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Ring Lost in Snow Near Playset | Tarrytown New York

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

In Tarrytown, New York, Heather helped her son look through the freshly fallen snow for his lost GoPro. During the GoPro search, Heather’s ring went missing! The 15-year-old diamond band had to be in the yard somewhere. Making matters worse, the ground was covered in 18 inches of snow. Heather was forced to repeatedly walk along the same pathways throughout the yard, one positive perspective of deep snow. The ring had to be on a footpath, or it could be lost near the play structure where they were searching for the GoPro. Heather realized how complicated this task could get, so she searched online for “how to find a ring in the snow.” Heather found my information and sent me an email. We decided on a day that worked for both of our schedules, and I made the trip to New York from Connecticut.

I arrived in Tarrytown and couldn’t believe how much snow was actually on the ground. Luckily the footprints in Heather’s yard were obvious, so the ring could only be in a couple of places. Heather stopped her family from using the backyard when she realized the ring was missing, preserving the scene until I got there. We carefully walked through the yard, and Heather explained everything she could remember.

I began my search at the playset where Heather removed her gloves for the first time. This location is also where Heather spent the most amount of time searching for the GoPro. The very first signal on my metal detector was faint, but it was in the gold range. The ring was small, so I knew the chance of moving it around in the loose snow was high. In my live dig video, you can see I scooped snow from where the signal originated. It took me a few seconds of fumbling and searching to realize snow had encased the item. My pinpointer was vibrating on what looked like an ice clump. My first thought was pull-tab. The kids were out here playing and dropped it in the snow. But when I moved the cluster, I saw a shape and glimmer that could only be one thing. A diamond band! Heather’s cold fingers must have been constricted, and when she pulled the glove off that day, the ring came off with it.

Check out my YouTube video to see Heather’s reaction!

From Heather:

I’m so grateful to Keith for finding my wedding band! One of my son’s friends was over at our house for some sledding. We had about 1.5 feet of relatively fresh snow, and the boys had lost a GoPro camera in the snow near the swing set in our yard. I was outside helping to search for it, and at some point, I took my gloves off quickly, and my ring flew off my finger. I didn’t notice because it was really cold at the time, and my hands were pretty numb. After a while, we found the GoPro, but I realized my wedding band was gone when I got back inside. I immediately knew what had happened. I checked my glove and coat first, and then I went back outside to take a look, but it felt pretty impossible to find anything so small in all that deep snow. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I googled “how to find a ring in the snow?” and Keith’s name popped up.

When Keith arrived at our house, I was able to show him the area of our yard where I thought the ring might be. Within 15 minutes, he found it! The ring has been with me for almost 15 years now, and I’m so relieved to have it back.

I can’t recommend Keith enough! Losing something sentimental and valuable is devastating and stressful. Keith was professional and kind, and his experience hunting for lost items put me at ease and gave me hope that my wedding band could be found even in the large amount of snow that had fallen. He drove several hours to get to our house in New York before more snow and ice (in the forecast) fell. He’s clearly passionate about what he does, and that’s a great thing for anyone who has lost something. I highly recommend calling him if you need help.”

How to Find a Lost Ring

Lost ring in the snow? It happens all the time – brushing and scraping ice, throwing snowballs, sleigh riding, taking off gloves, taking out the trash. Suddenly your ring goes flying. Don’t waste your time renting or borrowing a metal detector. Stop and mark the area where you believe the ring was lost. If plowing or shoveling occurs, block off the site to preserve the ring’s location. My jewelry finding service covers Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and other surrounding states.

If you have a lost ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now.

Call or text | 860-917-8947

Email | uncoverthings@yahoo.com

Website | www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com

 

Subscribe to My YouTube Channel to See Stories of People Being Reunited with Their Rings:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdhTxkGmNjrxDwEW6prGeOA?sub_confirmation=1

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

https://www.westernmassnews.com/news/metal-detectorist-helps-couple-recover-lost-engagement-ring/article_2dd7841a-7180-11eb-bf9a-8733fdabd5e5.html

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

 

Lost Wedding Band in Snow Taking out Trash | New Haven Connecticut

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Nicki and John hurried to the local sporting goods store to purchase a metal detector. Little did they know, moving the trash and recycling bins one winter night would lead to hours of hands-and-knees searching, in the snow, for a lost wedding band. John grabbed the city bin handle and started pulling. The ice and snow from the winter storm had these containers wedged in place. One was breaking loose when John’s cold hands slipped off the handle. He heard something strike the wooden garage door and realized it was his gold wedding band. They spent three hours searching for the ring, including the use of a recently purchased metal detector and rake. Eventually, the couple decided they needed help in their search. Nicki contacted me, and we discussed the details of the lost ring. We knew the ring was there, but it could have bounced in any direction. There was a snow mound next to the garage where the bins were stored. The wedding band could have landed anywhere. There was even the possibility the ring could have flown over the chain-linked fence into the next yard. Nicki could see the only options, either book the search with a professional or wait for the snow to melt and hope the wedding band was not picked up by someone else.

Nicki booked the search and sent clear photos of the area. I arrived, and we walked the driveway recapping that night’s events. We decided to move the trash and recycling containers to open up some detecting areas. John headed indoors for a moment, and I got started with the search. Only minutes after turning on the metal detector, I heard two signals. Both came from where the trash and recycling containers were typically stored. I marked the areas and started recording for the live dig. The display numbers were in the 60s and 70s on my XP Deus metal detector. Gold falls in this number range, so I was hoping one of the signals was the lost wedding band. Uncovering the first target, as you can see in the video, I found a nickel. I brushed the snow away from the second item, and only an inch or two under the top layer of snow, I saw gold. The wedding band was barely covered and must have been protected by the recycling container. Once Nicki and John returned the bins after pick-up, the wedding band must have been preserved underneath, in the top layer of snow, until today.

I coordinated with Nikki for the surprise reveal of the ring. Once John came back out, I asked a couple of questions, and in the middle of his response, I revealed the ring to him and asked, “Is that it?” He was trying to focus on the item I was holding. When he realized I was holding his wedding band, the excitement set in, and I could hear the shudder in his voice. His reply was, “Yes, it is. How did you do that?” We laughed and joked about the difficulty of learning a new metal detector in the middle of an emergency ring search. I handed over the cherished wedding band to the happy couple and headed to my next adventure in New York.

How to Find a Lost Ring

Lost ring in the snow? It happens all the time – brushing and scraping ice, throwing snowballs, sleigh riding, taking off gloves, taking out the trash. Suddenly your ring goes flying. Don’t waste your time renting or borrowing a metal detector. Stop and mark the area where you believe the ring was lost. If plowing or shoveling occurs, block off the site to preserve the ring’s location.  My jewelry finding service covers Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and other surrounding states.

If you have a lost ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now.

Call or text | 860-917-8947

Email | uncoverthings@yahoo.com

Website | www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com

 

Subscribe to My YouTube Channel to See Stories of People Being Reunited with Their Rings:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdhTxkGmNjrxDwEW6prGeOA?sub_confirmation=1

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

https://www.westernmassnews.com/news/metal-detectorist-helps-couple-recover-lost-engagement-ring/article_2dd7841a-7180-11eb-bf9a-8733fdabd5e5.html

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

 

 

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How to Find Lost Diamond Rings in Snow After Taking Off Gloves

  • from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)

Ashley was outside with her dogs during a snow storm in Danbury, Connecticut. She removed a glove and shook her snow-covered hand. Instantly her rings slipped off into the snow. She lost her newly redesigned diamond engagement ring and her diamond band. It was early in the storm with minimal snow covering the ground. She figured there was a chance of brushing away some snow and finding her lost rings. The family came outside to join the search, and before they knew it, bare grass was showing and had no rings for their efforts. Lucky the Ring Camera Security system recorded the whole fiasco! The camera recorded the exact location of where Ashley was standing relative to their fire pit. This security footage would be beneficial in the days to come. Ashley’s mother was determined to find the lost rings and took to the internet for help. Elaine found my website and submitted a search form. The appointment was booked, and I planned to make the trip across Connecticut.

I arrived after the storm passed, but not before almost two feet of snow had fallen. The fire pit that once was visible in the security footage was now a mound of snow. I did an initial scan of the top snow layer to see if I could get lucky and hear a signal. I found a few bottle caps and other large metal scraps in the shallow snow around the fire pit, but no rings. It was time to dig! After the first hour, I covered a ten-foot radius around the firepit. The top twelve inches of snow came off, with eight inches remaining on the ground. Each shovel full went into a 55-gallon pale that I dumped in another part of the yard. Two hours passed, and I still had nothing to show for my efforts excepted dirty mounds of snow all over the yard. As I expanded my search outward from the firepit, thoughts of doubt began to creep in on me.

I wondered if the rings could have flown farther, possibly over the stone wall or into the neighboring property. Dragging the heavy container of shoveled snow got old, so I decided to pile the snow closer, in a location that I already checked. Before I knew it, there was a waist-deep mound of shoveled snow right where Ashley was standing when the rings flew off. In hindsight, this was the worst possible place I could have pile the shoveled snow. I called Ashely outside to regroup and do some testing because I was at a loss for where these rings could be. The test results were mostly a disaster, but this story will be saved for another time. Armed with new information, I forced the thoughts of searching the neighbor’s yard out of my head and decided to spend my last efforts back where I started. Losing daylight and approaching three hours of digging and metal detecting, I knew this would be my last attempt for today. I moved all the snow I had spent the last couple of hours piling just to uncover the area Ashley was standing when she lost the rings a few days prior. This time, I planned on removing snow until I got within an inch or two of the grass. Next to the firepit is a popular place for people to hang out, so now that most of the snow was removed, I could hear the faintest of signals in the grass. Removing small scraps of metal such as tin foil wrappers, I was now getting the smaller targets that would sound similar to a petite woman’s ring. Racing the fading light, I was removing one metal item after another. I was popping targets out of the grass so quickly; I was already looking for the next signal before I finished placing the junk target in my pouch.

The next piece of metal came out of the snow, and it surprised me when I realized it was a ring! My hands were shaking, and I could hardly brush the snow off. I closed my eyes, said a quick prayer, and finished brushing off the snow. I opened my eyes, hoping to see a center stone. Yes!! It was the engagement ring! The first time I shoveled the area, I must not have dug deep enough to hear the faint signature of the tiny gold ring. After three hours of moving snow around, it looked like a construction site, and I still had one more search to do in another town. I handed over the two rings and promised Ashley I would come back soon to find the remaining third ring. Yes, you read correctly, the THIRD ring. Tune in when I return to Danbury and locate the final missing ring. You will hear the story of how I found the first ring and why it went from two lost rings to three!

Ashley’s rings mean the world to her. In particular, one ring represents the strongest of feelings.

Ashley’s testimonial: “Just this past year, life was a rollercoaster. My husband had recently gone overseas for a year, and I gave birth to my beautiful little boy. With my husband being gone and raising our baby, not only did he miss the birth, but he will be missing my birthday and our anniversary. We decided to upgrade my ring to make last year and this year a little bit more memorable. It signifies the bond we have created over these last 10 years, and nothing can stand in our way. Plus all the exciting things to come. When the rings flew off my hand in the snowstorm, I was devastated. The one thing to show and look on of our history together was gone. I searched for an hour before giving up and losing hope. Thank the Lord for Keith for coming as soon as he could and taking the time to shovel over two feet of snow to find my beautiful rings. He brought back so much joy not only to me but to my husband who is thousands of miles away.”

 

To be continued…

 

How to Find a Lost Ring

Lost ring in the snow? It happens all the time – brushing and scraping ice, throwing snowballs, sleigh riding, taking off gloves, taking out the trash. Suddenly your ring goes flying. Don’t waste your time renting or borrowing a metal detector. Stop and mark the area where you believe the ring was lost. If plowing or shoveling occurs, block off the site to preserve the ring’s location.  My jewelry finding service covers Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and other surrounding states.

 

If you have a lost ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now.

Call or text | 860-917-8947

Email | uncoverthings@yahoo.com

Website | www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com

 

Subscribe to My YouTube Channel to See Stories of People Being Reunited with Their Rings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdhTxkGmNjrxDwEW6prGeOA?sub_confirmation=1

 

Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

 

 

Wedding Band Lost for 20 Years Recovered in Cochrane AB

  • from Calgary (Alberta, Canada)

I received a call from Mark yesterday looking for help finding a gold ring that was lost by his Dad 20 years ago in the garden.  Mark explained that he is getting married and would like to find and use the ring as his wedding ring. Knowing that in January in Alberta the ground is frozen and like cement up to a meter down, I advised Mark that I would gladly come out to search for the ring but with one caveat he would have to be willing to dig in the frozen ground. He agreed and we met at the acreage that was his childhood home.   I must add here that Mark had received permission from the new owners for us to conduct the search.

I met Mark at the acreage at 3 pm today.  It was a balmy 5° C ( approx 41° F ) as we started our hunt with Mark trying to remember where the garden was because things had changed quite a bit in the past 20 years. The garden was now a horse paddock and the fences had been moved.   He selected an area that seemed to be close to accurate, according to memory.   

We went to work, me with my Garret AT-Pro metal detector and pinpointer probe and Mark with an electric drill that had a long auger bit and a heavy construction claw hammer.

I would identify the potential targets and Mark would chip away at the ground. I identified approximately 13 targets, most were 10 to 20 cm deep in the solidly frozen turf. I was marking the targets with rocks, at target number 12, I asked Mark to roll a rock over to me to Mark a target that sounded good he rolled a large rock under the fence toward me and it stopped right over the target area, we laughed and thought that must be an omen.  After digging all the rest of the targets and coming up with pull tabs, foil and shards of metal it was time to dig the number 12 hole, which took a lot of effort on Marks behalf. As he loosened the soil and scraped it out of the hole I would check the tailings and then the hole for a signal.  The hole kept getting deeper and deeper.  Just as we were starting to think it was more junk, a glint of gold showed then another and another.  Yes, it was the long lost ring, unfortunately it was in many pieces whether from years of soil tilling or from Marks vigorous digging efforts we will never know but we did recover his Dad’s wedding band lost for 20 years.  Mark may get the ring reconstructed, never the less, he was pleased to have the ring back in the family where it belongs.

It’s never too long to recover lost treasures just ask The Ring Finders.

Thanks for the generous reward Mark.

Lost Engagement Ring in Snow… Found in Langley,BC

  • from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)

Dec.23 was our Christmas day with our Grandson and we were having a spectacular day playing with all the toys and watching how excited this little 4 1/2 year old was, it really really melted our hearts! Around 1 PM I received a phone call from a young lady who said that she needed my help finding a lost diamond engagement ring in the snow.

She went on to tell me that they were taking pictures of her engagement ring in the park and it fell into the snow and they couldn’t find it. Her fiancé bought a metal detector and search for approximately 3 hours with no luck. She went online and found TheRingFinders.com and contacted me to see if I was able to help.

I was already booked to go to Pemberton for a search but called and postponed that search till the next day…Good thing I did, because they found their ring in the house and not the yard were they thought they lost the ring.(saved me 6 hours of drive time there and back) I asked my grandson if it was okay that papa could go out and help find a lost ring for a young lady, he said it’s okay Papa you go find the ring.( He wanted to stay home and play with all his toys) I jumped in my car and in 40 minutes I had arrived and met the young lady in the parking lot and we went for 10 minute walk through a beautiful forest to where they had lost the ring.

I got to the location where I met her fiancé and we discuss the search, it took about 20 minutes and I found a beautiful diamond ring!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The young lady went back to her car to get something so we packed up and headed towards the car, we met her halfway in the trail. I had asked her fiancé if we could pretend we didn’t find the ring and that we were going back to my car to get batteries for my metal detector.

Then we surprised her with the ring! She was so relieved! I have the greatest job in the world I get to make people smile.

If you’ve lost something and needed it found please contact a member of TheRingFinders.com

 

Watch video of the search below…