David happened to pick WA snowiest week of the year to visit clients. For a little fun and the need to get to the airport David operated a tractor with blade to clear the 1/4 mile driveway. In the process his iphone fell out of his jacket pocket. In an effort to find a rental metal detector they found The Ring Finders… iPhone recovered, unfortunately damaged. Rentals are an option but in this case my large 15″ search coil and experience to discern metals size was the best choice.
David, it was a pleasure talking with a fellow “Coastie”, safe travels!
Lani & Matt were walking their dogs in the snow when she slipped and fell. When she vigorously brushed off she lost her wedding ring. Fortunately she noticed it missing after walking only 10-20 yards which greatly narrowed the search area. See the attached video for more details.
Lani & Matt, It was a pleasure meeting you today and I was very happy I could find and return your precious ring.
Brian’s email stated he lost a special ring, his late father crafted for him, while carving pumpkins at a remote cabin near Trout Lake, WA. A visual search came up empty so “The Ring Finders” popped up on an internet search. After we spoke Brian agreed that my extensive experience, high-end equipment, and successes was a better option than renting. I met Brian and his wonderful family today at a beautiful spot among the evergreens. He showed me the likely area, we established some boundaries and my CTX with 17″ coil did the rest. Under the branches of a tree, hidden among the leaves was the white gold ring that was shaped to mimic an old square nail bent in the round.
Brian, it was a real pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for the call and trusting my expertise to find/return your precious ring.
Portland OR & The Columbia River Gorge
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Ryan and Mikka were vacationing on the Oregon Coast when Ryan discovered his wedding band missing. He had placed it in a zippered shorts pocket before heading onto the beach and realized 4 hrs later that pocket had a hole in it. I met Ryan, Mikka, Jack & Sally the following day and Ryan showed me 3 likely search areas South of their stroller wheel marks from the day before. With my CTX and 17″ coil I started covering sand but 2+ hrs later I hadn’t found the ring so we talked some more. He recalled another small area and I also decided a couple more 70 yard passes out to the ocean and back was reasonable… no ring. Before heading to the beach house with the bad news I decided to search a 30′ x 30′ area North of the stroller marks, and there it was, approx 20′ away… the stresses of losing a precious item easily fogs our recollection.
Both Ryan’s band and Mikka’s wedding ring have diamonds in them that were passed down through the family and therefore priceless to them… I love stories like this and that’s what makes our service, The Ring Finders, so special.
Ryan & Mikka, I really enjoyed our visit and returning your precious wedding band. I wish you and your family many years of happiness.
Portland & The Columbia River Gorge Happy to Travel Further – Give me a Call!
Lara explained that while gesturing with her hands she felt her husbands wedding ring, who had passed a month earlier, slip off her finger and into her yard somewhere. She had used a rented metal detector with no luck and then googled and found The Ring Finders. We met early the next morning, reenacted the loss, and I went to work in the most logical area. Having no luck there I expanded the search. On the other side of the asphalt driveway, approximately 20′ away from where she was standing at the time of the loss, I found the ring; round objects can take funny bounces.
Hugs, tears of joy, and conversation revealed the value of this find and return… priceless!
Lara, thank you for the call and I wish you and your children eternal happiness.
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Tracy showed me the plum tree branch that brushed her ear and caused the loss of her Platinum/Diamond earring the day before. Daytime and nighttime (flashlight) searches were unsuccessful so friends suggested “The Ring Finders”. When a platinum or gold earring is the target I use a specialized small gold tool, the Makro Racer Gold with small elliptical coils. Below a small pile of grass, that Tracy had made while searching on her hands and knees, was the beautiful earring she had worn every day for the past 5 years. Very happy and amazed by the technology, in experienced hands, were her and her husbands reactions.
Tracy, it was my pleasure finding your earring and talking with you and Dan. Thank you for the call.
Portland & The Columbia River Gorge
Will Travel Further as Needed
Daryn asked if I could search for a Gold Pendant that was believed to be lost in their yard after hosting a party two weeks earlier. His mother-in-law had designed and crafted the solid gold vase/urn as a gift for his wife several years ago. After a thorough search of the backyard, most likely area, with my most sensitive small gold metal detector I asked Daryn of other likely areas Song, his wife, could have traveled. When he went into the house to get Song I decided to grab my Garrett Pinpointer and on my hands and knees started rooting around their small play structure. There, just under the slide and barely peeking out from the rubberized chips, was the glimmer of gold. I recovered the pendant quickly before Song had come outside and was able to give her the good news. Sobbing tears of joy and several long hugs clearly told the story of how special this piece was to her. Daryn told me this was the second time the pendant had fallen off the chain due to the clasp unhooking and that a new chain was probably their best insurance to prevent future loss.
It was such a pleasure talking with both of you and I’m glad I was able to help.
Saturday night laughs continued well into the night, including the walk home, when Wiley decided to launch his buddy into some dense shrubs. When all the laughter stopped, proving no hard feelings, payback came quicker than anticipated. Wiley’s keys happened to be in his friends hand and now they were gone. When a visual search the following day was unsuccessful Wiley gave me a call about noon but unfortunately I didn’t get the message until dark. With the help of truck lights, phone lights, the Makro Racer Golds small elliptical coil and a Garret Pro-pointer I was able to find the keys buried below 12+ inches of shrub limbs just as the snow was starting to fall.
Thanks for the call Wiley and cheers to many more fun evenings!
Portland & The Columbia River Gorge
Willing to Travel to Return your Lost Rings & Things 509-365-8010
Every ring is precious, Doug & Pegs wedding bands are quite unique. They both lost their spouses, who were also friends, so when Doug & Peg decided to get married they had their spouses rings cut in half and melded together by a jeweler; see the two distinct colors of gold.
Doug explained how he lost his ring most likely while searching for his property corner stakes in some ground cover. He and Peg both looked, then rented a metal detector, which was followed by an internet search and discovery of The Ring Finders. It wasn’t a surprise that he wasn’t able to find it with the rented metal detector because his ring was within inches of nearby rebar. My Makro Gold Racer with elliptical coil was able to separate the two metals enough to investigate and the pro-pointer did the rest.
The Ring Finders has given me an opportunity to meet some great folks and witness, first hand, how special a returned memento is… Smiles, from ear-to-ear! Doug & Peg, thank you for your warmth and the opportunity to make this Valentine’s Day a little more special!
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