Del Witters, Author at The Ring Finders

Wedding Band Lost in Bend, OR – Found and Returned by The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

An email from KC (mom) started the ball rolling. Conversations, more info, and her excitement prompted my 3hr road trip to Bend, OR and the Deschutes River. Her son, Chase, took a quick dip in the river after a long hike on Mothers Day. After getting out of the river and within a couple hundred yards he realized his ring was missing. A backpack search, followed by backtracking failed to produce the ring; must be in the river and lost for good. KC found my info and I was there the following day. The river was flowing pretty good but there was great visibility and the surface was firm. The downside was the surface was firm, definitely not an easy scoop to sort targets. My process was to move the river rock and some soil with my scoop or foot and if the target didn’t move it was more than likely not the ring, to deep. A little more than 3hrs of searching finally netted the nearly new Zirconium wedding band; yes, Chase had only been married a few months. All were excited and very grateful – chalk-up another return and more smiles for The Ring Finders!

KC, thank you for contacting me. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you, Chase, and and your co-worker Rick today… such a good day!

1957 Class Ring Lost in Portland – Found and Returned by ‘The Ringfinders’

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

Patty was working in her yard and while brushing some dirt off she felt her ring come off. She immediately searched the grass then raked the area and looked again – no ring, impossible she thought. She got a metal detector but was still unable to locate her ring; you have to love her determination! 3 days later a friend gave her my ‘The Ringfinders’ contact information. The following day we met, reviewed the day of the loss, and I got to work. Within 2 inches of an in-ground water shutoff my Makro Gold Racer with 4×6 coil alerted on her ring in the thick lush grass. It’s understandable a novice would have passed on the signal thinking it was the valve or the detector was unable to separate the ring from the shutoff valve. Patty was ecstatic to have her ring that she had worn for the past 63 years and the treasured sentiment/memories it holds.

Thank you Patty for the call. I am always happy when I can return such a precious item.

Heirloom Gold & Diamonds Wedding Band Lost Portland OR – Found by The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

With a break in the weather Sophie decided to tackle yard work which included relocating some plants. Dirty hands and priceless heirloom wedding bands don’t mix so she removed her ring, placed it in her pocket, and continued working. Hours later she discovered her ring missing. In Andrew’s online search to buy a metal detector he also found and opted for ‘The Ring Finders’ … great choice! The next morning I was at their house with my Minelab Equinox 800 & Makro Gold metal detectors. I used the Makro with 4×6 elliptical coil in the tight spots among the plants & the Equinox with 11” coil in the open areas. While gridding the yard the Equinox sounded off, in ‘Gold Mode’, on the tiny gold ring. Success is always rewarding for myself and customers… amazement & gratitude never gets old.

Andrew & Sophie, thank you for the call and trusting my services to find such a precious heirloom.

Vintage Gold Wedding Ring Lost in 2013 – Found and Returned in 2019 – The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

I recently shipped a lost wedding ring from Oregon to Hanoi, Vietnam. The couple lost it on their wedding day in 2013 near Eugene, Oregon… And Now, The Rest of The Story.
During an outdoor wedding at a large barn & acreage setting, while exchanging rings, Leisha asked Chad to put her band in his pocket because it didn’t feel comfortable with her engagement ring. Upon retiring for the evening Chad realized he no longer had the ring and after a fun filled evening of pictures, dancing, handshakes and hugs it could be almost anywhere on the property. They contacted the wedding venue host but no amount of visual searching helped. Chad’s job takes them to many countries and recently, while in Hanoi, he learned of ‘The Ring Finders’, contacted me, and the hunt was on!
Pictures of the event were invaluable and Nancy, the owner, was very accommodating. I used a Minelab CTX 3030 for this search as it gives me solid identification and a visual representation of round ring like objects. An 8 hour round-trip drive and 2.5 hour search netted the ring along with surprises and of joy. “You have got to be kidding me” was Chad’s first response followed by many other words of astonishment.
The ring is now on Leisha’s finger, mission complete!

‘The Ring Finders’ – Good folks doing great things to reunite people with their treasured jewelry! Give us a Call!

Rose Gold Wedding Band Lost Vancouver WA – Found & Returned By The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

Rodney lost his Rose Gold Wedding Band while pruning brush and doing various yard chores a few days before we met. In that time he had bought an inexpensive metal detector on-line but was unsuccessful finding it; “time to call in a professional” his email stated. I arrived with a couple machines not knowing which tool would be best for the task. Our conversation, during my search, showed he was a quick study on metal conductivity and the basic use of a metal detector but most times, like any profession, experience and tool selection wins out; don’t rent or buy, call a nearby member of The Ring Finders. My Minelab Equinox 800 sounded off on the recently trimmed bush and with some additional movement Rodney’s ring dropped to the ground. As I handed Rodney his ring I could see the joy and relief on his face.

Rodney, thank you for the call and great conversation… Have fun on your cruise!

‘The Rind Finders’ – good folks doing great things to reunite people with their treasured jewelry. Give us a call today!

Lost Cell Phone while Picking Mushrooms – Found & Returned – Portland, OR

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

Kelsey was walking amongst the Larch Mountain evergreens looking for Chanterelle Mushrooms. Multiple times she grabbed her phone for candid shots of her puppy. At some point her phone fell out of her jacket pocket and went unnoticed until at the car. Tired and with darkness approaching Kelsey felt it would be best to search another day. Kelsey and her grandfather had metal detected together in the past so she mentioned to Navid (partner) she needed to rent a metal detector. In his search he found ‘The Ring Finders’ and the rest, as they say, is history! Kelsey’s knowledge of the woods and likely area of loss put us very close. The Equinox 800 sounded off and a quick visual confirmed her lost phone.

Navid & Kelsey, thank you for the call!

‘The Ring Finders’, Good folks doing great things to find and return cherished memento’s
… Give us a Call so we can Help You!

Platinum Wedding Band Lost Central Oregon – Found by The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

‘The Ring Finders’, good folks doing wonderful things to reunite people with their treasured jewelry… give us a call!

SJ sent an email and left a phone message as he was ending his vacation and sadly heading back home to California without his wedding band. I didn’t receive either until the following day as I was traveling too. Fortunately, when we did talk, he said there was a Point-of-Contact in Oregon who could put me in the area of his lost ring to within a 20′ radius; that’s all I needed. SJ’s details and replay of the incident, his contact’s familiarity of the location, and my Equinox 800 proved to be the perfect team in a successful find and return.

SJ, thank you for for the call and your trust in me that your prized possession was in good hands; it’s in the mail!

 

Gold & Platinum Wedding Band Lost Manzanita, OR – Found by The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

Corey asked me about local metal detector rentals to find his lost wedding ring that went over the fence into brush while tossing weeds. We had a nice chat regarding his options and within 24 hrs he sent me an email asking me if I could do the search; happily I obliged. A few days later my wife & I arrived with the camper on the back of the truck… if we’re driving 3hrs to the Oregon Coast we might as well enjoy it! After surveying the brush density I opted for my Makro Gold Racer more for it’s small 4”x7” elliptical coil than it’s gold detection prowess. The small coil allows me to push the coil under and into dense brush much easier than round coils. It sniffed out the Gold & Platinum Band a full detectors length under a bush. Corey was very grateful and remarked he was glad he called a member of ‘The Ring Finders’ vs attempting it himself.

Corey, I wish you much happiness along the majestic Oregon Coast. Thank you for the call!

‘The Ring Finders’, good folks doing wonderful things to reunite people with their treasured jewelry… give us a call!

 

Wedding Ring Lost in Hood River – Found by The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

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.

Custom 18k Wedding Band Lost Newberg, OR – Found by The Ring Finders

from Portland (Oregon, United States)
Contact: 1-509-365-8010

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.