This time of year, many people travel to southwest Florida from long distances to escape the snow and cold.
This was true of a family from Sweden who contacted us a few days ago requesting our metal detecting services. At the end of a beautiful warm day at the Big Hickory Island private beach in Bonita Springs, the family gathered up their beach items and started to walk to the boat shuttle. That’s when they remembered they had put two rings and a watch in the baby carrier upon arrival for safe keeping. After looking in the baby carrier for the jewelry items, they were not to be found. After they retraced their steps, they found the watch laying on top of the sand, but the two rings which had great sentimental value were nowhere to be found.
Research on the internet led them to the ring finder website and that’s when we received their call for help. Arrangements were made to meet the following day.
Once on the private island, we made a short walk to the area in the sand where the watch was found. Within 30 seconds of turning the metal detector on, the first gold ring was recovered. A few seconds later, the next signal turned out to be the second lost gold ring!