I received a call on Wednesday, June 5th from Frank stating that his wife lost her engagement ring and wedding band(which were permanently joined together) a few days before while doing yard work. He went on to say that they searched for hours on their hands and knees and even rented out a metal detector to search for it. All of this was to no avail. His wife then found me when doing a web search She told Frank about me and my service and asked him to give me a call to see if and when I could come out and “give it a try, although I don’t have high hopes”. Frank and I immediately made plans that very day to meet up and get to work! After all of 15 minutes of searching I found an old penny, a pull tab, and crumpled up piece of electrical wire and this………….
Yes, it didn’t take long for me to get this ring back to Frank and eventually to his wife…….
Luckily Frank and his wife did everything right to maximize the recovery of her ring(s). They didn’t waste any time contacting me, they had a great recollection of just where they were in the areas of their yard which in turn made my jog a bit easier and they chose not to go to Craigslist to look for help, but rather a trustworthy, reputable site in theringfinders.com. It is very fulfilling to know the ring is back where it belongs and not lost in the ground or in a display case at a pawn shop.
Sunday Tim was at his soccer match when he removed his wedding band, tied it with a slipknot on to his key lanyard and tossed it onto his gym bag. After his match he went to put his ring on that is when he realised that his ring was not on the lanyard. He spent an hour searching the area visually with no luck. He informed the league hoping someone might find his ring in the latter matches, no luck there either.
Tim found my profile on The Ring Finders and sent me an email. I noticed his email mid morning Monday and called him. We set up a search time a couple hours later.
When I arrived at the park the temperature was nearing 90. Tim led me to the search site, we discussed the events of the night prior, and set a search perimeter. After about a 20 minute search I found Tim’s ring on the very edge off our search perimeter. The XP Deus worked well for this search.
I got a call from a young man asking if I could help him find his lost wedding band. What I didn’t know was he lost his wedding band 24 hours after he was married. When I arrived at his parents place he told me the story how he came to find out that his ring was gone at the end of the day. The thing was he didn’t know exactly where the ring had fallen off his finger.
He said that he was playing ping pong in the back yard and was doing a few other things in the yard that day. It was a big yard and it took me 2 hours to do a cross grid search, with no luck. I asked if he had checked his car and he said he vacuumed and checked it inside out but no ring. It was looking like it would have to be in his parents house but for some reason I felt like I needed to check the car as in my experience rings have a way of finding hiding spots.
After 2 minutes of search the car and under the passengers seat I caught a glimpse of his ring in a little hiding spot for the seat motor.
I believe if I didn’t check the car it would have been there for a very long time…If I had started the car first it would have been a fast recovery!!
I love my job! If you’ve lost your ring please contact a member nearest your location on TheRingFinders.com
I got a referral from my son-in-law on a lost ring he saw on Craigslist. I contacted Ruth, whose husband, Todd had lost his wedding band while they were here on vacation from North Carolina. After talking with Ruth she explained that the wedding band had originally belonged to her father and that Todd took a liking to it and started wearing it about 6 months ago. Ruth also said that Todd had lost the ring in the surf about 2 hours before high tide.
I got the description and location which I then learned was lost behind a resort in Myrtle Beach. Normally I would pass this off to Matt Fry the TRF member in Myrtle Beach but I didn’t want to further complicate this so I took the request.
I ended up at the location and searched extensively for the next 3 days during the low tides with absolutely no luck. By then I was convinced someone else had found the ring. After my third search, I contacted Jim Brouwer, President of our local MD hunting club, asking him if he’d put the description out to the other members to see if anyone had found the ring and if so, was willing to return it. Jim replied saying he had found a similar ring around the same location. Wow, what’s the chances of this all falling into place? I contacted Ruth the next day asking if she could provide a picture of the ring and her husband’s ring finger size. About 3 hours later Ruth sent me the information and I forwarded it on to Jim along with Ruth’s contact information. Bingo – we had an exact match. Jim got the ring in the mail and back to Todd and Ruth.
A big thanks goes to Jim Brouwer for his complete understanding, cooperation, and willingness to help return a treasure and put a smile on Todd’s face.