrieve all of the necessary gear for the search. Then, while the rain kept pouring down, I wheeled my equipment to the rear of Stanton’s property and began the recovery attempt.

First, I searched on the deck, moved down the steps and moved under the stairs. Then, I checked the gravel, looked under the garden hoses and planters, and finally I searched the backyard lawn. There were quite a few pieces of metal buried just below the ground, but no ring was to be found. My finds bag that hung to the side of my detector harness became half full of non-ferrous metallic items by the time I completed that section of the property.

Instead of focusing on the fence line which would be extremely challenging and time-consuming, the wisest direction to choose was to take my gear over to the neighbor’s yard and begin metal detecting on their lawn. If I didn’t find the ring over there, I would have no choice but to work at a worm’s eye level close to the ground and focus all along the chain linked fence.

Experienced metal detecting recoverists and specialists will tell you that one of our greatest arch enemies happens to be metal fences. The reason for this is that there is so much metal on the fence, that it causes rings with precious metal to be completely masked, as if it was non-existent. One must be on their hands and knees and carefully hand detect, pulling away all of the debris, dead grass and weeds in order to make sense of the area. Even that does not guarantee that you might find the ring. If it’s buried quite deep next to the fence, unless you dig up everything from the fence to about a foot away, your efforts will be completely futile.

It was probably about an hour and a half into my search when I took my detectors over to the neighbor’s yard (Stanton got permission for me to search the yard adjacent to his). I was completely drenched but I didn’t care. All of my waterproof gear kept me nice and dry. I started grid searching from the edge of the neighbor’s deck, down the lawn and towards the rear alley. I purposely kept my equipment away from the fence by nearly a foot and a half so that I would not get false readings on my detectors. Unfortunately, there was a lot of metal that was buried in a particular region where I was searching on the lawn. There was so much that I was very concerned that the ring could have gotten mixed up in that “cemetery” of non-ferrous objects. It was at that point that I needed to switch metal detectors by using a smaller coil at the end of my detector shaft in order to differentiate between one small metal object and another one nearby to it. I dug up a few shallow items but there was no platinum treasure buried in that region. It was at that point when I continued on by switching back to my 15-in coil detector and moved along my grid line farther down the lawn.

When I had passed the two and half hour search mark, I had finished my first pass down the neighbor’s lawn with my imaginary grid line. It took a long time to complete that first pass because of how much miscellaneous non-ferrous metallic objects were buried throughout that area. I found a couple of coins including a nickel and a penny, along with one or two pull tabs, as well.

I was about 10 to 15 feet away from the fence and half way across the lawn as I was moving back towards the deck area of the neighbor’s yard, when I got another legitimate signal. My detector was reading VDI numbers of 12 and 13, which like earlier, usually ends up being a soda can pull tab or a nickel. I looked at the positioning of where the potential target was located in relationship to where Stanton’s deck was situated and I realized that the ring could have possibly made it over to this place if it was thrown extremely hard. It was quite realistic to assume that the trajectory path could have gone to this very spot where I was about to investigate.

Once I checked a few more things out with my detector, as I waved the coil over the target area, I was ready to kneel down and pinpoint the exact location of the item that was clearly under the earth. ‘Could this be the object that I have been looking for in the past couple hours or so?’ I excitedly thought to myself as I pulled out my hand held metal detector and moved it over the spot where the machine had picked up the initial signal. Carefully and slowly, I moved some grass out of the way and removed a bit of dirt that covered the object. It was at that moment that I realized I had found Stanton’s missing wedding band that had been thrown from his deck 3 years earlier! I knew I discovered it when I saw a faint metallic halo shaped object just slightly visible at the surface! It was his platinum ring and it was still giving off a brilliant shine! A very handsome one at that! I lit up with excitement and disbelief! At any point in time, the ring could have been spotted and pocketed by someone in that neighbor’s backyard over the years before it made its way into the ground! Or, it could have been buried up against the fence line, never to be detected or ever recovered! I thanked the Lord for guiding me to this spot and giving me the wisdom necessary to locate and pull this keepsake from the ground!

The roadmap to this ring recovery was nothing short of a fun little fairytale! It started with Stanton reading Jon Cryer’s Twitter tweet about THE RING FINDER’S Chris Turner finding the actor’s beloved wedding band in Canada (almost 3,000 miles away from Washington DC)! Then, an email is sent to me requesting my help in finding Stanton’s own ring, we talk on the phone to discuss the story of how the ring was lost, I examine all of the clues and tips, I then ask my client endless questions and interview him once more upon my arrival at the search site, I get the tour around the “crime scene”, and then begin the metal detecting adventure that eventually led me to the neighbor’s yard where I finally and successfully recovered Stanton’s lost wedding band! WHAT AN AMAZING STORY!

It was because of all of these steps, as well as my relentless determination to find the lost item that I was able to raise this precious sentimental keepsake from the ground, in the neighbor’s yard, in the pouring rain, and return it to the man who curiously wondered where it had ended up after all these years!

I couldn’t wait to share with Stanton what I had found approximately 75 feet away from his second floor deck on the other side of the adjacent fence in his neighbor’s yard! He was quite surprised and beyond thrilled with what I was able to achieve and ultimately return to him! As I was wrapping things up, the happy Washingtonian was on the phone with his ex “Jess”, excitedly sharing the news that I had found the missing ring! She was so happy to hear the news and thanked me for my successful efforts! Apparently, the two of them have remained close friends to this very day!

After I did the reveal, the two of us had a nice laugh together as we both stood in the rain on the deck, just feet away from where the initial drama ensued. I smiled and said to the very kind gentleman, “Well Stanton, with all of the helpful and insightful information that you provided me with to successfully recover your ring, probably the most accurate of all the details that you shared with me was the fact that Jessica…really did have a pretty good arm!”

Before leaving the search site, Stanton expressed to me just how grateful he was to Jon Cryer for how the actor shared his personal ring recovery story on Twitter. Without the thread, he said he may have never known that there was someone like me out there that was capable of helping Stanton recover his sentimental keepsake.

As I drove away, I smiled as a thought came to my mind as to why this special Washingtonian was so desirious to rekindle the search efforts for his lost platinum wedding band after all these years! It was just a guess, but in time I might just learn the exciting answer that I truly hope to hear!

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Lost Sentimental Gold Ring in Grass…Found in Springfield, Virginia

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

Janet’s Beautiful and Sentimental Keepsake Ring

Janet’s Smile Shines Once Again as She Holds Her Lovely Black Hills Ring!

BRIAN RUDOLPH, LOST ITEM RECOVERY SPECIALIST (LAND, WATER, SAND, HOUSES & VEHICLES) WILL FIND YOUR LOST KEEPSAKE! CALL ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I received a call from a young lady named Erin who was requesting help with recovering her mother-in-law’s ring that had gone missing four months earlier in the month of August, 2019. Erin’s 5-year old daughter, Journey, was gifted a Black Hill’s gold ring that had belonged to her grandmother, Janet, for many years prior to its recent disappearance. Unfortunately, the ring was lost somewhere on “Grammy’s” Springfield, Virginia front lawn just days after it was given to the little one during a family summer vacation visit from California. I came to learn that the ring had very special meaning to Janet.

THE BACKSTORY

When Janet was 11-years old, back in 1967, her best friend and fellow private school classmate, Kathy Vasil, gave Janet a pretty Black Hills gold ring as a special friendship gift. The keepsake’s design depicted the classic Black Hill’s signature images of leaves, grape clusters and vines, made with alloys of gold with standard yellow gold, as well as green and pink accents. It was quite pretty! Janet had worn the ring for over 50 years!

Over the years Janet’s mother, Charline, admired her daughter’s ring so much that Janet decided to search for an exact duplicate of her gold ring to bless her mom with such a gift. Amazingly enough, with much unrelenting diligence, she found the same item and both ended up with matching Black Hills gold rings! Charline treasured the piece of jewelry up until the time of her death two years later in the winter of 2011. She was only 77 years old.

After Janet’s mother passed away, she decided to hand the ring down to her daughter Krystal Marie who cherished the piece of gold jewelry for the next 5 years. But then, in the month of October, 2016, at the age of 35, Janet’s beloved daughter, also tragically died. She was beyond devastated, her world completely shattered.

Sadly, there would be even more catastrophic events that would take place. Between the years 2009 and 2018, Janet and her family not only lost her dear mother and precious daughter, but she would end up losing her 34 year old son, Jacob Daniel, in April of 2013, and Janet’s youngest sister, Julie, who died at age 47 in the month of April of 2018! No one could have ever imagined such a devastating plot would have to be endured for Janet and family. Tragedy was at every corner of this family’s existence for nearly a decade. It has been a miracle that this woman has been able to survive through such grief and despair. Janet shared with me that she has had no other choice but to cling to her faith in the Lord, for there is no other hope to hold onto after losing so many people that she has loved so much!

This article honors the memory of these dear people who lost their lives so prematurely: Mother Charline, Son Jacob Daniel, Daughter Krystal Marie, and youngest Sister Julie. May these loved ones never be forgotten, ever!

Three years had gone by since Krystal Marie passed away, and Janet decided in August of 2019 to gift the family heirloom ring to her precious granddaughter Journey Danielle whose initials “J.D.” were inspired from her late uncle, Jacob Daniel. When Janet’s son Jason and daughter-in-law Erin brought their family to Virginia to have a summer vacation visit, “Sunshine” (the nickname that Journey and Janet both happen to call each other after years of traditionally singing together the classic song “You Are My Sunshine”) felt emotionally compelled to bless her granddaughter with that special matching ring that had once belonged to Journey’s great grandmother and aunt. It would be something very special to share between the two “Sunshines” throughout the years ahead. Little did Grammy know that within a few days of enjoying the ring on Journey’s finger for the first time, the precious little girl would accidentally lose the keepsake out in the front yard as she was playing with some other children and family members.

During the summer trip, Journey Danielle very much enjoyed wearing the special ring that her grandmother had given her during her stay in Springfield, Virginia. She wore it on her index finger most of the time. But on the afternoon when the ring was lost, the granddaughter switched fingers and the family heirloom ended up on her middle finger which made it more susceptible to slipping off.

Janet was sitting on her front porch step while the kids were playing in the front yard. Before long, Janet noticed her granddaughter whispering something into her parents’ ears. She didn’t know what had happened when she saw some of her family members crawling on all fours searching for something on the front lawn. Nonetheless, she was about to find out. She turned to her son Jason and asked what was wrong. He replied by saying, “Its worse.” He then explained that Journey had just accidentally lost the ring in the course of her playtime.

Little girl Sunshine was very upset and at one point she began to cry knowing how special this ring was, not only to Grammy but also to Journey herself. Janet’s love and compassion for her 5 year old granddaughter was so deep that she looked outside of her own sadness and disappointment for the loss of the ring and decided to go back into the house, open up her jewelry armoire, take out her matching ring that was given to her by her childhood best friend and give it to her daughter-in-law Erin to give to Journey. Erin in turn placed the ring on the grass so that her daughter would spot it and find relief that the ring was back in her care. Janet chose this approach because she felt so bad for her granddaughter, but she also did this for the rest of the family, as well. She didn’t want her family guests, whom she valued their presence so very much, to spend the rest of their summer vacation trip worrying about the ring and be preoccupied with trying to find it on the front lawn. With all of the tragedies throughout the decade, this matriarch of the family just wanted to spend those remaining days making memories with the family, not searching for a ring presumed to be gone forever.

Eventually, Janet’s family had to return back to California and in the months that followed their vacation, Erin felt terrible that the ring had never been recovered on her mother-in-law’s property and that Janet had given her own childhood keepsake to Journey, leaving Grammy with neither ring. She wondered if there was a metal detecting service in Virginia that could provide assistance in recovering Janet’s ring. She searched online and discovered THE RING FINDERS metal detectorist directory. She found my name listed as one of the metal detectorists listed for Springfield, Virginia.

THE SEARCH

Erin and I talked for about 15 or 20 minutes and I answered all of her questions regarding what I do and how I provide services to recover lost items. Her biggest concern was that the ring may have been washed away down the hill of the property and into the street. I told her not to worry about that happening and that my professional assessment was that the ring was still resting exactly in the same place where it was dropped several months earlier. It may have settled slightly below the dirt, but not by much in such a short period of time. She was quite relieved. I told her that I was delighted to help recover this ring and I was excited to meet her mother-in-law Janet.

Erin and I agreed that she would be the liaison between me and Janet and as soon as she contacted her mother-in-law to approve the search, Erin would let me know that everything was in place for me to schedule an appropriate time for me to visit Janet’s property in Springfield, Virginia. Eventually, I spoke with Janet on the phone and I got all of the details regarding the type of ring that was lost and the story behind the lovely family keepsake.

Later that night, I visited the Springfield, Virginia property. It was pouring rain with no end in sight! However, that did not deter me from my commitment to finding the missing ring. Before I began, I introduced myself to Janet and she showed me the probable spots of where the ring may have ended up. Next, I bowed my head and asked my faithful Lord to help me in my efforts to recover the item. Lastly, I pulled out all of my equipment and rain gear from the car and started the wet search in the hot zones that were discussed earlier.

Janet explained that her granddaughter only played in the front yard when she lost the ring. It wasn’t long before Journey realized that the ring was no longer on her finger. Therefore, we were 100% certain that the Black Hills gold keepsake was in fact lost somewhere in the front yard and nowhere else. That gave me quite a bit of reassurance. The front yard was maybe about 90 feet across and perhaps 65 feet from the front door to the street. Because the ring was quite small and it had been missing for over a third of a year, it was most likely covered by a bit of dirt and grass by now. Therefore, I moved slowly and cautiously across my gridlines. Not only did I metal detect on the top portion of the lawn, but I also moved down the slopes and worked below as well. When I couldn’t find the ring in the middle portion of the lawn where Janet had initially directed me to, I switched directions and began a grid search on the right side of the house (if you are facing the front of the house from the street).

The rain was coming down pretty hard at times and yet I fought through the wet weather during the entire search process. I kept moving across that side of the lawn and down the hill and then back up again just to make sure that I didn’t miss a single target. Most of the potential signals that I got were pieces of metal that were too far below the surface to be seriously considered for being the ring I was looking for. However, as I stated before, I checked everything nonetheless, and very carefully indeed. When nothing checked out on that side of the lawn and down below in the areas of grass between Janet’s property and her neighbor’s house, I resolved to begin detecting on the left side of the front lawn (facing the front of the house) and working my way down the side slopes.

One target signal after another, I checked the depth readings on my detector screen and still nothing indicated that I had hit the object that I was hunting for. Unfortunately, the sky would not relent with dumping more rain down from above! I was soaked! Yet, I was determined to recover “Sunshine’s” beloved ring!

Approximately an hour and forty-five minutes after I began the very wet search, I got another decent signal that was coming from the left front side of the property. Maybe 15 feet from the house and just a foot or so from the slope leading down to the driveway, the target signal appeared to be extremely shallow in depth and it was in the VDI (Visual Display Indicator) number range on my detector that I was looking for on my screen. There was also a certain “bounce” to the tone that made me believe that I could have possibly found the ring! Immediately, I pulled out my pinpointer and began to narrow the target zone until that very special moment that I had been waiting for for nearly a couple of hours finally took place! My eyes and fingers laid a hold of the gold that I had yearned to find! The pretty little gold ring was resting at the bottom of the grass and was wedged part way into the ground! I had found it! I couldn’t have been more excited at that moment! I knew that Janet would be beyond relieved that her cherished momento that had disappeared four months earlier would finally be returned to her!

It really was a fulfilling experience to search for something that was on  young Journey’s finger all those months back and now it was finally discovered right where it was lost! Finding the ring at that very spot where it was dropped during that playful time for the young little girl brought such a sentimental thrill for me! This was the very place where all the happy-go-lucky emotions had come to a standstill back in August. It went from a day of celebration and fun to a time of regret and sadness when the ring fell into the grass and was undiscoverable. It was right there, all of this time, from that summer afternoon in front of Janet’s house until two weeks before Christmas!

It gave me such gratification to my soul knowing that I was continuing the story of this ring for Janet and her family, especially knowing how much grief this woman had already gone through with the loss of both her mother and daughter who had both held possession of this very ring. In addition to the loss of Charline and Krystal Marie, as shared earlier, more pain was added with the passing of Janet’s son Jacob Daniel and sister Julie. Finally, with the return of this ring, there would be hints of sunshine peeking through the thick shades of darkness and dispair in Janet’s world! Something happy had just taken place.

That night, Janet would be surprised with the return of her beloved ring! She began to cry so beautifully out there on her front porch when I revealed to her what I had found deep in the grass on her front lawn! Watching those tears fall from her eyes onto her cheeks was worth every bit of the time I spent searching for the lost ring when the sky above cried its own tears during that cold and wet winter night! What a special time it was!

Janet’s daughter-in-law, Erin, who had originally called me to request my help in finding the lost ring, was equally moved emotionally by my successful recovery of Janet’s lost keepsake. She was so grateful. I shared with Erin on the phone and by text message just how happy I was to be a part of this reunion between Janet and her lovely Black Hills gold ring. It was Erin that made all of this possible!

I know without a doubt that Charline, Jacob Daniel, Krystal Marie, and Julie would have been so happy that this ring was finally back on the loving finger of their beloved family member after all that time gone missing. Perhaps their smiles were shining so brightly that night for their sweet Janet of Springfield, Virginia – the woman who they felt such love from during their brief years upon the earth, and the woman who will always be loved, cherished and remembered by her most treasured family…both near and from afar.

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THE BLACK HILLS JEWELRY HISTORY

Black Hills gold jewelry is a type of jewelry manufactured in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It was first created in the 1870s during the Black Hills gold rush by a French goldsmith named Henry LeBeau, who is said to have dreamed about the design after passing out from thirst and starvation. Black Hills gold jewelry depicts leaves, grape clusters and vines, and is made with alloys of gold with standard yellow gold as well as green and pink gold. In 1980, the Eighth Circuit affirmed an injunction, ruling that if a manufacturer was to call its jewelry, Black Hills gold, then it must be made in the Black Hills. The state of South Dakota designated Black Hills gold as the official state jewelry in 1988.

The designs use grapes, grape leaves and grape vines and are easily recognizable for their distinctive colors. Silver is alloyed with yellow gold to produce the green hue, and copper alloyed with the yellow gold to make the red or pink gold. The jewelry was originally made with South Dakota mined gold but in more recent years, since the closure of the Homestake Mine, the gold is sourced elsewhere.