Amy called me the weekend before Memorial Day and said she lost a Diamond ring that her Grandmother gave her while starting their vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I was the closest person on the Ring finders site and wasn’t sure about traveling the 110 miles to look for a ring. Since Memorial Day was coming up I told her my wife and I could come down on Saturday morning and look for it. She was so happy we were coming. After we got there she told me she was feeding the birds on the 3rd floor deck and the ring had slipped off her finger into the bushes below. She showed us the area that they had been looking in all week for the ring. She had not told her Grandmother yet and was hopeful we could help. We got our gear out and started looking. The bushes were thorny and thick. It was hard to swing a detector in them. I put my detector aside and started using my pinpointer through the bushes and not even 5 minutes had gone by and I felt the vibration and saw the glint of gold and diamond. I picked it up and I walked around the corner of the house where Amy was standing and with a smile on my face handed her the ring she had lost. She was so happy and we were happy we decided to come down and look for it. I always love the look on peoples faces when we find what they lost.
I got a call from Ted in Virginia Beach, Virginia that he had lost his 14 k gold wedding band in his back yard. We set up a time to come over and do a search. This time I brought my wife armed with her own detector. Ted told us he had been working on his boat’s motor in the back yard and got his hands oily and was walking to his boat house while wiping his hands off on a rag. While he was walking he noticed that his ring was gone. He searched on his own but the grass was really thick. He showed the spot in the yard where he was working. Nice brown grass from the oil. He also showed the spot he noticed the ring was gone. After about a 30 minute hunt we found the ring just past the spot he noticed it was not on his finger. Ted was so happy he got his ring back. My wife and I were also happy to have a successful return of a lost ring.
I was contacted by Stephen Burgess on fathers Day weekend about a wedding band he lost off of a cottage on Gwynn’s Island in Virginia. It was about 3 weeks later before we got together to go search the area where he thought he lost his ring while swimming. I met him Saturday morning of July 9th and he gave me the area where he could have lost his ring. I searched for 2 hours before I located it approximately 15 feet from the shore and in about 4 feet of water directly in front of where he was watching me search. I could’t believe what I saw in the scoop. I had a little smile on my face when I started walking toward him and the first thing he said was “You better not be kidding me”. He was ecstatic when I gave him the ring. I was too! I love finding things and what better way to enjoy a hobby as to make someone happy by finding there lost items. I was blessed to be able to make that piece of lost jewelry get back to the delighted owner. It was a wedding band that was made from rings of the bride and groom.