Beware of the icy grip that Jack Frost has on your rings. If you live in part of the world where winter means snow and cold and it is necessary to scrape ice off your car windshield or dust snow from the same make sure you are wearing gloves. Unfortunately, Davis like many forgot that fingers shrink in the cold and while clearing his car of snow and ice lost his ring. That’s where the Ring Finders come in, upon searching the Internet for a metal detector he stumbled upon our web page www.theringfinders.com and called me for help. We agreed on a time to meet and I met up with him at his home where he showed me his parking area roughly 3 meters by 3 meters with about 5 cm of snow on the area. Davis was sure it should be in the area and with that, I started a grid pattern of the area.
For you folks with detectors out there; I had my Garrett ATPRO set one notch down from max sensitivity, everything notched out with the exception of 40 – 65 and iron audio off as this area was heavy with subterranean litter.
I started out close to the fence hearing the odd murmur of junk and nails but that’s not the sound I was listening for, then I heard a nice bright tone, I swung over the target a couple of times before looking for it visually, when Davis’ lovely wife lunged forward and grabbed at the snow I had just sept away with my coil and with a squeal of joy she held the lost treasure in her hand. Jubilant smiles beamed in the dark of the winter evening and it was hugs all around. Another very happy customer of The Ring Finders. Thank you, Davis, for the generous reward.
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.
24 Karat Ring Recovered
Vince contacted me yesterday, he had seen my listing on TheRingFinders.com his fiancé had lost her engagement ring in their Condo. I explained the limitations of a metal detector inside a building due to the pipes, wires, duct work , screws and nails. Vince was insistent that at least I could add another pair of eyes to the search.
They were so desperate to get the engagement ring back I agreed to go out and do the best I could. I have done building searches before and it normally comes down to Detective work not Detector work.
When I got to their home Vince explained that his fiancé had been gardening when she lost the ring, I exclaimed, so it’s outside! My hopes for the search went up only to be dashed when Vince explained, no she was starting their seedlings in doors and he showed me a big metal table with trays of seedlings in peat pots.
We started by lifting the pots up and sliding them across the coil one at a time, akin to scanning groceries at a checkout, but not a murmur they ring was not there. He then took me to the basement. He said, this may look odd but they’re tomatoes nothing illegal. I scanned the containers here but nothing. Next it was out to the green house which we dismantled bring all plants out and scanning them , still nothing. Then I asked about the garbage, while they didn’t think it would be there we emptied the bag and scanned the contents still no ring.
After moving furniture around the living room where the first table of pots were and not seeing the ring or even a good hiding place I stopped to ask some more questions. I asked her what she was wearing and where are those clothes now. She said she had washed everything and it was all put away. we washed off my Garrett ProPointer, which only has a detecting radius of about 2 inches, so we wouldn’t soil her clothes and went up stairs scanning everything in her closet. The she remembered she hadn’t washed her Jeans yet! Yes, the ring was in the pocket, another. Happy couple thanks to the experience of TheRingFinders.com
Thrilled to get her ring back on her finger
Found in Jeans Pocket
Wedding Ring Lost for 3 Months Recovered – Calgary
Bruce called me 3 months ago November 2014, it was a nippy winter day, he had taken his young dog for a walk in the large sports field by his home and lost his wedding ring. Unfortunately the large puppy had a mind of it’s own, he had not been trained yet, making a pleasant walk in the snow a bit of a challenge. During the walk Bruce had played with the pup by getting down and rough housing with him in the snow, he had not done this once but many times during the walk.
One thing most of us forget and so did Bruce is that our fingers shrink when they get cold and wedding rings that have been on for decades now have a chance to slip off.
When I arrived, we went over to the sports field and he directed me through the path they had walked and each stop they had made. I scanned the area on the path and each side of the route they had taken, as well as, around each area they had stopped to play. There was about a foot of snow that day but many tracks in the snow as this was a popular place to go for walks. After 2 hours I still had not located the ring and Bruce was now showing signs of Hypothermia ( he wasn’t dressed for the weather) called off the search accepting that the ring was gone forever.
I told Bruce I wasn’t convinced we had searched enough of the area as the sports field is very large and we might have missed it by only a few inches. I advised Bruce I would be back to search further and let him know if I found the ring.
Every time we had a break in the cold weather I would go out and search more of the field. After 3 further visits and several hours searching, each time using a grid and utilizing parking cones to delineate each section. I recovered Bruce’s wedding ring far from the area we were initially looking? I took it directly over to Bruce’s home where I presented him with his lost 18k gold wedding band, engraved with their names and wedding date of 1977. Bruce was extremely grateful, he didn’t know I was still searching for it and assumed it lost forever. Another happy recipient of the Ring Finders Service.
Bruce with his Wedding Ring
Gone for 3 Months now returned to its owner.
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