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Falmouth, Cape Cod, Massachusetts – Lost, found & returned earring from a sandy beach

from Cape Cod (Massachusetts, United States)
Contact: 1-860-309-3307

This Covid19 pandemic has caused more than physical pain. The pain that one feels as an item is ripped from an ear as a mask is removed is unbearable. I have been called to find two hearing aids and Madelan’s 3 piece diamond stud earring is the second diamond stud I have answer the request to help. I have been successful in each search. The problem of these items is the amount of metal that the detector must recognize a very small amount to say the least. In the case of the hearing aids only the battery is recognized. There is even less metal in most stud earrings.

Now that you know what a detectorist is up against on with the story.

Madelan is a frequent visitor to the beach and on one day she was involved in a ring search which I was later call in on. She was present when I found the ring and said she would never forget the event. Good thing she did not forget how to contact me. She now needed my help in finding one of her custom made 3 piece diamond stud earrings. The parts of the earring are: the back was a butterfly, the circle was an invisible jacket for the solitaire stud. Of course when called to help I was on my way. Again I called on Leighton another Ring Finder to help as I knew it would be difficult to find the 3 small pieces.

Frank, Madelan’s son had made and “X” in the sand and bet his mother a pizza that is where her earring is. The initial search did not reveal the earring. Tweaking my detector for maximum sensitivity at a specific frequency ensured the best response when the coil was directly over any one of the parts. And Yes, Frank was owed a pizza for dinner. With the finely tweaked detector the part could not hide anymore. The three pieces were found, cleaned and returned to Madelan.

Everyone on the beach enjoyed watching and later talking to Leighton and myself. Photos taken, stories exchanged and many Thank You passed before Frank and his mother were off to their favorite pizza house for an enjoyable dinner. Leighton and myself returned home for a good nights sleep as we had scheduled a 6 hour hunt for a lost wedding band the next day. How much more enjoyment can one person endure?

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18k Diamond white gold stud earring lost on walk to Neighbours home! Milton, ON 🇨🇦

from Brampton (Ontario, Canada)
Contact: 1-647-383-6891

A follow Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation 🌸Pink Sista🌸 Jen W of Milton (Campbellville), recommended me to great Friends and neighbours Jennifer and John S!

Jennifer and John had walked down to their neighbours home for a short visit. On the way home Jennifer had felt her diamond earring was loose so she stopped and tightened up the earring back….so she thought.

They walked into their home up into the kitchen and living room to put their feet up to relax. Few minutes later Jennifer felt her ear and found her earring was no longer there. They searched everywhere and back tracked to their neighbours!

Jen W sent me a message to see if it was something I could help with! “Of course I can” on my reply! I proceeded to send a link to my Ring Finders directory information/blog page.

I was on a Ring Finder call out already in Etobicoke and advised when I finished I would be right out!

It was getting dark but that’s a great time to search with the small coil and high powered LED flashlights!! Those diamonds shine bright!

So, tracing Jennifer’s steps… I checked the one small garden, then went up the grassy side of the driveway, and then the roadway side to where her neighbour lives to the location she tightened the earring back! Gridding very slowly with my Equinox800 and small coil while Jen, Jennifer and John had the flashlights out.

With no luck outside, I then proceeded to follow Jennifer’s footsteps inside the home through the garage, staircase, kitchen and living room. NO LUCK either.

We chatted a little more and I suggested that it could be in tires of a passing car or even the garbage truck that had been by that day. I advised that I was more than happy to come back!

I got packed up and left the residence. I decided to put my highbeam lights as there were very little street lights lighting up the roadway. About 60-80 feet past where Jennifer was visiting her neighbour and had fixed the earring back, I spotted something twinkling in the middle of the roadway as I passed over it! I stopped and thought to myself, oh my goodness could that be the earring? I then put my car in reverse, grabbed my iPhone and started videoing. I saw the twinkling and then knew and saw it was the earring!!!

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So excited, I turned around and proceeded back down their driveway in which John came out of the garage. I said “OK, guess what I found laying on the roadway and we are going to go surprise Jennifer! Just tell her I forgot to do the wrap-up video!!”

I WAS EPIC!!! This was my first earring recovery which means a lot to me as earrings and small chains are the hardest things to find!!!

As John and Jennifer knew, I have a “Pay-It-Forward” program that when I find the clients lost item, instead of me receiving a reward I asked the client to pay it forward with an immediate online donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation which helps patients men and women fighting breast cancer with their financial needs such as wigs, medicine, X-rays, daycare, food or rent! The client then receives a tax receipt for the amount!

I was truly overwhelmed by John and Jennifer’s extremely generous donation and truly honoured to complete this most excellent recovery!! I am smiling from ear to ear still on this happy ending!! 🌸💖🌸

 

 

 

Lost Earring Groton, CT… Found!

from Stonington (Connecticut, United States)
Contact: 1-252-775-1307

Keith Wille – Earring Recovery Specialist. Lost your earring? Call 252-775-1307. Lost earring stud found in the parking lot of CrossFit Inguz. Sam adjusting her headband during a workout when she felt her earring stud pop out. She was able to catch the small back piece but not the stud itself. As the true Cross Fitter Sam is, she kept the workout going! This set of Disney Mickey Mouse earrings would not be easily replaced. Sam loves Disney and these sentimental earrings are the tokens that keep her close to the Kingdom even when she’s 1000 miles away. Sam knew where she was when the earring fell so after the workout, we began the search. Mickey must have went flying because 10 minutes into the search, I ended up find the earring 30 feet from where we started. Mickey is safe and sound back on Sam’s ear where he’ll hopefully live out the rest of his years!

How to Find a Lost Earring

Retrace your exact steps to where you think the earring was lost. If you have the other earring, keep it handy to use as a reference against the search area. Periodically place the other earring on the ground and let your eyes adjust. If you need some help, contact a professional to discuss the next steps of finding your lost earring. I serve Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and short distances into other surrounding states. If you’ve a lost ring or something of value, contact Keith Wille now uncoverthings@yahoo.com | Call or text 252-775-1307 | www.metaldetectionkeithwille.com

 

 

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Keith Wille’s Media Mentions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/16/science/archaeology-metal-detectorists-pequot.html?_r=1

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-lost-jewelry-hunters

http://www.wfsb.com//Clip/12684346/mans-missing-wedding-ring-found-at-waterford-beach#.V7693rpuG4k.email

http://www.theday.com/local/20160823/with-stroke-of-luck-waterford-resident-gets-his-ring-back

http://patch.com/connecticut/waterford/widower-embraces-man-after-finding-treasured-wedding-band-waterford-beach

https://www.thewesterlysun.com/news/surf-gives-back-ring-with-a-little-help/article_4252dcae-7f1c-5d66-8f39-376da5db5929.html

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.

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