Jeanne called me late last week stating that she had lost her one carrot diamond earring that is set in a Platinum post. She was attending a funeral at a local church and upon walking out to her car she stated that she felt something fall. When she felt her ear, the earring was gone. She found the earring back stuck in her clothing but the beautiful earring itself was gone. She immediately searched but with no luck. She then called me and set up a time on Saturday to meet to help her look for it. After explaining the area she thought it was lost, we set out to search, on our hands and knees with the detectors and pin-pointers on the grassy area to look for the smallest of metal. Being that it was a Catholic church, I believe we all silently prayed to St. Anthony (the patron of lost things), that his divine intervention would help us locate it. Here is the twist; Jeanne, who was also searching as we were, in no more than 20 minutes, found her own earring in the driveway next to the curb. Success! To me, a find is a find no matter who does it. I would like to think, our willingness and presence alone helped in the aide of recovering such a priceless heirloom. Great Job Jeanne, and thank you again for your generosity.
Eric, from South Amboy, NJ called me about his Tungsten ring he had lost. He stated that he was swatting cob webs that were forming at the corner of his porch when his ring flew off his hand. He stated that he actually heard the ring hit the porch but then didn’t get a chance to see which way it projected. He searched a few days to no avail. Even borrowed a metal detector from a colleague, but unfortunately the detector turned out to be too noisy to pick up any defined signal. So he called on me and I went to his house the next day. My personal best, I recovered the ring in 5 minutes and 47 seconds. I know this because I attached my go pro to my detector, turned it on and started swinging. After reviewing the video, I recovered it at the 5:47 mark. Needless to say he was very happy, as was I. Another content Ringfinders customer.
Got a call from ‘Lou’ who found my name through the ‘Ringfinders’ website. He was tilling the front of his house and realized that his Platinum wedding band was missing off his finger. He searched and searched and couldn’t find it. He took all of the discarded material and laid it out over a large tarp so he could search that too, to no avail. Me and my wife Karen, went to his house a few days later and started the search. She took the tarp material and sides of the house and I took to the front. After a little over an hour and digging MANY rusted nails, pennies, and a quarter, I got a very choppy signal and dug it, only to pull out another rusted nail. I rechecked the hole and it still showed a choppy 48-54 reading. So I dug about 2 more inches down and there it was..a beautiful shiny platinum wedding ring. His reaction made it all worth it to us… Success.
I received a call this morning from a very upset and anxious older man by the name of Kurt, who lost his Seton Hall College ring. This thing was a genuine ‘Honker’. It was 18K white gold with a beautiful blue sapphire stone inlay. I figured how hard can it be to find? He lost it last night. He got his hands wet, and when he went to shake the water off his fingers, the ring flew off his hand. Karen and I searched for over an hour with no luck. We were on our hands and knee’s literally using the pin pointers to scan the grass. The evergreen tree you see behind me turned out to be the thief. I started to scan the tree with my AT Pro with no luck. I decided let me check a little higher. And with my arm completely extended and the coil at least 8 – 9 feet over my head, I got a solid 47 signal on my machine. Why was there a metal tone in an evergreen tree so far up there?. I raked it out with a pitch fork, and wham!! Out pops the gentleman’s ring. Needless to say, it made all of our day. I love this hobby