I always check my email for lost ring inquiries, and lately Ive been getting scam emails on my Ring Finders email. However, today after work I read Mellisa’s email about her lost engagement ring, that she had lost in her front yard over a week ago. Even in the email she sounded hopeless and thought the ring walked away. So after a few text’s and her getting off early from work we met up at her house. I grid searched the front yard twice, the side yard, the front strip of grass by the side walk and then I got on my hands and knees and dove into the small bushes by the front of the house. At that point I started asking other questions about if she knew she had it on before doing the yard work. This is usually when the ring search turns from a ring search and recovery to a closure search. I told Mellisa the ring was not in her front yard or anywhere else I had looked. I think at that point she gave up. To be honest so had I, but the small concrete drive between her yard and the neighbors gave me the idea to search the neighbors yard. I took one pass down the drive way side of the grass and found a penny. I turned up the yard and got a blast of a signal. Looking down in the grass I saw a shape. The sweet sweet shape of a lost ring. Pushing back the grass I revealed the ring and my face gave way to excitement of finding it. Mellisa who was watching me ran over and I handed her the lost ring. At the beginning of this ring search I told mellisa rings are sometimes lost and found in a place you might not expect. This was very true about Mellisa’s lost engagement ring.
The weeds were at it again. This time a hard working gardener was trying to be wise while tending to her garden beds and took off her rings. After placing them in her pants pocket the inevitable had begun. She remembered taking her fit bit out of her pocket but not the rings. So the next morning when she saw that her rings were not on, she looked in her pants but only found her engagement ring. Two days of searching went by with no sign of the ring. She even rented a metal detector and tried looking for the ring, with no instructions from the rental company. Then on Google with a few key phrases Diane found me through my Craigslist post. I showed up that Sunday afternoon with a confidence that her back yard was hiding something from her. I swung over the area where she took out her fit bit without finding the ring, so I decided to grid the whole back yard. It took two grid lines to get me near the ring. Then my V3i detector screamed at me. I looked down in the grass as I pinpointed and saw the golden rim of her ring. It is so much fun to be out there trying to find lost items. This was the first ring find of the summer for me and I’m glad Diane has her 32 year old wedding ring back on her hand.
The call I received was typical, the exchange of information was made. I headed to the parking where the ring was lost. However the person that was surprised on this ring hunt was not only the lady who lost the her ring but rather the Ring Finder himself. I’ll let the pictures tell you the details and add that she found this ring on the trip over to the parking lot where I was waiting. So this is why I say never give up even after a few rounds of looking for the item.