How the sun light was used to find a lost ring in North Haven, CT. No metal detector needed, just a bit of sunlight reflecting in the grass. Chris lost his ring while brushing crumbs from his shirt over the side of his father-in-law’s porch. Chris felt the ring fly off and the search began. He and his family rented a metal detector and spent 4 hours scouring the grass and removing bottle caps from the bushes around the porch where the ring fell. Losing hope after not finding the ring, Chris resorted to searching for a ring finding service. When I arrived, we all gathered around the search area to discuss details and figure out the best place to start searching. Most of the previous discussion was focused on the shin-high bushes but I explained that the brushing motion and flicking of the hand could cause the ring to fly out to the side and into the surrounding grass, exactly where we were standing. We were all looking down as I turned on my detector to begin searching the grass, and there it was! Chris’s father-in-law bent down and picked up a shiny object from the grass only 3 feet away from my metal detector coil. At first, I thought it was a cruel joke being played on Chris but when I saw the surprise on the fathers-in-law face, I knew this was real. Maybe we kicked it up while we were walking around… Maybe the different time of day caused the sun to reflect perfectly off the ring… Either way, Chris had his ring back and I was happy to be there for the assist!
How to Find a Lost Ring
If you’ve lost a ring in the grass start by searching on your hands and knees. Move slowly, dividing the grassy area up into rows. Start in the most likely area, then work your way outwards beyond where you think the ring may be lost. Check the entire area multiple times throughout the day to take advantage of the different positions of the sun and the different ways light reflects in the grass. Change your search direction and rows to cover the area from multiple angles. If you need some help, contact a professional detectorist to discuss the next steps of finding your lost ring. I serve Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states. If you’ve a lost ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now firstname.lastname@example.org | Call or text 252-775-1307 | www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com
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