Lost Ring Found in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Lost Ring Found in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

  • from Harrisburg (Pennsylvania, United States)

In September of this year, I received a telephone call from an individual asking if I thought I might locate a lost engagement and wedding band, lost in the fall of 2014.  I believe I commented that if it is still there, I will find it.

Upon arrival on 9/23/19,  I was given a tour of where they might be lost when raking leaves and other yard work.  I believe the first day I was there 7.5 hours.  I had to limit searching the second day and onward in about 4 hour increments.  I was then shown a bank where 5 years of leaves and brush had been deposited.  This was the second possible hot spot.  That bank was steep enough that I needed to wear crampons.  At the bottom was a tree, about 24 inches in diameter that was there when they were lost.  It had to go.  So I brought a chainsaw and cut it into sections where I could move them with a digging iron.  That search was futile.  On to several other possibilities.  Last week I decided to go back to another section of bank, adjacent to the first.  This involved cutting another tree that was 1/2 way down the bank.  Anyway, as I was about to leave on 12/10/19, having searched with my CTX3030 in the rain most of the morning, I found it after a ten week search.  Owner was thrilled and speechless.  Going back when the weather cooperates to find the gold band.

This was a difficult recovery but persistence reunited this beautiful ring, with all its memories, back to the owner.

3 Replies to “Lost Ring Found in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.”

  1. gregg edward LARABEL says:

    Congrats on your first find and welcome to the Ring Finders.

  2. Mike M says:

    Words can’t adequately describe the persistence and determination Bob displayed. When we first met and discussed the possibilities of where it might be, it seemed possible if it wasnt found in the first 10-15 hours, it could be a challenging recovery. Even after 5 years, I was sure it was on the property somewhere…. as we approached Thanksgiving, we began to discuss the possibility the search would have to be delayed until spring if the ground froze. Early on, Bob provided daily updates on target areas and progress. He had defined the communication process to be via phone, he would only text if he found a ring. We exchanged many calls over the course of 2.5 months. I knew Bob was coming on the 9th. The terrain had become quite challenging and the weather was bad. At some point, I noticed there was a text message from Bob. Didnt register at the moment and I was busy, a while later I recalled the communication process guidelines he mentioned and thought I better check that… “I found a diamond ring”…

    I hadn’t really thought much about how I might inform my wife. I had resigned myself to the fact it might not be found. I decided it would just present it to her that same day. She put it on like it never left, and I’m not sure we could get it off now even with a stick of dynamite.

    There are not enough good things to say about Bob, his professionalism and determination. Truly a unique individual. While I certainly hope I don’t have to use his professional services again, what I can say, is if you find yourself in a predicament requiring these services, this is the person to call.

  3. Thank you. I have recovered a number of rings over many years but this was the first after joining. It also was the most difficult and the most time consuming but the end justified the means.

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