Erik took off his wedding ring to trim bushes in his back yard in San Jose. The only problem was the hole in his pants pocket. He didn’t notice the ring was gone until he’d finished and hauled all the trimmings to the street. After searching for a couple of hours, he called The Ring Finders.
If you’ve read the other stories in this blog, you know that sometimes hunts take an hour or more. This one didn’t. Erik showed us where he was standing when he took off the ring. We started searching for the missing ring with two metal detectors. First hit: too deep. Second & third hits: sprinkler heads. Fourth hit: Platinum and gold wedding ring, lying right on the ground but covered in deep grass.
Erik was super happy (check out the photos). His family is getting ready to move, so if he didn’t find the ring soon, it might have been lost forever. We stayed for a while to check out his cool chicken coop (three egg layers), then left before the rain started.
What to do if you lose your ring or jewelry: First, look around, mark your exact location. Second, retrace your steps since you last saw the lost jewelry. Third, get some friends to help you search, the more the better. Finally, if you can’t find it, call The Ring Finders. We’ve got metal detectors, and more important, years of experience finding lost rings and jewelry.
Today we got a call from a Campbell dad who had just lost his platinum wedding band at a park in Los Gatos. He had already hunted for the ring on hands and knees for an hour when his wife found Ring Finders on the web. We headed over to the park with two metal detectors.
The owner showed us how the ring had flown off his finger when he threw a soccer ball over his head. We re-enacted the toss a few times with another ring to identify the search area. But after an hour, we still hadn’t found it.
Then we searched closer to where he had been standing, and found it very quickly. Unbelievably, the ring had fallen almost at his feet. Dad has decided to get his ring resized so that it doesn’t fall off again.
Abbey and her friends enjoyed Baker Beach in San Francisco until after dark last Wednesday night. Then she discovered her Cartier watch, a Sweet Sixteen gift from her parents, was missing. The whole group used their cell phones as flashlights, but they couldn’t find it.
We met Abbey at the beach this afternoon. She and her friend Madeline had already marked where they thought the blanket had been. They did a good job-it took us less than 20 minutes to find the watch, about ten feet away. Check out the YouTube video-Abbey was pretty happy!
P.S. That’s the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. See the next posting-we also recovered a missing platinum ring in Marin County on the other side of the bridge today-that’s two big recoveries in one day.