I was called by a 13 year old girl who lost her rings while walking her dog. She had only received them a few weeks earlier as a test by her mother to see if she could be responsible. She lost them in her yard and just couldn’t find them on her own. She finally confessed to her mom that she had lost them. Her mom then made her daughter find a resource to locate them (with a little help), and she found me. I arrived at her home, got the information on where she had been walking, and started my search. They had not mowed their lawn for fear of hitting them, so I had to deal with taller grass. After about an hour, I found them. Liz was so excited she started crying. She was so thankful for finding the rings that she didn’t want to ever wear them again. I told her if she got the size checked, she would be able to wear them again. She was excited to get that done as soon as possible.
Married just 26 hours…Jordan lost his wedding band! Not long after our first snow fall in Feb. I got an email from the young man asking if I had time to help him find his lost ring in the snow.
I called him right away and heard his story about his father and grandfather who had search the day after with a tiger torch and a rented metal detector.
His parents spent a few hours with no luck searching on the side of the road where he had parked and where he had lost his wedding band. I knew it would be important to go right away and search for it
before the ring got cough in a truck tire and driven away or pushed up the road by the snow plow.
Jordan was at work and was comfortable with telling me the location over the phone as he wouldn’t be able to be there. He sent me the address and photos of the area where they had melted the snow and detected.
When I got there I could see the area that was searched and I took out my detector and started searching and my second signal bang! Found it…Less then 2 minutes by the side of the road. People wonder why they can’t
find the ring with a rented detector, its because of experience and I have over 40 years of that…That being said it was a good effort by his parents!
I love my job! If you need help finding your lost ring call me anytime ASAP…778-838-3463
I received a 911 call from wonderful lady, whose name is Jo Anna. It seems like she was walking her dog in her back yard earlier this week and using a “chucker” to throw a ball for the dog to chase and return to her. Jo Anna had on a chain with a sterling silver pendant that has a clip that allows for easy changing between different pendants and different chains.
Jo Anna and her dog were having a wonderful time, the dog chasing the ball and returning that ball to Jo Anna where she would bend over, pick up the ball and chuck it again. Everything was fine until Jo Anna got back into the house and started to get ready for work, Then is when she discovered that the pendant was not on the chain anymore. We all can imagine the panic that sets in at a time like this, as we all have ourselves experienced a similar experience. Panic and sense of loss.
Jo Anna tried to recover the pendant herself as she rented a metal detector from a local dealer, read the booklet that comes with the machine and started searching her back yard. Although a salesman for a detector would not tell you, it’s just not that easy. The machine has to be set up right for the metal content that is present in all soil, and that content changes as you work any area which requires more adjustment. Also, metal detectors speak in sounds (tones) that are different for all the different metals. I call these tones “metal detector speech”. Now we speak English but the metal detector speaks in those tones. We can’t teach the machine to speak English, so we must learn what the detector is saying. In other words, we must learn metal detector speech. That takes years to refine. Jo Anna worked her yard with her rental machine, became discouraged, returned the machine and looked up www.theringfinders.com and gave me a call.
When she called we set up a time to meet and search. I arrived, questioned Jo Anna as to what she was doing, where she had walked that dog and where she believed the pendant would be. I set up my grid and started searching. As the pendent was lost only a few days ago, it would not be buried into the lawn, so I could ignore all the signals that were deep and not silver, and there were lots of those signals. It did not take long and I got a nice “hit” close to the surface and silver. Although I took out my pin-pointer to find it in the grass, I noticed the glint of the silver before I had to use the pin-pointer. There It was !!!, now it’s time to give the pendant back to the lady that makes it look beautiful.
I filmed the search and the recovery. It’s a short (5 minute) video, so if you are interested click on the like below and enjoy.