Chris Turner

How to find a gold wedding band in the snow in South Surrey, BC…

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

 

Winter is almost done here maybe two or three weeks left, we escaped with very little snow… Just yesterday we got our first taste of winter with a few inches of snow and my phone started ringing, keys were on the top of the list and late yesterday a call for a lost gold ring in the snow, possibly on the sidewalk in front of the person’s house or in the yard. We made plans to meet early in the morning to do the search, I arrived at 9 AM and met the couple and we discussed the search areas. I found out that they been married for 40 years so you can imagine the story that is attached with her custom-made ring.

After carefully listening to where they believe the ring may have fallen off of her finger when she pulled off her glove, I started to search that area and after 15 minutes I move my search into the yard for a quick look. I changed detectors and headed back to the first location where part of the driveway was ploughed and snow was piled on the side of the road. I got a signal and with the pin pointer I pulled out her beautiful gold wedding band from the snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was very fortunate that we found it because after the snow would’ve melted it would’ve been very easily spotted on the roadway… I love my job and helping people find what they have lost and I understand the stories that are attached to these beautiful rings, I understand if they are lost forever so is the story attached to them.

I’m very proud of TheRingFinders directory and all the members that have joined to help other people in their towns and cities! You only have to find and return one ring and experience what it feels like and you will be hooked!

I have the best job in the world!

Metal Detecting Specialist/ Lost your ring…don’t wait for someone else to find it… Call ASAP/778-838-3463

Video of the recovery below…

 

 

Lost Wedding Band in Burnaby BC…Found

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Metal Detecting Service/Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I received a call for help yesterday while I was at work, the young man told me he lost his wedding band at a frisbee golf course in Burnaby. He went on to tell me that the ring came off when he threw his frisbee down to the ground. It was getting dark and he searched for 45 minutes with no success. The next day he went back and search for over an hour with his fingers going through the grass and mud in hopes that he could pull out the ring.

They found TheRingFinders through a friend from his frisbee group who told him about my service. We met up this morning and he showed me the area where he had lost the ring and even marked it with a stick which is an excellent idea to get me into the area where I could possibly find the ring. After maybe 10 minutes and very close to where he believed the ring had come off his finger… I found his ring just inches into the mud, he must’ve stepped on it while he was looking for it and buried it into the mud and grass. I was able to surprise them both with the ring after maybe 10 minutes of searching.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

 

Watch the Video of the search below…

 

 

 

Metal Detecting Specialist/ Lost your ring…don’t wait for someone else to find it… Call ASAP/778-838-3463

Ring lost in Mission BC… Found!

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

This search came from the Jon Cryer story about a month ago, the first time I went to look for the ring I spent close to six hours unsuccessfully. It was a difficult area to search due to all the blackberry bushes but Patti was not going to stop searching until she found the ring. This is how the ring got lost. Patti’s husband gave the ring to her to hold onto while he was helping their son-in-law build a barn. Patti took the ring and put it on her finger knowing it was very loose but keeping her hand clenched shut so as not to lose the ring. She walked over to a little shed where she grabbed a couple of apples to take to the horse but they were rotten so she decided to throw them into the bushes forgetting that she had her husband’s ring on her finger, at that particular time she felt the ring come off her finger and you can only imagine how that must’ve felt.

When she threw the apples she felt the ring come off, this is a horrible feeling! For anyone who has never experienced feeling a ring come off their finger and not being able to find it, it’s horrible. Patti told me she was throwing the apples up over the blackberry bushes which were close to 8 feet high at the time. When I got there to do the search she had cut back quite a bit of the blackberry bushes, giving me a really good chance to find the ring, after talking a bit more I found out that they had borrowed a metal detector from a friend of theirs but couldn’t find it, and that’s when they called me to come out and help.

Close to a 2-hour drive to get to Mission from my house and the first day no ring, six hours searching. Second time out over 4 1/2 hours still no ring. Patti had cleared more blackberry bushes, third time out I didn’t take footage of the search but I’m sure about three hours of search time. I’ve been getting a lot of calls and it’s hard to keep track due to the Jon Cryer story. Hard to imagine why I haven’t been able to find this ring, yes the area is very difficult to search and there are possibilities it could’ve got caught between roots and stems where I can’t get a Metal Detector in or pinpointed because of the prickles. I started thinking more out of the box, what if it went behind her to the right to the left, what if it went on the roof of that building so many thoughts crossed my mind but the biggest was why wasn’t I finding the ring?

Today was the fourth time out, it was a nice day and I was very hopeful, when I got there Patti was cutting back more blackberry bushes, I couldn’t believe how much she had already cut back and it made me believe there’s just no way the ring could’ve gone that far especially after hearing she is not right-handed and she threw it with her right hand. Even doing a test throw with a rock Patti couldn’t throw the rock that far.

For the what if factor I started checking the gravel driveway back to where the ring was handed off to her then I went back up to the hot zone and started grid searching while Patti was cutting back more blackberry bushes. As I was detecting near a smaller boulder I got a very faint signal beside the rock, I noticed a small crevice under the rock so I put my Garrett carrot in the crevice and  I got a signal. I found so much garbage here it didn’t mean much to me at the time, I just started trying to dig it out with the pinpointer and to my surprise, I pulled out the ring from under the boulder!!!!!

I was so excited but of course, I couldn’t show it right away because I needed to surprise Patti, she was still cutting back the bushes when I walked up to her and asked her a couple of questions and then put the ring in front of her to see her surprised look. I sure have fun surprising people and I got to tell you I felt so good to see that ring! Now to figure out how it made it so far back and so far under the boulder? After I got home that evening my thought was maybe a pack rat had taken it and put it there, any ideas please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

 

Watch Video of the search below…

How to find a gold ring in snow at Whistler, BC

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

 

I got a phone call from a young lady who said her brother had lost his ring at a park in Whistler, our famous ski resort. She went on to tell me her brother was throwing a snowball and the custom-made ring that he had made, came off his finger and landed somewhere in the snow. She asked if I could help him and I said yes absolutely. She then called her brother and gave him my number, he called shortly after, we discussed the search and he thought that someone had already found it but I still want to go up and make sure.

I asked him to Google earth a map of the park so I could find it and know where he was and where he believed his ring came off his finger, he told me he wasn’t good with computers and that he would draw a map take a picture and send it to me, and he did.  I headed up early the next morning with my wife Beverley and we both were looking forward to finding his custom ring.

About an hour and 40 minutes to get to the park and it was snowing lightly and still snow on the ground, which made me feel that we had a good chance to find his ring. When I got to the area I FaceTime Francis to get our bearings to make sure we were in the correct area. He shows me the picnic table where he believed he was standing when he threw the snowball at his girlfriend. (Not Hard) I really wanted Beverley to recover this one so I gave her the detector and let her go at it, after 30 minutes her arm was tired because I did give her a heavy machine…

I gave her a break and start Detecting the area after at least an hour and 40 minutes of extending the search my thought process was maybe he had the picnic table wrong I went to the next one over and started searching and found it within minutes. You really have to think out-of-the-box when you’re doing a search and make sure to exhaust the area and think of the possibilities of where rings will show up. I was so excited to look down and see this beautiful ring I couldn’t believe the size and weight of it absolutely phenomenal ring problem the biggest ring I found to date! It must have weighed at least 3 ounces or more.

I called Beverley over to film it before I took it out of the snow, we both were just amazed at how beautiful this ring was and so very happy to be able to find it and help continue that story and meet the person and put it back in there hand. Because Francis wasn’t there Beverley and I were trying to figure out how we could surprise him on the phone and that’s when Beverley thought of the FaceTime Fake Out. I got a Tell you it was one of the most emotional reactions to date, you can tell how sentimental this ring was to Francis and the story of how his late sister-in-law’s husband’s goal was melted into this ring along with other people’s gold.

Francis gifted us four beautiful silver rings that he had made…Amazing! Thank you so much, Francis!

Every ring has a beautiful story attached to it and lucky to be able to help continue the stories and see the smiles that we find along the way…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

 

How to Find Lost Keys in Abbotsford, BC.

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I got a phone call from a young man who lost his keys while he was gardening in his yard, he asked if I could come out and help find them. He told me the keys were for his house & workplace, he didn’t have an extra set. I felt confident that I would find the keys if, in fact, he lost them in the yard. Key searches are relatively a simple search, but I try never to go into a search believing it is going to be easy because that’s when they surprise you. He lived in Abbotsford which is over 100 km each way and I knew the drive would be much longer than the search. When we met and he showed me the area, I told him he could go in the house and stay warm and that I would text him when I found the keys. The search area was quite a big area but it only took a matter of minutes to find his keys and to my surprise, they were buried in the ground close to where he pulled out a tree. He was in his house for only a few minutes and then I text him to come back out and grab his keys, I left them in the dirt for him to see where they were found and just had one key exposed. I could see how happy he was when he came around the corner, he asked where I found them and I showed him where and I think he too was surprised they were buried.

Key searches might not be as exciting as finding a ring but I know sometimes it can be just as important.

I love my Job!

 

 

Lost Engagement Ring at Burnaby Playground…Found!

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

I’ve been very busy with searches and this took a few days to get to and we were lucky that no one found it before I got there… I received a phone call from a young lady who told me she lost her ring while she was at a playground with her daughter, she wasn’t certain where the ring came off but she did know where she was and where it possibly ended up.

When I met her and her girlfriend she showed me what she was doing and told me that a friend of hers had a picture of her at the playground with her ring on so she knew it had to be in one of the two playgrounds, her gut feeling was the playground with the swings, this was a gravel playground where a ring could easily sit up and be seen by others. We’ve had a very nice few days, sunny but cool and lots of kids playing, when I got there, there were no kids at the swings, I set up my search and after only 10 minutes I got a good signal and found her lovely engagement ring.

I get just as excited as the people I find the ring for I just don’t show it, but inside I feel so excited that I have a chance to show them their cherished item that means the world to them. This young lady was from Peru and her husband has been away for three years and because of Covid they haven’t seen each other, he will be back in BC one month from now, she may never tell him what happened but if she does it’s just another wonderful memory and hopefully, she gets her ring resized soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

Watch the video of the search…

Lost Ring in Agassiz, BC…Found

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

This is a result of the JC Effect and Global News…

Another recovery thanks to Global News results in a ring being found over a year later at an Airbnb in Agassiz, BC. I got an email a few weeks back in regards to a ring that was lost at an Airbnb possibly under the patio in the backyard. When I talked to the Alison I found out that the ring had fallen off her husband’s finger while they were sitting outside enjoying the evening, they heard it hit the patio and that was the end of it, the wood slats of the patio had enough of a gap for a ring to fall through. The owner of the property had removed four planks and looked under the patio but did not see the ring.

When I arrived in Agassiz, I met Alison and her girlfriend Kelly and she took me around back to show me the patio, it was an older patio not very big and I was very hopeful we would find the ring, I also knew that it could’ve bounced off the patio into the grass so my first place to check was the grass around the patio, that would make it a much easier search if I had found it in the grass, unfortunately, no such luck.

With the help of Alison, we began to pull the wood planks away from the patio, we pulled off six at a time and I searched in the area, after I search the area we put the planks back and remove another six, we did this three times with no luck. The last chance I had was removing three planks attached to the stairs closest to the house, I knew this would be a hard one to do but I would’ve been stupid not to do it.

After close to three hours of searching, taking off planks, and putting them back, in the last place I checked along the side of the house under a board I found this young lady’s husband’s ring that had been missing for over a year. I love my job, her reaction was absolutely priceless when I showed her the ring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

Watch the video of the search below…

Lost Ring in North Burnaby found after 3 years.

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

This is a result of the JC Effect and Global News…

Soon after Global News did a story in regards to a ring I found for actor Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men, the phone started ringing. One call I got was from Fernando, he told me that his wife Serafina had lost her wedding band three years ago and was hoping maybe I could help them find it. We set up a day and time where to meet to start the search for this lost ring. When we met I had my series of questions I had to ask in order to figure out more about the search area and what the potential would be for recovery.

I learned that Fernando and his wife were married for 51 years Serafina had the ring on her finger for 48 years before she lost her symbol of love due to an accident that found her being taken away in an ambulance, they were walking through a trail and Fernando slipped down the slope and Serafina went to to help her husband and she too slipped down the hill cracking her pelvis bone and hurting her tailbone.

I had a really good feeling that this ring was still there as I knew not many people would be metal detecting in this area, after 30 minutes Fernando and Serafina went home to leave me to my work, not long after I found her beautiful gold wedding band that was hiding for three years just 1 inch in the dirt. I was able to contact Fernando and we set it up so we could surprise Serafina with the return of her ring. Something that was very interesting was that Serafina said that she had dreamt the night before her son had contacted her telling her about my service that she was going to find the ring.

The hardest part of what we do is not finding what I’m looking for but the best part is seeing the smiles we can find for people, this was a beautiful story with a beautiful ending for a beautiful couple!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

View Video of search…

Lost Diamond Ring Fort Langley… Found!

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

This is a result of the JC Effect and Global News…

Thursday around 3 pm I received a call from a slightly frantic young lady who told me that she had lost her diamond wedding ring in Fort Langley at a park. After talking to her and her husband in regards to the location the ring was lost I decided to go early in the morning knowing that in a couple of hours it would already be dark and no one would be able to find it. Also knowing not many people are at Park at this time of year when it’s so cold out, We set a time for 8 AM the next morning to search for her diamond ring.

I was already heading out in that direction to do a search for a lost wedding band in Agassiz so I stopped in Fort Langley first and got there at 7 AM, as I drove up another car was pulling in and the young man said hello Chris he saw my videos and knew it was me. They got there early as well probably just to do a walkabout and search before I got there. After talking for a little bit and understanding where she had been that day and what she was doing I started my grid search in the area they believe the ring was lost.

After about 40 minutes I started grid searching outside of the area where she did not expect the ring to be found, most times that’s the case, it’s where people don’t think it could be, and I’m happy to say that’s what happened here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You have to think outside of the box and go with your gut instinct and grid search until you find what you’re looking for because if you don’t, you could be walking away from a smile. The story that surrounded this ring was beautiful and it was an honor to be able to help continue that story.

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

 

Watch the video of the search below…

 

Lost Gold Ring West Vancouver…Found/JC Effect

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris Turner- Ring Recovery Specialist…Lost your ring?… Call ASAP  Anytime   778-838-3463

 

After the Jon Cryer ring recovery, I was contacted by a lot of local people who read the story and asked if I could help them find their lost ring. Unfortunately, a big percentage of the calls were for rings that were lost in public areas such as parking lots, department stores, cabs, restaurants, places I cannot metal detect and help people.

However, this call I received made me feel pretty certain the outcome would result in a smile. The young man lost his late grandfather’s ring by throwing in the Applecore in the front yard and into some bushes. We arranged a time to meet and when I got there I was greeted by the young man who showed me exactly where he threw the apple core and where they found the apple core. These searches can take minutes some could take hours, it’s just figuring out the direction the ring went, most times it never ends up buy the apple core.

After 40 minutes or so and no ring, I backed up my thought process went to where he was standing when he threw the apple and I  literally found the ring less than 2 feet away from where he stood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of times you have to think out-of-the-box and when you’re not finding it where you think it should be, it’s only because it’s not there, it’s where you find it.

 

I have the best job in the world and I love doing this more than anything I’ve done in my lifetime. I get to make people smile, I get to hear their stories of what the ring means to them and how happy they are when I’m lucky enough to find it.

Thank you for reading my blog, please tell your friends about TheRingFinders.com

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