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How to Find a Lost Ring in Snow…Bel Air, Maryland

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Alexandra’s Sterling Silver Promise Ring that Tommy Blessed His Love With Just Two Weeks Before the Jewel Was Plowed Away With the Snow 100 Yards Down the Parking Lot!

Alexandra Beyond Excited for the Recovery of Her Beautiful Promise Ring!

Brian Rudolph, Lost Item Recovery Specialist (Land, Water, Sand, Snow, Leaves, Houses & Vehicles) Will Find Your Lost Keepsake! Call ASAP (301) 466-8644!

I received a call from a young lady named Alexandra who was really upset about the loss of her 925 sterling silver promise ring with CZ diamond stones. She had just received the beautiful “symbol of love“ from her boyfriend Tommy just weeks before the diamond covered band went missing somewhere in Alexandra’s work parking lot.

The story goes like this: Alexandra was employed at a car dealership. On her break, she went outside to the auto service parking lot during the beginning of a winter snowstorm. Alexandra wrote a little love note for her sweetheart in the snow and then took a photo of it so she could text it to her boyfriend Tommy. She returned inside and 10 minutes later she noticed that her ring was no longer on her finger. Immediately, she realized that she must have lost it outside when she was using her finger to write in the snow. Alexandra ran back outside and sadly she saw a snow plow truck hauling a “load of white” down the parking lot and dumping the contents wherever there were empty parking spaces along the way. It returned over and over again to pick up more snow and dispense the new loads as far as a hundred yards away from the main building! Desperately, she searched with faded hope that her friendship ring might still be hidden beneath the ice that remained on the black top. To no avail, Alexandra returned inside of the car dealership office without her sentimental piece of jewelry. Tommy’s girlfriend was crushed.

During the rest of Alexandra’s time at work, she looked online for an answer to her problem regarding how she could possibly recover her cherished lost keepsake. Eventually, she came across the elite international metal detectorist called THE RING FINDERS. After looking up the closest metal detecting service in the Bel Air, Maryland area, Alexandra contacted me, Brian Rudolph. She shared the backstory with me as to what took place and I quickly made plans to visit the search site later that night.

My client was extremely grateful that I was able to come out to the dealership that evening at such short notice. I knew how important it was to scan the lot that night. No one could be sure if the precious jewel was still somewhere in the middle of the parking lot under the snow or if it had already been concealed by feet of ice that was plowed away earlier that day.

As soon as I arrived (around 8:30pm), I met Alexandra and her boyfriend Tommy and then I was immediately shown where the young lady wrote her love note to Tommy in the snow. Then, I retrieved my metal detector and other night gear (including my high linens headlamp) from my vehicle and began the search. I checked out all of the key areas that we had talked about as being prime spots where the ring could have ended up. However, after searching every possible section of the lot, no ring was found except several dropped key rings from the dealership’s service department.

I detected not only the center areas of the black top (which was all covered with snow), but I also searched along the sides of the parking spaces where the plow pushed various “piles of white” into more shallow bunches. Still, I could not find the ring anywhere. Sometime around 11:30pm it was time to call it quits for the night.

I told the couple that it appeared that the ring most likely was pushed farther away into the larger piles of snow which would require some melting, as well as the use of shovels to cut through some of the remaining packed ice. I planned to return for another round of searching in the next week.

Almost every day that followed my initial visit to the dealership, I called Alexandra to get a report on how much snow had melted since the day before. It took longer than we thought for the thawing to really take effect, but after almost a week of waiting, I felt it was time to return to the site and continue the search process. This time around I brought hard core shovels that I use for cutting plugs in the earth when metal detecting buried items. Alexandra and Tommy met up with me once again and this time we began by chopping up as much snow as we could in order for me to metal detect all the way through the solid ice bergs!

I detected every possible location as far away as the very end of the parking lot – over a hundred yards from where Alexandra’s ring presumably slipped off her finger in the frigid outside temperatures. Unfortunately again, the promise ring was still missing in action. After another 3 hours of shoveling, cutting and detecting, there was little left for me to do that day. I would have to return a third time once the giant piles of remaining snow had melted even more.

I assured the couple that it was just a matter of time before the snow would melt enough to either allow for me to detect the final foot or so of snow (there were piles that were up to five feet high) or the ring would finally reveal itself on top of one of the bergs after a couple of warm and sunny days move through the Bel Air area. Since Alexandra worked right near where we hoped the ring was still hiding, I encouraged the young lady to continue visiting the snow piles and carefully look at the top of each mound to see if the jewel might one day peek its beautiful halo out of one of those “natural freezers”.

Well, as it turned out, during the next week, Alexandra would give me continuous updates as to how the snow was melting in three key piles out on the parking lot. I was ready and willing to travel the hour long drive to resume the detecting but the snow was still way too high to make the trip worthwhile. Therefore, I told Alexandra over and over again to continue walking to the piles and carefully inspect to see if the ring made its appearance through all of the ice. Each time she checked there was still nothing positive to report back to me.

After a couple more days had passed, a break in this case finally came to Bel Air! An unusual warm front made its way through Maryland and I knew that with some extreme melting that would soon take place, our chances of eyeballing the ring or successfully detecting the special keepsake was most likely going to happen! And it did!

Look Carefully and You Will See the Ring!

At Last Alexandra’s Lost Promise Ring Reappears from Beneath the Snow Plowed Mountain of Ice!

Early one the morning, just hours before I was going to be making my third trip to the search site, I received a call from Alexandra. She found her precious promise ring! I was beyond elated for her! It turned out that Alexandra did her 100 yard routine walk down to the end of the long dealership’s parking lot to look over the snow plowed piles once again. As she scanned the 3 foot mountain of ice, there it was – Alexandra’s very special love gift from Tommy! She saw it right there on the very top of the icy plateau, so patiently waiting to be discovered!

The young lady was so very excited! Over and over again Alexandra kept saying, “You were right! You were right! I still can’t believe it! Brian, you said to keep giving it time and it will eventually be found! You never thought someone had picked it up, and you really believed it was still buried in one of these huge piles!” I smiled brilliantly on the other end of the phone as I responded with a bashful acknowledgment of thanks to the young ring finder! I was so very happy for her!

The nightmare was finally over! It took nearly 2 weeks to successfully close this case, but it sure was worth waiting for such elation and jubilation from my dear client Alexandra!


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How to Find a Lost Ring Thrown in a Yard…Bel Air, Maryland

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Niesh’s Spectacular Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Sparkling Once Again!

Peter’s Decision to Contact THE RING FINDERS Ultimately Returns Smiles to the Couple’s Faces!


If you want to find a lost ring that was thrown by you or a loved one during a time of stress, check out THE RING FINDERS website and contact a local RING FINDER metal detectorist in your area! That’s what Peter did and he got his wife’s engagement ring / wedding band back on her finger in nearly minutes!

I received a text from a very frustrated young man who spent a couple days searching with a metal detector for his wife’s lost engagement and wedding band (which were welded together) out in their backyard. Finally, when he gave up, Peter went online looking for additional help and eventually he came across THE RING FINDERS directory. He asked if I could be of assistance and I told Peter that I was more than excited to help him find Niesh’s missing ring.

Like many couples experience, Peter and Niesh had a heated moment between the two of them. At some point during the night of their conflict, Niesh took off her engagement ring / wedding band and placed it on her dresser. Out of anger, Peter took the sentimental 14 Karat White Gold, 3.5 Carat Diamond keepsake, opened the french doors to his rear deck located on the second floor of their house and chucked the beloved piece of jewelry as far as he could out onto the backyard lawn.

Over 50% of all of my ring searches have to do with rings that were lost due to a “throw” or “toss” during a couple’s argument. If you are reading this article and you had a similar situation, please do not feel condemnation for what took place. This is very common and there’s hope for you in recovering your lost ring, pendant or other keepsake. You must not waste time, emotions and physical energy…immediately call THE RING FINDERS to help you!

As I talked to Peter on the phone, I gathered all of the facts regarding the lost ring. Just like with an investigation, you have to ask all of the right questions before you can start to crack the case! We set up a time for me to come out the next morning to do my search. I assured the distraught young man that he would get his wife’s ring back to her and that he did not have to worry about a thing.

Early the next morning, around 6:30am, I started driving the hour and fifteen minute journey to the search site. I couldn’t wait to find the missing ring that Peter, his wife and several others could not recover from the backyard. People were walking all over the lawn searching for the jewel, and in addition to that, the metal detector that Peter acquired couldn’t do the job either in pulling the ring from the grass.

Once I arrived, my client took me to his backyard and shortly thereafter I started the hunt! Peter pointed out the approximate direction where he believed he saw the ring fly towards the ground. I explained to him that it is always helpful to get as much information as possible. However, because I find lost items in the complete opposite directions of where my clients thought their possessions had ended up, I leave all possibilities open on the table! I warned Peter not to worry if he saw me metal detecting in a totally unlikely area from where he thought he saw the ring fly. He agreed with a smile. All he wanted was to get his wife’s ring back and forget about what happened a couple days earlier.

My strategy entailed grid searching from the far left side of the property all the way to the right end of the estate. There was probably an acre of property back there, but I was only concerned with about 35 yards square to search. Rings can easily fly 100 ft or more depending on the circumstances so I had much territory to cover.

I finished the first grid line in about three or four minutes. Then, I returned back in the opposite direction to complete the second line. As I was completing the third line, my detector gave me the perfect target signal which lined up with the description of Peter’s wife’s ring. Because THE RING FINDERS’ detectorists (like myself) are experts in recovering rings, we know how to set up our detectors correctly and to discriminate out any unwanted signals. This was one signal that I was excited to receive in my headphones! Though the target was located on the far side of the lawn (opposite in the direction of where Peter believed he saw the band fly), I was almost certain that I had discovered Niesh’s ring. Before I even had a chance to kneel down to the ground to investigate the signal, my eyes had already locked on to the most beautiful and gorgeous looking piece of circular metal surrounded by diamonds everywhere! I found the missing ring! I couldn’t wait to break the news to Peter! He would finally be relieved of all of his worries and frustrations! That was the whole reason why he invited me into this important search to begin with! And I certainly delivered what he was looking for!

Moments later, I surprised Peter with the precious keepsake! He was certainly blown away by my successful efforts! The man could not believe that I had found the ring in less than 5 minutes of searching. Also, he was equally surprised that I found the band on the far opposite side of the lawn! He thought that it landed somewhere on the left side, but I found it much farther over to the right end of the lawn. This confirmed what I told him before regarding how I find things in the opposite directions of where people think their possessions had ended up!

Peter was wearing a face mask (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) so I couldn’t see his facial expressions when I surprised him with the ring. However, the way he excitedly moved about following the great news I shared, certainly showed me how he couldn’t believe that the nightmare was finally over! Now that I had found the very piece of jewelry that he presented to his wife when he asked her to marry her, and the same ring that he put on her finger on their wedding day, Peter could breathe easy again! He was so happy and extremely grateful for my recovery efforts!

As soon as I packed up my gear, I said goodbye to Peter and made my way down the road. The young man who was wise enough to call a professional ring finder, excitedly returned into his house with the ring that he so desperately sought after. He walked straight upstairs to the bedroom, woke up his sleeping wife, and with the warmest smile of love on his face, Peter presented his bride Niesh with the happiest surprise of her week! The young lady’s “other” special gem had finally returned home to her!




By far one of the most professional people that I’ve ever come across. Took my worry and made it his worry, in turn, he found my wife’s ring. I’m beyond words, when describing the happiness that I feel. I am grateful, appreciative and thankful for finding you Brian. Thank you snd I pray for the best in any and all of your endeavors!


Peter and Niesh

Bel Air, Maryland


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