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 hearda 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.
The weeds were at it again. This time a hard working gardener was trying to be wise while tending to her garden beds and took off her rings. After placing them in her pants pocket the inevitable had begun. She remembered taking her fit bit out of her pocket but not the rings. So the next morning when she saw that her rings were not on, she looked in her pants but only found her engagement ring. Two days of searching went by with no sign of the ring. She even rented a metal detector and tried looking for the ring, with no instructions from the rental company. Then on Google with a few key phrases Diane found me through my Craigslist post. I showed up that Sunday afternoon with a confidence that her back yard was hiding something from her. I swung over the area where she took out her fit bit without finding the ring, so I decided to grid the whole back yard. It took two grid lines to get me near the ring. Then my V3i detector screamed at me. I looked down in the grass as I pinpointed and saw the golden rim of her ring. It is so much fun to be out there trying to find lost items. This was the first ring find of the summer for me and I’m glad Diane has her 32 year old wedding ring back on her hand.
Even after many years living on the beach, you can not be too careful with your valuables. The sand can hide your dropped jewelry in seconds.
Jeff and Fran live on the beachfront in the Santa Monica / Venice Beach area. They spend much of their time on the beach at the towel line nearest to the water. Today Fran asked Her husband, Jeff to give his gold wedding ring for her to put in her bag for safe keeping.
After a few hours Fran notice the ring was missing from her bag. They had not moved so they were sure the ring was in the sand. Two hours later their attempts to find the ring was useless. Fran went to the nearest lifeguard tower to ask for suggestions. The lifeguard recommended they Google search TheRingFinders.com also suggesting that they call me.
They called me and I asked them to stay on the spot or Mark where they where. The traffic is always unpredictable but I was still able to meet them before they had to leave. That made it an easy search. With a few swings of my detector I had a solid signal which turned out to be Jeff’s ring. They were very grateful and told me this was 37 years of being married and living here in Santa Monica/Venice Beach. It was a pleasure to meet them and help them find their ring.
Ring recovered Friday 10-9-15 using a Minelab CTX3030 metal detector.