For most, snow in the forecast means shoveling and scraping ice off your car. For those with kids, snow also means sleigh riding, building snowmen, and snowball fights. Steve was out in his front yard, sledding down the hill with his daughter, when he heard the horrifying sound of his ring clinking off the side of the sleigh. This was no standard ring found in any jewelry store. This was a custom ring representing much more than the tie between two people.
The two hands clasping the crowned heart represents love and loyalty amongst spouses and friends. The Claddagh ring has been around for centuries, originating in Ireland and becoming a distinctive part of Celtic heritage and tradition. Steve designed his ring around the Claddagh symbol to represent their Irish heritage. There are different ways a person can wear this type of ring. Steve wears his ring with the heart facing inward to express love and the bond with his wife.
For any hope of finding his custom ring, Steve knew that the sledding fun had to end for his search to begin. It was getting dark, so he grabbed a flashlight, shovel, and a bit of hope to begin his search. He spent a couple of hours digging through the snow on his hands and knees, but the ring was nowhere to be found.
The area was marked with a shovel and bare grass. I knew this was the most likely place to search. Within minutes of turning on my metal detector, I found the ring on the outer edge where Steve was digging. Steve was so close to discovering this ring himself! He must have bumped the ring with a shovel while he was searching because I found it only a couple of inches under the snow on the edge of the cleared area.
How to Find a Lost Ring in the Snow
Lost ring in the snow? It happens all the time – brushing snow, scraping ice, throwing snowballs, sleigh riding. Suddenly your ring goes flying. Don’t waste your time renting a metal detector. Stop and mark the area where you believe the ring is lost. If plowing occurs in your parking lot, block off the site to preserve the ring’s location. My jewelry finding service covers Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and other surrounding states. If you have a lost ring or something of value, contact me now at 860-917-8947 or www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com.
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