I received a text from a manager of a recreation complex that he was cleaning the snow off his car knocked his hand on something. Next thing he noticed his 2 month old cobalt wedding ring was missing!
I new right away that it was a colleague at my work place! I messaged him back if he was a COB employee 😂 after that exchanged he called me and we had a bit of a laugh over it!
I met him bright and early the next day. Unfortunately, the area still had snow and ice but the worse was that the area was rebar encased concrete parking pad/walking area. I had my work cut out for me. Gave it 4 1/2 hours, I lowered my sensitivity to 2 but only had my 15” coil with me. I called it quits and decided to go back the following day on my lunch hours.
Well, 4 minutes into my 2nd attempt with my small coil and decided to check the snow piles / iced areas that were still present. I had a solid 9/10!! As I kicked the snow away, out popped the iced up shinny cobalt wedding band!!! WHAHOOOO!!
Now to surprise Antony!!!
As I was heading back into the building to surprise Antony… he walked out to check on the status. I pretended that an emergency call came in for a street light pole down. Then I pulled out his beautiful shinny cobalt wedding band!! His reaction was priceless!! Antony was so grateful to receive his 2 month old wedding band back. He was dreading telling his telling his Wife!
Check out my YouTube video for this recovery;
Thank you Antony for your donation to the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation as I don’t take the reward for finding the lost item! Instead, I have the clients pay-it-forward with a donation! He receives a tax receipt.
I will be riding a snowmobile in honour of his dear Friend Rachel who passed away from breast cancer far too young!
BREAST CANCER DISCRIMINATES NO ONE!! Early diagnosis saves lives!
Nitin from Brampton & Bhavna from Caledon were recently engaged to be married within the last week. They made a trip up to Blue Mountain Village in Collingwood, Ontario for some fresh air and a day out!
Nitin decided to make a snow ball on the pathway between the parking lot and the village stores. He felt his 11g 14k white brushed gold and diamond filled engagement band fall off his finger.
Nitin purchased a metal detecting as well as a blow torch to melt the snow. Unfortunately, Nitin had no success but tried his best.
Nitin searched the internet and found the ‘The Ring Finders Dot Com’ directory where he found my information. We made arrangement to meet at the Village on Monday late afternoon.
With-in 54 seconds, I had a sold 9 VDI signal on my Minelab Equinox 800 detector with-in 2” in the snow. I cleared the snow with my boot and spotted the Nitin’s engagement band!!
Check out the video and surprise;
A very happy couple alongside Bhavna’s Mother who was visiting from overseas. All were elated with joy!
Nitin made a generous donation to the “Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’ on my behalf at my requirement for my ‘pay-it-forward’ campaign raising charity donation using my passion for metal detecting/scuba dive detecting for this charity I’ve been associated with 13 of 22 years!!
Thank you Nitin & Bhavna for allowing me the honour to recover and return Nitin’s sentimental engagement ring!
I wish you both much love & forever happiness with your upcoming nuptials in May! Blessings to all!
I received a phone message this morning from a young man Satvir K. of Brampton Ontario.
I called Satvir back and spoke to him. He had shovelled the snow late last night and then proceeded to spread salt on his driveway with his bare hands. When he came into his home he noticed his sentimental wedding band recent made/purchased in India was missing! Satvir went back out to check the snow banks for 3 hours with no success.
Satvir googled lost ring and “The Ring Finders Dot Com’ page came up!
I immediately headed down after speaking with him. Within 5 minutes I located Satvir’s beautiful wedding band at the bottom of the driveway! He and his Wife were so thrilled and very happy!
Here is a video link to the ring recovery!!
I am grateful that another charity donation has come into ‘The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation’ through my fundraising page! Satvir receives a tax donation receipt!
Received a text and phone call from Adrian. His dear Friend Alexis was visiting him at Blue Mountain Village in Collingwood, Ontario.
Great Friends having a great time enjoy the many activities Blue Mountain has to offer! Wonderful dining and apres ski bars, day and night skiing, incredible spa packages with a tremendous European atmosphere!
They were enjoying a smoke on the balcony. Alexis flicked her cigarette butt off the balcony and her late Mother’s ring that was gifted to her flew off into the snow below.
Adrian purchased a metal detector from a local Canadian Tire store but had no luck! He then found and hired me off TheRingFindersDotCom website.
Adrian was determined to surprise Alexis to get this very sentimental and irreplaceable ring back to her! What an amazing Friendship!! Check out the video!!
Another donation coming into The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation to help patients that need monetary support fighting this terrible disease!! #PayItForward !!
Thank you Adrian for entrusting me to help recover this special Heirloom Ring! I felt as if Alexis’s late Mother was telling me to tell Alexis to STOP SMOKING! lol
Received a text from Nancy as she had been into RADIOWORLD in north Toronto. She had explained to the sales staff that her Husband George had come home in the wee hours this morning and felt his wedding band slip off his finger. He heard a “ting” after his ring hit the sidewalk!
George & Nancy had spent a few hours going through the snow in the area George remembered losing his wedding band!
The sales staff had suggested to call me a local “Ring Finder”
I called Nancy after lunch and received details and headed out the door!
I had originally started with my Minelab Excalibur2 but quickly switched to my sweet Equinox800 due to chatter. Five minutes later I had that sweet solid tone!!
Check out the video;
Such a lovely young couple! Very appreciated to staff at Radioworld for the recommendation and grateful to have George’s beloved sentimental wedding band back!!
Thank you George & Nancy for you donation to The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation!!! 🌸💖🌸
I received a text message from a fellow sled head Mark B to let me know his neighbour lost his 14k gold wedding band somewhere in the snow and to call him right away.
I call Tony H immediately. He advised that he was shovelling the snow and also walked down the road. He advised that the snow plow had just gone by. It was -7C and within 20 minutes of speaking to Tony H and headed down to Oakville.
As the story goes, Tony took off his gloves and within 5 minutes realized his wedding band came off. I started to grid search the driveway. Tony felt it could have been on the roadway so I continued onto the roadway. After 40 minutes I was drawn back to the driveway as the more questions I asked I felt he lost it when he took off his gloves. Within 5 minutes and 2′ off the driveway in 1′ of snow….BAM! Had a great tone on my Minelab Excalibur 2!! Tony was a great sport and very happy not to sleep outside in the dog house in the frigid temperatures!
Received a phone call inquiring if I can metal detect in snow for a lost ring. Of course I said yes. I was unable to make the time frame and sent a local & newly recruited ring finder member Glenn Boles.
I arrived an hour later and offered my assistance.
The client had just left. With-in 10 minutes of her leaving I located her Friend’s missing silver ring. Glenn & I called and asked if she could come back. She offered to bring coffee’s too.
We recreated the motions of finding her Friend’s lost ring. She was overjoyed and advised she will surprise her Friend Christmas Day. The ring was very sentimental.