On November 15, 2023, I received a call from Allison, who lost a beautiful onyx pendant while visiting Chase Farm in Lincoln. She decided to search the internet for help and found my information. She asked for my help to find her lost pendant. The next day, I met her at the farm where she had lost the pendant. It was a large area. Allison told me that her chain broke and showed me two different areas of the farm where the pendant could be. I search the first area and didn’t find the pendant. After searching the second area with no success, I started thinking that someone may have found it already. That’s when I decided to expand the search beyond these two areas, and I found the pendant. Frequently, lost items are not in the area where you think they are lost, and you have to search outside the box. It’s a good thing I did. As you can see, Allison was delighted to have the pendant back.
I received a call from Dick, who told me he had lost his gold wedding band while doing some work in his yard. The ring was lost while he was putting up a temporary fence around an area of the lawn that had just been seeded in order to keep their sweet dog out of the area. After the fence was installed, Dick realized that he had lost his wedding ring in the process. He decided to search the internet for help, and that’s when he found me. When I arrived at Dick’s house, he showed me the area where he had installed the fence. I searched the area for about an hour and found Dick’s ring. He couldn’t believe that it had been recovered. Dick, and his wife of over 40 years, were very happy that the ring was back on his hand where it belonged.
Lost your ring, other valuable jewelry, cellphone, keys, or other metal object…call or text Brian Carpenter at (814)244-2300 as soon as possible. I am a ring recovery and metal detecting specialist serving Pittsburgh, Indiana (PA), and most of Western PA. Why rent a metal detector when you can get a trained operator with top of the line equipment at the same time…I am also pleased to announce I am beginning to search for lost rings in vehicles!!
This one starts out with the proverbial “needle in the haystack”…. I received a text from a client who was at a pumpkin patch and her husband had just lost his wedding band playing in a hay area. While looking for the ring a nearby patron said hey – my mom lost her ring a while back and a guy came out and found it…let me get you his number (thank you for the referal – small world!!). So unfortunately I was unable to head out that night, luckily the farm was closing soon and the clients had secured permission for me to come out first thing in the morning.
I went out the next morning and met Jennifer and Brian who showed me where the ring was lost. There was a large shed with hay bales stacked up and hay all over the floor. I began to search right way…I was told I could search but only until they opened. It was a very rainy day and I was informed I could take my time because of the weather. Fortunately it was not long when I hit that sweet sound of a gold wedding band.
Brian and Jennifer were surprised as to where it was located when I found it. It was on the opposite side from where they had been looking. I was happy to return his wedding band and as always it is great to meet kind and generous people. Also – a big shout out to Hozak Farms for allowing me to come out and search for the ring – Thank you!
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Brian was at the back of a home in Ventnor, NJ, which was nearing completion. Suddenly, a wasp attempted to sting him, but he managed to swat it away. However, in the process, his wedding band slipped off and landed in the sandy mixture on the ground. Brian attempted to locate the lost ring using a metal detector but was unsuccessful. As a result, he reached out to me for assistance. I arrived at the scene, and after conducting a thorough search, I successfully located the missing ring.
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Tom was relaxing on his balcony while enjoying the beautiful weather on Hilton Head Island. Toms wedding band was irritating him slightly and he placed his ring on his pinky finger. While Tom was relaxing, he fiddled with his ring and felt it slip off his pinky finger, as he went to grab the ring it dropped from sight. A second later he heard the distinctive sound of a piece of metal hitting a tin roof. Tom and others searched for quite sometime before he felt it maybe gone forever. Tom came across theringfinders and sent me a text. I couldn’t get there that day and set it up for a few days later. Finally, Tom and I met up and he showed me the area where his balcony is, and I immediately began asking questions. Tom had told me this would be his second lost wedding band if not found. His first lost ring was let’s say completely unrecoverable. Well, I wasn’t about to let this happen!!!
Based on all the questions I asked, I guesstimated a potential spot where it may have landed. I fired up the Deus 2 and set my settings. My second pass went over a solid 86 tone. I swung it a couple more times as I thought nah, this isn’t it…… and as I did, I moved the pine needles and seen the distinct glint of gold………………………..BANG BABY! I looked up at Tom and said, found it ! It literally took me 10 seconds; Tom was extremely relieved, and happy. This one didn’t get away!!!!
Pool of Thoughts……
….Got a call from Deb with an unusual request asking if I could find the reason her pool water was lowering faster than normal. She wanted to put the cover on but didn’t want all the water to drain out over the winter. She mentioned seeing damp spots off and on over the summer around the circumference of the pool and thought it was from the grandkids splashing around. On site I decided to dive into the cold water and metal detect the bottom, as metal detecting the sides was impossible due to the huge amount of metal. Years ago, in most cities the house construction debris was often buried in the back yard and over time some of this stuff finds its way to the surface even after excavating the ground, sand filling and leveling a new pool install. That’s exactly what I thought when I got a metal signal with the detector! Submerging down underwater with my pin pointer metal detector, feeling the object revealed it was a nail resting sideways with the head barely poking thru the liner. Resurfacing, then back underwater I took my knife and opened the hole large enough to pull out the rusty nail. Deb was in total disbelief. Using an underwater patch kit a few minutes later sealed up the hole. I finished up detecting the bottom liner portion and visually inspected the sides of the pool and with no other metal signals and the sides looking good I got out to dry off and warm up. I was hoping for one more water search this year before it got too cold and was thrilled to give this a go as unusual as it was. The nail find made a big splash with Deb, and with final thoughts I said….. If you never try, you’ll never sea!
Swinging Low, Swinging High….
….was the rhythmic motion Tom observed as his daughter was having fun on the swing set. As he was tightening some bolts on the set, she soared high thru the air. Leaning a bit too far back gazing at the bright blue sky she started to slip off the swing backwards. It was then Tom dropped his tools and rushed over to catch her and luckily, he brought her down safely. As nighttime was approaching, he gathered his tools and daughter and headed into the house. Settling in for a cozy night he noticed his family heirloom ring was missing. A short search in the dark brought no luck. I began a grid search around the swing set. No signals came thru my metal detector headphones. I decided to search a bit out aways from the set and got a clear signal. Brushing a few leaves from the grass surface revealed his beautiful ring pushed down into the ground like someone walked on it. Texting him to come out to where I was, he was bewildered to know it was out that far from the swing set. Extremely happy that his ring was found, his daughter was excited to continue having a great time on her swing with dad by her side!
Vampires in the Garden…..
….their monsters that lurk in your neighborhood that terrify you when your outside and want to suck your blood. That’s what happened to Robin as she was swarmed by mosquitos while pulling the last of her vegetables and weeds from the garden. Swatting at them she knocked her stud earring off into the grass. She searched with a toy type metal detector with no luck and enduring more bites from those pesky monsters, she reached out to me for help. With the mention of little vampires, I took a few garlic capsules and hit the road. Arriving on site I started a grid search with my metal detector. Searching in the bright light, I was not plagued by any mosquitos, but could tell that the woods next to the property was where they were probably hiding out. Metal detecting thru a small amount of house construction materials from long ago I finally got a great signal close to where the earring stud should be on the detector meter. Looking carefully thru the deep grass revealed Robin’s gold diamond stud earring! Texting that I found something pointy in the grass that doesn’t sting had her running out the side door. In total amazement she reached out and put the earring back into her ear! Thrilled that no extra garlic was needed she was thankful her earring was found and that no more little vampires will be haunting her Halloween!
Luv On the Rocks…..
….With just 2 months into their engagement, Derrick’s fiancée was excited to show her new ring to some lady friends. With all the stress of planning a wedding, she was excited to spend an evening with them over dinner, dancing and catching up. As the evening progressed, the ladies moved out to part of the dance floor deck that was adjoining the Clinton River. Sometime during a few fast tunes with arms flying wildly, high fiving and hugs she remembered her ring flying off and hitting something metal. The next day her and Derrick combed the ground area with no luck. When I arrived, the only place left to search was in the water. Lowering myself down onto some slippery rocks placed against a metal headwall, I was knee deep in the cloudy water. Searching with my metal detector I could only get so close to the headwall. The current was strong in this location, and I would not be able to venture out too much further without safety equipment. Scanning the metal detector out to almost waist deep water I got a good signal. Peering into the water with my snorkel mask revealed her ring resting on the edge of a flat rock with sticky muck just inches away! Derrick lowered a rope to me slacked out enough so I could go upstream a bit. Letting the current push my arm back I was able to reach down, see the ring thru my snorkel mask and grab it off the rock. A risky but successful recovery! Holding the ring up, Derrick was overpowered with energy and excitement! Upon reaching higher solid ground, we fist bumped, and both admired the ring! Not only was it a stunning rose gold band but the gemstone was a very pale yet beautifully cut Sapphire! Now with the symbol of their engagement off the rocks, they are ready to rock and roll into a beautiful life together!