Del Witters, Author at The Ring Finders

Titanium & Gold Wedding Band Lost in Portland – Found by The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

During a heavy rainfall James discovered a small water fall flowing through his rock retaining wall. Concerned it may erode the surrounding soil he started digging in mud & vegetation to find the origin. He did find the origin, vole tunnels, but also discovered his wedding band was missing. He had dug a relatively shallow 8-10′ trench and physically searched that area but was unsuccessful so he contacted me to work my magic. Sure that he had lost it in that area I suspected a relatively short search and the Equinox 800 & Garrett Pinpointer did not disappoint. James ring was hidden in the soft mud approximately 6″ deep.
Congrats James, thanks for the call, and good luck with the voles.

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18k Gold Wedding Band Lost on Steep Trail – Found by The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

Matt had slipped & slid down a steep slope leading to the Sandy River, near Troutdale, OR. Once at the waters edge he realized his wedding band was missing. His visual search and later use of a metal detector he owned was unsuccessful. He found my info and within a few hrs I was on my way. As I started searching he reiterated how slippery the ground was and even though I was wearing relatively new La Sportiva hiking boots down I went and I also slid for about 15′. After wiping off some mud and blood I was at it again this time working uphill to my last coil spot. I’m not sure if the ring was at it’s previous resting spot or I knocked it downhill some but just barely covered was Matt’s ring; the Equinox 800 did it’s job.
Matt was quite relieved and very appreciative to see I had it in hand as I cautiously climbed my way to the top of the hill. Such a great feeling to return a wedding band.

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Rose Gold Wedding Band Found Vancouver WA – The Ring Finders Portland and The Gorge

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

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Rodney needed my services to find his wedding band lost while gardening a week or two earlier. We met at the arranged time and surveyed the possible areas amongst his flourishing garden beds. Rodney had a feeling his ring was near a large potted plant so that is where I started my search. Narrowing down possible locations is key to an efficient search and in short order my Equinox 800 and AT Pinpointer confirmed his suspicions; one gold band in hand. Rodney stated, “I guess I should have looked better around there” in which I replied, “without the vibrating alert of my pinpointer focusing my eyes and fingers onto your ring I could not see it.” After the work was done we talked for a while, exchanged handshakes and smiles, and parted ways; seeing a smile is such a rewarding experience and always makes the long drive worthwhile.

Gold Wedding Band Found Gresham OR – The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

Steve had lost some weight and though his ring was loose it didn’t cross his mind to remove it before sprucing up the yard. While putting some tape in the trash he noticed his wedding band missing. He retraced his steps for the day including checking parking lots, walking trails, leaving notices, searching garbage contents, and using a metal detector he owned. When he came up empty handed he reached out to me since I had searched for his wife’s ring five years earlier. Steve had done all the right things and I’m convinced he would have found it with his metal detector if he would have remembered all aspects of the day; so hard to do given the stress of losing something meaningful. As I expanded the search and later held up his ring from the neighbors yard he immediately recalled tossing pine cones toward the tree and that, as they say, is the rest of the story! The glisten in his eyes, the hug, and our following conversation revealed just how much his wedding band of 30+yrs meant to him; every ring has a story and this one was precious to him.

‘The Ring Finders’ – Good folks doing great things to reunite people with their sentimental jewelry – give us a call today!

Gold Wedding Band Lost Lake Oswego, Oregon – Found & Returned by The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

Paul was doing some yard work that involved demolition, moving a steel fire pit, and plantings all with a loose fitting wedding band and without gloves; perfect recipe for a lost ring and later in the day he noticed it missing. When I arrived we walked the very large yard as he explained his afternoon. We dug up plants, I searched the plausible areas with both my XP Deus & Equinox 800 w/6″ & 15″ coils and no ring. I continued to ask questions and expanded the search to the tractor driving areas. On my last pass of all known possibilities Paul got my attention and showed me two more plants he remembered planting that day. Sure enough, at the bottom of one of the plants was his wedding band that my pinppointer sniffed out. Paul mentioned it was my choice of questions that led him to remember the other two planting… mystery solved!

Paul’s engraved wedding band is back where it belongs thanks to our continuous dialogue, his memory and persistence… teamwork, well done.

‘The Ring Finders’ – good folks doing great things to reunite people with the priceless items, call us today!

 

Heirloom Gold and Diamond Ring Lost Lake Oswego, OR – Found & Returned by The Ring Finders

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

Julie was potting plants at her Lake Oswego home and her prized generational ring was getting dirty so she hung it on the arm of her folded reading glasses lying next to her.  Occasionally she used her glasses but it wasn’t until late in the day she realized her ring was missing. Distraught, she consulted a friend for ideas who suggested ‘The Ring Finders’ and gave her my number. When we met she explained the day of the loss and accentuated that a special anniversary date was approaching; perhaps the ring was her late Mothers last gift, I didn’t pry. She remembered limited outside movement that day but did travel from the back to front yard a few times. The first search area was the grassy potting site and I quickly got a solid tone on the Equinox 800 metal detector. A probe of the tall grass with my pinpointer revealed her special ring. Julie’s, “You made my day”, was all I needed to make my day a little brighter as well, thank you!

‘The Ring Finders’, good folks doing amazing things to reunite people with their sentimental jewelry – give us a call today!

Gold Wedding Band Lost on Soccer Field in Hillsboro OR – Found & Returned by The Ring Finders

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

A late night text followed by an early morning phone call to ‘The Ring Finders’ resulted in finding Brandon’s lost wedding band. While playing with his kids at a nearby school Brandon removed his wedding band and placed it in his jeans pocket for safe keeping but prior to leaving the ring was missing. A night time search by family with flashlights, in hopes of seeing the shiny object, was unsuccessful. A family internet search for options led them to me and the following morning I was on site. Time can be critical to recovery & return when a ring is lost in a public place. As I surveyed the expanse of the field and followed Brandon’s description of play locations I was sure the non-standard 3″x18″ search coil on my detector was the best tool for the job. Fortunately, Brandon made some quick work for me when he stood, within feet, of where he thought his ring might be due to lying on and rolling in the grass. What could have been hours was less than two minutes, rare but true. Even when the detector sounded off I was unable to see it hidden deep near the roots without the assistance of my pinpointer.
What a great day for all… sunny, found and returned a sentimental ring, smiles & thank you’s, and I met some nice folks. Oh, and the dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts (fundraiser) for the trip home was a nice treat; saved a couple for breakfast. 😉
‘The Ring Finders’, good folks doing great things to reunite people with their sentimental jewelry!

Gold & Diamonds Wedding Ring Lost in the Willamette River, Oregon – Found & Returned by The Ring Finders

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

How to find a wedding ring in the Willamette River… Call The Ring Finders.
A conversation with Paige raised some concerns but we agreed that it would be best if I conducted a search of the area for her ring. About one week ago, while playing with her son in the river, her wedding ring slipped off her finger. She hired a man with a mask to conduct a visual search but he was unsuccessful. He said his friend had a metal detector but she hadn’t heard back from them; her first concern. Another person inquired via email about the ad she placed and she gave them the specific location of the loss but hadn’t heard anything back from them either; her second concern. Later, in her effort to find a metal detector, she received an email reply with a link to ‘The Ring Finders’; hence our Monday afternoon conversation. Even though Paige had some doubts her ring may no longer be there I assured her that I would either find it or, if not, she will have some closure. We met the following day and I got to work with my Equinox 800 & Xtreme scoop in hand. A little over an hour later and with quite a bit of trash in my pouch I finally had Paige’s ring in my scoop.

Tears of joy flowed freely while she held her ring so I offered her a comforting hug which she promptly accepted; back off Covid Police, I’ve had my shots!

Thank you Paige for the call. Your persistence to use all resources to recover your valuable keepsake paid off. All my best to you and your family.

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Gold Wedding Band Lost in Snow McMinnville OR – Found by The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

In the woods North of McMinnville, OR was Tim’s white gold wedding band hidden under the lingering snow of winter. Asked if I could find it, I replied, “sure can, what happened”. While installing chains and/or shoveling a 30yd path to get on some solid ground Tim’s ring came off. After a beautiful 12 mile drive amongst the timber we arrived on site. I surveyed the area, installed the large coil on my Equinox 800, and got to work. After several passes and a short dig in 3″ of snow I had the ring in hand. “Relieved” among many other words, handshakes, as well as a big grin on Tim’s face expressed his relief and gratitude. It was clear this ring was important to him… he said it also had an engraving inside from his wife Mindy.

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Wedding Band Lost on Beach Manzanita, OR – Found by The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge

  • from Portland (Oregon, United States)

Antone called and asked if the Coastal town of Manzanita, OR was to far for me to drive; “No, I’ve found a few rings for folks along the coast over the years, nearly no distance is to far!” My wife’s ears perked up when she overheard me say beach and the 3 ½ hr trek began early the next morning. Once on site, I met Antone, Lyndsey, their bundled up newborn & dog; they were there for a few days of needed relaxation and leaving the next day. There was a staked deep hole & a staked pile of sand where they had hand searched/sifted. I searched the hole first figuring they must have missed it and then the pile. About 4-6” under the pile was the heavy Tungsten ring… mission complete. Disbelief, hand shakes, and talking followed then I recalled my wife was still in the car knitting; I often lose track of time when I’m talking with such nice people who are curious and appreciative.

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