I received a call last evening from Orla, she explained that her husband had been cross-country skiing in a park area in Calgary, Alberta and had fallen and lost his Tungsten Wedding Ring.We agreed to meet the next day since it was already dark.We got together at 3:30 pm the next day and made our way over to the park area.The climb down to the track was a bit slippery considering it was a steep hill and I’m not as limber as I once was, but we made it without mishap.Once at the track through the trees, Orla pointed out the 2-meter x 3-meter area where her husband had fallen and I started to work.While there was quite a bit of snow the long grass had been bent over by the weight of the snow making a loose but thick base for a ring to fall into and through.However, after just a few passes over the area my Metal Detector came through with the bright tone I was hoping for and after scratching through the snow and grass out came a bright silver colored Tungsten Wedding Band.Orla was thrilled to get it back as they had already looked to no avail. Another super happy customer of the Ring Finders.
Ms. Fakha was doing her annual Autumn tidy up in her front yard. She hadn’t noticed while she was busy her ring had fallen off, it had a lot of sentimental value and was given to her in India by her late husband. When I arrived at her home she showed me the areas where she had been working.
It seems to very common for folks to lose rings in the autumn, they don’t realize there hands are getting cool as they work and the rings just slip off their fingers while they work.
I had finished metal detecting the east side of the pathway and started on the west side when I got a nice loud tone. When I looked down and parted the grass slightly the sparkle of the large diamond and sheen of the 24 karat gold band reflected the setting sun brightly.
Ms. Fakha was very happy and grateful to get her ring back. Another successful recovery by The Ring Finders.
I received a call from Tina, her 84 year old Dad had lost his wedding ring in the yard while doing some fall cleanup. They were hoping I may be able to find it for him. Edward was crushed when he lost his ring as his wife had passed away just four years ago and the ring meant everything to him. I went over the next day, we discussed where he remembered having it on last he explained, he had been doing some gardening in the back yard and didn’t notice the ring was gone until later when he was in the house. Fortunately the yard was nicely lawned and there was only a few trees. I started scanning the lawn with my Garret ATPRO and after only 3 passes across the width of the yard I got a loud gold signal and saw just under the thatch the glimmer of his gold ring. Edward was so happy to get it back .
Lost White Gold Wedding Band Recovered for Newly Weds
Dorothy found my Bio on TheRingFinders.com and called me today. Dorothy and her Husband of Two Weeks had been out rafting on the Little Red Deer River, Alberta, three days prior to her call. They were just passing over some rapids when their raft was heading toward a dead fall tree, her husband reached out to hold the branches from hitting Dorothy when it happened. The tree dragged off his 2 week old 18k White Gold Wedding Band. They searched the river themselves but had no luck.
I headed out to the site right away it was just over 100 km to get to the part of the river where the loss had happened. Dorothy pointed to the rapids, the dead fall tree and also suggested another set of rapids further up stream may be a possibility. I waded into the river, the current was quite strong, I headed toward the dead fall tree on the opposite side. I found it was only possibly to swing my detector with the current so taking very small steps I would submerge the coil swing with the current, take the coil out of the water and repeat. The bottom of the river was all cobble so I made sure to check in behind each boulder as I came upon them. At about 3/4 of the way across I got a loud sweet sound in the range I would expect white Gold, so I paused and looked into the water and saw something glimmering up through the water. I reached in and came up with just pebbles but the next grab got the prize, I called to Dorothy and asked if it looked like the one we are looking for, she replied is it the ring. I exclaimed, “I don’t know I’ve never seen it before” knowing full well it must be the right ring. Once she saw it she was over the moon with excitement looking forward to letting her hubby know, he was unable to attend as he was working. I got a great big hug from Dorothy and took a photo of her with a big smile. Thank you for the generous reward Dorothy.
I got called out to day to New Brighton in SW Calgary to find a Gold Chain and Pendant. When I got there Jay showed me were him and his brother had been rough housing out in the yard last night.
Unfortunately before I got there he had taken a snow shovel and tried looking for the chain & pendant distributing the snow around the yard. I set to work griding the area and searching for a likely signal but found nothing in the area he had indicated. I expanded my search outside the designated area and got a loud 65, clearing the snow away I recovered the Pendant which Jay quickly took from my hand saying he thought he would never see it again. I still had to locate the chain. I completed the rest of the yard and re-scanned it one more time in the opposite direction but still nothing.
Puzzled, I asked Jay if he had checked the coat he was wearing because sometimes the heavier pendant falls off but the broken chain can catch on clothing. He said, he was pretty sure he had checked, so I went back to detecting hoping for the best. Jay had disappeared for awhile, then called me to say he had taken another look at the coat and Found the chain in the hood of he coat.
I love helping folks find their lost precious items.
For Service in
Airdrie, Calgary, Cochrane, Carstairs, Indus, Irricana, Beiseker, Didsbury, Olds, Bowden, Okotoks and Red Deer, Call Bill Jones (The Detectorist) 403-701-1739 or Email: Bill.Jones@TheRingFinders.com
Finding Rings and Valuables has been a keen interest of mine since I purchased my first metal detector in 1978. I started out working a local school yard finding just pennies, but it wasn’t long before I honed my Metal Detecting skills to a point where I was finding finger rings, and ear rings. I often joke that all he earrings that I have found are left earrings because they the ones left behind, I know (groan) right, and that is why I’m a Detectorist and not a comedian. Metal Detectors were very rudimentary and had little technology built in back in the day, but have improved considerably and my current Metal Detector has a lot of technology allowing me to recognize many items just by there signal.
Over the years I have found numerous Rings, Bracelets and other valuables and in many cases I have been able to return them to their owners. When I have been requested to find an item of value, whether it was of intrinsic or emotional value, I am happy to say that I have been able to return the items in most cases, to the thrill of those that lost their Rings, Keys, Bracelets or in some cases Change Purses.
Few years back I was fortunate to able to metal detect in a farmers field that was the site of the original placement of Fort Macleod Alberta, this was a major Northwest Mounted Police Barracks in 1874. I managed to locate under some very stubborn sod and large Alfalfa plants, several inches below the surface, some North West Mounted Police Buttons, these were thin shells of brass that were originally placed over a wooden button. The wood had rotted away decades before and I was able to recover them and a turn them over to the local museum curator.
It is always a thrill for me me reunite owners with their lost items, the looks on their faces is priceless. I have just recently joined THE RING FINDERS at www.theringfinders.com so that I can further assist those that have lost Rings and other Valuables in Airdrie and surrounding communities
Lost Wedding Band found in River near Calgary/Cochrane by Metal Detecting. In the Wiaparous area.The ring was found in the rapids.The water was very cold but ring was found. It was found on the guys birthday. What a great Birthday gift. He lost it while rafting down the river.
Lost ring, Call Calgary Ring Finders. Give kevin a call you will be glad you did. When he finds your ring for you it will put a big smile on your face and your spouse.He or she will be thrilled with you that you have your weddding ring or other ring back. Call today to get your ring back. Kevin will also find any lost item you may have lost car keys, chains, anything metals. 🙂