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If it’s there, we’ll find it!

  • from Salt Lake City (Utah, United States)

Having just joined the Ring Finders directory, I hate the idea of starting out with nothing on my blog, so I’ll tell the story of my first ring recovery from 15 years ago.

It was 1995 (I think), and I was spending some time with my friend and his family when I noticed that his wife, Amy, wasn’t wearing her heirloom wedding.  She told me she had lost it while babysitting earlier that summer while playing with the kids at another friend’s home.  It was early winter at this time and after searching several times throughout the spring and summer they had pretty much given up hope.  I’d only been detecting for a year or so, but I told my friends to remind me in the spring and I’d give it a go and see if I could find it for them with my detector.

Well, spring came and we couldn’t make the arrangements to get to the home where the ring was lost.  Then summer came, and I hadn’t forgotten the lost ring.  I was finally to arrange a time to go to the home where my friend lost the ring and start the search.  I didn’t have much to go on other than Amy thought it was lost in the back yard.  Luckily the yard wasn’t huge and I had gotten enough experience by that time to feel very comfortable with my detector.  I had never found any gold up to that point so I was a bit nervous but I had logged enough hours that I was confident if the ring were really there I’d find it.

As it turned out it didn’t take long.  Working a grid pattern across the yard, after only a few passes, I received a good solid signal.  I cut a small plug, and there tangled in the roots of the grass, was this beautiful band of gold with a shiny diamond.  I was really excited that I had found the ring after being lost for over a year; so excited that I remember the story 15 years later.

Amy was of course very happy to have her ring back, and I was hooked on helping people find there lost treasures.

I’d love to help anyone recover their special memories (or just your keys).

Lost something?  give me a call!

Diamond Ring Lost, Ring Found in Victoria!

  • from Duncan (British Columbia, Canada)

Chris;
I got an email last night through theRingFinders website connection.

The email indicated some urgency so I immediately called the couple  back to set up an appt. for the next morning. I left early to go see this couple who had lost her cherished Heirloom Wedding ring. Arriving at their home in North Saanich ( near Victoria ), Michael told me of their previous day gardening & playing with their two daughters around the large  yard. At the end of their day, at bedtime, his Wife realized  that she was missing this special gold and diamond ring.  Needless to say, the couple spent a restless night reviewing  their days activities in their mind, and where they had spent the day around their 1 acre property.
My search started nearest their house, around the trees and flower beds. Gradually I worked my way back through the yard to an area of lawn where the girls, and their Mom had played in the grass. Working back and forth in that patch of grass, I had my Detector turned to low sensitivity to pick up only the surface ‘ hits ‘. Within a short while I had a strong signal, then pinpointing the area, I kneeled down, and saw the glint of gold, and knew I hit Success!
Here is the unsolicited email of gratitute from Michael, with his pictures taken right after the ring recovery.  Mike was very happy,
and relieved, if not somewhat surprised that I was able to find this prized ring so quickly.

” Dear Jim,

 Thank you so much for helping us find my wife’s wedding ring. It holds a lot of sentimental value not to mention the 1 carat diamond set in it! She designed the ring using the gold and a diamond from an heirloom ring passed on by her grandmother.
 My daughters refer to your metal detector as the ‘magic wand’, and I think of you as the ‘magician’. What a wonderful hobby you have, we would be delighted to promote your services to everyone we know. ”

Many thanks!
Michael, Samantha, Anika and Kalina
Chalet Creek Farm and Garden
North Saanich, BC
chaletcreek.ca

Ring finder in Minneapolis/St. Paul/Champlin/Anoka

Just wish to give a little introduction. My name is Corey Osmundson and I live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area of Minnesota in the city of Champlin. I have been a metal detectorist for over 20 years and have always been intrigued by the many facets of this great hobby. Just months after buying my first detector, my wife was talking with a co-worker one day at her job and her friend began telling her a very heartbreaking story of how her husband had just recently lost a large gold and diamond ring in the shallow water of their Lake Minnetonka home. He was doing some work on their boat lift when the ring slipped off his finger and disappeared into about three feet of water. The gentleman had searched for a long time to locate the ring, but had no luck. My wife then mentioned that her husband, (that would be me), just happened to own a metal detector and would be glad to try to help him recover his ring, which was an anniversary gift from his wife. To make a long story short, it took me less than fifteen minutes of my time to locate that beautiful gold and diamond ring and get it back on his finger! It was one of the best feelings I can ever remember, and I hope to get that opportunity again many times by being a part of the great Ring Finders organization!

Lost Ring… Found In Iowa City, Iowa

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Hello Everyone,

I’ve been watching Chris Turner videos for awhile now and they always made me feel good. So I decided to take the plunge and join his Ring Finder site. I was a bit skeptical going in because I thought who would ever see this site and then give me a call. Well I joined on Jan. 28, 2011 and got my first call five short days later on Feb. 2nd. Needless to say I was very surprised.

I live in the eastern part of Iowa and we had a blizzard on Feb. 1st which dumped 12 to 14 inches of new snow. On Feb. 2nd I received a call from a young fella who lost his palladium wedding band during the storm. He said he had a good idea where it fell off at. So we agreed to meet the next day after I got off work.

I arrived the next day at 4:15 p.m. and met with his wife who showed me the area where his ring fell off his finger. Talking to her I found out they had only been married 7 months so this was a very sentimental ring to them. The snow was super deep and I wasn’t getting any signals. I had the discrimination on my detector wide open except for iron. I wasn’t sure where palladium would hit on the E-Trac but I was hoping it would be on the 12 line. I finally went over a target but it didn’t sound very good or look good. I dug down to the ground and it was deeper still so I knew that couldn’t be it. The next signal I got was just a whisper but it made me stop and investigate. I dug a couple of scoops with my shovel and it started to sound a little better, a few more scoops and wow there’s something here. I then had the target on top of the snow. I took my glove off and reached down into the snow and I could feel a ring! When I pulled it out and handed it to his wife her eyes got really big, I think she was stunned for a few seconds.

Her husband arrived a short time later and was very happy. He slipped the ring back on his finger as soon as he could. He told me that they had rented a detector and tried to find it themselves but the rental didn’t work very well. He said he wished he would have found the Ring Finders site before he wasted money on the bogus rental.

I must say that they were a very nice young couple and I was so happy I could help them. I know they truly appreciated it. I’ve found rings for people before but this was also special for me. My first success as a Ring Finder! Now I know why Chris loves his job.

HH everyone,

Norm Slaymaker

Lost ring at Gun Lake, Yankee Springs, Michigan

  • from Grand Rapids (Michigan, United States)
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After church last week I received a call from a good friend who lost his ring while at Gun Lake in Yankee springs, Michigan. This was a combination of his deceased wife’s wedding ring and his wedding band. There was more sentimental value than actual value to him but I think it had to be valued at more than $5000.00.
After getting a layout of where he was that day, I searched the picnic area and beach to no avail. I asked him where he parked his car and what he did upon leaving the area. I retraced his steps and after about two hours of searching with my detector, there it was in the grass on the way to his car. It must have been pulled out of his pocket when he pulled out his car keys.
After some tears of joy were shed and a reward given, my friend went home a very happy man.

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, Wells Maine, Dave Pennell

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from Wells, Maine. Dave Pennell is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes & yards, and other outdoor areas…

Visit Dave’s profile page at The Ring Finders… http://theringfinders.com/Dave.Pennell/

Lost your jewelry in or around Wells Maine?

Contact: Dave Pennell

Wedding band found in Denver’s City Park

  • from Denver (Colorado, United States)

The wedding band belonging to Ryan Evans had been lost for nearly 3 weeks. He and his wife had all but given up hope on finding his wedding ring when contact between Ryan and Jeff Lubbert took place. A time was quickly set for a meeting that same night at Denver’s City Park. Ryan described the events that led up to the loss of his ring and the how he discovered it was missing.

Ryan left to go for his evening jog leaving Jeff to his search. About 2 hours later Jeff had found a ring in the area that Ryan’s was lost. A few minutes later Ryan and his ring were reunited.

A quote from Ryan. “Excellent news! Got a call back from Jeff and he met me last night and nearly at the last minute just before he left he found the ring! WHAT A FEELING! My wife was ecstatic and I am getting it resized tomorrow. Jeff couldn’t be a better guy . . . ”

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, Indianapolis, Indiana, Timothy See

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from Indianapolis, Indiana. Timothy See  is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes & yards, and other outdoor areas…

Visit Timothy’s profile page at The Ring Finders… http://theringfinders.com/Timothy.See/

Lost your jewelry in or around Indianapolis

Contact: Timothy See

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, Friendswood Texas, John Jordan

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from Friendswood Texas.  John Jordan is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes & yards, and other outdoor areas…

Visit John’s profile page at The Finders Directory…  http://theringfinders.com/John.Jordan/

Lost your jewelry in or around Friendswood Texas?

Contact:  John Jordan

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service, London, Ontario, Dave Pommer

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from London Ontario, Canada.  Dave Pommer is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes & yards, and other outdoor areas…

Visit Dave’s profile page at The Finders Directory…  http://theringfinders.com/Dave.Pommer/

Lost your jewelry in or around London Ontario?

Contact:  Dave Pommer