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Wedding Ring Lost in Burlington Vermont….Found

  • from Burlington (Vermont, United States)

I got an email from a woman in Burlington Vt this morning explaining that her husband lost his platinum wedding band in the snow behind his office last night. I called her immediately and told her I could be there shortly.

He had been working late last night and went out back to throw things in the dumpster. He heard his ring hit the ground, so started searching, with no luck. Some coworkers came out with him to move cars and help search. It was snowing and no one could find it. They found my listing on the internet and decided to try The Ring Finders service.

When I arrived there this morning, I thought “oh no, there’s metal everywhere”. There were large metal tubs, dumpsters, guard posts and concrete full of re-bar. I was glad that I brought 3 of my detectors, in case there was a lot of interference. We started with the most likely spots and then had to get inventive. Using my plastic snow shovel, we dragged and shoveled snow out onto the parking lot where I could scan it with no interference. I was beginning to get nervous that it had driven off stuck in someone’s snow tire tread or that someone else had walked away with it through the night. After about a half hour I got the ring tone! It was in perfect condition and now it’s back on a happy hubby’s finger. What a nice way to start a day.

I also found out that their dogs are rescues! My kind of people!

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Wedding Ring Found Near Milton / Colchester VT

  • from Burlington (Vermont, United States)

Last night at about 8:30 I got a call from a guy who lost his wedding ring. His wife found The Ring Finders information online and said to give it a try. He explained that he had stopped on his way home from work to fill his company truck with diesel fuel. While pumping, he took the rubber floor mat out and banged it on the pump guardrail to knock the ice off. In the process, he broke his fingernail off and reflexes from the pain made him shake his hand in the air. He felt the ring come off and heard it it something in the distance. He really couldn’t tell where the sound came from. The wind was blowing hard and it was snowing. He looked around for a mark in the snow where it might have gone in, but no luck. He then shoveled all the snow from around the truck, sifted through it and piled it behind the pumps where it would be safe from snow plows and hopefully it would be there in the Spring.

He told me that his wife was beside herself with sadness and he was very frustrated with a string of bad luck and working long cold days in the extreme cold. I was sitting on the couch, with my fiancee, keeping warm with my pj’s on! I thought about the bad weather and the 50 mile drive to get there, but decided the best chance of him getting it back would be to go right up. If we didn’t search then, the chances were very high that when they snowplowed the lot that night, the ring could be pushed anywhere, and possibly could get destroyed. There was also the very real possibility that someone else might see it after the snow melted and take it home.

I got there around 10, right when the store was closing. The ground was full of huge signals from underground tanks, piping, and rebar in the concrete. It was going to be a tough search. So, he scooped up the snow, that he had shoveled earlier, with a plastic shovel and I scanned each scoop. Found some foil and coins, but no ring. I started scanning the nearby snowbanks, the snow beyond them and then started scanning the parking lot. About 20 feet in front of the opposite side of where the truck had been parked, I got the awesome ring tone!! When I handed it to him he was so relieved and happy. He said “my wife will be so happy”!
I love this hobby!

On my way home, I stopped to help a woman who had gone off the road, and got home well after midnight. Most of us Vermonters will be glad when Summer returns!

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Ring Found and Returned Near Middlebury Vermont

  • from Burlington (Vermont, United States)

Long Lost Husband’s Wedding Band Found and Returned to Widow

I had a great day yesterday and I know a lady who’s as happy as can be!

I got a phone call a few weeks ago from the sweetest sounding lady who was broken hearted by losing her husband about 5 years ago and then losing his wedding band about a year later. She was wearing it on a chain around her neck and had switched to wearing it on her thumb. They had a fantastic marriage for over 50 years and seeing the ring on her thumb every day was comforting for her.

She was embarrassed to tell me that she was quite certain that she had accidentally lost it down the toilet. About 3 or 4 years ago her daughter and son decided to give her a Mother’s Day gift by pumping out the septic tank and searching for the ring. They picked a distant corner of her land and pumped it out there on the field. They searched through the sewage with a metal detector. After having no luck searching there, her daughter, being incredibly brave and giving, climbed down into the septic tank and cleaned it completely out while looking for the ring. It wasn’t there. I was so impressed to hear that and really understood how much that ring meant to her mother. They were all very sad and the mother figured she’d never see it again.

A few years after that, her son saw my ad on Craigslist for The Ring Finders service and suggested she give me a try. I went right down the following weekend and comforted her that we would find it. I searched for many hours that day and didn’t find it. I wondered if there was a sewer trap beneath the concrete basement floor where it could be hiding. Her son didn’t think so. I told her I would come back and try searching all her lawns just in case it could be outside somewhere.
So, yesterday I went back again. It was a beautiful day and her home being so far away in the mountains, was just a great place to visit. She has a very close family and some good friends, including a lifelong pen pal who was visiting all the way from Texas. All made it a very fun and relaxing place to do a ring search.

After a couple hours of searching near her driveway, walkways and lawn, I looked up and saw her clothesline in the distance. I searched the ground where she would’ve walked to it, and then under it. Just then her son returned from a doctors appointment and came walking over to watch and visit. He hadn’t stood there for more than a minute when I got a nice tone on the detector. About an inch down in the dirt under the grass I found a paper thin gold colored ring. I held it up saying “is this it? it’s so thin, but it IS gold!”. Her son took it and said “it’s his ring, you found it!”. I got the rush of good feelings as we headed inside to show it to her. She looked at it with disbelief, very stunned, and then the emotions took over. She nearly fainted, then broke down in tears and gave her son and me some great hugs.

When they got married they had given each other matching wedding bands. He wore his every day for 50 years, while logging, woodworking and restoring old houses and antiques. It was worn so thin it was at the point of breaking any minute. When she put the 2 rings together it was quite a sight. I suggested that a jeweler could put them together and mount them to a nice pendant she could wear on her neck. They’re going to look into that.

After that, her son and I went metal detecting at several old sibling’s cellar holes up on the mountain. We also searched the foundation of an old one room schoolhouse on her land. We found where the teacher had “parked” her horse, there were 3 horseshoes there. I also found a partial antique ring at her great great grandparent’s cellar hole. It was in rough shape, missing the stone, but very ornate and she was glad to get that, too.

What an awesome day!!

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