This evening I was out with family having a nice dinner when a received a call from a young lady by the name of Stephanie. She asked me if I could help her find her ring that she had lost the night before when she was waving goodbye to her girlfriend.
She said she felt the ring come flying off her finger and that she heard the ping of it hitting something. Well as you could imagin she searched for a few hours the next day with 4 other people that helped on the search. The ring wasn’t found and she was devastated! She thought of renting a metal detector and when she googled metal detector rentals she found me on The Ring Finders and called.
She went on to tell me that the ring was made out of a meteorite and her boyfriend gave it to her before he went back to Germany, he too has a ring very similar. I had a really good feeling I was going to find this ring, I just needed to take my time and search the area. After 20 minutes I narrowed the area down to the shrubs by a little garden, I was on my hands and knees with my Garretts pro-pointer, I like to use the pro-pointer when I can’t get my metal detector loop close to the shrubs…I got a strong signal and I move the grass to see her beautiful ring, I then asked her a couple of questions in regards to where she was standing when she lost it and as she was telling me I waved my hand with the ring on it…Surprise!
The Smile tells the story…I love my job and how it makes people feel when I find what they have lost…I don’t think there’s a better job out there!
What a cool ring! Made from a meteorite (who knows how old) and landed on earth twice now, I got to find it the second time it landed…Thank you for the kind reward and I will donate 15% to Children’s Hospital.
Here’s a word from Stephanie…
The story of how Christian and I met is just as out of this world as the ring he gave me. The meteorite it was made from touched down in Sweden in 1906, ( I have a certificate with the exact coordinates and a raw piece of it as well)
Due to the fact that he is not yet a Canadian citizen and he is a Geologist that works in the field we have spent many months apart from eachother.
I always admired the ring on his finger (made from a different meteorite) and the fact that he had one made for me and sent to Canada ….well…we all know the very real emotional attachment we have to these physical symbols of friendship, love, respect.
That being said, when that ring flew off my finger I was devastated. I was lucky enough to have complete strangers join in my search with the best of intentions,..So amazing!
The next day I went to work and came home to look for it myself. Something in me told me I wasn’t going to find it because I was looking with emotional and frantic eyes.
I came upstairs and googled “metal detector rentals vancouver” and that’s how I found Chris.
He actually answered my call while in the middle of dinner with his family. I felt like a jerk with first world problems at that point..But after meeting Chris, I can’t tell you how he validated my situation.
He took me through the what’s and why’s of what he was going to do, and involved me in the process, which I think is so key in doing what he does. I mean, I felt all the emotions, sad..guilty…dumb..you name it…But he arrived on the scene and I felt OK. He took the time out of his life to make someone feel OK.
He found my ring and made me smile….I joke with myself that I would buy a ring and lose it just to have that experience again…
Thank you Chris…
Thanks for reading my blog and if you’d like to watch the video of the search just click below…