While at home for the weekend and looking for something to do with my wife,I received a call from a woman asking for my help finding her husbands wedding ring? She explained that earlier in the week they had gone to a local farm field to have family pictures taken among the sunflowers in the field. Unfortunately while picking their child up during different shots her husbands wedding ring had fallen off. The good thing is they had the pictures of his ring on and then showing it off so they knew it was there somewhere in the field.
So I asked my wife if she would like to come along to the sunflower field which was only a few miles from our home for the recovery? Of course she was looking to get out and that sounded great so we were on our way! Before you knew it we were there and met up with the woman and her daughter who had secured permission with the owners to search the area. Walking out to the area I was not feeling too good about it as it was thick tall sunflowers,very hot and buggy. Fortunately from the photos she knew the area they were in and some of the growth was knocked down and picked there. The woman began talking and I began my search it wasn’t long before I got a nice gold signal from my White’s V3i metal detector and as I moved some weeds I could see the ring!
Another successful recovery! Another happy customer!
While at work in Jersey City I received a call from a woman not too far away over in Westfield asking if I could possibly help find her husbands wedding ring that he had lost the previous weekend in her parents backyard while attending a party? Well since Westfield as basically on my way home down the turnpike I told her I could stop by later today after work. Arriving at the property and getting information as to where he thought it could been lost in the faily large yard I began my grid pattern search with my White’s V3i metal detector. Unfortunately the yard had numerous buried metal drainage grates and pipes which could easily mask the gold ring if I did swing the searchcoil over it. Fortunately I had decided to use a small coil which enabled me to still work the area by required careful listening for that one difference in signals from the detector. After about 45 minutes I heard what I was waiting for and as I looked down I could see the ring in the grass just waiting for me!
I left the ring there and called her out to show me the area again and asked if maybe right there was the area pointing to the ring in the grass. She began laughing with amazement and couldn’t wait to call her husband with the good news at work.Another happy customer!
I received a call from a woman asking if I could locate her husbands wedding band that they believe was lost in their backyard while doing yard work this weekend.
As I just finished up a successful lost ring recovery earlier this morning I decided to see if I could make it 2 for 2 and headed out to her home. Arriving at the house I was greeted by the wife who then took to the small backyard but there were not only many small garden beds but piles of weeds,grass some of which was already bagged so this was going to be another challenge today. I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector and small searchcoil.
After searching all of the garden beds and lawn area I still had no ring so even though I felt kind of bad dumping out the bags of grass they had it was the only place left I felt the ring could be if in fact it was lost there at all? Dumping 3 out of 5 bags and still no ring I dumped the 4th,spread out the contents and waved my searchcoil across the debris “Bam!” a load response came from the detector. I got started running my fingers through the grass clippings and out popped the gold ring! I called her over and just when she was ready to give up I held the ring up and brought a smile to her face. Another successful recovery,another happy customer!
I received a call this morning from a very upset young woman explaining that she had lost her grandmothers ring this weekend while celebrating her own wedding. The good thing is she has an idea where she lost but the bad thing is the it was off the side of a small bridge crossing a pond. She went on to explain that her and her new husband were shaking a bottle of champagne while holding it over the side of the bridge and then suddenly realized her grandmothers diamond ring she was wearing was gone! Although this was not her new wedding ring which she was wearing on her other hand it meant the world to her just the same.
Although I had an appointment look for another ring today I agreed to meet her first in the morning since it was so close to my house. After packing my water detecting gear and White’s MX Sport metal detector I arrived at the little bridge at the park to be greeted by the newly couple. Going over a basic reenactment of the event I got on my waders,fired up my detector and entered the knee to waist deep water which was not only quite rocky on the sides but also had lots of leaves on the bottom giving the ring lots of places to hide. After numerous trash targets and a few coins things were not looking to good but I decided to look a little closer to the bridge even though they were both sure they saw it land in the water further away. A couple signals later I got the nice low tone signal from my metal detector and eased my scoop into the mucky leaves and carefully scooped and dumped the contents onto the bank of the pond. Moving the black leaves suddenly there was a shiny burst of gold,it was the ring! The couple shouted out in amazement”You got it!” I was equally surprised as this was not an easy find but there it was finally. Another incredible recovery and happy customer!
I received a call from a woman asking if I could help find her husbands wedding ring in their garden? He had been working in the yard for the past few days and noticed that his gold wedding ring of 58 years was no longer on his finger and he was pretty upset about the loss. I drove up the following day meeting the couple on their lawn and we walked around to the backyard where there were multiple boxed in 10 x 20 gardens and large compost pile behind the garage. Although it was a nice backyard I felt it wasn’t going to be an easy hunt with all the growth and area size.I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector with a small 4 x 6″ search coil to get in between the flowers and plants. He felt the most likely area was the compost pile so that’s where I started but after a half hours search I had no luck? Next we moved onto the garden boxes one at a time and still no luck. Finally I started searching the paths between the boxes and leading to the compost pile when I got a good hit from my detector. Looking down I brushed some weeds aside and there was is ring! It took a while and I could tell they were losing hope but when I said I found it,the smiles came right to there faces! Another happy customer! Another great day! Recovery #118
I received a call from a from a guy who while playing volleyball had lost his wedding ring and was hoping that I could find it as he had just gotten married last November and was pretty upset having to tell his wife he had lost his ring. He told me that as he jumped up and hit the ball that his friend had seen something fly out of his hand. Immediately he looked at his hand and realized that it was his ring. The good thing was that he knew the general direction that the ring had gone. He showed me the area on the side of the net where he was and was confident that it landed on that same side. After searching the area and still no ring I started wondering onto the other side and said he really doesn’t think it went that far but I continued to search there based on my own experience with recoveries. After about 10 more minutes I got a nice signal from my Whites V3i metal detector,looked down in the grass and there was the ring slightly hidden in the grass. I reached down and held it up in the air and said there it is! He was amazed that it had traveled so far and very happy to have it back on his hand before his wife found out Lol! Another happy customer! Another great day!
I received a call from a woman who had contacted the Avalon Police department in hopes they could help her to locate her lost diamond and gold earring she had lost on the beach entrance way the night before. They passed on my information to her as I had done many successful recoveries on the beaches over the years. We agreed that we would meet the following morning at the entrance. On site she explained how she had lost it while taking pictures with girlfriends and was sure the earring was in a small area of the sand. I decided to use my White’s V3i metal detector with a small coil for the job as it is very sensitive to smaller items like earrings. I was able to use her matching earring to compare the audio/visual signal on my detector and after a couple of minutes of searching I found the missing earring in the sand. The beautiful earrings were once again a set and a very happy customer was able to enjoy the rest of her vacation with friends.
I received a call from guy who had lost his wedding ring on the beach after he had put the ring in his hat for safe keeping while swimming but forgot about it as he went to put the hat back on. Although he realized his mistake immediately the ring disappeared into the sand. Doing a quick search on the internet got him my information and I arrived at the beach about an hour later. Still having his beach chair in the same location he move it and I began my search. After a quick minute my detector rang out and the ring was in my scoop! A very relieved couple were able to go back enjoying their vacation with the family!
I received a call from a guy who had lost his gold wedding ring of 44 years of marriage on the beach during his morning swim. he stated that he had taken the ring off and put it in his hat on his T shirt on the beach while swimming. After swimming he picked up the shirt and hat but forgot about the ring inside and it disappeared into the sand. Fortunately his daughter did a quick internet search and also checked with the beach patrol and came up with my information. A couple hours later I was greeted by his wife at the beach house and we walked up to the beach location. By now the beach was busy and I asked for the client to remove their chairs and towels from the area to begin my search. After about 10 minutes my metal detector sounded off and the ring was in my scoop! An immediate applause was given by the onlooking beach crowd and the very happy couple of 44 years marriage. Another happy customer!
I received a call from a woman on July 5th asking for my help to recover a set keys that she had lost on the beach the night before during the fireworks. She had a good idea as to where they were lost and although she had tried finding them the next morning in the sand it was a lost cause. I agreed to come take a look with her and after just a few minutes of search with my Whites metal detector I located the keys. She was amazed at how quick I found them and very happy to have them back. Another happy customer! Recovery #112