It was a beautiful sunny say and she was just sitting in the grass relaxing when her young son ran up and tackled her. As she fell back on the ground, she felt her son’s sleeve tug against her left ear. She reached up and felt that here diamond stud was no longer there. Wizely, she froze, and marked the spot with some sticks. She also looked around very carefully and took bearings from nearby buildings and trees, so that she could relocate that exact spot.
The husband was a little stressed out and after they searched for several hours, a friend found my number at THERINGFINDERS.com and called me. I met her in Corte Madera Town Part about 10am the next morning. It was a another sunny day. She showed me the exact spot where she had been bowled over by her son. I stuck my shovel in the ground and began a spiral search pattern. She tried to read a book but kept glancing over every time I bent over to check a target. After about 45 excruciating minutes I finally located her magnificent 2.5 total carats diamond earring about 12 feet from the starting point. The earring had flown about 12 feet in the air.
Needless to say she was ecstatic. Unfortunately I was unable to also locate the backing for the earring. But she gave up on that idea very easily. She will have the backings changed to the screw type.
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Cynthia with her parent’s wedding rings
Cynthia always wears her mother’s and father’s wedding rings, which are beautiful hand-made antiques from Chile. She was wearing them last weekend while gardening in her back yard. Unfortunately, when she flung some clippings over the fence, the rings flew off too. After searching fruitlessly for the rings, she searched the web for Metal Detector Rental and found TheRingFinders.
Cynthia lives on a hill in Sausalito, with a view of the marina from the back. Like many Marin County back yards, her back yard slopes steeply downward. The rings were most likely somewhere on that slope. The first thing we did was to repeat the accident with a “ring on a string,” another gold ring attached to a bright red ribbon so that it would be hard to lose. After five tosses, we could see that the ring consistently landed in a zone starting about 10 feet down the slope. That’s where I started searching.
The hill was covered with thick ivy. Unfortunately, the ivy also covered large rocks, tree stumps, and even some old terrace walls. These hidden obstructions created lots of hollows and crevices that could conceal the rings. I attached the small 6″ search coil to my metal detector, but some areas were so small that I still had to search many areas on hands and knees with a handheld detector.
After an hour on the slope, I had covered the entire target zone with no luck. Further down the hill, the slope was too steep to search. But I still hadn’t detected the area above the target zone, closer to the fence.
Within five minutes of starting to search the new area I pulled out the first ring. Six inches away I found the second one. Both were just eight feet from the fence. The rings were as beautiful as Cynthia had described them, and she was extremely happy to get them back.
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