I received a call the other day from a young man who asked if I could help him find his lost gold wedding band in the garden. He found TheRingFinders directory on the Internet, while searching to find a way to locate his lost ring.
We talked about the search and it didn’t sound too difficult, sometimes garden searches can take minutes other times they can take hours. I loaded up my car and headed out to find his lost ring the next morning.
I met the young man at 10 AM and he show me his backyard where he believed his ring was lost, I asked him some questions and he told me he planted nine hedges, he felt the ring would be close by as spent most of the day in that area.
I began my search and to my surprise the area was covered in nails and iron. I was using my AT Gold metal detector and knew right away I should’ve brought a different machine that could handle the iron. Even though I knew what signal iron comes in on my detector I also knew it could mask and hide the gold signal, so I dug up every piece of iron I could find in the area as I was doing my search. This way I would not miss his ring.
After a couple hours we discussed removing the hedges and checking the holes, his wedding band could’ve fallen into the hole while he was planting them. But before that we talked a bit more and he saw a pipe in the grass & ivy and said… oh I dug that up and threw it over there…Bingo! That’s exactly what I wanted to hear! A throwing movement is what could cause a ring to come off his finger.
Not long after, I found his ring in the ivy! I was able to surprise the young man…But first I would call him outside to help remove the hedge, one at a time and check the holes…This would have taken a few more hours and some hard work!
We talked a bit about digging up the hedge, then I figured I made him sweat long enough and I showed him his ring!
You can watch the video below of the search…Thanks for watching, I love my job!