I got a call from Holli asking if I could help her friend Kandi find her lost engagement and wedding ring that had been lost in the sand when the wind blew the bag over that the rings were in.
I was able to get to the beach in about an hour but there was a very heavy thunderstorm going through the area that delayed me in starting the search because of all the lightening associated with the storm. In the meantime, Kandi told me that her and her husband Bill had rented a metal detector and attempted to find the rings themselves. I explained that the metal detectors that can be rented are inexpensive detectors that will not work in water or wet sand (because of the mineralization) and sketchy at best in dry sand. I also told them that if you’re unfamiliar with a metal detector you might get lucky and find your item but more likely than not you’re wasting your time and money.
After giving me a full description of the rings, Kandi showed me the area she thought the ring would be in and I started my grid. After about 40 minutes I had to expand my search out a little and within a couple of minutes I got a strong signal. I took a small scoop of sand, shook it out and there was this beautiful ring that matched exactly as the one Kandi described. I glanced over at Kandi, who with Bill, Holli and her husband had been watching me as I was doing the search. I gave Kandi a wink, a little smile and nod for her to come over. Not knowing what I was up to she sheepishly made her way over to me. I held the scoop out so she could look in it and BOOM, she saw her ring, reached in and grabbed it and gave me a huge hug and her tears started flowing. The other 4 of us were totally caught up in the moment.
I love doing this for people and there’s little else that can give you the same feeling of accomplishment.
Bill and Kandi, thank you so much for the very generous reward.
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Remember, it will save you time, effort and money if you hire a metal detecting specialist who has the knowledge and equipment to bring your treasure back to you!!! Find a specialist near you through TheRingFinders.com web site directory.
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