We received a phone call from Mark asking if we would be interested in looking for a class ring that was lost in 1976. It was lost on the family farm while throwing tires away from an outbuilding that was on fire.
The farm is actually one we have driven by numerous times, the LP tank is painted like a large watermelon. Mark walked us to the area where he thought the building stood at the time. When you’re looking at a large general area, I’ve found it beneficial to set up a grid of string to make sure we cover every inch.
Most people are very interested at first when you start finding targets. Once they realize how much trashy metal is in the ground the anticipation quickly subsides. I would call him over when we found more interesting bits of twisted metal.
Once we started digging melted chunks of aluminum we knew were in the right spot. We moved our grid out a little further. It was probably 10 minutes after we moved, when I came across a good signal. I dug down about 3 inches and out popped his ring. I looked up and noticed Mark was over by his truck talking on his phone. I then looked at Rachel, who was intently digging on another target. I managed to get her attention and whispered, “Rachel I just found his ring.” She immediately came over to take a look. In the meantime, Mark also noticed that we were both looking at something. I called over to him as I had done a couple times previously, “Mark come and take a look at this, it’s kind of interesting.”
The ring, somewhat hidden in a ball of mud, was a bit hard to see at first. Once he saw it, the emotion swept over him. I then received the biggest bear hug ever (even bigger then grandma’s.)
Total search time about 2 hours + 40 years.
Recently I received a call from Rebecca, who just returned from her honeymoon and, 3 days later, she lost her 5 diamond wedding band in the ocean in Delray Beach, Florida. She was so surprised that it fell off because she said that her husband had to force it on her finger at their wedding just days before but as we all know, fingers shrink. The complication was not that it was a water recovery but it was lost 75+ yards off shore on a sand bar that may or may not still be there for it was a couple of days after the loss when she contacted me. I told them that I could meet them at sunrise the next morning and I geared up with my equipment and a Boogie Board(a first for me). I met her and her husband at the beach but she had to go to work so her husband proceeded to review landmarks with me before he headed off shore on his paddle board with me following on my Boogie Board. Luckily the water was like glass, the sand bar was still there and he got me close enough to the loss area that I was able to find it within about an hour.
This was Rebecca’s response after we sent her pictures of the recovered ring:
“OMG I LOVE YOU!!!! Thank you so much I’m sure you get this all the time but you are incredible! This ring meant the world to me and I was Devastated it was gone. Thank you so much please let me ever know if you need anything!!!”
Another happy newlywed couple!
I got a call and text from Courtni who was on vacation and panicking because her husband lost his wedding band in the ocean in front of the Margaritaville Resort in Hollywood Florida, which is where they were staying. I got there an hour after they called but rough seas and lightening from a big storm ended the search too soon on day one. Before sunrise on day 2 I had recovered the ring in chest deep water, texted them a picture and met them on the beach shortly thereafter. Another happy couple, thanks to The Ring Finders!
This is how Courtni described her experience:
“When my husband and I were looking forward to a relaxing beach vacation, losing his wedding band in the ocean was not on our itinerary….or so we thought. Hubby went body surfing one day and resurfaced with a bare hand..we were devastated. After losing all hope, a friend told us about a ring finding service. Chris was in our area and was FANTASTIC! He quickly came out the next day and got to work searching for hubby’s ring. The weather turned bad about an hour after the search began, but Chris wasn’t about to give up and said he would be back in the morning for round 2!! We were SO happy and amazed when he found the ring quite quickly the next day! No amount of thanks can be given for retrieving our lost gem. Thanks again, Chris!! Your mad skills shine brighter than the Florida sun itself!!”
You lost it in south east Florida and I can find it. I have the equipment to search cars, yards, land and sea, including scuba diving. Call me at 954-892-8993 right away so that I can help put a smile back on your face. Please click on my name above to check out my main page and other blogs to see samples of the people I have helped. I am based in Hollywood but I help broken hearted people throughout Broward county, Miami Dade county and the Keys. I look forward to meeting you soon! Chris
I Lost Sunglasses, Found Ring, Exchanged Ring for Sunglasses
I was having a great swim in the vacation resort’s pool, when my sunglasses came off my neck. While searching for the sunglasses I found a wedding band. When I surfaced, I was told my glasses had been found and were on the upper bar. I went to trade the ring for the sunglasses but before I could ask the barmaid she started a rant about the ring. It seems the owner was having his last meal at the resort and was leaving in a few minutes. The ring’s owner came from the resturant, the ring was returned, photos taken and best wishes for the couple who had been married less than on month. In the excitement I almost forgot to retrieve my sunglasses from the bar counter. Strange thing but the man’s name was Scott and the barmaid’s last name was Scott also. All things happen for a reason.
Recently I helped Alexandra and her dad find her grandfather’s gold and star sapphire ring on Hollywood beach. After her grandfather passed away the ring was passed on to Alex’s brother who subsequently lost it in the ocean within 24 hours of getting it from his grandmother. He was standing in 3 feet of water, that was crystal clear and flat as glass, when he dropped it as he showed it to a friend. Instantly it disappeared in the soft sand. They searched for hours with snorkels and masks but to no avail. That was when Alexandra found me here and within 2 hours of the call, I recovered the ring for them. Needless to say, they were very happy! Another set of smiles thanks to theringfinders! Read the rest of this entry »