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Lost Engagement Ring in Arlington, VA…Found in Snow After 6 Days Makes Engaged Couple Happy Again!

from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)
Contact: 1-301-466-8644

January 17 – 18, 2019

 

Just a few days before I met Meg and Kenny, our Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia area had a significant snow storm. As in the case with this engaged couple, another ring goes missing as a result of newly fallen snow.

 

I received a call on the 17th of January from Meg, a resident of Arlington, Virginia who shared that she and her fiancé were out on their deck, as the snow began to fall so beautifully the night of the huge snow storm. It was very cold outside and when Meg pulled off her glove, her engagement ring went flying over the deck railing and into the snow. She and her fiancé searched for hours upon hours but they could not find the ring anywhere. It was as if it completely disappeared into thin air. When they could not find it that night and into the next day, they rented a metal detector and searched for Meg’s gorgeous 1 carat diamond engagement ring for the next couple of days (the two are getting married this October 11th!). Even though they gave it all of their efforts, their plan led them no closer to where the ring had gone missing.

Brian Rudolph, The Ring Finders, finds Engagement Ring in the Snow, Arlington VA

Fiance’ Meg’s Beautiful Engagement Ring Found in the Snow

They finally gave up on the third day and by the fourth day they looked online to see if they could find a professional metal detectorist who could help them find the bride-to-be’s beloved engagement ring. The one they contacted happened to be in a state far away from them. However, since the gentleman and I are both members of the same national directory of metal detectorists called The Ring Finders, he referred the couple to me as I do searches for people in the Arlington, Virginia area, so it worked out well for me to come out that evening to recover their ring.

 

Meg’s Beautiful Engagement Ring Back on Display

I will not forget that night because it was freezing cold out. It was somewhere in the low twenties fahrenheit. After finishing up with a client in Washington DC, I traveled in the snow, across the Potomac River and met the couple at their Arlington, Virginia home. All three of us reviewed all possibilities of what may have happened to the ring. The very fact that they could not find it for so many days started to make them wonder what could have possibly become of their ring. I started to question if somebody picked it up along the narrow path behind their deck. They didn’t believe that scenario was possible.

I spent a good amount of time asking the couple many questions as to what they believed may have happened to the ring. They recounted where they stood and how the ring flew forward, most likely over the side of the deck railing.

As I have learned over time, there can be so many different theories that play in the minds of those who lost their possession, and sometimes none of those scenarios line up with what really happened to the lost item. We would surely discover at some point what held true in this case.

Fiance' Meg of Arlington, VA So Happy to Have Her Engagement Ring Back!

Fiance’ Meg So Happy to Have Her Engagement Ring Back!

After getting all of the information I could possibly gain, I headed out into the night, first searching on their deck with my headlamp, my harsh weather attire and metal detecting equipment, in search of the lost engagement ring. Kenny and I moved the furniture from one side to the other and I detected over the ice and snow that had built up on the deck; at least what actual snow was left on the deck. You see, earlier that week, Kenny and Meg took a huge flower planter of hot water and poured the water all over the deck to melt the snow and ice in order to hopefully expose the ring. But it didn’t work. They also collected snow and poured it out into the bathtub and melted it and covered the drain hole so that if the ring was in the snow, it would not go down the drain. I was so hoping that when they melted it in the bathtub that the ring didn’t accidentally go down the pipes but they assured me that they were extremely careful.

Arlington VA, Celebrating the Return of Meg's Ring

Brian and Kenny Celebrating the Return of Meg’s Ring

I must have been outside in the frigid cold for nearly two and a half hours searching from the deck area to down on the ground below and on the path behind the deck area, but there was no ring to be found. There were also a lot of underground cables and wires that the detector was picking up every which place. This was probably very frustrating for Kenny and Meg when they tried to use the rented detector, because there were too many distracting signals. Also, there were so many pull tabs and pieces of aluminum foil scattered about that it had to make their lives miserable trying to discriminate between treasure and trash. This is why most metal detectorists do not recommend people renting a metal detector or buying a metal detector for the purpose of searching out an area, because more times than not, their searches end up empty-handed, as well as their pockets!

After a few hours, I called it a night and promised them that I would work out my schedule to return the next day to attempt a second search. I’m a stubborn man and I will not be beat by any important piece of metal gone missing! Especially precious pieces of gold, silver and platinum!

Kenny and Meg So Happy to Reunite With Meg's Engagement Ring! Arlington, VA

Fiance’ Kenny and Meg So Excited to Have Back Meg’s Engagement Ring!

So the next day I returned and searched for hours. I must have gone over the same areas a dozen times but nothing turned up. I searched the deck again, I searched the path, under the deck on my hands and knees, searching along the fence line and over on the adjacent neighbor’s property just on the other side of the fence in case the ring flew over the fence and down the hill. I was getting a few good signals but no ring surfaced. I dug in the snow all over the area and nothing was turning up. Kenny would come out to check on me from time to time and I told him that the ring had to be here if he is was confident that it did not fall into the hands of someone walking on the path. He was pretty certain nobody had walked back there since the time of the ring’s disappearance. Therefore, my last idea was to return to the deck for another search, but this time I would try something new. I knew that it was unlikely that the ring ended up in the location that I would check, but it was my last idea for the time being.

I decided to move all of the furniture to one side again and then begin to gather up all of the snow and ice that I had already checked along with snow and ice that had accumulated under the aluminum siding of the house that came down to where the deck joined the back of the house. I used my knife to sweep the “runaway” ice and snow out from those crevices and shoveled it all into the master pile in the center of the deck. It would mean that only a little bit of snow and ice that was not accounted for originally would be detected, so I wasn’t very confident that it would make a difference, but I would try nonetheless.

 

Fiance' Kenny Calls Meg to Share the Great News! Arlington VA lost ring found in the snow by Brian Rudolph

Fiance’ Kenny Calls Meg to Share the Great News!

Meg was at work and Kenny was inside when I took my detector and did a few swings over the master pile of newly gathered snow and ice and to my surprise a new signal and number that correlates with a white gold type of metal illuminated on the screen of my machine! My heart raced and I hoped so much that these numbers and tones were telling me that I had gathered up into the pile the gorgeous 1 carat diamond engagement ring that I had been looking for for so many hours! I got down on my knees and began to search the place that the detector was leading me to, and yes, there it was! The missing engagement ring was finally found! Apparently, it had ricocheted off of the decks railing and bounced onto the deck floor and landed under the aluminum siding of the house where the deck meets the siding. No metal detector would have been able to differentiate between the siding and the ring because the ring was stuffed underneath the siding on the deck, and the detector would have just picked up the siding before it could reach the signal pertaining to the ring! My knife apparently pushed the lovely piece of jewelry out from underneath its hiding place and into the main pile to be checked and that’s when I found it!

I was so relieved to have found the ring because I really only had one last option before having to start all over again and hope to somehow stumble over the spot that I must have constantly missed, even though I didn’t think I missed anything at any place during all of the hours the night before and that day.

Brian Rudolph of The Ring Retturner and The Ring Finders Celebrates Ring Return With Meg and Kenny

Brian Rudolph Celebrates Ring Return With Meg and Kenny

The best part of the recovery was doing a fake-out with Kenny when I asked him to come to the back door to ask him more questions about the disappearance of the ring. His face was just indescribable when he saw the amazing ring that he once had in his hand on the day that he proposed to Meg in Seattle, Washington. He gave me the best hug and we rejoiced together that I finally discovered the hiding place of that stubborn, but most fantastic looking gem!

Kenny then contacted his wife and you could hear how emotional Meg had gotten on the other end of the phone when she heard the wonderful news!

I love what I do for people because it’s so rewarding to see the smiles and hear the sounds of relief when something so precious and so reflective of certain moments in time is recovered and returned to the finger, wrist, neck or ear of the owner who lost it!

I was just so happy and relieved for this lovely couple. I did not want to get stumped over this missing ring. It just was not going to happen. I packed my things up and agreed to stop by later so I could take a photo with the two of them and we could all watch the video of the moment that I found the ring and see Kenny’s memorable reaction when the ring was revealed in my hand and he went bananas! That was a blast!

I left their property feeling so good about the end result! I pictured their upcoming October 11th, 2019 wedding to be a day when Meg’s beloved engagement ring would be joined up with a lovely wedding band that Kenny will be placing on his bride’s finger during that unforgettable autumn day to come! Congrats to Kenny and Meg for the ring returned to them and their wedding that will soon arrive!

Fiance' Meg and Kenny Proudly Display Engagement Ring Once Gone Missing!

Fiance’ Meg and Kenny Proudly Display Engagement Ring Once Gone Missing!

 

Thank you for reading my beloved story of this happy engaged couple who were so relieved that their ring was returned to Meg for the BIG DAY!

 

Check out my video channel at THE RING RETURNER to view the video of this ring recovery! Like and Subscribe if you enjoy it!

THANKS FOR WATCHING!

LOST RING PONTO BEACH

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

I recived a text about my ringfinder services,  with a little info;

I went surfing today at ponto and gave my ring to my  boyfriend before I went out.  After leaving, while having lunch we couldnt find it,  We knew it has to be in the sand at the beach.

After a quick phone call we both headed to the beach. 10/15 mins later we’re on the beach.  I have them draw outline of loss area.  Alot of old fire pits here,  nail after nail then a few bottle caps and pull tabs. 20% of area done and and nice clear beep. There she is,   Beautifull gold and dimond rind.  Back where it belongs.

I LOVE THIS FEELING.

Lost Ring on a California beach

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588
  1. Got a morning call from partner Curtis Cox, (ring call)   he couldnt get away so he passed the ring call to me. After a 45 min drive for a lost wedding band lost late last night.  Meet up and I ask him to draw a square around where he thinks it is.  Done, not there. OK lets go alittle over this way. Check. Ok lets call someone else who was here.  2 more people show up.  Did their area, nothing. Damn. Ok im gona grid alittle closer to the water. 3 rd pass and there ya go.  Plat 950 back on owners finger.  Read the rest of this entry »

Found and Returned in Carlsbad Ca.

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Its not just rings and keys.

And sometimes we are in the right place at the right time. Wallet  found with $390.00 cash, his last 2 paychecks @ $400+ .   Tracked him down and handed him his wallet with every dollar still in it. 

Do the right thing even if no one is looking.

Lost Ring Recovered In Elcho, WI

from Wausau (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-920-246-1252

Dave lost his wedding band while cleaning the rocks out of his beach in front of his cabin in Elcho, WI.  One call to a friendly ring finder put that ring right back on his finger.  After forty minutes of digging pull tabs and other junk it finely appeared.  Smiles where from ear to ear. And another victory for theringfinders.com.  This was the first of two recoveries I made this day 3/30/17.

LOST RING CARLSBAD

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Got a call from a man who said I lost my ring on the beach, can you help me.?

I will do my best. Ask all the questions and head down to meet him. As we walk down he says he thinks its about a 10’x10′ area.  After 4 or 5 passed I get it. A beautifull heavy Gold wedding band. Another ring saved and another smile made. Read the rest of this entry »

Lost pacemaker in Orlando, Florida….Found!

from Sanford (Florida, United States)
Contact: 1-321-363-6029

Todd gave me a call with a very unusual request! He needed to find his mother’s pacemaker because their dog had apparently grabbed it off of the counter and had possibly buried it somewhere in the backyard! WOW!! You can imagine the questions that came to my mind but Todd was quick to explain “the rest of the story”! Unfortunately his mother had passed away and her pacemaker was removed for the purpose of making sure it had been functioning properly. I had never been asked to search for a pacemaker before and was not exactly sure just how one would ring up on my metal detector. This particular one was made of titanium and that usually rings up on the low end of the non ferrous readings.
Later that day I met Todd at his home and we discussed the possibilities of where the dog could have dropped or buried the small pacemaker. (You can see in the photo the size and shape of this unusual item! It’s about the size of a half dollar and almost twice as thick!) As we began walking around the backyard looking at various holes where the dog had been digging and I was trying to get a feel for what I was up against, Todd exclaims, “Look at that! There it is!” And sure enough there it was, laying on the cement slab under the edge of the outdoor table, between 2 chairs.
Todd had previously looked the obvious areas over quite thoroughly and we came to the conclusion that one of the dogs must have dropped it there sometime that afternoon. What a relief it was for Todd and his sister to have their mother’s pacemaker back in safe keeping!
After a nice visit I said my goodbyes and headed home. And as I pulled away I realized how thankful I was to have been blessed and privileged to have helped another person in need. God bless you Todd and thanks for giving me a call. Got something that needs finding? Maybe I can help!
Mike McInroe, privileged to be a member of theringfinders.com

Carlsbad Lost Ring

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

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Lost BVLGARI Ring…Found at Jericho Beach!

from Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada)
Contact: (778) 838-3463

The call came in from a young lady who lost her ring that her mother gave her many years ago, she lost it at Jericho Beach in Vancouver…The young lady found TheRingFinders.com because the lifeguard told them about me.

She went on to explained that they knew the area where the ring came off but just couldn’t find it. Amazing how fast the sand can hide your ring and how hard it is too find.

I grabbed my detector and headed for beach which was about 40 minuts from my house, when I got there it only took 5 minutes or so to locate the beautiful ring…

She was very happy to see her ring again her boyfriend went to the lifeguards to thank them for telling them about TheRingFinnders.com

If you are reading this and have lost a ring checkout our directory of metal detecting specialists on TheRingFinders.com

 

 

 

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LOST RING ON CARLSBAD BEACH

from Carlsbad (California, United States)
Contact: 1-760-212-6588

Just got home and the phone rings. Hi John, I got your number on the internet “TheRingFinders.com
I situp cause I feel a hunt coming on.

🙂
I was down at the beach at tower ?? last night and lost my 25 yr old wedding ring. I asked more info on area and asked if he could meet
NOW. He said yes, so we both headed there. Parking was packed so I called him and let him know where to park. Then my phone died, damn. I get to the area and start detecting, nail, nail, nail, quarter, penny, penny.
I look up to see a man waveing so I go over, Hi I’m Colin, I think I was way down there. I said you must have big feet. 🙂 he had said 50′ ft from tower. We both laugh and head down the beach, only off by 50′.
Almost every call is off.
Did the whole area but nothing,? So I head closer to the water between a group who had offered to mover there stuff and
beep beep. I was smilein so I turned my back to him as I looked in to see a mens 14k gold band. Ok, what color is it ? He says Yellow 14k stamp is worn off. I hand him the ring and the beach comes alive with claps and cheers. What a great feeling. As we walk back he tells me he called his ins but had a $1,000.00 deductable. Ouch.
That doesnt matter now cause he’s got it back.
When you really want it back,
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