On August 3 Amber, her mom Jodi , their two dogs and friend Michael all went down to Higgins point on CDA lake. Amber was enjoying a swim by herself but wanted some company so she invited the dogs to join her. Then without any warning Amber’s lab panicked in the water right next to her. The thrashing legs of Amber’s dog scratched her back and broke the chain necklace that was around her neck. However no one saw this happen and no one saw that two of the four pendents had fallen off the chain. As amber returned to shore with a throbbing back and no idea of the real pain to come, she exited the water and discovered her broken necklace. A whole week went by for Amber, with tears and past memories of her lost pendant’s. Amber’s mom Jodi knew of the anguish her daughter felt and took to Craigslist to seek help. I being an active Ring finders member, search the lost and found when ever I can. On Sunday morning I saw Jodi’s post about the lost pendant’s. But unlike most posts with the writer admitting they have no idea of the location of said item, Jodi was able to describe the exact moment with a fixed rock formation marking where the pendants were lost. I saw all of this and knew Jodi and Amber needed my help. So with a few emails and phone calls I headed out to Higgins point. Arriving at Higgins point I called Jodi and soon found the rock formation and the scene of the incident. Michael, Jodi’s friend showed up as I was about to enter the water and gave me some tips on where he thought the pendants fell off. I didn’t know it until after Michael had left, that he had sat down and was pointing right in line with the pendants. I had walked over the pendants at least twice and swung over them with my detector. However I did not get a signal. It was when I put my Fisher CZ-21 in all metal mode that I got a signal and recovered both pendants. The silvered colored phantom of the Oprah mask pendant was found first and then the most treasured Fifteen Gold pendant. I returned the pendant’s to Jodi at their house but couldn’t stay to see Amber’s reaction, Although Jodi sent me a quick video of Amber opening the original box to find her pendants. Amber was overwhelmed and elated that her lost pendents had come back to her .
Justin and I looked for his lost ring in the Spokane river today and he found so I’m going to let him tell the story.
Justin wrote: so i have to plug this guyI lost my wedding band floating the Spokane river yesterday. I find Luke as I’m searching Google for options at 7am this morning. I call him right away because of course I can’t wait to find my ring. Luke answers my call at the butt crack of dawn on a Sunday morning and says he’ll meet me at the mishap location at 9am. I take him to the vicinity (in the middle of the river) of where I lost it. About an hour and a half into the search we found it!!! Luke is a super good guy and fair about pricing. He understands the more important sentimental aspect of the lost item. If you ever lose a piece of jewelry, or some other precious metal item, Luke is absolutely the guy you want to call! Thanks Luke!!
Luke was an answer to prayer! After spending countless hours searching for my ring, Luke found it in less than 10 minutes. Luke expressed happiness right along with me! Luke took a hobby and made it about other people, helping others and never taking advantage of them. In a very short time he revealed tremendous character and a true caring for other people.
Today was a day of metal detecting for me. I started off by diving in a lake looking for a wedding ring lost 2 years ago to which I didn’t find. After coming home and cleaning up my gear I wrote a lady back who asked if I would travel to Post Falls, Idaho for a ring search. After dinner my Family and I went to a newly discovered park near our house to play. I was swinging my Whites detector around the playground when Charlayne, the lady who wrote me from Post Falls, called. I asked a few questions and found out that she had lost her ring in the front yard or the back after placing it in her pocket with a hole at the bottom. She also told me that she had rented a metal detector and raked both yards with no luck. I said I would be right over. My family and I drove 32 minutes to reach her house. After putting on my gear and seeing a picture of the ring Charlayne left me to my work. Which was a short job. I made my way from the front steps to the mail box like Charlayne said she had done and found a small foil wrapping under a fresh dug hole. So I made a second pass on the other side back to the steps and then back down for a third pass. I was about half way to the mail box when WHAM!! A solid 13-14 vdi at depth of 0 inches rang up and my pinpointer showed me why well cared for grass hides rings the best. After taking a picture of the ring hidden in the grass I smiled at my wife who was watching me from the car. I then headed to the back of the house to find Charlayne, her face went from worried anticipation to fourth of July fire work happy. After I showed her the spot where her ring had fallen out of the hole in her pocket and hid from her for a week; we said our goodbyes and took her advice to have some ice cream at Rogers. Thanks for the suggestion Charlayne and for trusting in The Ring Finders to find what you lost.
After starting my work for the day I got a call from Judd. His wedding ring had gone missing. On the day that Judd was turning 50 he woke up sick. So because he had to attend his own birthday he went outside to do a little work out. After hearing this I knew the ring was in his yard and I could find it fast. So I got done done with my work and headed to Judd’s house. He told me that he started his work out on the hanging rings. Before he started the hanging, he took off his wedding band and placed it in his pocket. Like all deeds that are done to keep the ring safe this act made Judd lose his ring. I knew that if his wedding band fell off by his hanging rings where the grass was thin,Judd would have spotted it. So we moved to the spot where he stretched. I started searching there. And there is where I found his ring. Judd’s ring was just one pass over from where he did a back arch. The ring was hiding under a tuff of grass. Judd had been wearing that ring for 21 years and almost gave up on finding it.
I always check my email for lost ring inquiries, and lately Ive been getting scam emails on my Ring Finders email. However, today after work I read Mellisa’s email about her lost engagement ring, that she had lost in her front yard over a week ago. Even in the email she sounded hopeless and thought the ring walked away. So after a few text’s and her getting off early from work we met up at her house. I grid searched the front yard twice, the side yard, the front strip of grass by the side walk and then I got on my hands and knees and dove into the small bushes by the front of the house. At that point I started asking other questions about if she knew she had it on before doing the yard work. This is usually when the ring search turns from a ring search and recovery to a closure search. I told Mellisa the ring was not in her front yard or anywhere else I had looked. I think at that point she gave up. To be honest so had I, but the small concrete drive between her yard and the neighbors gave me the idea to search the neighbors yard. I took one pass down the drive way side of the grass and found a penny. I turned up the yard and got a blast of a signal. Looking down in the grass I saw a shape. The sweet sweet shape of a lost ring. Pushing back the grass I revealed the ring and my face gave way to excitement of finding it. Mellisa who was watching me ran over and I handed her the lost ring. At the beginning of this ring search I told mellisa rings are sometimes lost and found in a place you might not expect. This was very true about Mellisa’s lost engagement ring.
Yet another snow covered car steals a man’s wedding ring. That man Jared, was just closing the door to his car and with the slam of the door he also heard the ting of his ring hitting the door. Thinking the ring couldn’t have gone far, he and his wife looked for an hour. After not succeeding, Jared took to his computer to find a metal detector to buy. Low and behold the internet led him to the Ring Finders and so begins my latest Ring Finders tale. I got an email from Jared about his ring and dawned my snow bibs and took off to his house. The car that stole Jared’s ring was still parked in the spot where he had lost the ring. So knowing a thing or two about how conductive cars are I stayed away from the car and grid searched around the door he had closed. “The ring is being hidden by the car” I told him. He moved the car backwards but still no ring, he moved the car forwards and then I heard the sweet sound of the lost but now found ring. I said ” I bet this is it”, I swept the snow with my foot and Jared’s ring landed in front of him. He was wearing a smile when he bent down to pick it up and an even bigger smile with his ring back on his finger.
With the recent snow fall in my town, I knew that cold snow covered hands lose rings. So it was no surprise when Bryan and Cypress contacted me about Bryan’s wedding ring. It had snowed 3-4 inches yesterday. Although at 8pm last night while it was still snowing, I dawned my snow bibs and boots and head lamp and headed to a paid parking lot downtown. Bryan’s directions and pictures gave me a good idea of where he was parked. Which was great but there was also two big pickup trucks parked in the same area. That along with a few metal strips attached to the asphalt in the parking lot, I thought maybe his ring was under the trucks or too close to the metal to be found. However I kept swinging around, I was in a paid parking lot and hadn’t paid. So when I saw the parking lot attendant walking around checking cars I knew I had better explain myself. He told me good luck finding it in the snow and went on about his work. Well I knew better and watched him walk over to my car. Again I walked over too him and told him that was my car, he gave me a thumbs up and walked away. I, being a window cleaner and seeing how these parking lots work I knew I better make sure my car was not going to end up with a ticket. While I was walking around checking on the parking lot attendants whereabouts I was swinging my detector around the front of one of the big trucks. I have to say I was more focused on the attendant then Bryan’s ring. So I was surprised when my detector screamed at me and showed a 30 vdi at 0 inches. I kicked the snow half hearted and the target moved. So I bent down and started moving the snow around. I saw the rim of the ring packed in snow and thought “Oh a quarter cool”, but this quarter had a hole in the middle, and had an owner it was Bryan’s ring. I called Bryan when I got to the parking lot and called him back with his ring in my hand. It took about 10 minutes to find his lost ring which is amazing given the fact it was night time, 28 degrees, and that parking lot had not been plowed yet.
So I got an email notification about a comment on my rent a metal detector blog post. When I read the comment, it was from a man name Cameron. He had the lovely task of digging out his cars that were buried in snow. While he was moving the snow around, a friendly man came by with a plow and helped him clear his drive way. Little did Cameron know that when he was putting some chains on his wife’s car his keys had fallen out. Like wise the friendly man who was plowing didn’t know he was pushing around Cameron’s keys. So for five days Cameron and his wife tried to find these keys. Cameron borrowed two metal detectors, he watch a ton of metal detecting videos, and then found The Ring Finders. When I got to Cameron’s house I started searching where Cameron and his wife had not shoveled or sifted the snow. After not finding the keys anywhere around his house I was told by Cameron to look by this truck where the friendly man with a plow had made his first pile of snow. In that pile was Cameron’s keys, just a shovels throw away from a five foot tall pile of snow that him and his wife had sifted through. Its a miracle that they were not destroyed by the plow.