Lost Ring - Thaxton Virginia.....Found

  • from Lexington (Virginia, United States)

8/11/2019  This find starts out with a call for another unique wedding ring that had really deep sentimental value.  .925 Sterling Sliver, lost at private swimming hole in a rushing creek about a mile or so in the woods of Thaxton, VA.  Josh sent me an email as I recall and then we linked up on the phone as his work and mine would allow.  I met up with his wife and had to load the equipment into her jeep as she took me back into the woods to the swimming hole and her husband would meet us in a few minutes.  After dawning my equipment and hearing the story again how he was jumping off the rocks into the middle, I went looking for the ring.  The bottom was not too trashy and the water while calm looking on the surface was moving really fast below the surface.  I joke about how I did probably close to 100 one arm pullups that day on the rocks fighting the current. After finding the awesome trout and where they were located and taking a branch to the head that came down the creek, I could see after about 2.5 hours of searching the look of defeat on the faces of Josh and his wife.  I asked again about his story, and this time the direction of his jump had changed, as well as the height of the water at the time.  I went in the direction I thought best and got a very weak signal underneath a rock that weighed about 50 lbs.  Knowing anything can happen in a creek, I put my detector on the bottom and proceeded to lift the rock off the bottom.  There is was, just a hint of glimmer, and pushed in between two other rocks that were under the one I just moved.  Sure enough, it was Josh’s ring, and I couldn’t have been happier to present it to him and his wife.  They had already made plans to try and order another that was similar while I was underwater, but such is how it goes, and they were really grateful, and gave a nice reward as well.  You never know where you will end up, and divers typically aren’t this far from the ocean 😉  But it was a good day for all of us, and they said they would recommend me to everyone. It was then that Josh told me a friend of his in Oregon, after hearing about his lost ring, told Josh about TheRingFinders.com and to find one of us, I just happen to be the one he reached out to and be semi local to his area 🙂  You just never know 🙂