On December 13th David and his wife had a small gathering of friends at their house, one of their friends brought their dog. David being the kind of guy he is, didn’t want the dog to be left alone in the back yard so he spent some time playing with the dog. While playing with the pup David noticed that his wedding band was missing and he went back inside to see if it was there, no luck. The whole of the party then went into the back yard and searched for David’s missing ring, no luck again. Photos from earlier in the day show that David had the ring on so the window of opportunity for the rings loss were narrow. David spent several hours over the next few weeks searching the back yard. Due to snow fall and the holiday season the search for David’s ring had to take a back seat till warmer weather.
On January 16th David found my profile on TheRingFinders.com and he contacted me about searching for his ring. We set up a date and time for me to conduct the search of Sunday the 18th at 10:00AM. Upon arrival at their home David took me to the back yard and gave me a run down of the events. My search area was the side yard which was pretty small and the back yard a nice size yard for an older home. I knew the search wouldn’t take too long as the yard wasn’t expansive. I pulled out my V3i and prepared it for the search, upon starting the machine I could hear all kinds of electrical inference from the overhead power, phone and cable lines. Luckily I had my trust old MXT with me as well so I prepared that machine for the search. After a few potential targets that turned out to be pulltabs my MXT let out a signal that was truly different than any of the others, the pinpoint let me know it was a surface target. I pulled back the grass and there sat a pretty silver colored ring. I pulled the ring from it’s hiding place and hollered for David. He was quite happy to get his ring back and was quite surprised at the speed of recovery, this search lasted less than 5 minutes. David mentioned that this recovery saved him 50 or so years of grief from his wife. We talked a bit, shot some photos and I was on my way home by 10:30. It was a great way to start off a Sunday.
I received a phone call from Kevan J. who has only been married since May of this year, 7 months and while playing wth his dog he lost his wedding ring. After a grid search in his back yard I found his ring. One very happy man!
Close to two months back I received an email from a young lady asking if I could find her husbands wedding band that he lost while gardening. I replied but never heard back from her, just the other day she contacted me again and we set a day to look for the ring.
When I arrived this morning at 10 am I was greeted by Brenda who quickly told me that she lied about how her husband lost his ring and explained that he threw the ring in the back yard and weeks later she threw hers…
Brenda isn’t the first to do this nor will she or her husband be the last! This happens a lot ! More then people think…She is just the first to discuss it with me on video and I’m very grateful for that! It’s important that others know that they’re not the only ones doing something like that and not to feel embarrassed, just call me ASAP and I’ll get that ring back on your finger where it belongs.
I was able to find her husbands ring in only a few minutes but I wasn’t able to locate her ring. I knew the minute I saw her back yard that there was going to be a good chance that it ended up in the neighbours back yard which wasn’t that far from where the ring was thrown.
The only problem was that the neighbours where the ring could be, wasn’t home. So now we wait until I hear back and hopefully we can get her ring back on her hand!
Olivia Frank had lost her wedding ring in her back yard. The couple had searched the yard extensively without any luck. After 6 months of worry and frustration they found “Ring Finders” and through that my contact information. We made arrangements and set a meeting date for me to join them at their home for a brief talk and survey of the site.
My first trip to their house gave me the story of the rings loss and the layout of the yard. I managed to get in about three hours of search time before rain and snow drove me off the hunt site. I was certain that the ring was not in the portion of the yard they swore it in.
Upon my second trip to their house I went over the area that I had previously searched with two other detectors and no ring. I then expanded my search area and started running another search pattern. After another three hours of searching I ended up finding the ring several feet away from the expected location.
“Liv” was so excited and happy that she began to tear up when she got her hands on her ring again. It did need a good cleaning by a jeweler, but that is what happens when a ring is left to the elements for several months.
Erik took off his wedding ring to trim bushes in his back yard in San Jose. The only problem was the hole in his pants pocket. He didn’t notice the ring was gone until he’d finished and hauled all the trimmings to the street. After searching for a couple of hours, he called The Ring Finders.
If you’ve read the other stories in this blog, you know that sometimes hunts take an hour or more. This one didn’t. Erik showed us where he was standing when he took off the ring. We started searching for the missing ring with two metal detectors. First hit: too deep. Second & third hits: sprinkler heads. Fourth hit: Platinum and gold wedding ring, lying right on the ground but covered in deep grass.
Erik was super happy (check out the photos). His family is getting ready to move, so if he didn’t find the ring soon, it might have been lost forever. We stayed for a while to check out his cool chicken coop (three egg layers), then left before the rain started.
What to do if you lose your ring or jewelry: First, look around, mark your exact location. Second, retrace your steps since you last saw the lost jewelry. Third, get some friends to help you search, the more the better. Finally, if you can’t find it, call The Ring Finders. We’ve got metal detectors, and more important, years of experience finding lost rings and jewelry.