Easter Sunday morning Ben was preparing his backyard for the upcoming Sunday dinner and gathering. Games were played that afternoon and plenty of quality family time was had in the back yard. Soon after the festivities ben noticed that his platinum wedding band was missing. He and his wife Anna spent time searching the back yard visually but they had no luck finding his ring. Ben then borrowed a metal detector from a friend and searched the yard, once again luck was not with them. Anna went to her LinkIn account to get rid of some of her notifications and she noticed a notice from my profile of a work anniversary since we had worked together years ago. She contacted me stating their situation, we quickly formed a plan for me to search their yard as I was leaving on vacation in a couple of days.
When I arrived Ben showed me around the yard and explained what had happened the morning and early afternoon of his rings disappearance. I grabbed a few detectors from my truck and began my search pattern. On my first pass of the yard I heard a good signal from my metal detector, I looked down and there was the shinny outline of a ring hidden amongst the grass. I placed a screwdriver with its tip over the ring and went to get Ben. When I knocked on the door Ben was a bit taken aback by my quick return to the house. I told him to look at the blade end of the screw driver, it took him several seconds to see his ring laying in the grass. He was very happy to get his ring back and Anna was in tears. They had had a baby just six days prior so her emotions were running pretty high.
Ring returned 4-12-2018
Colin was visiting his parents’ house near Elizabeth, Colorado for Thanksgiving. He went outside to play with his five year old son on the grassy hill in back of the house. He felt his carbon tungsten ring slide off his hand while wrestling with his son. He spent over an hour searching the grass with no luck.
Colin found my profile on The Ring Finders and called me Friday morning, we made arrangements for me to come and search for his ring later that morning. After two hours of searching the area that he swore the ring came off in I expanded my search location. I located his ring thirty feet or more from where he thought it would be.
Ring recovered November 24, 2017
Paul was out playing disc golf when he lost his beloved Texas A&M class ring. He went to a near by store and rented a metal detector. He then spent an hour sear…ching the small island in a stream that he was on when he felt his ring slip from his finger with no luck. He then found my profile on The Ring Finders and sent me an email explaining his situation. I noticed his email the next morning and replied adding my phone number and asking him to call me. Soon my phone rang and we set up a time that morning, a Sunday morning, for me to meet him and do a search.
Paul met me and took me to the location, showed me how he threw his disc from that location. My review of his actions told me that the ring would be to his left either in the water or hidden in the tall grass on the island. After a couple minutes search I revived a great signal on my Teknetics Patriot. This signal was just at the waters edge amongst some longer aquadic vegetation. I used my pin pointer to narrow down the location of that signal. A few seconds of fishing around the muck and I felt Paul’s ring slide onto one of my fingers. Paul was quite happy to get his ring back.
Ring recovered 11-5-2017
David was out doing some yard work, back filling around a retaining wall and raking leaves, when he lost his platinum wedding bad. He rented a metal detector from a local store in an attempt to recover his ring. But like most novice detectorists, he didn’t have the necessary skills to find the ring.
David found my profile on The Ring Finders and called me for assistance. We set Thursday morning for my search. Upon my arrival David showed me around the yard and explained what he was doing that day. He then showed me the three bags of leaves that he collected the day his ring went missing. While looking over the bags he explained how used his hands to sweep the leaves into the bags.
David then left me to do my search while he ran to do some business. I grabbed my CTX and began my search starting with the bags of leaves. There were no signals in the bags of leaves so then began to search the back yard. Within a couple of minutes of starting that search my CTX gave a nice 12-15 reading and the pinpoint showed a depth of zero, I knew I had found David’s ring without even seeing it. When I parted the grass there sat David’s ring staring up at me. I placed my probe in the center of the ring, turned off my machine and waited for David to return. He was surprised and very happy to get his ring back. He wasn’t optimistic about me finding his ring due to the fact that had performed the search previously. Luckily I have the skills and tools to perform the tasks.
Ring recovered 10-19-2017
David’s ring hiding in the grass
Mayra Hernandez and her children were visiting her sister-in-law for a late summer picnic and celebration. Her son, Adrian, was playing in the yard with his cousins when his necklace that held his gold baptismal medallion broke. It wasn’t till minutes later that he noticed the necklace dangling from his neck. The family stopped their celebration and all began searching for the medallion. The yard is not large but it is beautifully take care of and very thick grass so the medallion remained hidden from view. Mayra found my profile on The Ring Finders and she called me and we arranged for me to come and do a search. After my arrival we all made our way to the back yard and they showed me where the kids were playing and described what was going on that day. A few minutes into my search after searching the primary area with no luck I expanded my search to a secondary location. When I was directly in front of the family I received a great signal on my CTX and right there hidden in the grass was Adrian’s medallion, he was pretty darn happy to get that medallion back.
Medallion recovered September 19, 2017
Tracie and here husband were playing with one of their children in a park near their home. The park had several trees that had recently dropped all of their leaves and so the couple made a large pile of leaves for the youngster to jump into. While playing, Tracie felt her white gold wedding set slip from her finger. The couple quickly began searching for the ring, but with the large pile of leaves that was over some very tall grass (5″+) their task was more than they had bargained for. Tracie called her mother to ask for some advice and her mother found my profile on The Ring Finders. Tracie called me and I quickly gathered some metal detectors and some other gear for the search, within an hour I was at the park. When I arrived they had several bags of leaves already bagged up and the area of the search raked and yet they had not found the ring. We talked about the ring, their attempt to search and I looked over the search area. I then grabbed my Teknetics Patriot, made some quick adjustments and began my search. A few minutes into my search the Patriot gave me a great signal I parted the deep lush grass and there sat Tracie’s ring. As I held up her ring Tracie placed her face into her hands and wept quite hard. It is such a GREAT feeling to return a ring to someone like her.
Ring recovered October 15, 2017
Camden had been given a carbon tungsten ring as a grade school graduation present by his mother, Sabrina. In the first week of middle school Camden was playing football with some friends in the school’s grassy playground when his prized ring slipped off his hand, he was hear broken. Sabrina went to a local store and she rented a couple of metal detectors to help them in the search for Camden’s ring. After searching in vain for a couple of hours the two began to realize that finding a ring in a large grassy field isn’t easy. Sabrina ended up finding my profile on The Ring Finders and called me. I had time to meet her and Camden at the school so that they could show me where he was at and the extents of my future search but I didn’t have time to preform that search that night. A couple of night later I made my way to the grassy field behind the school and began my search. After a couple of hours and quite a bit of trash later I received a great signal on my CTX and there was Camden’s ring. He was quite happy to get his ring back, but now he doesn’t wear it to school.
Ring recovered August 25, 2017
Camden gets his ring back
I decided to take my new XP Deus 9.5×5 HF coil out for its first search. Since I didn’t have a lot of free time I decided to hit the local sand volleyball courts that are in a park just down the street. I spent about two hours finding $5.44 in change, a piece of costume jewelry and a cell phone. The phone had no charge left in it when I dug it up, but it looked to be in pretty good shape.
When I got home I cleaned out the charging port, put my charger on the phone (luckily the same type of charger my phone uses) and I jumped into the shower. After some time the phone came to life bit there was a pass code to get in to get any information. After a bit of searching I noticed you can get into the missed calls portion of the phone without the pass code. There I could see two phone numbers so I wrote one down and called it from my phone. It turned out to be the young girls grandmother and they lived just a couple hundred yards down the road. She was surprised that someone had found the phone and was actually going to give it back. I told them that I would be over in just a couple of minutes to return the phone. Na’shyia was happy to get her phone back, then again what 10 year old wouldn’t be.
Phone returned July 20, 2017
I received an email from Ann stating that her husband had lost his wedding ring while coaching their sons youth baseball team in a Centennial, Colorado park. She stated that that day they and about 10 others searched for Nathan’s ring with no luck. She even rented a metal detector the following day and searched the area of the park that they were in during the game and still had no positive results. She was hoping that me with my several years of experience and better equipment may be able to help recover this elusive ring. We made arrangements to meet a couple of days later due to busy schedules.
I arrived at DeKoevandoe Park a little ahead of our assigned time and headed down to look over the park. Ann arrived on schedule and gave me information about locations of the team and where Nathan was at and things that they did that day. I readied my equipment and began my search. Three hours into my search with no positive results Ann had to leave to feed her three sons and get on with her day so she left the park a bit dejected. Less than 15 minutes later Nathan’s ring appeared from its hidding place in the grass. It had been stepped on and was pushed into the soil a bit so it was well hidden. I called Ann who was just a few minutes away. As I handed the ring to Ann, tears of joy started to flow from her eyes.
Ring recovered July 18th, 2017
Nathan’s ring out of it’s hiding place in the grass
Nathan, happy to get his ring back.