Lost Wedding Ring Houston, Texas (Recovered)

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Lost Wedding Ring Houston, Texas (Recovered)


I was contacted on Sunday by Wendell regarding his lost wedding ring. Wendell said he had been burning some debris on his property a few days ago when a small ember of hot ash had landed on his hand. Wendell said he felt the burning ember on his hand, and in an effort to dislodge it, he shook his hand aggressively. Wendell said he was pretty sure that’s when his wedding ring of 40 plus years went flying through the air.


I met Wendell at his property today in Southeast Houston to look for the missing ring. Wendell demonstrated how and were the event had occurred and outlined a specific area he believed the ring had landed.

We set out to find his ring, and after a few minutes of searching it was clear the ring was not in the described location. I began marking shallow targets (I use orange painted skewers) to identify previous examined spots, keeps me from looking at them again on the cross cut of the grid search.

I pushed the search out well beyond where Wendell believed his ring would be found, and in the opposite direction. A few minutes later, a good signal from the CTX3030 and the sight of a large yellow gold ring sitting under the search coil.

I was glad to see Wendell back in possession of his wedding ring of 40 years, I think his smile says the rest.


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Equipment Used:

CTX 3030

GoPro Hero3+

Sony POV Camcorder



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7 Replies to “Lost Wedding Ring Houston, Texas (Recovered)”

  1. Another nice recovery John.

    1. John Volek says:

      Good to hear from you Grif, all is well, hope it’s the same on your end.


  2. Chris Turner says:

    Great video John…Nice to see his reaction! It’s amazing how far a ring can travel and thankfully you did a great grid!

  3. Stan Ross says:

    Great Video, John. It really shows what it takes to have a successful recovery. I like the questions you ask.

    1. John Volek says:

      thanks Stan


  4. Wendell Robbins IIi says:

    I’ve probably showed 20 people this video and article and never realized that there was a comment section at the bottom.
    Anyway, I just wanted to stop in and thank you for finding my dad’s wedding ring. He was ecstatic. And- you proved that I know a little something. Because I’m the one that told him to wear gloves when he’s making a fire. LOL. Anyway thanks again and continued good luck and happy hunting.

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