Metal Detecting Specialist In Vermont Tag | The Ring Finders

Wedding Band Found in the Grass

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

Got an email a few days ago from a guy who lost his platinum wedding band. Last Winter he was showing his young son how to make and throw snowballs. When they were done, he took his gloves off and shook the snow from them. He saw the ring go flying. He tried to find it then, but couldn’t. So he decided to photograph the area and try searching in the Spring after all the snow was gone. No luck then either. A friend of his loaned him a metal detector, he dug a bunch of trash signals, and still had no luck finding it. He saw my listing on the web and decided to get me to try the search.

Today was an awesome Fall day, perfect for a ride and a search. The foliage was still very nice where he lived. I got there, he showed me the area and I got to work. After checking many signals and digging a few, I got the nice loud “pop” on my detector that sure sounded like a man’s heavy ring. I moved the grass and saw the rim of a ring! It had been stepped on and pushed into the dirt, but it was still in perfect condition. He was very happy, and me too!

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3 Rings Found Near a Lakeside Camp in Vt

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

I don’t usually write about an unsuccessful ring search, but this one I had to share, because it was 3 very special rings that were lost. Any unsuccessful search is very hard for me, because all lost rings are very important and sentimental. I take all searches to heart and try my hardest on every one. I hate to walk away and leave someone feeling sad. Luckily, most of my searches have had happy endings with the rings back where they belong. I love the happy tears, the hugs, the happy dances and the huge smiles when I find their lost rings!

About a week ago I got a call from a young woman from Montreal. She had been working in the kitchen of a youth Summer camp here in Vermont. About a week earlier her 3 rings became lost. She had put them in her apron pocket while making bread. These rings were extremely special to her, all were gifts from family members and her husband. One was from her grandmother, another was given to her by her mother while she was in her last days, and the third one was her wedding ring with her husbands name engraved inside.

She was devastated and broken-hearted. All the workers at the camp and even all the kids that were there helped her search for hours and days. No luck. Someone then told her about my listing on The Ring Finders website and figured the service was worth a try.

We made arrangements to go to the camp and search last Saturday. She got permission from the camp’s owner for me to detect there. My fiancee went along to help, knowing how important it was and how hard the search might be. The woman also brought her husband and a friend to help. I got detailed descriptions of all 3 rings and began the search. She showed us all the places where they might have fallen out of the apron. Unfortunately, most of the places were either on wooden floors or hard-packed dirt with little or no grass….places where the rings could have easily been spotted and picked up by someone. We searched hard for a couple hours and then sat down to eat an awesome lunch she had brought for us all. We had a nice visit and got to know them all a little. After lunch we all searched again for a couple more hours. I have a lot of confidence in my detectors and felt like our chances of getting a signal with 3 rings out there should be even greater than looking for just 1 lost ring. We had no luck except for finding a nice old horseshoe which I gave her.

I hated to quit and and I hated to tell her that I was 99% sure that someone had already picked them up. I suggested that she give a very detailed description and her contact info to the camp’s owner to keep. I also said that if one of the kids had taken it home, that it might eventually get returned to the camp. Or possibly, someone’s conscience might get the best of them. It was tough leaving them, but I promised to get back there and try again someday. The owner of the camp was totally okay with me trying it again.

Last night I got an email from her. She forwarded an email from the camp owner that her rings had been found!! There was also a picture showing the 3 rings. Someone had picked them up, brought them to the office and gave them to a woman working there. Unfortunately, it was the woman’s last day working at the camp. She put them in her desk and never told anyone about it.

Luckily the right person had picked them up. We were so happy for her, 3 very important rings were back where they belonged. The lucky horseshoe and my fiancees prayers worked!

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Lost Wedding Ring Found in Montpelier Vermont

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

Last week I got an email from a guy who lost his wedding ring. His dogs go to work with him and around 11:00 each day he takes them for a walk on nearby trails in the woods. While driving home, he noticed his ring was missing from his finger. It had been getting tight on his fourth finger so he was wearing it on his pinky until he could get it resized. He had been wearing it every day for over 20 years, so it was hard to have it missing.
We made arrangements to meet on a day that he was in town, and do the initial search together so he could show me the areas he had been with the dogs. I asked the usual detective questions like did he fall anywhere, or did he throw a stick or ball for them, etc. He did remember one area where he had to hang onto his energetic dogs while a strange dog walked by. So, I suggested we concentrate there first. After a quick search near his office, we went up to that spot. A nice strong signal rang out and I reached down with the pinpointer. There it was, out of sight, pushed down into the soft soil by someone stepping on it. We cleaned it up and it was still in perfect condition. Sure seemed nice to have it back where it belonged, he was very happy and so was I! I love these successful searches!

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I received a very nice thank you letter from him:
“Mike, I cannot tell you how many people have heard this story and were amazed (myself included). You are a good man and are doing a great thing……I will never be able to look at the ring again without thinking of this. Thanks again”

Ring Found Near Barre Vermont

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

A couple weeks ago I was out doing some random metal detecting for fun and to keep skills up. Found lots of interesting things and a big shiny ring came up! It was a class ring from a nearby high school with the year 2008 on it. It didn’t take much work to clean it up and it was still in brand new condition. Inside the ring it was engraved with the person’s name….very smart of him! My girlfriend found him on Facebook and we made arrangements to meet and give his ring back. He was very happy and had no idea where he had lost it.

If you lost a ring years ago, don’t give up, call me! Please let friends and relatives about this service, I love this hobby! I love finding things for people! Click on my name above for more stories and contact information.

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Lost Wedding Band Reunited With a Young Dad in Vermont

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

Got an email yesterday from a young dad who had lost his wedding band a couple days ago. He had been walking in a pine grove hand and hand with his daughter, who is just a toddler. Apparently she had tugged a little too hard on his ring finger and it fell off in the pine needles. So my fiancee, her granddaughter and I went to the rural town to go search for it. On the way I was little stubborn and didn’t listen to our GPS, so we ended up taking the LONG way around! It sure was a beautiful evening for a ride in a classic, hilly section of VT. We even saw some deer, including a tiny spotted fawn.

The dad had narrowed down the likeliest area to begin the search. With a little coaching on my better detector, my fiancee’s granddaughter was off on the search. Soon her detector rang out with a strong gold signal. She pushed some pine needles to the side and there it was. The dad was so happy and relieved it was back on his ring finger!

What timing this hunt was, just in time for Father’s Day!

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Property Markers Found In Vermont

from Burlington (Vermont, United States)
Contact: 1-802-461-8359

I was out on a ring finding mission, when a neighbor came over and asked if I could locate her property markers. Her house was for sale and it was very important that they could easily be seen by potential buyers. We could have gotten out her deed and a tape measure and gone from there, but luckily she had a real good idea where they should be, so it didn’t take us long long to find them. I just love helping people find important things!!

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