Christina McCree – Ring Finder for northern Alabama and southern/middle Tennessee…call or text ASAP, anytime 24/7…610-504-6135
Just before lunchtime on Saturday (March 19th, 2022), I received a call from Daniel stating that he had lost his white gold wedding band two days prior while laying hay and seed in his front and back yard. He normally wears a silicone wedding band, but he let his daughter play with it and it came up missing. The ring that was lost while doing the yardwork was actually passed down from his great grandfather and had been in the family for more than 80 years! Daniel was disappointed about losing the wedding band and really wanted it back, so that it could continue on in his family. Daniel had tried looking with an older Garrett metal detector, but realized that it couldn’t detect white gold when he scanned his wife’s wedding ring.
When I received Daniel’s call, I was about to have a quick bite to eat and go metal detecting with a friend. I’m always happy to help someone look for a lost item and prefer that over a hobby hunt any day! I made a quick change of plans. I ate, grabbed some extra gear I might need for the search, and was on my way to Mount Olive, Alabama!
I met Daniel and he showed me the area in the front yard where he was laying the hay and seed. I started searching the hay area with my Minelab Equinox 800. The first two targets I checked ended up being trash or too deep. The next signal I had was lower on the ID scale, but came in shallow and had a solid target tone. I bent down to check it, scraped away some of the hay, and spotted a ring! Daniel hadn’t noticed, because he was nervously pacing. I said, “hey Daniel, I think we got it!” He came over and said, “that’s it!” Pure happiness, relief, and the moment every Ring Finder loves!
Daniel called his mom, Paula, to tell her the good news. She arrived shortly after and gave me a big hug and thank you! Paula told me that she knew about The Ring Finders, because she had actually witnessed Ring Finder, Allen Zenker, recover a ring from the ocean in Sanibel Island, Florida. So, when Daniel called her and said that he had lost his ring, she knew exactly where to turn!
I praise God for another successful ring recovery! I’m so happy that this heirloom wedding band gets to remain in the family and continue on its story. Proud to be a member of The Ring Finders, and looking forward to the next adventure…
If you or someone you know has lost a ring, jewelry, or other metal item, please contact a member of The Ring Finders.