In the wee small hours of December 18th, Lindsey Ernisse’s gorgeous engagement ring went missing in the vicinity of a busy apartment complex in Greenfield, Wisconsin. She and her fiancé, Michael Perry, searched and searched in the darkness. They scoured the driveway between the parking area and the entrances to the building but without success. The next morning, even with the help of a rented metal detector, the ring remained in its hiding place. The detector only emitted a cacophony of squawks and chirps; proof that the ground was full of all manner of metallic material. It seemed certain Lindsey would never see her ring again.
A search on the Internet turned up my profile on The Ring Finder’s website. I learned of the loss when I received an email from Lindsey asking if I might help. We arranged to meet on location that same afternoon.
For nearly four hours I searched the probable locations until late in the evening. When it became dark, I used a headlamp and a metal-detecting probe to scour the shrubs and bushes. The next morning I returned to the site and continued searching an area well beyond where the ring was thought to be lost. I sent Lindsey a text message telling her to keep her fingers and her toes crossed and not to lose hope.
After a couple hours I heard a wisp of a signal in my headphones. The tone was consistent with that of 14-Karat gold. And so I investigated. When I parted the grass, a glimpse of a silver loop appeared and my first thought was that someone had lost an earring. But when I lifted it from the turf, diamonds appeared. There was no mistaking it; it was Lindsey’s ring!
I’m so glad I was able to find your engagement ring, Lindsey! May its story continue for many, many happy years to come. And thank you for your generous reward!
If you, or someone you know, lost a ring or some other item of jewelry, give me a call. I have been detecting since 1976 and would love to put my experience and equipment to work finding your lost item. Even if it went missing years ago, chances are, it may still be right where it was lost waiting to be discovered.