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Lost earring in Kearney Mesa found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Naomi was at a local park and lost a family heirloom earring. There were a couple of areas where she had been, including where she was playing with some dogs on the ground. On arrival, we met and she explained the situation and showed me the two areas, both of which are on a baseball field. Unfortunately, there was some guys playing ball on the field, so, one of the areas over by the left field foul line was busy. The other area was deep in right field and not too close to where they were playing, so, that’s where I started. Naomi had the mate to the lost earring, so, I was able to use it to give me a sound and I.D. number to go by. Wow, that little thing didn’t give much of a signal, in fact, in a couple of modes, it didn’t register at all! The best signal I could get was in the Gold prospecting mode, where I got a fairly solid 1 on my machine. I started swinging over the grass and found there were so many signals that I had to eliminate all the other numbers except 1 and 2 or I would be there for days! I made a couple of quick passes where she thought she had walked hoping to get a quick recovery. No dice, so, out came the cones and I started to do a complete grid while she walked over to see how long they would be in the other area. As it turned out, they were just about done, but, that was unnecessary. I decided to complete my grid and on the second pass, the weak little sound on my Equinox that I was hoping for, alerted me to the earring sitting there in plain sight. In a flash, Grandma’s earring was back on Naomi’s ear where it belongs. A pleasure to met you Naomi, and thank you for the reward.

 

Lost Diamond and Platinum earring recovered in West River, Maryland!

from Baltimore (Maryland, United States)
Contact: 1-410-215-7826

I received a call on 1/21/19 for Holly stating she had lost one of her Platinum stud diamond earrings. Knowing there  isn’t a lot of “metal” to work with with studs, I was reluctant to have any hopes of recovering such a small item which is mainly composed of a non metal gem. Holly explained the circumstances in which she lost it and was 100% positive it was in a relatively small sandy area in her horse barn. We made plans to meet at the barn later that day. Once we met, Holly directed me to the barn and gave great detail in where she believed she was when she felt the earring come off. On the technical side of things, it was a challenging item to find being so small. Holly let me use its mate to “dial in” the sensitivity and other settings of my machine. Once I was able to hear the specific tone the item gave me, I got to work. Shortly thereafter…….

Here is the text from an email Holly sent me shortly after I left her with the lost earring in hand….

JUST CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR FINDING MY EARRING!  I WAS VERY UPSET LOSING IT AS IT WAS A SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PRESENT FROM MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND.  I WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS! IF YOU DON’T MIND, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS ON MY FB PAGE?!  AGAIN THANK YOU FOR SUCH A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE FROM START TO FINISH!

WE HOPEFULLY WILL NEVER HAVE THAT HAPPEN AGAIN BUT IF WE DO, WE WILL CALL YOU FOR SURE!  THANKS AGAIN!

HOLLY AND TODD

It makes finding a lost item extra special when I get emails like that! Glad I could be of service Holly!

 

 

Lost and found ring Camp Pendleton

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-889-2751

 

The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service helped find 2 wedding rings at Camp Del Mar beach. Open Now CALL 760 889 2751

I received a call from Jaycee who asked about the service I can provide to help find his wife’s diamond rings lost in the sand on Camp Pendleton. We arranged the best time to meet early at O700 when this particular beach is hardly crowded and occupied this time of day.
Not to mention but this is a bottle cap haven spot with Late night celebrating.

Upon arriving to the scene of the lost rings Jaycee showed me 1 of many private beach area booths & couches,tables, Chairs under a canopy with metal poles staked at 4 corners. We both first moved the couch and chairs as I then began my search. After a few bottle caps with nothing in the center of it I get multiple signals just next to the metal pole legs for the canopy..?
Funny cause the other pole didn’t give me those readings or tones. So I used my foot and kicked 3 piles of sand away from that pole.I saw nothing but heard a couple signals in the gold range on my Metal Detector,Then I scooped it up when sure enough it was only 1 of the rings I was called for. He was shocked how fast I found the first ring SO (BOOM) I scooped up the other ring too,Why NOT? !

This was an amazing story as I was able to help out Not just another marine or civilian cause Jaycee told me afterwards that his specialty is using metal detectors to find Bombs/IED’S 💣 ! And those type of detectors primarily pick up Wire/Explosives etc. This search was definitely rewarding to help out a fellow service member. What a way to honor those who protect our Great country 🇺🇸

“Who ya gonna call?”

 

Lost earring at Coronado Found

from La Jolla (California, United States)

Nellie called for help on a lost earring that her husband had given her for Mother’s Day. She had been busy all day and wasn’t sure exactly when and where it was lost, but, the beach seemed to be the most likely. My wife and I finished our dinner and headed over to Coronado to meet Nellie and conduct a search in the dry sand. When we arrived, it was after sunset, but, enough light to find ground zero on the beach. Nellie had the other earring with her, so, it was helpful in seeing what it would read on my new Equinox 800. A solid 8 signal….great. I started a spiral search from the supposed middle of the search area. After making a circle over 50 feet in diameter with still no earring (or much of any signals for that matter), I started a straight line grid over to the stairs and back thinking she might have lost it on her trip to her car. It was getting a bit chilly, so, I sent my wife back to the truck to get my windbreaker, and Nellie headed up the stairs to visually check there and the parking lot. I continued another pass, and got that sweet “8” sound in my headphones. Ran my pin pointer over the sand and pulled out what we were searching for, even though it was a bit out of the perceived search area. I walked back toward the parking lot where my wife and Nellie were talking. My wife had my windbreaker under her arm and while I was putting it on, I asked Nellie if this earring looked familiar? Hugs all around and a happy Nellie. The sodium lights didn’t help the photo of the earrings, but, they are beautiful! Thank you for the reward Nellie.

Lost Earring Found – Madison, WI

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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I have been metal detecting for a number of years.  Early on, my mother lost her earring in the backyard of my childhood home.  She immediately called me and asked if I could help find it.  It was a yellow gold hoop earring.  She had been in the garden, pruning her shrubs and pulling weeds in her flower beds.   I searched and searched, even returning multiple times – but never found that earring.  She sent the other earring she still had to my sister to try to find another pair as a replacement for a Christmas gift.   Fast forward 3-4 years … and while at my son’s soccer game, she lost one of the new earrings.  Could I redeem myself this second time and find the lost earring and return it to my mother?  After about 5 mins of searching, we found it.  My mom was very happy and rewarded us with a nice batch of chocolate covered peanut butter balls – a family favorite.

Check out the full story here:

http://www.lostandfoundring.com/lost-earring-found-redemption/

 

Gold Earring Recovery Olathe, Kansas

from Olathe (Kansas, United States)

– November 2013

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Although finding lost jewelry is not all about getting on the job quickly, on this particular job we spent more time preparing to find the ring than we did actually searching for it.  We received a call from a lady who had lost an earring.  Fortunately for us, it was a large loop earring and would sound off much like a normal ring.  Ironically, she had actually lost it on our property.  We operate a large dog boarding facility with a 13 acre members-only dog park with a few hundred members.  She had been walking her pooch when she realized she was missing an earring.  Luckily, she had a vague idea of where she may have been when it was lost.  However, 13 acres is a large property and if she wasn’t right, this would be like finding a needle in a haystack.

Scrap Iron and I grabbed our gear and we went to work.  Fortunately she was right, and we we picked the right place to start, and the ring recovery Gods had been smiling down upon me lately.  We found it in about 2 minutes…before I even had a chance to turn on the camera!  Found it with the Garrett AT Pro. This was the 4th gold piece we had recovered for customers within just a couple weeks!

Hopefully you can keep all of your bling on your person.  But, if you are ever in the need of someone to help you find a lost piece of jewelry, and you are in the Kansas City area, look us up.  If you are not in the KC area, give us a jingle anyway, we know people all over the country and can put you in touch with someone who can help you out.

P.S. Yes, it is an earring but she put them both on her finger to show the camera.

A Needle in a Haystack – Diamond and Platinum Stud Earring Recovery in Overgrown Backyard

from Olathe (Kansas, United States)

Our most recent recovery job

One early summer afternoon the phone rang.  Scrap Iron answered and I listened to the conversation.  A lady was calling about a lost piece of jewelry.  Cool, I thought, another recovery job.  I really like those.  They give us a reason to get out of the office and into the field.  Plus, my recovery rate had been really good as of late…even in sticky situations.  Most recently with an underwater recovery of a wedding ring under a bridge, in a large un-metal detectable arboretum.  As Scrap Iron wrapped up the call he swiveled his chair around and looked at me.  I smiled, “Recovery job?”

He wasn’t smiling, “This may be a tough one,” he said.  He relayed her story.  Apparently the woman had been mowing her lawn on a riding lawn mower.  Riding lawn mowers serve one purpose:  To mow huge lawns.  This was about a 2-3 acre lot.  She had finished a large portion of the yard and decided to head towards the rear of the property to tackle the more difficult portion.  This part of the lawn was a little more grown in than the rest.  A large, heavily grown in, unused garden sat very close to the Northwestern edge of the property. Between it and the fence was a narrow strip of lawn just large enough for the riding lawn mower to mow  a clear path.  The western fence row was being crowded by trees and shrubs from the neighbor’s yard, which had not been maintained.  This left branches of various bushes hanging over onto the narrow strip between the fence and the garden.

Since it was only one tiny strip the lady decided to forge through and simply brush the branches out of her way as she quickly mowed the strip of grass.  As she darted through the branches the unthinkable happened.  The branches fought back.  She pressed through as the branches wrapped around her neck simultaneously stripping her left ear of a 1 karat diamond and platinum stud earring.  As Scrap Iron told the story, the smile fell from my face.  “Stud earring?”  I asked.  “Lawn mower?” “2 acre lawn?”  “Yeah, this may be a tough one,” I agreed.

You see, any metal detectorist knows that finding a small stud earring is no easy task.  The majority of the earring is typically a gem.  Gems are not metallic.  Metal detectors do not pick them up.  The remainder of the earring is composed of very little metal…wire basically, and not much of it.  Hardly any surface area and very little density.  They are uber difficult to pick up with any metal detector.  However, when someone loses something of value (sentimental or cash) and calls you to help them find it, you have to give it a shot.  Besides, we we have top of the line metal detectors and our recent recovery track record had been great. The Garrett AT Gold is specifically made to find small pieces of metal.  We took it, the AT Pro and a Tesoro Lobo (another formidable small nugget finder).  Still, this would be a challenging job.

A close up of the large diamond earring.

We arrived on the property and met the husband.  He relayed the story again and showed us where they suspected the earring was.  Fortunately for us they had a good idea of (about) where the earring had been stripped from her ear.  It was an area about 40 feet by 10-15 feet at the thickest end.  Fortunately they had the other earring.  This allowed us to do an air test to see how the earring would  sound on our metal detectors.  This is where the task began to seem near impossible.  On all of the detectors, the earring rang up like a very small piece of foil and you had to be almost right on top of it to get a reading.  The irregularity of what little metal there was caused the machine’s signals to bounce around a little.

Now, if you are out in the middle of the desert, slowly working your way around listening for every small hint of a signal while looking for small gold nuggets, you realize how hard it is to find small pieces of metal like this.  Discrimination is virtually impossible.  But in a lot located in the middle of the city that has been occupied for 100+ years, it was virtually impossible.  Just like in the deser scenario, you would have to look at every little signal…and there were plenty of them. The property owner had already rented a metal detector and searched.  The detector they rented was a very low-end model.  It did not even register the earring they still had.  That is why they called us.  There were signals everywhere.  This was going to be a tough job indeed.

Scrap Iron and I spent about 45 minutes searching the suspected area with no avail.  I even resorted to crawling on my hands and knees with my Pro Pointer hoping to pick up a signal with this method. No luck and it killed my knees.  Tyler arrived and we took a short break.  It was sweltering hot and humid out.  We were soaked in sweat.  We showed him site and told him the story of the loss.  “Wow.  This is like a needle in a haystack….did you check the mower?” We had not.  We had the owner pull the mower out of the shed and we thoroughly searched it.  No dice.  We told the owner the situation was looking dire, but we will look a little longer.  He pitched in and began visually searching and so did we.

Right then I saw something shiny.  Tyler saw me react to the item which was right at his feet just beneath a clump of grass.  I only saw it because of the angle I was in relation to the clump of grass.  I zeroed in on the item and went for it saying, “Look here.”  It was not the earring but it was the back of the earring.  How I saw it is truly beyond me.  But this find gave us all hope we may find the actual earring.  The owner was there and he was amazed we found the back (this was something I was not expecting either).  It was enough to lift our spirits and keep us on the job. He headed back towards the house and I told him we would stick to it for a while longer.  We looked for another 30 minutes with no luck.

Drenched from head to toe in sweat, and losing momentum quickly, I sat down in the spot we were searching and said, “If I were this lady I would grab a cold drink, sit right here, and do this.”  I sat there sifting through the grass and clover.  Removing clumps of clover by hand to clear the way for my visual search.  The metal detectors most likely picked up the signal of the earring at some point or another, but differentiating it from every other signal was near impossible.  And with the time you spent going up and down it seemed to me to be more productive to search visually.  Scrap Iron was over in the garden right near where I found the back of the earring in the yard.  The reasoning being perhaps the mower had launched the earring away from the narrow strip of grass and into the garden.  This went on for another 10-15 minutes when I saw it.  A glimmer.  It is something that the human eye is attuned to picking up.  Gold, platinum, silver, diamonds.  Once you get your “eyes right” they will be drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  My heart jumped.  This seemed like a dream.  Almost impossible.  At this point I had truly lost hope that we would find it.  But we did.  “Travis, look.”  He did not turn around and probably didn’t think it was possible that I had found the earring either.  “Travis, look!”

He nonchalantly looked over his shoulder.  I held the earring up like a trophy.  He sprung up and came over offering a celebratory high five.”Good job man!”  This was unbelievable.  We were both amazed.  After about an hour and a half of looking we emerged successfully.  We were completely stoked and, frankly, surprised.  We had both, I think, lost hope of a successful recovery only 30 minutes ago.  But we persisted and prevailed.

I snapped a quick picture of the find.  We grabbed our gear and headed up to the garage where the man was working on cars.  He casually looked up, “Calling it quits guys?”  He clearly had doubted the success of recovery too.

One happy owner, notice the sweat. We all looked this way. Very hot and humid Kansas day.

I replied, “I think we are going to wrap it up…” and paused for effect.  He nodded with an indication that he understood the difficulty of the task.  I continued, “…but only because we found it!”  I think he almost fainted.  He was beside himself and could not believe we found not only the earring but also the back (which still surprises me).

He was extremely thankful.  “I cannot believe it.  Thank you guys SO much!  I think I am going to wait to tell my wife until she gets home…let her sweat little.”  He went on to tell us a story of when she had lost a large tennis bracelet at the lake.  At that time he had to hire a diver to find it.  Apparently she loves her jewelry and always wears it.  I kindly suggested she should remove it while doing yard work.  This is when, according to my experience, most people lose their jewelry…and when at the lake.

“Well, hang onto our number.  You may end up being our best customer,” Scrap Iron replied which generated a chuckle among the group.

One thing I learned from Chris over at The Ring Finders is that the reward is only a part of the recovery mix.  Don’t let this be the focus of your search and don’t get greedy. He has done recovery jobs for many thousands of dollars and some for a loaf of banana bread.  Often, it is better to let the owner set the price.  Frequently you will get more than you would have asked for.  Besides, without knowing the cost of the lost item, it is hard for you to determine a fair price at times.  I assumed this pair of earrings to be anywhere from $2,000-3,000 maybe more.  As he reached for his wallet I told him, “In terms of our reward, you can pay us what you think our service was worth.”

He looked at us and said, “Is a couple hundred dollars fair?”

“Yep.” Scrap Iron and I replied simultaneously.  In all honestly we would have been happy with half.  We left the job site a couple hundred dollars richer and much wealthier in spirit.  It is always a good feeling to help someone in need while at the same time earning a fair wage in doing it.

www.HighPlainsProspectors.com

 

 

Lost Platinum,diamond earring recovered on beach in Avalon,NJ

from South Jersey (New Jersey, United States)
Contact: 1-856-296-9258

I received a call from Matt explaining that his daughter had dropped one of her mothers earrings while walking off the beach at the beach entrance way. She had a general idea where she had dropped it and I met them the next day after I finished a search just blocks away at a marina. They had the other earring so I decided to use my Whites v3i detector with a a small (4×6) coil since it would provide the best chances of findinding the fingernail size earring which on the V3i came up as a +3 on the screen. We grided an area I began searching,listening very carefully for the small item. After about 25 minutes and some small foil pieces later I found the earring just below the surface of the sand. The little girl was so relieved to be able to give her mom back her earring she felt so bad about losing. Another successful search and return. That made 2 for 2 that day! Everyone was smiling again and enjoying their vacation!

Yakima County, Wiley city Washington Lost Earring

from Yakima (Washington, United States)
Contact: 1-509-952-5382

I accepted an earring search today. I know that finding a small diamond earring can be almost impossible, as metal detectors can have trouble sensing them. But I was eager to have a search, and I thought I would like to give it a try. The area it was lost in was small, just a few feet square and grass. It belongs to a lovely young child, and I knew the smile if I found it would be worth a million bucks. So off I went. Just a short drive and I was there. I met with the family and looked at the site. Next I was lucky and she had the matching earring. I tested it in my normal search program on my XLT and it was completely silent as it passed under the coil. I made several adjustment and finally was able to get the faintest signal. The search began and after only 15 or 20 minutes I had a similar faint signal among several loud and deeper signals. I went carefully through the patch of grass and caught the faint glint of metal. It turned out to be  the back of the earring. Very tiny and a lucky find. Since she was standing still when it came off, I moved over about 6 inches and had another faint signal. Searched through the grass and there it was. I did this search for the smile, and I was well paid as you can see in the picture. Happy all around. Great hunt and I will take a lucky find every time. If you have lost something special, give me a call and lets find it!

Million Dollar Smile!