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Lost Platinum Wedding Ring Found in Menlo Park

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

lost ring found in Menlo ParkLast night, Benj took out a box of recycling for collection. As he threw the box into the big recycling bin, he felt it scrape his platinum wedding band off his finger. His hand was still in the bin, so that’s where he figured the ring would be.

But he couldn’t find it. After searching the recycling bin and the nearby area thoroughly, he dumped the entire bin into a large plastic bag and brought it upstairs into his apartment. Then he searched the web for Metal Detector Rentals, and found the RingFinders.

I met Benj in Menlo Park (between Palo Alto and Redwood City) this afternoon. We searched the area around the bin, which didn’t take long because it was all concrete. Then we spread out the contents of the bin on the ground.

First we removed the tin cans and inspected them closely. Next we pulled out the bottles, tin foil and miscellaneous metal debris. Then I could begin scanning the rest with my metal detector. This kind of hunt is like searching a crime scene: you have to be thorough.

One of the last items was a dark brown padded envelope. The metal detector indicated that there was something metal inside, but the envelope was sealed, with only a two-inch tear at one end. I scanned it again with my handheld metal detector, called a pinpointer, which indicated there was definitely a small item in one corner. Squeezing that corner of the envelope, I could feel the ring. I ripped open the envelope, told Benj, “Hold out your hand!” and dumped out the ring into his open palm.

Here’s the mystery: How did the ring get into the padded envelope, when there was only a small tear at one end? Benj called it a one-in-a-million chance, and I agree. The good news is, the ring is now back on his finger where it belongs.

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We Find Lost Rings & Jewelry – Professional Metal Detectorists

from Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: 1-972-523-4447

             

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Dallas Ring Finders (over 120+ Successful Finds)

“When you want your jewelry to find you!”

Don & Ellen Wilson

Dallas (Texas, United States)
Contact: Don & Ellen Wilson – 972-523-4447

Search Locations

We live in the North Dallas area, anywhere within reasonable driving distance is normally OK with us.

Search Types

Parks, Yards, Flower Beds, and we can do underwater up to 25 feet in depth.

Check out our YouTube Channel at “Dallas Ring Finders” for 30+ Fun Videos of some of our recent recoveries.

2017 by Don Wilson

Hello, if you have lost a Ring, Watch or Bracelet we possibly can help you find it. My wife and I have been Metal Detector hobbyists for a long time. We have been members of the “The Ring Finders” group as a finder of rings/other metal items. We have multiple types of Metal Detectors and Pin Pointing devices, whether it’s lost in your yard, a park, field or even underwater (up to 25 feet in depth) we can help. We work on a Reward Basis, give us a call and let us see if we can find your missing valuable(s). We have had great success in recovering of some very special items.

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(Video up on YouTube) UPDATE! Lady drops all her rings in the yard when she got out of the car, forgot they were in her lap, Denton,Tx Found! 09/2016

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(Video up on YouTube) Update! Pastor wife looses Wedding Ring in Lake playing water volleyball with church group, Lake Ray Roberts, Found! 08/2016

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(Video up on YouTube) Update! Man looses Wedding Ring playing volleyball in pool, Ft Worth, Tx Found! 07/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding Ring while playing Volleyball after work, Plano, Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Gentleman from Britain looses 300 year old Family Heirloom ring playing volleyball on business trip in Plano,Tx Found! 05/2016

UPDATE! Family selling Grandpa’s home ask us to look for Coffee Cans filled with cash, found no cash but found Gold 1952 Grand Prairie Class Ring lost 64 years ago by family member, Haltom City, Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while clearing property, Colleyville, Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Man accidentally tosses 25th Year Gift ring in pond while feeding ducks, Winnsboro, Tx Found! 01/2016

UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding for the 3rd time in her front yard, Ducanville, Tx Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Aggie Ring in leaves while having a snowball fight, Carrollton, Tx Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Lady looses Wedding Ring playing fetch with her dog, Dalworthington, Tx Found! 12/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring repairing sprinkler system 3 YEARS AGO, Fort Worth, Tx Found! 11/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring playing football with his kids, Corinth, Tx Found! 11/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while doing jump at Water Ski Park, Waco, Tx Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring while planting roses, Corinth,Tx – Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in front yard playing with dog, Carrollton, Tx Found 10/2015

UPDATE! Man looses Wedding Ring in backyard, Kennedale, Tx Found! 10/2016

UPDATE! Pregnant lady leaves Wedding Ring on back of truck & drives off, Waxahachie, Tx Found! 10/2015

UPDATE! Young man lost a Good Luck Medallion on a soccer field, Roanoke, Tx -Found! 09/2015

UPDATE! Dropped ring in Lake while covering boat, Cedar Creek Lake, Tool, Tx – Found! 09/2015

UPDATE! Lost Grandfather’s Ring falling out of Kayak near Waco,Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Initial Ring in Volleyball Club in Dallas,Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Set while playing Water Volleyball in Alford, Tx – Found! 08/2015

UPDATE! Lost Texas Aggie Ring while playing with dog in backyard in Denton,Tx -Found! 07/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while Kayaking in river in San Saba,Tx – Found!

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while playing Golf in Farmers Branch,Tx – Found on Hole 9 – 05/2015

UPDATE! Wedding Band disappears in couples home, cat is suspect in Dallas,Tx – Found! 04/2015

UPDATE! Lost Enggement Ring when thrown out the car window in anger, Greenville,Tx – Found! 04/2015

UPDATE! Lost Silver Ring while playing around in front yard, Grand Prairie,Tx – Found! 03/2015

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring in Field when thrown during argument in Aquilla,Tx – Found! 03/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while taking pictures in the snow in Addison,Tx – Found! 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring on Side of Highway after being thrown in Halton City,Tx – Found 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring after full day of working in Backyard in Fort Worth,Tx – Found 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Aggie ring in Lake after jumping in to save small child, Gun Barrel City,Tx – Found 02/2015

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring in garden after cleaning flower beds in Dallas,Tx – Found 02/2015 IMG_1495

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring in backyard after Sunday BarBQue with friends in Plano,Tx – Found 12/2014

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring in Front Yard after moving mulch in flower beds, Carrollton,Tx – Found 11/2014

UPDATE1 Lost Ring in Soccer Field after game with friends in Carrollton,Tx Found 10/2014IMG_1746

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Set in yard while playing with kids in Allen,Tx – Found 10/2014

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring while playing on beach island in Lake Lewisville, Tx – Found 07/2014

UPDATE ! Lost Silver Ring while playing Basketball in the Pool in Dallas,Tx – Found! 07/2014

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring out the car window on HWY 30 near Longview, TX – Found! 07/2014!

UPDATE! Lost 6 Carat/$30,000 Diamond Ring in my kitchen in Addison, TX – Found! 05/2014!

UPDATE! Lost High School Ring in Bluebonnets at Cedar Hill Park in Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 04/2014

UPDATE! Lost Wedding Ring while digging a trench in his backyard Trophy Club,TX – Found! 03/2014

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring while Brushing Fire Ants off husband in Field in Frisco,TX – Found! 03/2014!

UPDATE! Lost 3 Ring Wedding Set while Raking Leaves in Backyard, Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 01/2014

*UPDATE! Doctors ring found at Lake Home in Lake Worth,Texas – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring found at Lake Lavon, Texas after Tube Fishing – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Key Fob found after daughter lost it in their yard – Found! 09/2013

UPDATE! Lost 6 Carat/$30,000 Diamond Ring in my kitchen in Addison, TX – Found! 05/2014!

UPDATE! Lost High School Ring in Bluebonnets at Cedar Hill State Park in Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 04/2014!

UPDATE! Lost Diamond Ring while Brushing Fire Ants off husband in Field in Frisco,TX – Found! 03/2014!

*UPDATE! Lost 3 Ring Wedding Set while Raking Leaves in Backyard, Cedar Hill,TX – Found! 01/2014

*UPDATE! Texas Aggie College Ring Lost while “Toilet Papering at Friend’s Home” – Found! 10/2013!

*UPDATE! Wedding Ring lost while playing Volleyball in Dallas, Texas – Found! 10/2013

*UPDATE! Texas A&M Ring found in Mineral Wells,Texas – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Doctors ring found at Lake Home in Lake Worth,Texas – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring found at Lake Lavon,Texas after Tube Fishing – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Key Fob found after daughter lost it in their yard – Found! 09/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring thrown into backyard in anger – Found! 06/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring found in 6ft of lake water after owner falls out of fishing boat – Found! 07/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding Ring thrown into backyard in anger – Found! 06/2013

*UPDATE! Ladies Diamond Pendant Lost on 10 acres of land while tending Longhorns – Found! 04/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s Wedding lost while shaking wets hands off in the backyard – Found! 04/2013

*UPDATE! Fireman’s Grandfathers wedding band Lost while fighting Brush fire – Found! 03/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s wedding band found in ditch in front of his home – Found! 03/2013

*UPDATE! Man’s wedding band lost while playing in snow on Christmas Day – Found! 12/2012

*UPDATE! Man’s pocket knife lost by 10 yr old daughter while unloading Christmas Tree – Found! 12/2012 IMG_1193

* UPDATE! Dad’s Knife lost under thick grass & leaves — Found! 11/2012 IMG_1193

* UPDATE! 3 Caret Wedding Ring lost on ranch while building chicken coup — Found! 11/2012

*UPDATE! Man’s wedding band found behind baseboard in bathroom — Found! 09/2012

* UPDATE! Man’s wedding band lost in yard will working on home — Found! 08/2012

* UPDATE! Child’s Gold Signet Ring lost on Country Club playground. — Found! 06/2012

* UPDATE! Heart shaped pendant and chain, lost while playing touch football — Found! 01/2012

* UPDATE! Diamond engagement Ring thrown in angry, lost in front yard — Found! 12/2011

 

Just a Few of our Happy Customers!!

 

We can help you, just give us a call!

Don & Ellen Wilson

You can contact us at

972-523-4447 in Carrollton,TX

Don.Wilson@theringfinders.com

Toddler Loses Dad’s Wedding Band, Found Eighteen Months Later

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

platinum-grass-sm1In the summer of 2012, Matt was playing with his two kids in their back yard in San Mateo County. Jonathan, who was two at the time, asked Dad if he could hold his platinum wedding band. Unfortunately, John didn’t fully understand the meaning of the word “hold,” because within seconds the ring was gone.

Matt and his wife Kelly searched for the ring, but couldn’t find it. A family member with a metal detector tried to find it, and was also unsuccessful. Just recently, they looked on the internet and discovered TheRingFinders.

We met Kelly, Matt and Jonathan this afternoon, eighteen months after the ring was lost. The good news was, the yard was small, and Jonathan was unlikely to have thrown the ring over the fence. The other news was, a year and a half of lawn mowing, watering and activity might have put the ring out of reach.

We pulled a variety of junk targets out of the ground. Old style pull tabs, nails, pieces of aluminum and mystery metallic stuff all came out of the ground. Finally, after 90 minutes, we heard a nice clear tone in the proper range for platinum. Another minute, and the ring popped out from under the grass roots.

Of course, Jonathan wanted to hold it again. And he dropped it again.

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Thanks for the generous reward, Kelly and Matt!

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Platinum wedding band lost in yard Found

from Reading (Pennsylvania, United States)
Contact: 1-610-334-8505


On Tuesday 11/12/13 I received a call from Rush, who prefers to be called “Jay”, and asked me if I could find his wedding band.  He said he said he lost it on Sunday the 10th in the yard of a buddy of his while playing football.  

He said the yard was fairly large and covered in leaves.  They started raking the leaves around in hopes of finding the ring which he said was platinum.  He said he was frantic and his wife of 3 months was very upset.

They began calling stores to buy or rent a metal detector with no luck, but then Googled and were directed to DeMarco Detector Sales of Millville, NJ.  He called and talked with Joe DeMarco, who provided him with my name and phone number.  Due to conflicting schedules we agreed to meet on Thursday 11/14 (today) at 9;00AM.

 I also spoke with his buddy, the property owner, and obtained his permission to be on his property for the search. I arrived on-time after a 1-1/2 hour trip and I took the opportunity to peruse the yard and take a few pictures of the search area.  When Jay arrived he showed me where they had been tossing the football, goofing around, and even having a friendly wrestling match in the leaves.

He also said one time he jumped up to catch the ball and in his left hand which hit fairly hard while he was near a large patch of thick ivy ground cover.  I set up my grid strategy and got to work, first in an east-west pattern. There were multiple target indications of 2″ or less which I checked with my Garrett Pro-Pointer.I then changed to a north-south pattern.  

I estimated the area as being 100 feet x 50 feet, and finally received tone we all have come to know as “the one”.  Moving the leaves away was the ring; I stopped set my Garrett AT-Pro down, retrieved my camera from my trouser pocket and took the picture you see here.  Jay came walking over with a very somber and concerned look on his face, but it turned into a big smile when I showed him his ring.  He gave me bear-hug and I did see just a slight tearing up and he said how happy his wife will be.  We took some pictures and I even showed him how to work my metal detector and what I listen for.  I think he wants one – Joe!  Thank you Jay for the generous reward and hope to meet you again down the road…!  WEDDING BAND FOUND 111413 (2) WEDDING BAND FOUND 111413 YARD SEARCH AREA 111413 (3) WEDDING BAND FOUND 111413 (3)

Lost Wedding Ring Found on Kathryn & Kevin’s Anniversary

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

kev-smLast week at a reception at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, my friends Kathryn and Kevin told me that he had lost his wedding ring while coaching their daughter’s soccer team the week before. Their wedding anniversary was fast approaching. Obviously we had to do something about the lost ring!

We met at the soccer field in Menlo Park on Saturday afternoon. The team had practiced across a very large area, and unfortunately Kevin did not notice when the ring left his finger. But he did suspect that it may have happened when he was kicking balls to the girls from one end of the field. So we set up a search grid in that area and I got to work with my metal detector.

The grass was thick and well-watered, which was both good and bad news. Good news in that the grass may have hidden the ring from passers-by, but bad news in that we found several coins buried in wet, muddy patches. If the ring had fallen into this mud, it could already have been pushed an inch or more beneath the surface. Normally for a ring that was recently lost, we don’t dig into the dirt for targets, but in this case we did dig whenever we encountered a target in mud.

After about 45 minutes, I got a solid tone in the right range. It was shallow, but when I spread the grass apart, we couldn’t see anything. After poking under the grass roots for 10 or 15 seconds, Kevin’s platinum and gold wedding ring popped out. It hadn’t been buried, but it was absolutely invisible under the grass.

Oh, did I mention that we found the ring on Kathryn & Kevin’s wedding anniversary? Everybody went away happy!

Kevin's gold and platinum wedding ring with small diamonds

Kevin’s gold and platinum wedding ring with small diamonds

Two old friends had a fun search

Two old friends had a fun search

Diamond Ring Lost in Car in San Jose

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

Lost diamond ring found in San Jose metal detector rentalsAmit and Sonal drove up from Phoenix to San Jose to visit family. Sonal removed her rings and placed them on a blanket in her lap while she applied lotion to her hands. When they arrived, she pushed the blanket up onto the center armrest, then noticed that the rings were missing.

She immediately found one ring on the floor behind the front seats, but the second ring was missing. After searching the car, everything in it, the children, the curb, and everything else they could think of, Amit contacted TheRingFinders.

It turns out that they were staying just a mile from my house, which was great compared to some expeditions. I load up my metal detectors and arrived early this morning, two days after the ring was lost.

I knew my metal detectors wouldn’t help inside the car, because of all the metal there, so I searched the curb and the rocks in the parking strip first without luck. Amit and Sonal had done a good job searching outside the car. So next we turned our attention to the car interior, relying on our eyes to search

We pulled up all the floor mats, removed trim strips and car seats, and rolled up the back seats. No luck. My biggest concern was the carpeting: The carpet under each seat had six or more cutouts for mounting brackets and wires. A ring could easily fit into any of them (we have seen this happen before!)

After 40 minutes searching the car, we decided to reenact the circumstances when the ring was lost. First we tied bright yarn onto two rings so they wouldn’t get lost, then Sonal placed them in the same blanket in her lap and repeatedly pushed it up onto the center armrest.

We noticed that the rings always fell into the same area right behind the front seats. I spent the next 10 minutes with a flashlight searching the only nearby hidden area, under the passenger seat. Under one carpet flap, I saw something sparkle. I moved the seat forward, removed a plastic trim strip, lifted up the carpet flap, an ran my finger underneath. Out came Sonal’s lost ring.  Everybody was happy!

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This is how it looked when we pulled back the carpet flap

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Look at all the diamonds!

Thank you, Sonal and Amit for your call. Have a nice drive back to Phoenix!

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Platinum Diamond Ring Found on the Beach

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

Julie-bridgeJulie was enjoying a day at the beach at Crissy Field in San Francisco with friends. Then the suntan lotion curse hit: She removed her diamond ring to apply lotion to her son, and the ring disappeared into the sand.

The first thing she did was to search for metal detector rentals in San Francisco and San Jose. But when she rented the metal detector and brought it back to the beach, she discovered that it isn’t so easy using an unknown metal detector when the pressure is high. After searching without luck for a few hours, she returned the metal detector rental and started over.

That’s when she found TheRingFinders. I met her at Crissy field, right in front of where the America’s Cup races would be held the next day. She showed me where she had been sitting, and I marked out a search zone about ten yards long by 30 yards wide. My main concern was the size of the ring: small platinum jewelry can be hard to detect.

The good news was, there was very little junk in the sand. In the first 30 minutes, all I found was a penny, a hair pin and a small American flag lapel pin. Then I got a faint signal with the right tone. About three inches down, there was Julie’s ring, right near the limit that I could detect such a delicate ring.

Everybody went away happy!

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Lost Diamond Ring Found in Sunnyvale CA

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796

svale-ring-smJennifer spent an entire day landscaping her backyard in Sunnyvale two months ago. She worked on the new grass, planted vegetables and flowers, and even spent a little time in the chicken coop. At one point, to keep her wedding and engagement rings clean, she rolled them up in her shirt. Unfortunately, she forgot they were there, and by the time she did remember, they were gone.

Jennifer and her family searched the yard immediately. The next day, she found the wedding band on the patio next to the grass. Jennifer was pretty sure the matching engagement ring would be nearby, but despite searching very hard they could not find it.

Yesterday, when Jennifer told her husband that she couldn’t find a replacement ring she liked, he suggested, “Why don’t you search the internet for someone with a metal detector.” She typed Ring Finder into Google, and sent me an email a few minutes later.

I made it to Jennifer’s house this morning with my metal detector. Her landscaping is beautiful, with a large vegetable garden and even larger chicken coop in the back, plus several other planter beds. Unfortunately, these areas would be very hard to search, because the plants get in the way of the metal detector, and the fencing, planting boxes and trellises all contained a lot of metal. But Jennifer still felt that the missing ring would be somewhere in the grass, so that’s where I began the search.

Jennifer had done a great job with the new lawn, because it was thick and healthy. Unfortunately, when I tested her wedding band, I was only able to detect it reliably out to about three inches, so the thick grass also made the search more difficult. So I patiently dragged the coil of my detector directly across the blades, keeping it as close as possible to the soil.

For the first hour, all I found was construction nails and two aluminum pull tabs, which had very similar signals to the wedding band. Then a third similar signal appeared, shallower than the rest. My pinointer said it was on the surface of the soil, but I couldn’t see anything through the grass. After almost a minute of plucking through the grass and roots, I found the engagement ring buried just under the surface. It’s a beautiful ring, and a perfect match to the wedding band.

Everybody went home smiling today. Thank you, Jennifer!

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Mom’s Wedding Band Lost and Found in Los Altos

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
Lost wedding band found in Los Altos

Lost wedding band found in Los Altos

Jeannette contacted us on Saturday. Her 81 year old mother had lost her wedding ring in the backyard of her Los Altos home. She believed that she lost it in the grass while she was throwing a ball for her dog. Jeannette’s brother rented a metal detector to search for it, but did not have any luck.  

We spoke with Jeannette on Sunday and arranged to meet on Tuesday. Because the ring was on private property, there was no risk of it being found by somebody else, so there was no rush. When we arrived, Jeannette’s mom reenacted how she lost the ring, with an underhand toss of a large tennis ball for her Golden Retriever. She said she had felt the ring fly off her finger.

The grassy area where she threw the ball was small, so we searched it first. After two overlapping searches with two detectors we didn’t find it, so we knew it wasn’t there. Next we started searching the planted beds on either side of the grass.

Gold is funny sometimes. When its buried in grass, it is the same color as the dead grass among the roots. When it is lost in a planter bed covered in bark, it takes on a darker color that is also hard to see. But metal detectors aren’t fooled by this chameleon act. We found the ring after just a few minutes of searching in the beds. Everyone went home happy!

It's easy to see the gold wedding band from up close.

It’s easy to see the gold wedding band from up close.

It's much harder to see the lost ring when you take a step back!

It’s much harder to see the lost ring when you take a step back!

22K Gold Ring Found in Novato

from Santa Cruz (California, United States)
Contact: 1-408-256-3796
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Lost gold ring found in Novato

It was a usual saturday evening for Nazeem, playing volley ball with friends in the office volley ball court. Walking to the car to drive back home, he noticed his wedding ring was missing. Immediately he rushed back to the court and the players started the search for the ring.They looked all over the entire playground, covered in thick grass, for over an hour in the evening, but they couldn’t locate the ring anywhere. The next day they searched again in sunlight with family and friends, expecting the ring to shine, but no luck again! They were almost sure the ring was in the volleyball court itself, as the ring was present in Nazeem’s finger in the photographs they had taken the previous day at home.

Nazeem’s wife Bily contacted me on Monday. I met them both at the volleyball court on Tuesday afternoon. We’ve been having beautiful weather for a couple of weeks, so it was a pleasure to be outside metal detecting. I tested Bily’s matching ring, made from the same 22K gold, and noticed that I would have to sweep low and slow in order not to miss  the faint signal it returned to my detector.

Because the ground was fairly hard, and there hadn’t been any rain since Saturday, we knew the ring would not be buried. Unfortunately, the grass was thick and well maintained, so anything small and dense like a ring would disappear quickly. So I started my grid search behind the serving line on one side of the court, and slowly worked my way toward the net.

Fortunately, the ground was clean. I only picked up six signals in the first 30 minutes, and only one was within two inches of the surface. About 5 feet in front of the net, near the center of the court, I got a signal on the surface. I scraped my fingers through the grass, but could not find it. But after pinpointing it again, I found Nazeem’s ring hiding down among the roots. Nazeem was extremely delighted to get his priceless ring back! Everybody went away happy!

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