Lost Ring in Council Bluffs, IA found after 3 months

  • from Omaha (Nebraska, United States)

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….


4 Replies to “Lost Ring in Council Bluffs, IA found after 3 months”

  1. Mark Ellis says:


    Nice job..!!! Great story.
    She looks very happy. .!!
    Can’t wait to read the next one. …

  2. Tony says:

    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

  3. Chris Turner says:

    Jackpot in more ways then 1…Great recovery and congrats on the 1867 Shield Nickel…Regards, Chris Turner/CEO/The Ring Finders

  4. Great recovery Tony..I can’t wait to find my first one for a customer.

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