Julie had a great day recently when one of two sentimental rings which had dissapeared five years ago suddenly appeared in the sand outside her home. Her grandson had a habit of throwing things out the window and when she found one of the rings recently she thought perhaps the other more sentimental ring (her mothers) might be nearby. This encouraged her to think about the possibility it could be found with a metal detector.
Julie then tried searching ‘metal detecting service’. Uncle google soon gave up my contact details and after explaining what she thought may have happened I asked her to take some photo’s of the area so I could determine how best to go about finding it.
After seeing where the first ring had turned up I felt confident that her mum’s beautiful ring would likely be not far away and arranged a time the next day to come and search for it.
The house had been built around the end of WW2 so over the years all sorts of metal rubbish had accumulated in the garden bed outside the window the first ring had been thrown out so I had to detect and remove a fair amount of it as there were plenty of signals in the range I was looking for. After clearing the area somewhat I was now able to detect the area properly without so much signal masking and before long I got the exact sort of signal I was hoping for.. a quick excavation of the target revealed the beautiful pure ironstone gem set in her mother’s ring. Julie’s daughter had just announced she had to leave and was about to do so when I said “umm can you come back for a minute?”
Julie and her daughter came back out onto the deck above me and when they looked over I just beamed them a smile as I pointed to the ring still in the dirt to my left. After a moment they put it all together and turned to embrace each other as the emotion washed over them. This was just priceless to watch and why I absolutely love what I do!