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Car Keys Lost in the Snow in Davenport, IA…Found

  • from Bettendorf (Iowa, United States)

It has been snowing on and off in Iowa for the past several weeks and the temperatures have been subzero for most of this time.  The snow has been piling up and even my yard has large piles of snow from the repeated clearing of my driveway.   The same is true for a new friend named Jake.  Jake was clearing his driveway with his girlfriend when he realized that his ring of car keys was no longer in his jacket pocket.  Jake and his girlfriend searched for a while, but they were unable to locate the keys.  Jake searched the Internet for ways to find lost keys in the snow and one of his search results said to contact “The Ring Finders”.

I received a call from Jake yesterday morning and I told him that I would head straight over to his house.  I met Jake in the driveway a few minutes later and I was provided with some great details of approximately where he lost his keys and the steps he did to try to find them.  I started my search with a comparison of the driveway cement’s rebar tones and a ring of old keys that I tossed in the snow for a reference.  I searched the outer banks of snow lining the driveway to eliminate the possibility of the keys dropping on the edges of the shoveled snow.   I then began a search over the tops of the snow bank and quickly located a good signal matching my test keys.  I pinpointed the location and Jake used my spade to uncover his lost keys about 4″ beneath the surface of the snow.  Jake was very thankful to have his keys back in his hands within an hour of calling me out for this search.  You’re welcome, Jake.  I’m glad I was able to help.

I-Phone Lost in snow Hampton Bays

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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I received a call Late Tuesday from Gianna telling me her husband was out shoveling snow and when he came into the house He couldn’t find his phone he had it in his pocket and realized it must have come out in the snow.  I ws told they looked for it till it got dark and then called me.

I was out Wednesday mourning with my metal detector and started the search in the front yard near the house.  It didn’t take long before I got a very strong signal and after moving the snow from on top there it was.  I gave the phone Gianna who turned it on and it came to life like it was never in the snow

Lost Diamond Ring Recovered in Fredericksburg After Rare Snow Event – Returned to Owner!

  • from Kerrville (Texas, United States)

Mid-afternoon on Sunday I received a frantic call from Shawn that his wife had lost the Diamond Engagement Ring of her wedding set while throwing snowballs at him. Earlier that day Shawn and Jessica learned that it could possibly snow in Fredericksburg, Texas that afternoon. Predicted accumulation was only about 1” (it only snows here about once every six years). Nevertheless, they drove from San Antonio to Fredericksburg because growing up in Florida Jessica had never seen snow before. The snow event happened and before you know it Jessica was rolling snowballs and having a grand time throwing them at Shawn. Uh oh, Jessica looked down and her Diamond Engagement Ring was missing from her finger! She knew she had it when the snow started because she had a picture of it from the restaurant they had eaten at.

So, Shawn looks on the web for metal detectors and finds me under TheRingFinders.com and my Kerrville-Fredericksburg Rings Finders Facebook page. He contacts me and explains the situation. He was positive of the ¼ acre location area in the city park that the ring was lost in. I asked him to call the police department for permission for me to metal detect in the park. They agreed but only to look for the ring and no holes were to dug (historical area). I agreed to brave the 25 mile drive from Kerrville in winter conditions and the 32 degree temperature to try to locate Jessica’s ring. When I arrived at the park the snow had stopped falling and most had already melted into the ground. They showed me the area that they thought the ring should be in. I started to detect with my Garrett AT Pro and found there were a lot of targets to be checked. I detected the entire area for about 1 hour and did not find her ring. The cold had gotten to me and it would be dark soon so I called off the search. I told Jessica and Shawn that I would come back when it was warmer in a couple of days to search for it again.

On Wednesday, the temperature reached the 60’s in the afternoon. My wife, Kathy, and I drove over to Fredericksburg and I again started detecting the area in the park that Jessica had lost her ring in. After about 30 minutes of swinging the detector I got a tone that rang true. Looking down in the grass I could see the glint of a diamond ring. Holy cow, Jessica’s ring!                                                              

I called my wife over and we recovered it from the grass. I text Jessica the pictures of it. She was elated to say the least! We made arrangements to meet on Friday to return the ring to her. The smile on Jessica face when she had the ring back on her finger says it all!

Shawn and Jessica did everything right when they noticed her diamond ring was missing. They did a quick scan and realized they would need a metal detector to find it. More importantly, they realized they need an experienced operator of the metal detector. They searched on the web and found a member of TheRingFinders.com that serviced the area. This is how Jessica was able to put her Diamond Ring back on her finger where it belongs!

 

Lost silver ring in Raleigh – Found!

  • from Raleigh (North Carolina, United States)

I got a call from a mom whose son’s girlfriend had lost a silver ring. Although she knew it was in the side yard, she really didn’t have much more location info than that. The search took maybe 30 min (silver is usually very easy to find). Anyway, happy Mom and happy girlfriend!

Lost Engagement Ring Found Outside of Calgary

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

Dec 31, 2020

Katrina called me about the custom Saphire and Diamond engagement ring she lost while cross country skiing near Turner Valley.  After chatting for a while, we decided that it would be more of a closure hunt (where it isn’t) than a ring find due to the fact that she covered a total of 10 km while skiing. We would check the places where she stopped for breaks.  We searched a lot of area that day.  Four hours later we returned and did a couple of final checks. You always find it in the last place you look.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xydl2b1O9eY&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=CalgaryRingFinder

Family Heirloom Ring Lost in Wood Pile.

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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I just turned on the TV to watch some football when I received a call that a Family Heirloom ring was lost while moving the wood pile. The young lady said she move it a few times to search for the ring with absolutely no luck. She then went out and purchase a metal detector and search for the ring. She then called in another metal detector person that she found on line, NOT The Ringfinders, He searched for over 3 hours with no luck.

When I got there Sunday afternoon and asked the different question about what and how she lost the ring. I started a search in the mostly likely places that the ring could have taken flight. With not finding the ring in those area in came down to an area that was cement with metal screening in the cement.  I was several adjustments to my metal detector and started the search.  I received a ring sound and separated the wood chips and dirt and came up with the ring.  The woman was all smiles and thank you.  

Wedding Rings Sagaponack, Bridgehampton

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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Sunday, December 27 in the afternoon I received an email asking if I was available to search for lost wedding rings.  They were lost some place in the house or in the trash. Made arrangements to come out Monday mourning.  I got to the house about 11 AM. After speaking to the unhappy couple, I said lets start with the trash as that was mostly to be wear it would be lost. There was about 20 bags of mixed garbage, thank goodness that they had separated the recyclables.

After going through about  15 bags and taking all the bottle tops out, I got a very strong ring signal  Sorting into the area that the signal came from was the rings.  The wife said she probably would never see the rings again, Well that didn’t happy and she was reunited with her wedding rings.

 

Metal Detecting a Ring Lost on the Outskirts of Calgary

  • from Cochrane (Alberta, Canada)

Mark contacted me. Found me on Kijiji but used “TheRingfinders.com”  to make sure I was on the up and up.  He was in the backyard with his dogs and when he went back in his ring was gone. His gut instinct was that it fell off when he was throwing the ball.  When I arrived, there was lots of evidence that he had been looking for it already. A big patch of snow had been cleared. His words were, “Before I rented a detector I thought I would give you a chance.” Good choice Mark. I have had several people rent a detector, only to tell me they had no clue what the sounds meant.  I searched the area  with no luck. Then we followed the path back to the back door. I had one tone, which we looked at and moments later another. I love it when I hear the ring’s actual tone in my headphones.  We grabbed the camera for the reveal. Awesome.  Less than a year married, and just back from his honeymoon, Mark is glad to have his ring back and is planning on resizing it.

Smithtown Beach Lost Wedding Ring

  • from Suffolk County (New York, United States)
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I received a phone call from Elizabeth saying that her husband ring was lost at a Smithtown Beach.  I asked if they were at the beach ,if So I would come right away.

When I got to the beach they showed me the area that they were sitting and where they had walked about.  Then he said that he when into the water and that it may have come off there. He stated that he was waist high and showed me where he was swimming. Since the water temperature was about 60 degrees he was in long.  I explained that if it was in the water I would have to come back as the tide had come in and the area that he was in was now about 5 foot deep.

I searched the land area that they were sitting in and the surrounding area.  No Luck,  I told them I would have to come back when the tide was low.

I came back Saturday late afternoon and the tide was almost tis lowest point. I started a search along the water line as far in as my detector would allow.  After a number of trips back and forth in the area that he told me was in I received a very strung signal in the gold range and using my beach scoop I found a ring.

Elizabeth was not at the beach when I found the ring,. I when back to my car and took a few photos of the ring and texted them to her.  I then called to say I had sent a message about the ring and to take a look.  When she did all I could hear were people in the background cheering.  I set up a meeting in order to return the ring. It was good for both them and myself to meet on my way Home. Two Happy Beach goers.

 

 

Lost Wedding Ring in Clarion, PA… FOUND!

  • from Altoona (Pennsylvania, United States)

Another successful ring recovery for 2020! Jameson contacted me to find his lost wedding ring. He had finished a run at the Sandy Creek Trail in Van, Pa., and was cooling down when he noticed his ring was no longer on the lanyard he was wearing. He had a general idea of where it came off, but he and his wife had already searched for hours and couldn’t find it. I met Jameson’s wife, Kalen, at the trailhead on a wet and rainy morning to search for the ring with my Equinox 800. I grid-searched most of the parking lot, looked in a few mud puddles and alongside the trail, but it wasn’t until I went to the edge of the lot that I got a good signal and finally located his ring. I am so happy to have found Jameson’s ring for him! 

 

Please contact me so I can help you recover what you thought was lost forever and you, too, will be smiling like Jameson’s wife, Kalen! It’s never too late to recover a ring. Whether you lost it five minutes ago or fifty years ago, I’ll do my best to find it! Take a look at my book of smiles and follow me on Instagram @MrKingDigsIt.