Today I went in to my local jewelry store , Medawar Fine Jewelers in Rancho Palos Verdes to get a new battery for my watch. I was talking with the owner Robert, when he asked if I had been finding anything lately (he knew of my service with The Ring Finders). After a brief discussion, he then told me about last Sunday when he was at the Botanic Gardens with his car club, and an announcement came over the speaker about a man who had lost his wedding band at the gardens the day before at his wedding reception. He said that I might check it out because no one had found the ring when he was there.
I called the botanic gardens to ask about the ring, and if anyone had found it between Saturday and today, and the Lady told me that no one had turned one in during that time, so I asked if it would be alright for me to come and search for it after explaining my association with The Ring Finders, and the service I perform. I was given the green light, and made my way over there. When I got to the area of the loss, it was very big, and the other problem was that no one associated with the loss was there to probe, to narrow down the search area, so it was up to me to try to figure it out. I searched going over the areas I thought might have been traveled over by most people without luck. I then just began a grid search across the whole area. After about 1 1/2 hours, dead center in the middle of the grass I got the sound I was looking for, put in the pin pointer, and out pops this brand new wedding band. I took it back to the office, so they could contact the groom. I know I made their day, but they probably won’t know about it for a while because they are probably on their honeymoon right now.
I went back to the jeweler to get my watch immediately after finding the ring, and showed Robert the first picture of the ring on the bench, and it was great to see him experience some of the joy of the find and return. What an awesome day it was today.
Update: I received the following email from the gentleman I found the ring for, with the picture of him with his ring shown above.
Thanks for all your help. Remember to reply with contact info for you & the jeweler. My wife & I cannot thank you enough.
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