Amanda called to ask for help searching for her White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring. She lost it while playing in a corn pit at a local fall festival. I met Amanda and her family down at the festival at closing time to search. The pit is around 3 feet deep of corn and metal detectors only have a range of 12 to 15 inches for an item as small as a ring. I searched the area where the ring came off to no avail, Amanda and her family shoveled corn so I could get down deeper with my detector. We all searched for a couple hours and could not find it. I could see Amanda was heart broken at the loss and I told her not to give up hope – I will try again. I went home that night and called another Ring Finder in my area – Scott Juusola <- This is the guy who got me started in Metal Detecting around 25 years ago. Scott & I brainstormed on how to get down deeper into the corn with our detectors. We came up with a couple of ideas and a few days later, we set out to the corn pit for another search. We put both of our ideas to work and 15 minutes into the search, we recovered Amanda’s ring. What a great feeling to call Amanda and let her know that her precious ring was found. I truly believe the satisfaction we get from returning that special item that people thought was lost forever; gives us the determination to never give up! Congrats Amanda and Thanks to your Mom for her kind e-mail.