10/20/14 – Got a call Monday afternoon from Mr. Charles Young for a lost wedding ring made out of palladium. Mr. Young had been out clearing leaves from his large side yard the day before and later discovered his wedding ring had slipped from his finger due to the chilly weather here in the Northeast. I met with him an hour and a half later after gathering and checking my detector (Minelab Safari) and other detection equipment I usually take with me. After introductions were completed, Mr. Young showed me a Bounty Hunter detector his young son possessed and said he had been using it to try and find the ring without any success. After discussing the operation of the detector with him, and asking some questions to determine the best place to start, I began a grid search. Mr. Young asked if he could use the Bounty Hunter to check also which I readily agreed to as our focus was on trying to find the ring. After about 40 minutes of searching, I was scanning an area near the side door of his home and just as I stepped forward to swing my detector, I spotted the ring sitting up against a small twig right in front of me! Mr. Young had probably walked right past it several times during his searching. I called over to him and placed the ring in his palm. He had been talking to his neighbor when I called him and he yelled back to the neighbor and held up the ring. The neighbor smiled and acknowledged the victory! Mr. Young’s 10 year old son came home from school at this time and I encouraged him to use his metal detector as I had received many hits in the side yard only down a few inches. Have to encourage the next generation of detectorists, and who knows, maybe a future Ring Finder!!! Smiles all around for a successful search.