Tom Caldie was helping a friend with an art gallery near Fish Creek in Door County, Wisconsin when he received a call from a Milwaukee resident who had been visiting over the weekend. She brought her two young sons swimming for their first time in a lake, and the experience was saddened by the loss of her 14k diamond engagement ring. Even though the family purchased a metal detector, their inexperience and lack of a water scoop meant the ring was probably lost for good.
A Google search brought up Tom’s name, and Ringfinders came to the rescue. By coincidence, Tom was only minutes away from the beach where it was lost, and quickly started a grid search as soon as the gallery was closed for the day. After a few hours of sweeping the area, and a phone call to the owner to pin-point the probable location, this beautiful diamond ring and its memories were finally recovered. It was shipped overnight to Milwaukee and back on her finger in no time.
Not much later, on July 4th, Tom received a call from a man who had lost his palladium art carved wedding band near Sturgeon Bay. After a joint effort involving scooping and moving several large rocks and gravel, the ring was found. Another happy ending! I don’t have a pic of that one because of a phone glitch, but the memories and feelings that went with it will always be unforgettable.