In late June, I responded to a Craigslist offering my assistance in locating a ring lost in a local park. I received a response stating that they had already searched the area with a metal detector with no luck other than the usual trash and a little bit of change. I had never given much thought to hunting that park, because a few years ago much of it was ripped up and completely redone. I put this one off in the back of my mind.
Until this weekend, every time I drove by that newly remodeled park this summer I noticed that there was quite a bit of activity as of late. I decided to have a look around, Saturday I found some loose change and a little silver ring. My wife was with me this trip and I managed to put off her boredom for a little over an hour.
Sunday afternoon I had a chance to get away to take another look. After about 2 hours, with nothing much to show but a little change, I received a signal that had a rather low id (normally trash) but it was a good solid signal. I took my pin-pointer out and waved it over the spot and received a solid tone (metal close to the surface.)
I pulled the grass back and immediately recognized that glimmer as a white gold ring……I thought to myself, what would the odds be of someone else losing a ring in that same area. Shortly after getting home, I pulled up that email I had saved months earlier and replied to it asking for a description of the ring that was lost. From the description I received it was pretty obvious…..we had a match.
Tonight I met and returned the ring to Brittney and found that it was lost while putting lotion on a little one while at an outdoor concert. She thought it was gone forever….
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4 Replies to “Lost Ring in Council Bluffs, IA found after 3 months”
Nice job..!!! Great story.
She looks very happy. .!!
Can’t wait to read the next one. …
Thanks for the commment. This find was pretty awesome, along with her ring and the silver ring. I found an 1867 Shield Nickel about 20 feet away. My oldest coin to date. Tony
Jackpot in more ways then 1…Great recovery and congrats on the 1867 Shield Nickel…Regards, Chris Turner/CEO/The Ring Finders
Great recovery Tony..I can’t wait to find my first one for a customer.
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