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Yesterday was the first beautiful summer day we had in Vancouver, I just got off work and I was relaxing at home when the phone rang… The first words were ”are you the guy who finds rings”? I jumped into my car and headed to the beach and by the sounds of it, this search wouldn’t take long.
We met at the beach and we discuss the search, the young lady had circled the area where she believed the ring was lost. This helps a lot as it puts me in the correct location (hopefully) Chantelle went on to tell me that the ring was a gift from her late grandmother and she only had it for three years, you can imagine how heartbroken she was at the thought of never seeing it again.
After only a few minutes and one bobby pin that kept falling through my sand scoop, I saw her Grandmothers ring in my scope! I love my job because when you present the lost item to that person you get to see what it truly means to have a second chance to find what people thought was lost forever.
I was out searching the beach at Point Roberts when I got a 911 call in regards to a lost family heirloom at UBC. I listened to the message and could hear the desperation in the young mans voice and just how important it was to help find his friends lost item.
I called them back and we talked about the search, I headed back across border and straight to UBC. When I arrived at UBC night was fast approaching, I met the two young men, Isaac & Jackson, who are majoring in iron engineering. We discussed the search and where they felt the gold coin could be…I had lights with me so I was prepared to search into the night, if need be so.
I started my grid with Isaac following my every footstep and watching every signal that I checked with my pin pointer. After 15 minutes of doing my grid I saw the gold krugerrand coin right in front of me! I stepped on the coin and put down my detector and turned on the camera on my iPhone 7+
I calmly reached down and said… Is this what you’re looking for? I loved his reaction as he was speechless! Jackson was just as happy to see his best friends gold coin!
Jackson was a huge reason why his best friend got his gold coin back as he was the one who searched online and found TheRingFinders. I always wonder how many people walk away and give up the search for their lost items. Thankfully the internet has made it possible for people to reconnect with their cherished keepsakes.
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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!
This search was a cliff hanger to say the least! It started with a text message from Dave who said he saw me on Youtube and his friends could use my help in finding a lost ring. He told me the ring fell between the cracks of the deck they were standing on…Sounds good to me, how hard could it be, right?
This was one of the hardest searches I’ve ever done and thankfully Bob knew how to set up the ropes and secure me, so that I could safely search for the lost ring.
Here’s the story of the ring…Bob’s wife Miki is a goldsmith and she just finished making a custom set of 18k white gold wedding bands that she was sending to Japan to a young couple that were getting married soon.
Miki was taking pictures of the ring when one ring decided to make a run for the hills! It fell between the cracks of the deck and hit a rock below and bounced towards the water! Bob & Miki searched for 10 hours that day for the ring and sadly they had no luck finding it.
This is when I come into the search, the next day I arrive and they show me the area they had searched. I knew from pictures that they had sent me the night before it was a rough terrain so my wife told me to take my rope and harness.
Bob already had the rope set up so I put the harness on and went to work! 4 1/2 hours later and after a great lunch Bob’s mom made us, I was able to surprise everyone with the ring!!!
I told Bob could you bring me up on the rope I have to go to the bathroom and then I asked Miki if I could see her other ring as I wanted to test it with my detector again…Then I said thanks and put both rings in her hand…Surprise!!!
I love my job! You can watch the video of the search below…
Midnight gold…I work long hours and I will go out after work when someone needs help to find their lost ring. The last little while we’ve had a blast of snow here and that makes for some calls for help.
I was at work and I got a call for help so I arranged a late meeting to go search for a lost ring and told the person it would be close to 1 am before I could make it out to him and he said lets do it.
Well a few minutes later I got another call and that person lost his ring and the kicker was he was located only 10 minutes from where I was working. Good thing I had a detector with me because it was a 40 minute drive back to my pace to grab one. When we get snow I carry one with me for this reason.
I got off work and headed out to Dave’s place and we met at 12am and he showed me the area I needed to search and it was huge! My first thought was this will take me hours. We discussed the search area and I asked Dave were he wanted to start and he said he had a feeling that it may have come off in this one location, so I said lets check it out.
10 minutes later and his ring was back where it belonged!
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Today I went out to find a lost white gold wedding band for a young man who lost it by wiping snow off his pants.
He showed me the area and after 2 minutes or so I was able to find it for him. He was very happy and a little surprised at were I found his ring.
It wasn’t where he thought it would be but like most searches they never are found where you think it should be. It was in the opposite direction of where he thought it landed.
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I got the call the other night and this call I knew would be a tough search, because it was for a kids hearing aid and they are hard to find due to the little metal used to make them. I talked to Sue and she said that she was pretty sure of the location it was lost in so I said lets meet and take a look.
We were to meet the next day at 6:45 am and when we got there it was a nice day, still not light out but nice that it wasn’t snowing. I took a few detectors not expecting them to work as I’ve had some tough times with these hearing aids in the past. I noticed that the one detector wasn’t doing that good with getting a strong signal so I took out the trusted Garrett carrot and started the long process of grid searching on my hands & knees.
I told Sue that she and her husband & son should go for breakfast as it could take a few hours, before they left I asked if I could test the other hearing aid with my last detector…The Garrett AT Gold and bingo! I got a good strong signal.
I went back and started re-searching the whole area and I found it under a couple of inches of snow by a small tree!
What a great felling to know that I will be able to give it back and surprise them all…
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Snow eats rings, cellphones & keys…We don’t get much snow anymore here in Vancouver, but this year we can’t get rid of it…That being said the calls are coming in for help and today I had a search for lost keys in Mission BC & a search for a lost wedding band in New Westminster, BC.
The drive to Mission was over an hour and I searched the areas that the young man show me for an hour but no keys…After discussing the search areas he went back and found his keys in his garage. It happens a lot when we close off the area where people think they may have lost their item, when its not found it makes them look in other places they may not have looked before, this time it worked!
Just when I got back home I received another call from a young man who said he thought he may have lost his ring in the backyard where he was barbecuing the night before. We discussed the search and arranged for me to go there and meet his wife and look for the ring.
We met and I started the search and within minutes I found his white gold ring. I love my job and when I find what I’m looking for it makes me very happy!
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Christmas Eve day started out with a phone call from a young man who lost his cell phone while shovelling snow at his rental house in Port Moody.
He goes on to tell me that he thinks the phone was lost there and wanted me to search the area. I agreed and he sent me the location via google earth and I was on my way.
When I got there I searched the front yard then I searched the back yard and moments later I found his lost phone in around 4 inches of snow. It looked like the phone was in good condition and because it was frozen there was little water.
Then as I was packing up I got a text message about a lost ring and if i could help. I called the young man and he lost his ring the night before when he slipped on ice and his ring went flying. He searched that night but couldn’t find it.
It wasn’t far from were I was located so I headed out to help him. He was still at work and wouldn’t be able to be there to show me the area where he lost his ring so I asked if he could google earth me the location.
Amazing with the technology we have now to help us locate the area, it was a good thing I got there when I did, because after 20 minutes of grid searching I found the ring behind me on the road! It was bent a bit from being run over but it could be fixed. The lucky part for him was that the ring didn’t get stuck in the tread of someones snow tires and driven away.
Like may before him this young man didn’t tell his wife that he lost his ring, I’m sure he didn’t want to be in the doghouse on Christmas day.
I love what I do and I’ll help people every day and any day of the year until I die.
View the 2 recoveries on the video below and thanks for watching and Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Yesterday I received an email from a young lady that said her husband had lost his carbon tungsten wedding band the night before while throwing snow at his daughter. She said she found me because of a Facebook post she did in regards to her husband losing his ring. A group of mom’s told her to check out TheRingFinders.com
This email came just before I was to do a podcast for fascinatingnouns.com in regards to my service and TheRingFinders.com
I called the lady back and set up a time for the afternoon to come out and find the ring.
We just had some snow fall in the Vancouver area and the night before I found a set of keys for a person who was shovelling snow in his driveway.
I can be just as busy in the winter as I am in the summer as snow is wet and cold and peoples fingers shrink and rings come off.
After the podcast was done I jumped into my car and set out to Richmond to do the search. I met with Kirsten and she showed me the area where the ring was lost, then I started the search.
After 20 minutes and no ring Kirsten came back out and told me that her daughter said that they were much closer to the car.
I stared scraping the snow away from the vehicle so I was able to use my metal detector as anything close to the car would set the detector off. I got a great signal and moments later I had the ring!
I also went on another search for a young lady at UBC, but no luck on that one as she didn’t know where the ring had come off her finger.
It’s what I call a closure search as I just searched an area of grass where my metal detector could be used, now she can move forward and start looking at other places where it could be like the coffee shop or her dorm room.
I love this job and I hope one day soon TheRingFinders will be a household name for helping people find what they thought was lost forever.