We got a call today from a gentleman who was inquiring about our services, said he lost 3 rings in his apartment complex common area. Something did not sound right about his story so I inquired further, letting him know that 50% of our business is from people who throw their rings, primarily women. Letting him know I was not here to judge anyone, but that we just needed the facts so we could find the rings.
I arrived within the hour and met the young man, he ask me not to discuss the thrown rings with his wife as she was embarressed. I assured him that I would be very discrete. I began my search by scanning the open areas between the bushes where an extreme amount of sticker vines intertwined in the bushes. Having cleared the open areas I scanned the bushes themselves going all around the bushes. But still no luck. I have to then begin pushing my ATPro Detector into the bushes as far down as possible. I then began removing all the major surface trash(tons of it). Finally, I spotted a glint of gold between the hard stalks of the bushes… so the first of 3 rings were found.
Continuing on, I was on my knees (thank God for good Knee Pads), using my Garrett Pinpointer, and began searching by hand, pushing my pinpointer into the bushes. My arms were severely scratched up and bleeding (looked a lot worst than it really was), Then I found the Diamond Ring… only one more to go. I searched and searched, it was 102 degrees and the customers were watching my every move.
I was nearly ready to quit but the client had rented an ACE250 and he began searching as well, so I continued. There was a 4-5 ft drop-off down to a grassy area next to a sidewalk, then more grass and a pond. The customer drop down to the lower grassy area to check there, based on the small stature of the lady who threw the rings, I did not really think she could throw a thin band gold ring that far. When all of a sudden her husband hollers “I found it”, it was actually his ring which was much heavier and had flown down to the grassy area.
We never care who finds the rings, we just want them to get them found.
So the lesson here is to ask for pictures of the missing rings before your search…
But another Successful Find for the Dallas Ring Finders”
Don & Ellen Wilson