I have had three ring searches since my last find with The Ring Finders. With one successful recovery. I received an e-mail from Kayla, thru The Ring Finders web page. She stated that she was swimming in about five feet of water in a pond in Stonyford CA. When she got in past her shoulders she tried to turn around to avoid going in over her head. That’s when the ring slipped off!
So the search was on! I agreed to meet Kayla on site as soon as possible. After giving me the general location I began my search. It started off slow. I was getting serious electrical interference from a well pump and conduit that was about 25 feet away from the search area. Also at the bottom of the pond was a lot of decomposing vegetation. Witch made it difficult to get my scoop into to recover targets.
After about an hour of adjusting frequency and changing coils i was able to get the interference to a minimum. I searched the area for about another three to four hours and recovered only a handful of targets. A few pull tabs, foil, and some bailing wier.
I took a short break, and that’s when Kayla’s fiancé said he thought it might be more to the left of the area Kayla first directed me to. So I jumped back in! My first signal was a solid 61 62 on my garret at pro. I thought it was gonna be another pull tab. But when I pulled my scoop out, thear it was! A beautiful Diamond and white gold engagement ring!
I immediately got back to shore and surprised Kayla! She was very very happy and in shock that it was back in her hands.
I was happy to recover this Ring for Kayla and will never get tired of searching and finding items thought lost forever!
I recently received a call from Garnet and her husband Erin. They heard of my service from a friend who saw The Ring Finders rack card I set up on a bulletin board in Shelter Cove. The couple had lost two rings; a diamond engagement ring and a diamond wedding ring. The couple explained that they regretfully lost the rings during an argument (they were thrown towards a truck in the driveway). Days later, using their own metal detector, they found the smaller half of the interlocking wedding ring poking out of the dirt in their driveway. They kept trying to find the other rings but to no avail. Then during the search, an heirloom yellow gold and garnet ring was lost when it fell off her finger. A double ring search! The following week, I arrived to their driveway in Redway, California. They told me the details of where they found the wedding ring and that they had heard at least one if not both rings hit the side of the truck and bounce. Behind the truck and the long driveway, was a large patch of thick ivy and trees. I started a grid search where the rings were thrown from. I searched for about four hours. I finally got a solid ring signal (51-53 on my Garrett AT Gold metal detector)! There it was, the lost garnet ring under the leaf litter. Shortly after, Garnet pulled up again in her car and I presented the ring to her. She was happy! It was good start, but we had more work to do. I continued my search of the area and into the ivyies for about another three hours with no luck. Finally, we agreed that I would continue the search in the morning. The following day I continued the search into the ivyies and othe parts of the rocky gravel driveway. I searched for about four more hours before calling it a day. I explained to Garnet and her husband I had searched the area well and was sorry but I could not recover their other missing ring. They were still happy I found one of the rings and kind enough to still give me reward but, still wanted me back the following week for another search. I agreed! The following week I expanded my search area further. About 45 minutes later I got a strong ring signal on the edge of the driveway in between the ivy and eroding pavement. I bent down with my pin pointer and the signal was under an flat oval rock that had recently been driven over. I flipped the rock over and checked the hole, it was deeper so i grabbed my spade and stuck it in the spot to turn the dirt up and out it popped! A beautiful diamond ring! This was great recovery. Thank you to Garnet and Erin for having me back again. Looks like third time was a charm. Also, thank you for the reward!
I received a call from Alex on Monday afternoon stating that him and his wife were visiting the Mendocino Headlands that previous Saturday, in the historic town of Mendocino. He informed me that his wife had lost her 14k white gold Dimond pendent,with necklace somewhere on their short hike. They parked on the west side of Main Street and walked the path down to the rocky tide pools. They suspected that it could have fell off in the tall grass next to wear the parked, and that they spent most of their time by the tide pools.
So I started my search in the semi tall grass along the shoulder of wear they parked and started thier hike. I detected that area for about an hour with no results. I decided to slowly walk the path they took down to the rocks. Once at the rocky tide pools I decided to visually scann the area and tied pools knowing I would most likely spot the necklace if it was in that area.
About half an hour later i spotted it !! It was laying at the base of a rock in one of the higher tide pools. I was very happy to have recovered this item for Alex and his wife. My first call out with The Ring Finders was a success !!