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….