I received a call from a lady who had lost her wedding band while shoveling snow off her sidewalk during the last snow storm that had hit us. She stated that she was positive that she had the ring on when she went out to shovel, but discovered that the ring was gone about 1 hour after coming into the house afterwards. She wondered if I could find it for her even though the snow was still on the ground. I suggested that if she waited until the snow melted, she would be very likely to see the ring just lying on top of the ground. Because she lives in the city, she did not want to wait until then as many people walk down her city sidewalk and as the snow melted away, someone else would find it before her. She knows her neighborhood, so I’m sure she would be right.
Because she works during the day and the urgency of finding the ring ASAP, we decided that it would be best if I searched the area during the day when she was at work.
I arrived just after 8:00 a.m., fired up my detector, and started sweeping along the edge of her sidewalk to the house and found nothing. Then I started working along the street sidewalk and when the detector sang out and I started removing the snow in small batches being very careful and checking every batch with my pin pointer. There about 1 foot off the sidewalk in one of the batches of snow was her ring. This recovery was fast and easy, as now it was just 8:25 a.m.
I called her at work, told her the good news and package up her ring and it went out yesterday via USPS Priority Mail. Another ring returned to the finger where it belongs.
Many people lose their rings during the winter as being cold, fingers will shrink and lose two ring sizes. Then activity, like shoving show, throwing snow balls, etc and the ring is gone. If you lose your ring during this time, be sure to call your local “Ring Finder”.