Chris Turner, Author at The Ring Finders

How to Find Lost Keys in Abbotsford, BC.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

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)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

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)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

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)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

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.

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Lost Diamond Ring Fort Langley… Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

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)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

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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TheRingFinders Help Actor Jon Cryer Find His Lost Wedding Band…Vancouver, BC

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

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

Like most of my searches, it starts with a call or an email asking if I could help find something someone has lost. I have a series of questions I will ask in order to feel out the situation and the chances I will have for finding it. Sometimes it gets no further than the phone call, as some people explained that they had lost it in a department store or in a taxi, places I have no chance of finding what they lost.

After an email asking me if I could help find a lost wedding band I replied and asked if he could call me to discuss it further. I get the call and listen to a story on where he believes the ring was lost, he told me that he had searched for it as soon as he realized it fell off his finger but it was dark, with the flashlight on his phone he could not see the ring anywhere. He came back the next morning early and still could not find his ring.

I asked him about the area as I was not familiar with Cooper’s Park, it turned out to be along the seawall, the only area the ring could be for me to find it was in a very narrow strip of grass that separated the bike path and the runners/walkers path. Unfortunately, this was not good news, I asked if you could send me a picture of the location and he pulled one off of Google earth and I could see right away he had less than 5% chance of his ring being in the grass area.  I call these type of searches closure searches, I will come in and close off the only area I can search in order to give them closure that the ring is not there or by luck, it is there.

We set up a time to meet the next day at 9 AM, as soon as we met I knew this person, it was Jon Cryer from Two and a Half Men. I told him I really enjoyed his character on that show and he was very humble and thanked me for saying that. Such a nice person, as nice in real life as you would imagine him to be.

That being said the pressure was on, we discussed the search and Jon showed me around the area where he believed the ring had fallen. I told him there was approximately a 5% chance of finding his ring due to the fact it was all concrete apart from a little slice of grass that separated the bike path and the runner’s path. Together we walked around and eyeballed the ground around the area but I felt the chances were huge that someone had already found the ring the day before.

While Jon was walking around looking in the cracks and crevices of the walkway I started my search of the grass area, surprisingly with the odds against us and within five minutes, I had found Jon’s beautiful wedding band! I have to tell you, I was surprised to see his ring poking through the grass, got to surprise John and see how happy it made him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Watch the Video of the search below…

 

Lost & Found Ring Mission, BC.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463


Chris Turner- Metal Detecting Specialist… Call ASAP  or Text   778-838-3463

Well sometimes you find the ring quickly and other times it could take days. My last search was for a ring that was thrown out of anger and I spent 4 days and a total of 21 hours and no luck! I hate that result because it should be there? I believe I did my best but sometimes you just can’t find them for whatever unknown reason may be a squirrel, maybe a bird, maybe superhuman strength, and the ring went onto the road. Just to let you guys know I don’t always find everything I’m looking for, but I don’t give up easily.

Yesterday I got a phone call from a young man he said his friend lost his gold ring over his balcony down a bit of a ravine and no one could find it. He gave me the information and some details, then he connected me with his friend, the young man told me it was a custom-made gold ring with diamonds that he had for a very short time. I can sense his urgency and even though it was 5 PM rush-hour I jumped into my car and drove an hour and 30 minutes to Mission where he lived to help him find his lost ring.

When I arrived I met Terry and we discussed the search, I could see where he and his friends were searching with a metal detector but had no luck, it was just starting to get dark so I turned on my headlights and off to work I went. Strangely the search area was very similar to the last search that took me four days with no luck, uneven surfaces and lots of Ivy makes it extremely difficult.

After approximately 40 minutes and moving some logs and branches I received a very good signal and to my delight, I caught a glimpse of his beautiful custom gold ring! I was extremely excited and started packing up and climbing up the ravine, when I got to the top where I was putting down my equipment Terry drove up to the driveway, I didn’t know he had already gone and came back. When he got close I told him I needed to go get some more equipment because of the harsh terrain, then I held up the ring in front of him. I have the best job in the world I get to make people smile!

Terry was very happy and he was very kind with a generous reward for helping him find his recently made custom gold ring. Thank you, Terry, It was an honor to find that beautiful ring for you, and thank you for trusting me to search for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

I love my job! It’s the best job in the world!!!

 

Watch the video of the search below…

 

 

Metal Detecting Service/ Lost Rings, Vancouver. BC

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

Chris Turner- Metal Detecting Specialist… Call ASAP  Anytime 24/7   778-838-3463

 

I got a call from a young lady by the name of Tiffany, she asked if I was the guy who found lost ring’s, I said yes I am, please tell me your story. Tiffany and I talked on the phone for approximately 30 minutes in regards to her lost rings, three in total, two silver, and one custom made gold ring with a diamond and two Sapphires. She went on to tell me that she was at the beach for most of the day enjoying her friends and social distancing and having a barbeque. During that time at the beach and later in the day when she was getting ready to go home, Tiffani realized that she was missing three rings.

As you can imagine she was very upset and could not believe that she had lost them, as she did feel them come off her finger, however she was wearing gloves and took them off many times during the day at the beach. To me, this made sense that her rings could’ve easily have been pulled off with the glove.

We set up a time to meet up at the beach at 6 PM when I arrived and met Tiffany she showed me the area where she spent most of the day. I started my grid search and 10 minutes into the search I found the first ring, a small silver one. This was exciting because the rings have been lost for two days and I knew it was very possible someone else may have beaten us to them. By finding the silver ring I had a very good feeling all three rings would be found today, 24 minutes later I found her custom gold ring which was the most important ring to find for her! Fifteen minutes after that I found the third ring, what a great feeling to be able to find all three rings two days after they were lost, at a public beach where a lot of people metal detect.

You can only imagine how happy Tiffany was to have her custom made ring that she had for 24 years, back on her finger! All three rings were found in different locations but not far from each other, this tells me they came off three separate times when she pulled her gloves off. With

COVID 19  and the number of people wearing gloves, I wonder how often this is happening where people throw their gloves into the garbage and lose their ring with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

I love my job! It’s the best job in the world!!!

 

Watch the video of the search below…

 

How to find a Manhole Cover or Water Turn Off Valve with a Metal Detector.

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: 1-778-838-3463

Chris Turner- Metal Detecting Specialist… Call ASAP  Anytime 24/7   778-838-3463

Over the years I have been hired by contractors to find buried manhole covers and water turn off valves. I have the best equipment and over 45 years of experience in finding lost items, such as diamond engagement rings and gold & platinum wedding bands.

Sometimes locating a water turn off valve can be just as important to find as a diamond ring, for some people… Especially if your basement is flooding and you can’t find the turn off valve.

In the pictures below both the water turn off valve and manhole cover were accidentally covered up by grass and gravel.

If you find yourself in this predicament please call me anytime, I look forward to helping you.