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Lost Diamond Engagement Ring and Wedding Band After Apple Throw…Found in Annapolis, Maryland

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Pam’s 14 karat white gold 1 carat diamond engagement ring and 14 carat white gold diamond wedding band – both recovered by ring finder Brian Rudolph.

Pam could not be happier as she holds up her two cherished sentimental keepsakes that were successfully recovered by proud member of THE RING FINDERS, Brian Rudolph.

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

I received a call from a woman named Pam who lost both her 14 karat white gold, 1 carat diamond engagement ring and her 14 carat white gold half infinity-style diamond wedding band.

She was driving into her neighborhood when she threw an apple out of her window in order to feed some deer that always hang out on the grass on the opposite side of the road. When Pam released the apple, both of her precious keepsakes went flying off of her finger!

Pam heard a “clink” sound coming from the direction of the pavement on the opposite lane of the street. It appeared that one or both rings had ended up hitting the concrete. The woman panicked and immediately pulled over to the side of the road in order to seek after her “jettisoned” jewelry. With all of Pam’s efforts to try to recover her lost rings out there in the dark, sadly she was unable to find even one of her possessions.

Early the next morning, Pam and her housekeeper returned once more to the search site to see if they could find the two sentimental keepsakes. However, after a very long time of combing over the road, curb and grassy areas (without stepping in the grass in fear that the rings would be pushed down into the ground), the two ladies finally gave up and returned back to Pam’s estate.

Though Pam was extremely disappointed and perplexed at the disappearance of her very special diamond engagement ring and diamond wedding band, she was not about to give up by any means. The young lady went online and looked for a metal detecting service in Annapolis, Maryland. One of my ring finding articles that I published on THE RING FINDERS website popped up on her screen and immediately Pam reached out to me by phone.

Later that morning, I drove out to the search site to meet up with Pam who showed me the “scene of the crime”. The woman was extremely helpful in showing me how she drove by and approximately where she threw the apple. My client even pointed out the apple which had landed up in the grass on the opposite side of the road. This was a very important piece of evidence which would help me narrow the section that I needed to metal detect.

Once I got all of the details, I returned to my car and retrieved all of the necessary metal detecting gear that I would use for the ring search. My biggest concern was that one or both rings ended up being picked up by an oncoming vehicle’s tire sometime during the night or in the early morning hours before Pam and the housekeeper arrived. It’s very easy to miss these little “halos” out on the street or in parking lots. So it was quite possible that Pam just did not see one or both of the rings while she diligently searched that night.

Once I made sure that there were no pieces of jewelry in the road or along the curb, I scanned the grassy areas starting closest to the curb and worked my way down the street. I made several passes (or grid lanes) that were approximately 60 feet in length. Each time that I finished another lane, I moved up the grassy incline another 4 feet and started a new pass.

I encountered quite a few potential signals during my search out there along the road. However, each time that I checked out the curious target at hand, it would end up being either a bottle cap or some small piece of scrap aluminum. I didn’t give up.

At some point, I hit another fantastic target signal that was located 25 feet from where the apple came to rest. I knelt down on the ground and used my pinpointer to identify the exact spot of where the piece of metal was resting. I am excited to share that I did in fact recover the lost diamond engagement ring! It was absolutely exquisite looking! Pam was down the street looking around the curbside areas when I discovered the special keepsake. I continued with hope that I would find the wedding band some place nearby to where I recovered the engagement ring. I so hoped it had made its way to the grass and not picked up by a tire.

I thought, ‘The odds that both rings made it across the road and that at least one bounced and still made it into the grass was very minimal at best to believe’. But I kept my hope alive that perhaps the wedding band traveled farther up the hill. Well, that wish certainly came to fruition because I did in fact get another great signal coming from my detector and it turned out to be Pam’s beautiful half infinity-style diamond wedding band! It was found about 3 feet away from the other ring and farther up the hill! I rejoiced within me knowing that my client would soon be reunited with her irreplaceable jewelry!

Pam could not have been happier to be handed her amazing rings and I thanked the Lord for answering our prayer that we lifted up to God before I began the search! What a wonderful moment that was to preserve more “symbols of love” and to allow for these special stories to continue through Pam’s family line from here on out!

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Family Heirloom Gold Pendant & Chain Lost on Ocean City, Maryland Beach…Found by Metal Detectorist

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Shaundra’s 14 karat yellow and white gold family heirloom pendant and chain previously worn and gifted to her by her grandmother who died one year earlier.

Happiness and relief can be easily seen across Shaundra’s countenance as she excitedly displays her very special family heirloom pendant!

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

I received a distress call from a woman named Shaundra who had lost her yellow and white gold family heirloom pendant and gold chain that had been handed down to her by her grandmother a year earlier. This pendant which had a large letter “E” in the middle of it, was worn by her grandmother up until the time that the woman had passed away. It meant everything to her. The special matriarch of the family wanted her granddaughter to wear it around her neck just as she had for so many years. Therefore, to lose this, there was much guilt and grief going on within Shaundra.

Shaundra realized that the pendant was gone sometime after she arrived back to her hometown several hours away from Ocean City, Maryland where she had been vacationing. It was either lost on the shore somewhere, or possibly out in the water where the woman was cooling off earlier that afternoon.

I was so happy to receive the phone call from my client. I had to drive 3 hours to Ocean City, Maryland to conduct the search, but I was excited nonetheless. When I got there in the middle of the night, I took all of my metal detecting gear out onto the dry sand and laid out my grid lines to start the search. Shaundra had helped me over the phone, earlier that day, with information that would help me strategize a particular area on the beach where I would first start my hunt.

I am happy to share that I successfully recovered the exquisite yellow and white gold family heirloom pendant attached to its yellow gold chain in the dry sand! I never had to go into the water to start looking for it because my metal detector located the jewel between two of the grid lines that I had laid down out on the sandy beach shore.

Shaundra made the trip out to the beach in the middle of the night just to assist with the search in case I had problems identifying some of the landmarks that she had given me earlier on. So, when she arrived, Shaundra had no idea that I had already recovered her most priceless material possession! My client was beyond emotionally moved by the news that I shared with her that I had found her grandmother’s special pendant that had been buried inches below the sand!

I love what I do to help people find their sentimental keepsakes! With the case of Shaundra, she will always be indebted to THE RING FINDERS for providing such a wonderful directory of metal detectorists around the world to help people just like her help recover their most priceless possessions like Shaundra’s pendant and chain!

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HE WILL RETURN TO YOU WHAT HAS BEEN LOST!

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Metal Detecting Lost Handmade Ring in Chesapeake Bay…Found by Brian Rudolph Near California, Maryland

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Ana’s very special handmade sheet metal ring crafted in a Boston, Massachusetts’ summer workshop camp when she was sixteen years old.

Ana so happily displaying her very sentimental ring (with Poss and Ana’s father David celebrating along side Ana) that metal detectorist, Brian Rudolph successfully recovered from the Chesapeake Bay after 2 days of searching.

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

I received a call from a gentleman named David who found my contact information on the wonderful international directory of metal detectorists called THE RING FINDERS. He was calling me on behalf of his daughter Ana. She was out swimming with a college friend in Lexington Park, Maryland (near California, Maryland) when her very special ring slipped off of her finger and traveled to the bottom of the Chesapeake Bay. The two of them searched for a very long period of time but their efforts led to no avail.

This ring that Ana was wearing was no ordinary ring. She had made it herself out of sheet metal during a summer camp class program up in Boston, Massachusetts when the young lady was only sixteen years old. This handcrafted piece of jewelry became a part of her everyday life. She not only traveled across country several times with this it, but this very sentimental object was worn all over the world as she visited numerous countries afar. When it was lost in the water, Ana was devastated.

4 days after the loss of the ring, I headed out three hours to that region of the Chesapeake Bay to see if I could recover this very special item for Ana. On Day 1 of the search, Ana and her father stood on the shore and gave me some general directions as to where the young lady thought she lost the ring. It turned out that there were no landmarks for me to line up with and Ana didn’t remember how far out she was in the bay. This made my search attempt extremely difficult. I metal detected for two hours with no success to report back to them as they waited on shore until the sun disappeared below the horizon. We had to eventually call it quits until the next morning.

On Day 2 of the search, I requested that Ana walk out with me into the water and show me the approximate area where she thought she had lost her beloved sheet metal ring. The one thing she did remember is that there was a certain dip in the sand and also there were shells lined up in a certain area. The only problem was that Ana wasn’t sure how much distance she and her friend were from east to west (the area parallel to the shore). I ended up searching approximately 50 yards (150 feet) from left to right and approximately 40 yards (120 feet) away from shore. It was a large area to metal detect!

I set up a very special grid system in order for me to keep track of the areas that I had completed searching in the water, and the sections that I still needed to scan. An hour and a half went by but I never gave up. I knew that the ring was going to give off a unique signal if I came across it. The reason for this is because the ferrous item would probably show a little sign of rust knowing that it had been in the water a few days and the fact that it was not made of aluminum or precious metallic properties.

When I still could not find the sentimental keepsake, I asked Ana if she could bring her college girlfriend (who drove across country with Ana from their California school to Maryland) out to the site so that she could offer her own opinion as to where her friend may have lost the “halo”. Ana’s friend agreed to be picked up and while she drove over to her place, I continued to search for the missing sheet metal made ring.

Shortly after Ana’s friend named Poss had finished showing me the area where she thought the two of them were swimming when the ring slipped off Ana’s finger, I enjoyed the most wonderful moment of surprising the two ladies and Ana’s dad with the news that I had in fact found the missing ring! I had actually recovered it while Ana drove to pick up her friend, but I didn’t reveal the happy update until after I got Poss’s opinion as to where she thought it was lost. This way I could tell them where it was actually discovered out in the bay verses where the two of them thought it may have settled to the bottom. It turned out that the two of them were quite a bit off the mark due to how naturally one’s memory changes as the days go by. When I got a particular signal that showed up on my detector screen as possibly containing a combination of iron and steel, I was quite hopeful that I had finally discovered what I had been looking for for so very long. Indeed, it was the right target! What a feeling of elation that was to be able to recover such an “object of love” out there in that vast body of water!

The three of them were in complete shock! David was truly blown away by the news and Ana displayed such a beautiful expression of emotion as I handed her extremely special hand-crafted piece of jewelry back into her possession! She was so very grateful for my successful efforts and one could tell how Poss was so very happy for her college pal now that this very important keepsake had returned to its rightful owner!

Before we all said our goodbyes, I led us in a moment of giving thanks to the Lord for blessing us with such a successful search and recovery operation! What a memorable day that was for me and even more so for the young lady who cherished that very special handmade keepsake that had been on Ana’s finger since she was just sixteen years old!

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How to Find a Lost Gold Crucifix on Soccer Field…Urbana, Maryland

  • from Washington (District of Columbia, United States)

Alfredo’s 22 Karat gold crucifix that he was given when he was 10 years old (42 years earlier), recovered by detectorist Brian Rudolph.

Alfredo proudly displaying one of his most prized possessions, his yellow gold crucifix, which Brian Rudolph was able to recover from the soccer field where he had lost it almost 2 weeks earlier.

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

I will never forget getting the phone call from Alfredo that one Saturday evening. He was in great distress because he could not find his 22 karat yellow gold crucifix pendant that he lost on a soccer field earlier that day. He tried everything to find it, including using a metal detector and as much help as possible from all of the other soccer players. Unfortunately, all of their efforts led to no avail.

Once Alfredo gave up after his many hours of searching, he went online later in the evening and searched on Google. He typed in the search box: metal finder. THE RING FINDERS website, an international metal detectorist directory, popped up immediately and before long Alfredo and I were talking on the phone. The gentleman made it very clear that I was his last hope and he said to me, “Brian, I need you. I need you to find my cross.” This precious keepsake was very dear to this man. It was a gift from his father when he was around 10 years old and Alfredo had worn it on his chain for over 40 years. This was something that he had to get back.

Next morning, I met my client and his son out at the soccer field located in Urbana, Maryland. Alfredo took me to the approximate location where the soccer ball had hit his chest which supposedly caused his chain to break and as a result, the cross got lost in the grass somewhere. After asking all of the questions needed to start the search, I grabbed my gear and I did a line grid across the field. Unfortunately, after a few hours, I still had not found the special piece of jewelry. I needed to pack my things up to head to another appointment, so I promised Alfredo that I would return the next day. Because it rained, we ended up scheduling the second search attempt for the following day.

On Search Day 2, I continued doing the grid search that I had started two days earlier, but I still could not find the cross anywhere on the field. I metal detected every inch of the grass for that entire half of the soccer turf, and yet I could not find any gold. I managed to search a particular hillside leading down to the field and yet I could not recover the family heirloom. Alfredo had shared with me that he put on his shoes by a set of bleachers and He also helped to move a goal from one side of the hill all the way down to where the team had been playing that past Saturday morning. With that information, I did not leave that evening without finishing most of the portion of the hill where Alfredo had been moving about. It was dark by the time I had to leave and at that point I had reached a total search time of 9 hours (total hours from 2 days earlier and this particular visit). I was pretty exhausted.

Search Day 3. Another two days went by before I could return to the soccer field to continue my search. Alfredo was very grateful that I had not given up after 9 hours of searching. I told him that I don’t give up easily, and that the cross had to be out there somewhere unless somebody had picked it up during his game. I continued my metal detecting task on the hillside. Once I finished that section and I was convinced that the cross had not fallen off in that region, it was time for me to metal detect the grassy parking lot where Alfredo had parked on that day when he lost his crucifix. It took a couple of hours to clear the parking lot area where he walked from his car over to the top of the field and I was confident that I didn’t miss Alfredo’s precious keepsake. I also checked my client’s car as well but there still was nothing to be found. Alfredo introduced me to the owner of the soccer field who also played with my client on the day that the cross went missing and he was convinced that the pendant must not have been lost on the soccer field. By the time I finished doing the parking lot, I told Alfredo and his friend that either the cross came off Alfredo’s neck before he left his house that day, or I must have missed it when metal detecting the field on Search Day 1 and 2. I immediately packed up my gear and headed for the field even though it was dark outside and I only had a little less than a half an hour to see what I could discover. Sadly, I did not come away with the gold piece of jewelry that I was looking for. I would now have to wait another five days before getting my next opportunity to search for the missing cross. I promised Alfredo that one way or another I was going to find his beloved heirloom which his father had given him so many decades earlier. By the time I finished that evening, I had done 13 hours of detecting.

Search Day 4. Five days later, I drove back to the soccer field in the early evening hours to give it my all and to start all over again right where I began over a week earlier. This time, I would change the direction of my search and do a perpendicular grid. I was encouraged by legendary detectorist and THE RING FINDERS’ founder / CEO to search from a different direction just in case the crucifix was lying on an angle, making it difficult for my detector to hit a good signal from the direction I had originally searched from. Stan Ross, another great detectorist and ring finder, felt very convinced that the cross must still be out there and for me to just keep pounding the field just in case I missed it somehow. I greatly appreciated both words of advice from the best ring finders out there!

I kept metal detecting until it started to get dark out once again. I only had one more section left to do and this was after I had cleared a considerable amount of territory already. Just as I finished the second grid line of this very last section that I was searching, I got a very good low tone signal that was in the range of what I was looking for. With my high lumens headlamp on, I knelt down on the ground and pinpointed the section where I was getting that excellent target signal. Moments later, just as I was zeroing in on where the target was, my eyes locked in on a shiny yellow colored stick that was impressed into the mud. The object was resting on a slight angle. It sure looked like gold to me! As my fingers began to pick it up, I saw a cross member section of the metal piece and instantly I knew I had found Alfredo’s very special gold cross! I almost couldn’t believe it! It had been 16 hours since I had begun the search the week earlier and I had finally discovered it almost at the point of exhausting every search section!

I couldn’t have been happier for my client! Minutes later, I would surprise the gentleman who was almost ready to give up trying to find the lost crucifix. He had only agreed to return to the soccer field because I insisted to start over again. Alfredo was beyond grateful for what I was able to finally recover from the field and he was so appreciative of the fact that I never gave up and that I constantly gave him more and more hope that we would somehow find the cross in the end. Once my client dried off most of his tears that had rolled down his face, he Facetimed his father and shared the wonderful news about that special piece of jewelry that his father had given him 42 years earlier! The elderly gentleman was extremely happy for his son’s excitement and relief!

That night, Alfredo and I drove to a restaurant and the two of us celebrated the return of one of his most priceless possessions that he had ever owned! We made several drink toasts. One, to finding the lost crucifix pendant, two, to not giving up, and three, to our new friendship that we forged together through those 16 hours of searching with the determination to never stop until we found what we were desperately looking forward. I’ll never forget that search project, nor the kindness and patience of my client, Alfredo.

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