Chris Turner Tag | The Ring Finders

How to find a lost diamond stud earring…

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Lost your wedding ring or family heirloom… Don’t wait till it’s too late call ASAP Your 2nd chance to find what you thought was lost forever! 778-838-3463

I got a call the other day in regards to searching and hopefully finding a lost diamond stud earring in a back yard. When I get these calls they make me nervous because there is so very little gold holding the diamond and that makes it very difficult to locate these targets. It was a nice sunny day and I headed out to the location where I met the young man and his family. He showed me the area where he believed the earring came off his ear and I started my search…Note this was a tough search because of a few factors. Firstly there was a high-power electrical lines in the back yard and that drives a detector bonkers. Secondly there was a lot of target signals making it difficult to zero in on the small target. Thirdly the whole family was watching…Under pressure!  I used two detectors for this search and the Equinox 800 gave me a VDI number of 1-3 the only problem was the amount of targets and if it was sitting beside a higher number it would be hard to find. After around 5 hours I packed it up, but I didn’t give up because he was sure it was lost in the yard.

I went back the next day but not before I did a pit stop at SMI Electronics where I went and bought another Garrett Carrot/pin pointer as my old one was starting to give up/crap out. I thought about how I would do the grid search the next day and my gut told me to use the pin pointer and grid search the area he felt the earring come off…I had success within 5 minutes of the search…Luck was on my side! It always makes me feel good to find what I’m looking for and to see the smiles…This picture was the young man’s auntie as he was back in school today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love my job! I get to make people smile!

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Lost & Found Ring in Langley BC…

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

I received a call at 8:30 p.m on Sunday in regards  to a lost ring at a  playground in Langley. The young man told me that the ring belonged to his 5 year old daughter and it was just given to her that day from her grandmother. The story was that the girls grandmother just arrived back from Ireland where she bought the ring for her granddaughter. It was lost only 4 hours after she was given the ring.

I was getting ready to hit the hay as I had to get up at 4:30 am when Scott called, I knew this had to be looked for that evening as a lot of people search playgrounds and that ring could have been found the next day. I jumped into my car and headed 25 minutes down the road to Langley to help find the ring.

It was just starting to get dark when I arrived and Scott showed me the area his daughter was playing in, so I started my search. About 20 minutes into the search I found the ring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love my job! Scott was so happy that the ring was found and I’m sure grandmother would be too!

If you’ve lost your ring contact me ASAP…Chris Turner 778-838-3463

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Lost Ring 3rd Beach Stanley Park…Found

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

I’m finally back to work after extended time off for a broken elbow, I finished a long day in downtown Vancouver and headed home, an hour drive away. I just parked the car at home, it’s 10:20 pm and the phone rings… A  young lady on the other end said are you the ring finder guy ? I said yes I am,  she went on to tell me that her very good friend lost a very sentimental gold ring at third beach in Stanley Park…Only 10 minutes away from where I was just working. I jumped back in my car and headed back to Vancouver.

I arrived just before 11:30 and met both ladies in the dark and they showed me the area the ring was lost. It only took about 6 minutes to find her ring, it was a very cool and different style of ring that was custom made. It gave me an unusual target signal and I was expecting that after she described the ring to me before I started the search.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She was one very happy young lady when she got her ring back! I love my job!

Lost your ring…Contact a member from TheRingFinders.com

Chris Turner 778-838-3463

 

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Metal Detector Rental White Rock BC

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Most people will rent or buy a metal detector to find their lost ring. The only thing is if you’ve never used one you will have a slim chance in finding your ring. The members and myself from TheRingFinders.com have many years of experience and the know how…This search today didn’t need the use of the detector…How many people who would have rented a detector would have found this ring? One thing we all do is think out of the box. Lynn was shaking a towel over her balcony when her 2 rings flew off her finger…

She found one ring in the small rocks very quickly. No need for a metal detector for that ring…But where did the second ring go? Maybe into the garden/rhododendron bushes but it would have been an easy eye ball search. I asked Lynn if there was a chance the ring could have slipped off finger in the house? She question herself and went inside to look. I stood there and thought… one ring fell on the rocks and why not the second ring?

Just then I notice a dip alongside of the foundation of the house, the rocks  sunk into the ground in a very small area so I took a knee and had a look and BINGO there was the ring! I was so happy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was able to surprise Lynn, I have the greatest job in the world! I get to make people smile!

 

Lost a ring? contact a member from TheRingFinders.com

Call- Chris Turner 778-838-3463

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How to Find a Lost Ring in Snow/ White Rock, BC…

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Victim #4 (Lost Ring) due to the latest snow storm… Very shortly after my third successful recovery as I walked into my place to sit down and start the video process for my recent recovery, no sooner do I sit down, I get another phone call for a lost ring not far from where I live. I got a tell you, I love each and every call, the excitement of going out to help someone…The young lady who lost the ring her name was Alana, but I was on the phone with her mother who told me her daughter bought a metal detector to search for a diamond ring her grandmother gave her just the day before… I could tell by the tone of her voice that she believed the ring was gone. After talking for about 10 minutes I was confident that the ring would be found.

I asked her where she had lost the ring, she said one of 3 places…House, car, snow. Snow makes the most sense to me, so I arrange to come and meet them and search around the car we’re she was scraping snow off the windshield. When I first got there I met Alana and we discuss the possibilities and where we should start the search. She takes me over to the car we’re she was scraping snow off the windshield. Alana and her mother watch on as I begin to metal detect that area.

The first target signal turned out to be a target in the grass, not her ring. A few steps after that another signal and Bang! found it! This was a very quick search, most of our time spent was discussing where the ring could be, and it was where I thought it would be.

Picking up the ring without them knowing and then surprising them is always fun for me. I feel as good as the person I found it for!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love my job! If you lost your ring call me ASAP 778-838-3463

Contact a member of TheRingFinders.com

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Lost Diamond Engagement Ring in North Surrey…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Another victim of our February snowstorm…I received a call from Linda who was extremely saddened by the recent loss of her Tiffany diamond engagement ring that she received at Christmas. After talking to her on the phone for around 10 minutes I learned that she had bought a metal detector, took the day off work and searched with friends but could not find her engagement ring. It’s not uncommon for people to rent or buy a metal detector thinking they will find their ring themselves. Most people don’t realize it takes practice to use a detector and I have over 40 years of practice.

It was snowing out pretty hard, I jumped into my car and headed to North Surrey to help her find her diamond engagement ring. The side roads were a bit of a challenge in my car but I made it to her place, She showed me the area where she was scraping snow off of her car and where her dad was shovelling snow. I started my search in the area where we believe the ring should’ve fallen and after 15-20 minutes and no ring I started searching away from the hot spot.

Not long after I heard that sweet loud and proud target signal and Bang! Found it…

I had one very happy young lady! I love my job! I get to make people Smile!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have lost your ring contact me ASAP 778-838-3463

Contact a member of www.TheRingFinders.com

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Lost Gold Wedding Band South Surrey…Found!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Married just 26 hours…Jordan lost his wedding band! Not long after our first snow fall in Feb. I got an email from the young man asking if I had time to help him find his lost ring in the snow.

I called him right away and heard his story about his father and grandfather who had search the day after with a tiger torch and a rented metal detector.

His parents spent a few hours with no luck searching on the side of the road where he had parked and where he had lost his wedding band. I knew it would be important to go right away and search for it

before the ring got cough in a truck tire and driven away or pushed up the road by the snow plow.

Jordan was at work and was comfortable with telling me the location over the phone as he wouldn’t be able to be there. He sent me the address and photos of the area where they had melted the snow and detected.

When I got there I could see the area that was searched and I took out my detector and started searching and my second signal bang! Found it…Less then 2 minutes by the side of the road. People wonder why they can’t

find the ring with a rented detector, its because of experience and I have over 40 years of that…That being said it was a good effort by his parents!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love my job! If you need help finding your lost ring call me anytime ASAP…778-838-3463

or contact a member of TheRingFinders.com

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Lost Gold Pendent Found in North Vancouver…

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

I got a call from a young man who lost a gold pendent, he told me that it was given to him by his father who was a fireman for 25 years and wore this pendent in over a 1000 calls. It was a gold firefighters helmet with the truck number inscribed on the front of the helmet and two dates on the underside. His father gave him the pendent when he retired and his son started in the same Fire Department and truck the day his father retired.

Needless to say it was very important to find this pendent and continue the story so one day his son could have it and know the history of these two great men that put their lives on the line to help others. So we discuss the search area and i start to detect and I’m getting nails and not much else. he shows me that he made a sifter and was checking for the ring but gave up. He dumped the sifter and guess what…It was in the dirt from the sifter! It’s funny where these irreplaceable items show up!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m so proud of this directory and the other 400+ members doing the same thing as I do…Finding lost Smiles!

I love my job! If you have lost something special and need help finding it…Contact a member of TheRingFinders.com ASAP!

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He lost his wedding band 60 years ago Hickory North Carolina.

from Greenville County (South Carolina, United States)
Contact: 1-864-905-0297

Received an email a couple weeks ago from Susan about her dad’s wedding band that he had lost in November of 1953 soon after marrying the love of his life. Susan went on to tell me that her dad was sowing grass seed in the front yard, and after going inside to take a shower he noticed the ring was missing. Susan’s dad is now in his mid-80s and has a great memory of what he did that day. Losing his ring weighed on his mind for all these years and he mentioned it again several months back. Susan’s parent’s wedding anniversary was yesterday, Oct 18, and she would have loved to give her dad his original wedding band back on his anniversary but several things stood in the way. First, she needed permission from the new owner of the house where her parents lived in ’53, and secondly, to find someone that would be willing to find the ring for her.  Where can you find someone like that? Susan said her son emailed her a story of a man that found an engagement ring for a lady that had lost her ring gardening  that was picked up by media and a story was run. Who was that man? Chris Turner is his name. He’s the original ring finder owner of THERINGFINDERS.COM a metal detecting service that is nation wide and is in 19 countries and based in BC Canada. Susan called Chris and he had her contact several members in the surrounding states in which she lived. I responded to her email and a date was set for the 18th for the search. I drove the 2 hours to Hickory North Carolina from Greenville South Carolina and met Susan for the search. I looked at some old photos that Susan brought for me to aid in my search. Susan and her parents had moved from the house in 1959 and in 1960 the city widened the road and took some of the front yard for the road. Although the house hasn’t changed, the landscape has, trees, bushes, roadway, and some loads of gravel in the driveway. I started my search and received many targets. I dug everything in the gold signal range. I spent around 4 1/2 hours in my search.  I searched with my Whites V3i metal detector but had no luck. Susan brought her dad out to give us more info on what was done and if he could aid in our search. I used his existing wedding band (exact copy of the original) to get the benchmark on what the signal would be and searched again, but no luck. I was very disappointed in not finding the ring. I can only hope I have a daughter like Susan that would do the same for me. As a ring finder you can only find what is there and I’m glad I can give some closure to Susan and her dad. I was honored to be asked to find this ring and wished for a happier outcome. Even though we didn’t find this ring it still is an incredible love story between a daughter and her dad and having no regrets and peace of mind.

Thanks Susan for the chance to be part of this story.

jason member of the ring finders

How To Find A Lost Ring At Spanish Banks Dog Park, Vancouver

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Today I went out on a ring search at Spanish Banks dog park in Vancouver. I talked to Patrick over the phone and he gave me the details in regards to where he believed the ring was lost and how to get there. He sent me a google earth picture of the location and that sure helped! But that being said you still have to ask the question or you could be out by a little and that’s all it takes when you’re looking for something so small.He told me that I was looking for a white gold ring with six small diamonds that he lost while throwing a ball for his dog. He told me soon after he realized his ring came off the whole group of people he was with doing exercises held hands and formed a long line (15 people across) and did a grid search of the area…trying to eyeball the ring. Unfortunately the ring was not found so Patrick went home and found a place to rent a metal detector and came back and searched for five hours with no luck…A little about metal detector rentals…Yes, you can rent a metal detector but in most cases if you’ve never used one it may be a little overwhelming with all the signals that you are getting. You’re renting a very inexpensive metal detector that is going to be beeping every foot or so.That’s why there’s ”The Ring Finders”…A metal detecting service with metal detecting experts using the best equipment to find what you thought was lost forever.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love hearing the stories of about the rings I find and how much it meant to the person to have it found, and all so about the person that gave them the ring and how happy they will be when they get the good news. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI found the ring on my 3rd grid line in about 15 minutes! I never get tired of finding peoples lost rings and seeing the smiles it brings to a person when you hand it back to them. I have personally found over 300 lost rings for people and I look forward to the next 1000!Thanks for reading my blogs! I love my job!If you have lost something cal me ASAP!Best Regards, Chris Turner/CEO/The Ring FindersWatch Video of the search below…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV7OemzTk3U