Jeff Lubbert, Author at The Ring Finders

Wedding set recovered from yard in Cherry Creek, Colorado

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Erin and Dan moved to Denver from the Miami area soon after getting married. They moved into a VRBO to get by for a few weeks. We received a nice spring snow storm and Erin headed out to back door of their place to let the dog out and do something she couldn’t do in Miami, through a snowball. After tossing the snowball she shook her hands off and that is when both her wedding band and engagement ring slipped off her finger. Erin and Dan spent the next hour of so heating water and trying to melt the snow off the back porch since Erin was beside the porch when her rings slipped off. After several pots of water they gave up and decided to try to find another route to recover her rings. With that being said Erin searched the web and my name came up in the Ring Finders.

Erin called me just as I was getting dinner ready to put into the oven. During that phone conversation she explained her situation and I told he that I would be able to perform the search after I had dinner going. Soon after the phone call ended I had the food in the oven and I loaded up the car with a few detectors and headed out for the search. Upon arrival Erin lead me to the back yard and explained what she did and where she was standing. I put together my XP Deus and made a couple of swings over the yard when heard a promising signal. I kicked back 3-4 inches of snow and there was a gold band laying there. I signaled to Erin to come over, she looked at the exposed area and pulled the wedding band from the ground. She moved a bit more snow and her engagement ring appeared. She couldn’t believe that I had found her ring so fast.

Rings recovered April 16th, 2020

Gold wedding band recovered, Denver

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Stephen was doing some yard work and putting much in his planters around his house. During the preparations for this project he went to his local Home Depot to purchase several bags of wood mulch which he loaded into the back of his SUV. Upon arriving home he unloaded the vehicle and proceeded to spread and rake the mulch around the planters. When done he went inside clean up he noticed that his wedding band was missing. Considering that there were four mulch beds with many square feet of mulch spread he knew that his chances finding his ring were next to nill.

Stephen started to search the web when he came upon my profile on The Ring Finders and he called me. We made plans for me to come to his house a little later that day to preform the search. Upon my arrival Stephen showed me around and described his pattern of work and how he spread the mulch by hand. I put my detector together and began my search I searched the whole mulch areas and found nothing. I then grabbed another detector and searched again with the same results as the previous search. There was metal yard edging around the mulch areas that would not allow for me to get closer than 3″ – 4″ from it so our next step was to remove that yard edging (which of course meant that it would need to be re-installed). But before we removed the yard edging I asked to search his car. He stated that he had already searched the car a couple of times. Within a couple of minutes of me starting my search of his car I found his ring. He was very surprised that his ring was in the car.

Ring recovered March 17, 2020

Platinum ring returned – Denver, Colorado

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

During the “Stay at home” order of 2020 David was out playing tether ball with his kids. As he went for the winning hit of the ball he felt his platinum wedding band slid off his finger. He immediately started looking for the ring. After several hours of searching the ring was still missing even though he searched the yard while walking a grid pattern.

After contemplating his options for a couple of days, David found my profile on The Ring Finders and called me. We made arrangements for me to come to his house later that day for me to perform a search for his missing wedding ring. We did a few reenactments with a ring that I had brought with me and averaged the results to locate a start to our search area.

I began my search of the yard and after about 20 minutes of searching I still had not located the ring. During that time I has searched the majority of the yard and but due to the the angle of the sun I could not always see my walking trails in the grass thus I was not confident in my complete coverage of the yard. I went to my car and retrieved some pin flags to conduct a proper search. On my first pass my XP Deus sounded off and right at my starting location of my initial search was the ring. I was probably standing right on the ring when I started my search.

David and his wife were quite happy to get his ring back.

Ring recovered, April 8th, 2020

White gold and Diamond ring recovered in Westminster, Colorado

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Heather and her husband were out at their vehicle during one of our snow storms. Heather was brushing the snow off her husbands jacket when her ring slid off her finger  and disappeared somewhere in the snow outside their apartment complex. They spend a couple of hours searching for the ring, even borrowing a metal detector to aid in the search. The borrowed metal detector added to their confusion as it was continuously sounding off.  After doing all that they could do to recover the ring they called me in hopes that my experience and quality of equipment would make the difference. Heather called me, and we talked about the loss of her ring and their attempt to find it. During that conversation we set up a time that night for me to come to their place after I got off work to conduct a search.

As I pulled into the apartment complex that night the snow had been coming down for a few hours and the temperature was falling quickly. Heather and her husband met me at the site of the ring’s loss and once again we went through their story of the loss of the ring. They showed me how she brushed off her husband and where they were standing when this all happened. The search area was small but loaded with shrubs and grasses that were all covered in several inches of snow. I went to grab my detector and Heather headed into the apartment to talk with some friends that had come over for a visit and to go out for a meal. I turned on my XP Deus and made my first swing when I heard a good signal, within a few seconds I had the ring in my hand. Heather hadn’t even made it into the building yet when we were yelling for her to come over to get her ring. She was shocked and EXTREMELY happy, a couple of tears rolled down her cheek as she thanked me.

Ring recovered January 7th, 2020

Heirloom ring recovered near Chattanooga, TN

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

I had flown across country to attend the Chattanooga, American Digger magazine’s Civil War relic show and sale and end up doing a ring recovery.
The family of a young lady were staying at a cabin in the mountains of Tennessee having a family reunion over the 4th of July weekend when a ring given to her by her boyfriend, Sean, went missing. This ring, a gold band, is not just a simple gold ring this ring belonged to one of his great grandparents so it is a cherished family heirloom. The events of the day had the family playing volleyball in the lower flat area (a couple of acres of grass) about a hundred yards from the cabin. And then they spent some time around the firepit that night. The ring could be in either location or some place in between these areas. Potentially a VERY large search area.
The ring search was set up by my friend Craig after he had seen a posting online. We contacted the owner of the property who granted us permission to search for the ring. Craig and I met the owner at the gate for the property and she let us in and showed us around a bit. I grabbed one of my detectors and headed out while Craig readied his equipment. It was getting warm so I wanted to get going sooner rather than later. I looked over the site quickly and determined to start my search at the walkout basement door area and search to the firepit. Within a few swings I heard a promising signal, I parted the grass and there laid a lovely gold ring. I returned to the car just as Craig had finished his prep and was heading out to conduct the search. It was a quick search.

Ring recovered July 29th, 2019

The lower field

The mountain cabin

The Ring

Sean gets his ring back

Cobalt – Meteorite ring found in Littleton, CO

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Joseph was working at a clients house when he placed his cobalt/meteorite ring into his pocket as he was going to be working with some harsh chemicals that may cause damage to his ring. During the day he went outdoors to get a bucket of water from the hose bib, he also drove to the local Home Depot to get some supplies. Later that day he noticed his ring was gone so he returned to the house and searched it with no success. After a couple of days Joseph found my profile on TheRingFinders.com and contacted me. We setup a date for me to come and search for his ring at the house where his ring went missing.

Upon my arrival Joseph told me the story of the rings disappearance. We talked with a neighbor in case the ring fell on to the street in front of their house. They had not found a ring so that option was off the table. We then visited the yard and he showed me around the areas of the yard that he had been in. Before I grabbed my detectors I decided to look in Joseph’s truck even though he told me that he had searched it pretty thoroughly already. We both searched under the drivers seat with our cell phone flashlights. I then started reaching behind the plastic covers on the seat anchor brackets, the only way to search them as you can not see the brackets due to the covers. It was there that my fingers felt a familiar shape, the ring. Joseph was more than a little surprised that the ring was there and he was also very thankful to get his prized wedding band back.

Ring recovered 6-5-2019

 

Diamond stud earring recovered in Arvada, CO yard

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Lisa was out doing yard work in their back yard when one of her prized diamond stud earrings went missing. She spent several hours out searching for her earring over the next few days. She even went to a local rent-all store to rent a metal detector to search for the earring. When they tried the mate earring prior to renting the machine they discovered that a rental machine would not even pick up such a small target. Lisa then contacted another person in an attempt to get a search for the earring, that person showed no interest in trying the search. She then called me, though I was away on vacation and out of cell service. When I finally received the voicemail I called Lisa back and we set up a date for me to come and see if my machines would even pick up the mate earring.

Upon my arrival Lisa lead me to the back yard and told me of what she was doing when the earring went missing. We then tried one of my machines that I had brought along for the search, there was no signal from the mate earring. I made a few adjustments and was then able to hear the earring so we at least stood a chance of finding the missing earring though it was a long shot. I began my search in the area that Lisa was sure the earring was lost in, no luck. I expanded my search area and after 45 minutes I had found the earring back diagonally across the yard from the original search area. The earring was found about a foot and a half away from the back. To say that I was surprised at finding the earring would be a understatement. Lisa was so excited to have her earring set compete again.

Earring recovered 12-15-2018

Ring lost in Arvada’s Ralston Central Park returned

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Monday afternoon I listened to a message on our answering machine from Johanna stating that she had just lost her engagement ring in a park. I called her back but had to leave a message as she did not answer. Today, Tuesday, I called her back again and this time she answered. Johanna stated that both her and her mother in law had rented metal detectors and searched the park for a couple of hours and they did not find the ring. She then stated that she had given up hope on getting her 3 carat black diamond set in white gold ring back. I asked her if she would like me to give the search a try. She was a bit hesitant but eventually agreed to my searching for ring.

About an hour and a half later I was at the park and Johanna arrived a few minutes later. She showed me the areas she had spent some time at and explained what was happening when her ring went missing. Then her and a few friends went to grab some lunch leaving me to do the search. Before she had made it to the restaurant I had recovered her ring, it was in an area that was heavy with pull tabs and other trash. I sent Johanna a text picture of her ring, I can not put on this site her reaction but let’s just say she was very happy and surprised that I had found it.

I made my way to the restaurant that Johanna and her friends were at to return her ring. The smile on her face when I gave her ring back was amazing.

Ring recovered July 3, 2018

Johanna’s ring hiding in the grass

Johanna’s 3 carat black diamond ring recovered

A happy Johanna!

Gold wedding band found at Denver, City Park

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

Sunday Tim was at his soccer match when he removed his wedding band, tied it with a slipknot on to his key lanyard and tossed it onto his gym bag. After his match he went to put his ring on that is when he realised that his ring was not on the lanyard. He spent an hour searching the area visually with no luck. He informed the league hoping someone might find his ring in the latter matches, no luck there either.
Tim found my profile on The Ring Finders and sent me an email. I noticed his email mid morning Monday and called him. We set up a search time a couple hours later.
When I arrived at the park the temperature was nearing 90. Tim led me to the search site, we discussed the events of the night prior, and set a search perimeter. After about a 20 minute search I found Tim’s ring on the very edge off our search perimeter. The XP Deus worked well for this search.

Ring recovered June 4, 2018

 

Platinum ring lost while doing yard work returned, Denver Colorado

from Denver (Colorado, United States)

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