Found Lost Widows Ring in Loveland, Colorado
I received a text in the evening from Jae asking “Is this Greg The Ring Finder”? I responded “Yes it is, may I call you”. I did and Jae began by saying that she had lost her sliver widows ring in her back yard. She had been playing with her dog in the snow at the time and had slipped and fallen down. When she got up she shook the snow from her hands. That is when she noticed that the ring was not on her finger. Jae stated that she and some friends that were visiting had sifted through the snow in an attempt to locate the silver ring but that they were unsuccessful. We and I agreed to meet the next day.
Upon arriving I greeted Jae and she showed me to the area in the back yard that she was standing when she noticed the ring missing. Jae was concerned that the search by she and her friends would make the ring more difficult to find. I assured her that would not be the case. I explained that because the ring was warm when it left her hand it should have melted it’s way down to the top of the grass and probably stayed right there.
I turned on my Minelab Equinox 800 detector, tuned and set it to the Coins and Jewelry mode. After only about six swings the detector beeped and registered a 26 on the visual display. The depth indicated about 6 inches under the coil. With my foot I moved away four inches of soft snow to reveal a layer of ice two inches thick. I was able to kick the ice and move a large chunk onto the snow. Swinging the coil over that ice indicated that the target was indeed in that piece. With my foot I broke the larger chunk of ice into four smaller parts and swung the coil over each one. The detector again beeped over the target and Jae picked it up. The ring was clearly visible on the edge of the ice. Jae and I hugged and she began to tear up saying how much the ring meant to her. She said ” That’s amazing. I can’t believe that you found it so fast. We searched and searched and it was right there the entire time. ”
It was a great day having recovered and returned two rings to the owners!!!