David Efseaff, Author at The Ring Finders

Found Lost Engagement Ring in Horse Pasture

from Fresno (California, United States)
Contact: 1-559-907-1069

Received a call from a desperate young lady named Stephanie who lost her three day old engagement ring while pitching hay to her horses.  After driving out to Atwater and down a miles long gravel road, we met with the young lady.  She did not know where she had lost her ring on the ranch yard.  She thought she lost it in or near the horse pasture while pitching hay to her horses in the evening and had actually spent several hours crawling on her hands and knees in the soggy manure and tossed hay on the ground left by the horses near the feeding trough.

I had brought my cousin along to see how to do ring recovery.   Stephanie, my cousin, and I began searching near the haystack where she had been grabbing the hay with her pitchfork.  My cousin helped with the digging.  Many signals were sounding off, but mostly bits of iron baling wire, broken horseshoes and other strange bits of farm debris.  Stephanie kept hoping each signal would be her ring.  We  entered the horse pasture and began a gridded search.  Again many junk signals.  Soft wet manure is not fun.  It does not smell good either.

My cousin took a break from digging the signals under the straw that covered the ground to cool off.  I got a signal from my White’s MXT Detector that sounded good, loud, and  the scale readout said Ring.  I asked Stephanie to brush away the hay straw and there shining brightly in the sun was her now found ring.

She snatched up her ring and the next thing I knew,Found Ring IMG_20131214_104041_030 my cousin and I were both hugged repeatedly by one very happy young lady.

Moral to the story:  Wear gloves or put your ring in a safe place while pitching hay…




Lost Ring at Pismo Beach, California…Found!

from Fresno (California, United States)
Contact: 1-559-907-1069

My most recent ring recovery occurred at Pismo Beach, California.  I was doing my own recreational search of some beach volleyball courts when a young boy came up to me and asked if I knew where his family could rent a metal detector to search for his mother’s lost ring. I told him that I provided a ring search service.  No place in Pismo rents metal detectors.

He led me to an area of the beach roughly the half the size of a basketball court that his family had scuffed up with their fingers trying to find the ring for apparently several hours.  The sun was setting and dusk was approaching.  I began searching the scuffed area and on my third pass, my White’s MXT rang out and the screen indicated ring.  I scooped my recovery tool deep into the sand and shook it out.  The lady’s beautiful and expensive ring, part of a matching set of earrings and bracelet she was wearing, was handed back to her.  The whole family was relieved and grateful. The husband gave me a reward for my service.  I wish I’d had a camera with me.  It was a beautiful and expensive ring.  This is why I joined Ring Finders.