Diamond Stud Earring Found! Fredericksburg VA. By Rob Ellis

  • from Fairfax (Virginia, United States)

Lori Holding Her Earring

I highly recommend Rob Ellis if you need help finding lost treasurers!
Riding the lawn mower last week, I ran into a tree branch and instinctively felt for my diamond earring, only to find it was missing and only the back remained on my ear.  I stopped instantly and my family helped me search multiple times.  Of course, it wasn’t just any earring – but the ones my husband gave me nearly 16 years ago when we were expecting our first child.

We tried friends’ metal detectors and everything else we could think of for days.  Thankfully, I stumbled on ringfinder.com (http://ringfinder.com/) and made a phone call.  I was quickly connected with Rob Ellis who asked lots of questions to be sure he understood the incident and to assess his ability to help.  Once he felt comfortable that this was within his ability to find, we arranged a time.  He made the coordination easy!  This morning, he came down promptly and reviewed the site to again assure his tools were appropriate for the job.  He searched diligently and thoroughly, combing the area from multiple angles and with various tools.  As time ticked by, he provided reassurance and re-reviewed the incident with me to ensure we weren’t missing anything.  Finally, after I was ready to give up, he FOUND MY EARRING buried in the dirt under the grass.  We both were so excited that we had tears of joy running down our faces.  I am in disbelief and eternally grateful!

Rob is extremely personable and easy to work with.  He is also amazingly talented.  I highly recommend his services!
– Lori Govar,
Fredericksburg, Virginia

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From Rob: Lori, thank you for those kind words! As any detectorist can tell you, small earrings are very difficult to find. The small amount of gold and the shape requires the right equipment and experience. I started with a powerful discriminating detector which identified the matching earring when it touched the coil. I carefully searched the ground around the bush, rubbing the small coil in the grass. Eventually I switched to my high frequency Fisher Gold Bug 2 detector. Unfortunately, using the Gold Bug 2 required me to check every piece of tiny metal in a 10×10 foot area. Due to previous searching, the earring was squished about 1/2 inch into the moist earth. It took a long time on a 90-degree day, but I was delighted to return this elusive earring to Lori.

Freshly Dug One ct. Diamond Stud Earring on my Gold Bug 2

Rob Ellis: Metal Detector Expert… text/call ASAP, (703)-598-1435

Don’t give up. Many of my clients have bought, borrowed, or rented a metal detector before calling me. Just because someone has a tool, it doesn’t mean they know how to use it. I use state of the art equipment, and I have thousands of hours of experience searching on land and underwater. If you have tried using a detector without success, please text/call to see if I can help.

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One Reply to “Diamond Stud Earring Found! Fredericksburg VA. By Rob Ellis”

  1. Brian Rudolph says:

    Hey Rob! Great job! We all know how difficult those stud earring searches can be!!! Great search and recovery story!!!!!

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