I received a text from Omar Fiscol on the morning of 9/25/18 stating that his girlfriend had lost her silver promise ring in the front yard the day before. Work was a bit slow for me so I left at 11am to get my gear and go to his house. He wasn’t there but I had a good idea of where to search based on what he told me. I was half way through my second pass in the small front yard and got a solid signal. Covered up by thick grass was the ring. They were reunited with the ring a few days later. And the story for this young couple continues.
This was a search and recovery that was 24 days in the making. I received a text on Sept. 5 from Luis Reyes in Seguin, Texas. He stated that his wife, Diana, had lost her wedding band and they were confident that it was in the front yard. The loss actually had occurred on August 19 just as they were leaving on vacation and they didn’t realize it until after they had left. After they returned they both did an extensive search of the car, house and yard. After retracing their steps of the day they left they decided that they had to be in the front yard. Eventually Luis was able to locate the engagement ring but the wedding ring was still missing. Luis found The Ring Finders online and contacted Greg DeLong. Greg was unable to take the search and referred Luis to me. Because of multiple things going on it wasn’t until today, 9/29/18, that I was able to come to his house. Since the rings were a matched set I was able to test the engagement ring for the signal I needed for the wedding ring. Less than 5 minutes into the search I found it. Both of them were very happy for the return and equally surprised by how fast it was found. So very happy that this story can continue. A shout out to Greg DeLong of The Ring Finders, thanks for the referral buddy.
I received a voice mail from Rusty Richardson saying that his wife, Beth, had lost her white gold wedding ring with a diamond in the Blanco river in Wimberley, Texas the day before. Since it was very early in the morning I decided to wait until later in the morning to reach out to them. I grabbed all my gear and headed to work. I was finally able to talk with Rusty around 7:30am and go over all the details. I told him I would be there around 10. Once I arrived I changed cloths and we headed to the water. The search area was about 40 yards from the shore near a big rock in the water. After about 30 minutes of no signals I finally got a good hit, the hit! It was a solid 45 on the AT PRO. We were in water that was about 4 1/2 feet deep. With my coil resting on top of the target I gave Rusty my pin pointer and had him go under water to locate it. It took three times of going under water and coming back with a hand full of silt and finally the ring. He was very emotional at that moment and very relieved. We went back to the shore and I asked him to call his wife back out so we could do a Chris Turner Style reveal. When she got to us I asked her go over her story again. As she was talking and pointing at the water I held the ring up on my finger waiting for her to see it. The moment was magical to say the least. At that point there were hugs all around. And so now the story continues. Rusty, Beth thank you so much for the most generous reward.
Leaving for work this morning and noticed that I had a voice mail. A lady, Tryphena Washington, said that she had lost a gold ring in her neighbors front yard yesterday, March 7, 2018, and ask if I could help her find it. I called her and we arraigned a meeting time for later in the morning. When I got there her dad showed me were it had been lost. She had parked on the side of the curb and when she went to open the passenger door the ring flew off her finger and into the thick grass. I began my search using the Garret AT Pro and within 5 minutes I found the ring close to the side walk. She told me the ring had been given to her by her boyfriend just last week as a symbol of his love for her. The ring had been his fathers wedding ring of 50 years. Another happy ending.
I received a call from Jan Prasek Friday evening Dec. 1. She stated that her wedding ring of 58 years had come off when she was swatting at a bee while standing on her back deck. The ring went over the railing and landed somewhere on the ground in heavy grass about 25 feet below. I agreed to meet her at her house the next morning. After I arrived she took me out on her deck and showed me what was happening the previous Wednesday when it came off her hand. After about 45 minutes of searching in the area where she thought it would have gone, I had not found it. I was not getting any good signals at all. Just falseing. At this point I stopped for a water break and went back up on the deck to talk with Jan some more. After rethinking things she decided that her hand motion would have been going in another direction which would have placed it to the left of where she was standing and not the right. I began my search in that area and within 5 minutes I got a solid 65-66 on the Garret AT Pro. The moment I knelt down to investigate I could see the ring nestled under some tall grass several feet from the deck. I called Jan on my phone and asked her to come outside for a minute. As she came out I just held up the ring for her to see. She was one very happy Lady. And the story continues for this lovely couple.
Got a call from Paul Victor in San Antonio, Texas on 5-28-17. He said that he had lost his white gold wedding ring while playing in the Frio river near Concan Texas the day before. After all the normal questions we agreed to meet up the next morning and head back to the river. The area where he had been was very quite and peaceful. The water was relatively shallow and moving rather slowly. I asked Paul to set out two markers that I had brought so I could see where I needed to hunt. I then proceeded with the search with the Garrett AT Pro. After about 30 minutes and a hand full of the evil ones (pull tabs) I get a good signal. Because the water was so clear it was easy to see bottom which in this case was about 2 foot down. I found the ring with my pin pointer. It was sitting on the bottom between two rocks and was covered by a piece of wood. You would not have seen it if you were just trying to eyeball it. While I was searching Paul made a quick run to the store up the road. I found it while he was gone. I took the ring and placed it under my phone on the bank. When he got back I asked him to bring me my phone. He didn’t even notice it but went back to look after I said something. The look on his face when he held it again was priceless. Paul has a great sentimental attachment to that ring and I was so very happy to get it back for him. Another story continues.
Got a call Sunday April 23, 2017 from Jim Hindes in Pleasanton, Texas. He told me his wife, Tricia, had lost her engagement and weddings rings in their backyard while cleaning up the trash from yard work done earlier by a lawn crew. She showed me all the areas she had been in and told me where she thought it might be. I started my search in the grassy area by the side walk with no luck. I then worked the patch of ferns that surround a tree next to it. I wasn’t getting any good signals. Half way around the tree I got a solid and loud mid tone on the Garret AT Pro. I turned my pin pointer on and started pushing leaves out the way. The pointer was onto something and then bam, there they were. I picked them up and handed them to Tricia. You could see the wave of emotions running through her. Jim almost started crying. They were both so overwhelmed and relieved. What I didn’t mention is that the have been happily married for 40 years. The smiles on their faces said it all. I feel blessed to have been able to help them recover their rings. And so now, ” The story can continue”.
It was Friday March 24, 2017. I was relaxing at home after a long day at work and then around 4:30 I get a call. A young man named Dan Sheffield said he had lost his Tungsten Carbide wedding ring while digging a hole in his front yard to find a water leak. 30 minutes later I arrived at his house and saw a big muddy mess where he had dug. I was thinking to myself, ” This should be interesting”. After showing me exactly what he had been doing when he lost his ring I began my search. Using the Garret AT Pro I swung my coil over the outer edge of the mud pile and immediately got a hit. The signal came in between 73 and 75. I stuck my pin pointer in the mud and it started singing like a canary. A few seconds later I had the mud caked ring in my hand. Dan couldn’t believe I found it so quick. Less than 5 minutes. Dan and his wife have only been married for 9 months so needless to say he was very happy I found it and so was she. Another happy ending.
Hi. My name is Michael Nichols. I am a metal detectorist in San Antonio. I am also a member of The Ring Finders. You can find my profile and contact information at their web site. If you need help finding a lost ring or other piece of jewelry please contact me and I will do my best to find it for you. I can also find any lost item that is metal or contains some type of metal such as keys.