Lost Gold Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Set…Recovered from Lake in Tuskegee, AL!

I received a call last night (21 March 2020) from Alexandria.  She sounded very distraught as she told me that she lost her engagement ring and wedding band set just hours earlier while wading in knee deep water at a lake.  Alex asked if I’d be willing to drive to Tuskegee, Alabama to look for her ring.  I’ve never been to Tuskegee before.  I did a quick Google Maps search from my location in Huntsville to Tuskegee.  The trip one-way was 228 miles or almost a 3.5 hour drive!  On my Ring Finders profile page, I advertise that I prefer to stay within a 100 mile radius of Huntsville, but can definitely travel further if needed.  My mentality is that if someone needs my help, I’m willing to travel anywhere to help them.  I got back on the phone, told Alex, “absolutely,” and started planning my trip.

I left early the next morning, so that I could get to the lake in Tuskegee by 8am.  I wanted to give myself plenty of time for the search just in case it turned out to be much harder then I thought it would.  Alex was certain that she felt the ring slip off her finger while she was reaching down in the water.  She also remembered the exact spot she was standing at in the lake.  Based on those two factors, I felt very confident that her ring would be found.

I set up my Equinox 800 and headed into the water.  Once I was at the correct spot, I started my grid search.  I picked up a lot of various signals on my detector.  Alex told me that this was a yellow gold engagement ring that sits inside of a yellow gold wedding band.  The signals I was getting weren’t coming up in the gold range.  I decided to check a few iffy signals, but soon realized the object was too big or too deep to be her ring and moved on.  Then, a few feet to my left, I picked up a solid yellow gold tone on my Nox.  One quick scoop and there lying in the bottom of my Xtreme sand scoop was Alexandria’s beautiful gold ring set still locked together as one piece!!!

I saw pure joy, happiness, and relief on Alex’s face as we all celebrated!  You can definitely see it in the photo below where she’s looking down at the ring back on her finger where it belongs!  I praised and thanked the Lord!  The night before and on my drive to Tuskegee, I asked God to guide me to Alex’s ring.  He sure delivered a quick, safe, and successful search!

Some people might consider that driving 7 hours (450 miles) to spend 10-15 minutes finding a complete stranger’s ring is just plain crazy.  But this is what I live for!  I love conducting these searches and seeing the priceless reaction on someone’s face when you find their lost item and return it to them.  It never gets old!

If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.


14 Replies to “Lost Gold Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Set…Recovered from Lake in Tuskegee, AL!”

  1. Jim Wren says:

    Great job!!!!

  2. gregg edward LARABEL says:

    Christina, your not crazy, I have taken that drive to find a ring many times. When I first started (2010) I was the only Ring Finder in Michigan. 109 finds later there are over 13 of us. I love doing this job. Keep up the good work making people happy.

    1. Thanks, Gregg!!! I would make that trip again in a heartbeat! Great job and determination on your part, especially while the directory was building up! Way to go! I’m so proud to be a member of The Ring Finders!!!

  3. Doug says:

    Good work!

  4. Melissa says:

    That’s so awesome! It sounds like Alexandria gave you some very good details, and with God’s help you were able to make her so happy! I love that you’re able to use you platform to witness! 🙂

    1. She absolutely did! Alexandria put me in the perfect location and God directed me to the ring. I truly feel that God was calling me to this search! So happy to carry out His works 🙂

  5. Nazareth Reynolds Thornton says:

    I am happy you found her rings, I was the Officiant for their wedding. They hold a special place in my heart. They are both sweethearts. I love them !! I am their forever “Fairy Godmother”

    Pizzazz by Nazz

    1. Very cool, I love that!!! They are such a sweet and kind hearted couple! I’m so happy I had the pleasure to meet them! I just praise God that we were able to find her ring!

  6. Chris Turner says:

    WTG Christina! After a long drive like that its always nice when you can find the ring & smile, it makes the ride home so much nicer! Congrats!!!

    1. Thank you so much, Chris!!! You’re absolutely right! The drive back was a whole lot more relaxing following a successful search!

  7. Sean Boddie says:

    Love your work Christina. Stunning photos and location.. what camera did you use?
    Nothing like the buildup of excitement on those long drives or flights.
    I recently flew 4000 kms to Melbourne to do a recovery, you can perhaps imagine how I felt by the time I got there.
    Highly excited and highly anxious at the same time!

    1. Thank you so much, Sean!!! I was actually just using my Galaxy S10e cell phone camera. I don’t have anything fancy.
      Yes, quite the buildup on the drive! It was dark when I left and I was able to witness a beautiful sunrise!
      Wow, you flew to Melbourne for a recovery! Very impressive! I’m sure it felt like a long flight lol. Also, congrats on your recent recoveries! Be careful with those quick moving thunderstorms!

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