David, came to the realization that his beautiful vintage 18k gold diamond and gem encrusted ring was no longer on his finger. He searched everywhere for it and it just simply disappeared. He thought he may of had it in his pocket and threw it away in the trash with a tissue.
Thursday morning we received a call from David asking if our metal detectors could find a ring in the garbage. I tell him if there is not a lot of metal, yes our detectors can locate it. We meet David an hour later, there was about 10 small garbage bags. we first scan each one separating them into piles. Ones with no signals, one with only lower tones and a third pile with tones closer to what I was expecting the ring to sound like. We start with the bags that had better possibilities, unfortunately it was one disappointment after another. Once we finished the last bag, I felt terrible we didn’t find it. He says oh wait the vacuum bag! We scan that but nothing.. He then says wait I’ll get the compost bin, I picked up a pumpkin that the squirrels were getting into, I put it in a box but the city compost guys wouldn’t pick it up. They lifted the lid of my compost saw the box and left it there so I brought it back to the house. We remove the box with the pumpkin and heard a great signal, I ask him if there was another tee lite candle in the pumpkin, we had found a few of them already. He says yes, there could be one. We open the box and I use my hand held pin pointer, the pumpkin was pretty badly decomposed. I see what look to be a foil and say what is that! David quickly looks and grabs his beautiful vintage ring! I jumped around like we just won the game finals! Then of course I teared up a little as I could see just how happy David was! He may have to thank the guys for refusing to pick up his compost too! I think he was very lucky and we were happy to help. A lucky return I must say!
When Sam was 4 her parents had a friend who was a dentist. He had a lot of unwanted gold fillings that he had collected. His clients often said they didn’t want them so in a bin they went. He had given some to Sam’s parents and they had them melted down into two baby rings. One for Sam and the other for her brother. Sam was out at a rugby practice when she noticed noticed her ring was missing. She had it in her pocket during practice. Alison Walker a fellow Ring Finder from the Toronto area contacted me saying she just came across someone who lost their ring in Ottawa and referred us. Sam wasn’t able to meet us but sent us a snapshot from google earth marking out the area she was practicing. She had no idea exactly where but she had narrowed it down to approximately to half the field. I was thinking to myself that even with Eric and I both, this would take some time. It was a large area and we were searching for a small gold ring. I look at the field and started right on the center line. Thinking this will make it easier to grid. I swing a few passes hearing a lot of signals but nothing close to the surface. My first possible signal I go to search for it but my hand held detector faulted. Eric passed me his and returns to the car to look for a spare. I get the signal and spread out the grass and what do you know! There was her ring! Unsure how I was able to find it so quickly but super excited I did! We send her the picture! She sends us back a message saying “OMG” with many crying emojis “Thank you!!! You guys are amazing”. We had to pass through down town and met up with her to return the ring. I was so happy to give her the ring back and I think I got about 5 hugs ha ha! The best part of the ring recovery is to see the happy smiles! Love doing these returns!
We received a call from Justin, while he was shoring up the bank with rocks on the Rideau River he had lost his Platinum wedding ring. He was able to show me approximately where he lost it in two feet of water. I searched for about 10 minutes and reunited Justin with his lost ring. https://youtu.be/rOZeqT-lBxU