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Lost Gold Locket in Grandview Heights, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received a call about her lost daughter’s locket. The necklace was found but the locket was lost somewhere throughout the yard during an Easter egg hunt. After performing a search through the yard the locket was found, she was very happy to have the locket returned. It is a special locket since her daughter only wears the locket during Christmas and Easter time.

Lost Gold Locket in Grandview Heights, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Locket in Grandview Heights, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Locket in Grandview Heights, OH. “FOUND”

Jon Baughman

Jon Baughman

Diamond and Gold Ring Returned TRF Celina, Ohio

  • from Celina (Ohio, United States)

This time of year in Ohio as the seasons change and the leaves start to turn, people are doing last minute tree trimming, yard work and clearing of brush. Sometimes with the cooler temperatures the rings fit a little looser.

 
This was the case with a gentleman from Allen County. He contacted me Saturday night (10/17/20) to tell me that while he was cutting some limbs out of some pine trees and pulling saplings the night before,he and a friend were feeling rushed as darkness approached. Apparently with the cooler temperatures his ring had slipped off. They looked for it for a short time and the gentleman returned the next day with two friends to continue the search. By that point the yard had been mowed and even with the freshly cut grass they could not find the ring .  after dropping another ring in the grass to see if he could find that ring he noticed how quickly it was covered. He quickly picked the second ring back up but this also concerned him. If the grass is hiding the ring how do I find it?  He and his friends checked the limbs that they had cut out of the pine tree as well as the brush they had picked up before cutting it down into smaller pieces and putting it in a dumpster. They then headed back to the respective homes while the gentleman reviewed his possible options.  Do I give up on the ring?… Do I try to purchase a metal detector and see if I can find it myself?  He started to check Google and that’s when he ran across me on TheRingfinders.com which is also about the same time his friend contacted him with the same information. He grabbed his phone and gave me a call to see if I could possibly help him with his dilemma.

Hunting was tough in the area but we still got it done.

When I answered the phone he had explained to me what the situation was, what had happened and what he had lost. Normally, he removes his rings when he does this sort of work but he did not on this occasion and was not very happy with himself that such a thing had been allowed to happen. He mentioned that he was a big believer in karma and thought that since he as well as his friend had found my information at basically the same time that it was karma telling him to give me a try.
 
After many questions for him about the area it was lost in, the conditions it was lost under, what the ring looked like including the composition of the Ring and any other identifying marks I told him I thought I could help. He was of course very happy to hear this. He was very accommodating to make his schedule meet up with mine and we made plans to meet up the next afternoon at a restaurant in his area to follow him to the location where the ring had been lost.
 
My wife and I made the trip the next afternoon to meet up with the gentleman who was an absolute pleasure to meet. He had been very thoughtful in writing down directions to the location even though we were going to follow him just in case we got lost. He had even called me when we were on our way to let us know it was raining in the area we were traveling to period he was concerned that that may affect my equipment and if we needed to we could back it up an hour or so for the rain to pass. I had told him we were on the road and would see him soon. The rain was no worry since I was bringing a waterproof machine.

Hunting was tough in the area but we still got it done.

After meeting at the restaurant and following him to the location where the ring was lost I had him explain the conditions again in which the ring was lost under and show me the area that he believed it to be in.  As I grabbed my detector I dumped my pouch into a bucket to show him there was nothing in the pouch. I have recently begun doing this as much for my protection as the person I am searching for their lost item. After showing the pouch was empty I told him that once I was done I would again empty the pouch so that he could see anything that was in it.
Turning on the detector I headed for the trees. I felt I should clear that area first and then start covering the grass between the trees and the pavement where they had been working. Just a few short feet into the trees the brush became fairly thick. I explained to him I was going to remove any surface signals that may mask the item. Next thing you know the brush is thick enough I am on my hands and knees and a detector is almost useless at this point. I’m crawling around on twigs, pine needles and pine cones picking up surface trash and other metal targets on the surface with a pin pointer to clear the area. I found many trash targets as well as some glass bottles. I also found a Lincoln penny while crawling around on the ground . Then I got a signal and brushed the pine cones out of the way and saw the bottom of a gold band. I knew right away this must be the ring . As I rolled it over in my hand to see the stone there was no doubt it was the item I was looking for. The item I had been looking for was a gold band with a 1.25 to 1.5 carat diamond.
 
After about 30 minutes, my pouch was full. I started out of the trees to try and get rid of some of the trash. I handed him two bottles that he promptly took over to the dumpster to dispose of while I started dumping my pouch into the bucket. Showing him all the trash that had been found he walked over to his truck to get a trash bag to put it in to properly dispose of it. When he returned from his truck I held out my hand to show him the Lincoln penny that I had found in the trees. He glanced at it and said that it was just a penny and I could keep it if I wanted. I told him I had ran across the penny and stuck it in my pocket because that’s not what I was there to find. I was there to find a ring
  He agreed that yes, he was hoping I could return his ring to him. I sat the penny down on the back of the truck and as he started to pick up the trash again, I mentioned to him that I had also found this laying on the ground in the trees and held out my hand to present him with his lost ring. He was both very surprised and very happy! He then asked me if he could possibly have the penny that I had showed him due to the fact that it could be a Good luck Penny, since I found his ring right after that . I of course promptly complied and told him with a smile yes! You can have the penny as well.
I asked him to tell me a bit about the ring, if he would. He mentioned that he had bought the diamond around 40 years ago and shortly after that bought the setting and band for it. He had managed to keep it all these years until that cool October Friday night and less than 48 hours after being lost we were able to return it promptly back to its rightful owner.
I can understand why he was hoping to get his ring returned. It is definitely a very nice looking ring and one to be proud of for a return . As a side note, due to the situation that we are in currently with Covid-19 even though the picture does not show it due to the masks we were both smiling and very happy in this picture. I was happy to be a part of this great return and the gentleman was certainly very thankful and happy to have his ring back in such a short amount of time.

A happy return. (10/18/20)

Covid-19 couldn’t kill this great return!  Good people do good things to help others… Karma does shine through!
After getting some photos we said our goodbyes and wished each other the best. Once I got home I received this message from him.

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Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received a call that she had lost her engagement ring while doing her normal daily activities around the house. From watering the flowers around the yard, pulling weeds, walking to the neighbors and getting in and out of the car. After searching the yard, there the ring appeared in the grass. She was very happy to have the ring returned to her to enjoy the many years to come.

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Columbus, OH. “FOUND”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Man’s Platinum Wedding Ring in Mansfield, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received an email about a man’s platinum wedding ring lost somewhere around the house after throwing a football with his nephew. He noticed the ring missing right after getting done throwing the football for some time and have been searching everywhere possible since then. I started my search by looking through the landscaping and grass with no luck. Then expanding the search to  around the other side of the cul-de-sac. With each good hit I got, there was a shiny glimmer from the water droplets in the grass from the sun, but no ring. Another hit and shiny glimmer, as pulling back the grass, the ring appeared. They were over excited with joy to have the ring returned to them. I prayed with and blessed this lovey couple.

Lost Man’s Platinum Wedding Ring in Mansfield, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s Platinum Wedding Ring in Mansfield, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s Platinum Wedding Ring in Mansfield, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received an email about a man’s white gold wedding ring lost somewhere around the house. He was doing some basic yard work to include added dirt, mulch and moving some rocks. He was working in the front yard as well in the back yard. I started my search in the front yard searching through the flower bed. Then to the path taken around the house to the back yard, still no ring. Then continue to the back yard with search through the grass and dirt pile. As we were discussing which area to search next, then I got a good hit. By using my pro pointer to move the mulch and soil, the ring pop right out. He was very happy to have the ring returned to him.

 

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s White Gold Wedding Ring in Galloway, OH. “FOUND”

 

 

 

5 minute hunt… 14k white gold wedding band lost, found, and returned! TRF Celina, Ohio

  • from Celina (Ohio, United States)

I received a call Wednesday (6/20/18) from Tim. While doing some yard work and planting some bushes at his home in Botkins Ohio the previous Friday he had realized that he had lost his wedding ring.

His 14k white gold wedding band had been a replacement for a wedding ring that he had lost a few years before. It had always fit a little loose and after planting the first bush he noticed it lying on the ground. He quickly picked it up and placed it back on his finger while thinking to himself that he really needed to get something done about the loose fit to avoid losing it. Minutes later after finishing his yard work he realized he had lost the ring yet again before he made it into the house. He related his story to me telling me that he was fairly confident that he knew a general area where it may have been lost. He was reviewing his options on what he should do. Should I buy a metal detector and try to locate it? Should I try to order a new ring? (Kind of pricey to keep doing that.)

After a few questions I told him that I was fairly confident that it could successfully be recovered and most likely in a very short amount of time. It had to most likely be in the area he thought and right on top of the ground. We made plans to get together Saturday (6/23/18).

Since the area was small and the target should be right on the surface of the ground I thought it might be fun to bring along a second metal detector so that he could try his hand at it as well. I set the detector up for him and after taking a few minutes to show him what a white gold ring would ring up like on the machine and explaining that it should be right on the surface of the ground we were off and looking for his missing ring.

Imagine the surprise when 5 minutes or so later I came back to where he was searching and asked his wife if she could take a picture for me. She kindly replied that she could take a picture for me and then I turned to Tim and asked him if a picture of this would be good.

I gladly held my hand out and handed him back his lost wedding ring!

5-minute hunt… 14k white gold wedding band recovered and returned…. Happy to see the ring returned and another happy ending! So glad to be a part of it!

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received a call about a lost rose gold diamond women ring which was lost after being thrown from the front porch of the house. The ring was lost somewhere from the front porch, in the front yard, on the road or in neighbor field and driveway. I first performed my search in the field then to the neighbor driveway, around the wood fence and metal electric poles. After after no luck there, then I searched the area between the road and where I started my search in the field. After a couple of swings later, there was the ring hiding in the grass. He was very happy to have the ring return to him (not picture). See the picture of myself holding the ring.

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Gold Diamond Woman’s Ring in Newark, OH. “FOUND”

 

Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring in Worthington, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received a call about a mans lost gold wedding in the front yard area. They searched for the ring with no results. I started my search through the front yard and found the ring hidden in the grass. He was very happy to have his ring returned back to him.

Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring in Worthington, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring in Worthington, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring in Worthington, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring in Worthington, OH. “FOUND”

Lost Man’s Wedding Ring in Delaware, OH. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received a call about a lost man’s tungsten wedding band. We had a couple of inches of snow on the ground. As he was cleaning off the car; he got some snow on his hand. He flick his hand to remove the snow but also removed his wedding band. His wedding ring flew into the snow. His searched but could not see any ring.

I started to search of the area with taking my first and second pass with no luck. As I started my third pass of the search area I got the tone that I needed. There was the ring hiding under a couple blades of grass. He was very happy to have the ring return back to him.

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Lost Man’s Wedding Ring in Delaware, OH. “FOUND”

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Lost Man’s Wedding Ring in Delaware, OH. “FOUND”

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Lost Man’s Wedding Ring in Delaware, OH. “FOUND”

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Lost Man’s Wedding Ring in Delaware, OH. “FOUND”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring in Granville Ohio. “FOUND”

  • from Newark (Ohio, United States)
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I received a call about a lost Gold Wedding Ring. He was at a park with more than 50 other people. The ring fell off in the grass after using the restroom and applying hand sanitizer to his hands and rubbing it in. About a dozen people were on their knees looking through the grass to help find the lost gold wedding ring, but with no luck. I searched the area and there was the ring tuck down deep into the grass. The ring has a lot of sentimental value since he been wearing the ring for over forty years now. He was very happy to have the ring return back to him.

 

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Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring Lost in Granville Ohio. “FOUND”

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Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring Lost in Granville Ohio. “FOUND”

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Lost Man’s Gold Wedding Ring Lost in Granville Ohio. “FOUND”