Received an email a couple weeks ago from Susan about her dad’s wedding band that he had lost in November of 1953 soon after marrying the love of his life. Susan went on to tell me that her dad was sowing grass seed in the front yard, and after going inside to take a shower he noticed the ring was missing. Susan’s dad is now in his mid-80s and has a great memory of what he did that day. Losing his ring weighed on his mind for all these years and he mentioned it again several months back. Susan’s parent’s wedding anniversary was yesterday, Oct 18, and she would have loved to give her dad his original wedding band back on his anniversary but several things stood in the way. First, she needed permission from the new owner of the house where her parents lived in ’53, and secondly, to find someone that would be willing to find the ring for her. Where can you find someone like that? Susan said her son emailed her a story of a man that found an engagement ring for a lady that had lost her ring gardening that was picked up by media and a story was run. Who was that man? Chris Turner is his name. He’s the original ring finder owner of THERINGFINDERS.COM a metal detecting service that is nation wide and is in 19 countries and based in BC Canada. Susan called Chris and he had her contact several members in the surrounding states in which she lived. I responded to her email and a date was set for the 18th for the search. I drove the 2 hours to Hickory North Carolina from Greenville South Carolina and met Susan for the search. I looked at some old photos that Susan brought for me to aid in my search. Susan and her parents had moved from the house in 1959 and in 1960 the city widened the road and took some of the front yard for the road. Although the house hasn’t changed, the landscape has, trees, bushes, roadway, and some loads of gravel in the driveway. I started my search and received many targets. I dug everything in the gold signal range. I spent around 4 1/2 hours in my search. I searched with my Whites V3i metal detector but had no luck. Susan brought her dad out to give us more info on what was done and if he could aid in our search. I used his existing wedding band (exact copy of the original) to get the benchmark on what the signal would be and searched again, but no luck. I was very disappointed in not finding the ring. I can only hope I have a daughter like Susan that would do the same for me. As a ring finder you can only find what is there and I’m glad I can give some closure to Susan and her dad. I was honored to be asked to find this ring and wished for a happier outcome. Even though we didn’t find this ring it still is an incredible love story between a daughter and her dad and having no regrets and peace of mind.
Thanks Susan for the chance to be part of this story.
jason member of the ring finders
Got a call from Linda tuesday at work said her husband lost his wedding ring while playing in the swimming pool with the kids . I asked her if they looked in the pool she said yes and even the skimmer yes on that also. Her husband had to leave town on business.. He got home later that night and to no ring as darkness was on us… Now three days later Linda texted me again asked if i could come and check her neighbors yard- searched for bout an hour and said let’s go try your yard again.. This time instead of going to the left and going over what i did tuesday i went to the right. His wife told me he rented a metal detector from a local shop with no luck. It always best to find someone in your area that is experienced with a metal detector that can help you out as soon as possible and get the lost ring back were it belongs.. Got started with a grid search went to the back fence and back towards the house and got a good signal by the porch bent down and there it was saying you found me picked it up Tom didnt see me and said i needed to go to my truck went thru the house and showed his wife.. She couldnt believe it.. I got my camera out and acted like nothing happened at this time tom was inside the house getting something to drink.. i asked Linda to go get tom so i could ask him what his wedding ring looked like again.. He looked down and when he did i said does it look like this one — tears flowed from Linda and Tom.. I asked him how he felt and said he didnt think it was never to be seen again thanks for the very generous reward Tom&Linda
I received a 911 emergency call the other morning to help find a lost platinum wedding band that was lost in a persons garden. The young lady wanted the ring found ASAP and unfortunately I was working and had to make her wait till the next day.
She told me that her daughter had thrown the ring in the garden and she was afraid that a bird might find it or a squirrel and the ring would be gone for good. I felt pretty confident if she couldn’t see or find the ring… they couldn’t either.
After talking about the next days search and ensuring her that I will find it, she then told me that she had gotten mad at her husband and tossed his ring in the back yard.
This happens a lot and most people don’t like talking about it, and most times I can’t get a video or a picture because they don’t want to be online showing others what happened and I completely understand. I have had a couple of people in the past let me do my story in regards to getting mad and throwing the ring and that just shows others we are all human.
The search was an easy one, the ring had been stomped into the dirt near a shrub, that being said the young couple wouldn’t have had a chance to find it as it was already buried an inch or more.
I could tell that they were both happy and I was too! I get to meet some great people and hear the stories about their ring and what it means to them to get it back
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Thanks for reading!
Best, Chris Turner