Newlyweds Evan & Irene spent the day at the Hood River Event Center on the Columbia River. While standing near a railing Irene adjusted her rings and they slipped off and over an 8′ wall to the grass and gravel below. Evan quickly found the engagement ring but they were not as lucky while searching for the dainty band. After 2hrs he thought of renting a metal detector and ‘The Ring Finders’ popped up in a google search. I arrived a bit later and promptly grabbed my Makro Gold Racer. Successfully searching for rings is a learned skill requiring specialized equipment and adjustments tailored to the various targets. I believe the Makro Gold is the best suited machine for dainty gold especially in an area littered with trash. After culling through multiple possible targets a solid ’55’ rang out and I told Evan this is the perfect ID for Irene’s ring; there it was buried amongst the leaves and grass.
Evan & Irene, Thank you for the call and I wish you many years of happiness in your journey of marriage.
Folks, we need to share, often, the worldwide service of ‘The Ring Finders’ so everyone knows their members good works and no one leaves their treasured piece of jewelry behind.
Breanne stated that her husband lost his wedding band while doing farm chores. The description was a simple gold wedding band but it held great sentimental value; her fathers gold ring(s) were used to craft Ryan’s gold ring. Ryan used a borrowed metal detector to search the areas where he had been that day but came up empty – a common theme in my customers experiences. Approximately one month later Breanne did a “google” search and ‘The Ring Finders’ directory pointed to my services. Once seeing the potential areas I planned a “two detector” attack… Equinox 800 with 15″ coil for the open areas & Makro Gold Racer with small elliptical coil for the tighter spots. 15 minutes into the search the Equinox rang out with a solid tone/ID and with the help of my pinpointer I located Ryan’s ring in the tall grass. “Where” was one of the first questions followed by a grateful “thank you”!
Breanne & Ryan, thank you for the call & allowing me to share in the return of your special piece of symbolism and remembrance.
Zach was enjoying food and yard games at a local establishment in Mollalla, OR with his family. At some point, after grass volleyball and bean-bag toss Zach noticed his ring was missing. The visual search was brief as darkness closed in but the next day he returned with a friends metal detector. Unfortunately with new equipment the settings & multiple targets “beeps” can be overwhelming and he wasn’t able to find his band. Several days later he found “The Ring Finders” and my info. The Equinox 800 with 15″ coil was able to sniff out the gold band in about 30 minutes. Zach had searched the correct area and was right about “a lot of beeps” but with top-quality gear and a trained ear I was able to ignore most targets and zero-in on the few possibilities. As he put the ring on his finger and paused to comment I could tell this ring was special to him…
Zach, I’m happy you found “The Ring Finders” directory and even more pleased you allowed me to share that moment of finding and returning your ring with you today… don’t forget to get that ring resized.
Elke & Alysia Littleleaf of “Littleleaf Guide Service” took me to an isolated spot on the Warm Springs Reservation along the picturesque Deschutes River for some “Dirt Fishing”. In June 2015, while fishing clients in the same area, Alysia took off her ring and secured it on her person while performing some vehicle maintenance. Hours later, after walking hundreds of yards between their vehicle and clients, she noticed her ring missing and no amount of visual or borrowed metal detector searching helped. Elke saw the 2016 Fox12 News spot on my services and the wheels started turning but we didn’t connect until yesterday. Using my Makro Gold and 5×10 elliptical coil I methodically searched the 6″-2′ high grass/weeds one likely area after another; I recovered pull tabs, shell casings and a few bottle caps. 2.5 hours into the search Alysia suggested lunch, which sounded great, but I wanted to make a pass along the recent tire track trampled weeds to recover some stakes I put down. About 30 yards from my stakes there was a short grass area I decided to search. A solid tone and a quick flip of the shallow dirt plug revealed gold and diamonds. I was about 100yds from Alysia & Elke so when I arrived at the rig for lunch I asked if they were curious to see all the items I had dug. When I opened my hand there was a piece of gold showing and Alysia asked “what is that” while slowly uncovering her ring. Tears, hugs, and handshakes followed! Earlier in the search a Bald Eagle had circled us and Elke said “this is a good sign”, yes it was!
Besides the reward of another happy customer I’m looking forward to my guided fishing trip on the Deschutes River with fly rod in hand and the tug of a Redband or Steelhead on the other end!
Thank you Elke & Alysia for the call and your great company for the day.
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.
Serving Portland & The Columbia River Gorge
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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