Phil was gardening in his back yard in Oakland when he felt his ring get pulled off his finger by the chain link fence. Even though the area was small, he couldn’t find the ring anywhere, and he was worried that it might have gotten pulled through the fence to the neighbor’s yard. So he called TheRingFinders.
I arrived on Father’s Day morning. It was clear why Phil couldn’t find the ring: Lots of plants, tight spaces, and lots of loose dirt. I started hunting on my hands and knees with my pinpointer, because there was no room to swing a big detector.
The first metallic target was a large staple that held down an irrigation hose. The second target was buried deep in the dirt and leaves. It took a minute to dig it out, but it turned out to be Phil’s ring. Some recoveries just go fast–this one did because Phil knew the area where he lost the ring.
Everyone went away happy this morning!
We got a call from a wonderful lady that said her husband (a pilot) had lost his ring while working in their front yard. He was standing in a culvert ditch tossing some large rocks from one side of the driveway to the other and felt his ring slid off; he said he heard it “tink” twice but never saw it land. He and his family searched for months looking for the ring without luck. He bought a cheap metal detector himself but without success, his father-in-law came over with another detector but had no luck either. Months past and his wife was playing around on the internet and found “The Ring Finders” website and called us.
We arrived and met with the couple, I truly think the husband felt is was a lost cause. The ring had be lost for over 6 months. With the snowy/wet weather we have had this year he felt it was lost forever.
My wife & I got our Garrett Detectors and went to searching; we checked everywhere the husband said he thought is might be but had no luck. So we went back over to where he stated he had been standing originally when he lost the ring. The ditch was knee deep in leaves, trash, mud and an 18-inch metal pipe that went under their driveway. After scanning over that area many times we decided everything had to come out of the ditch due to way too many hits on trash. So on our hands and knees we began to pull out all the leaves and junk using our Garrett pinpointers to check every handful of trash for the ring. After a short time I saw something shiny and I told my wife “I Got It”. There stuck in the mud, 5-8 inches down in the muck, right where the husband had been standing throwing the rocks was his ring. The “Tinking Sound” he heard must have been the ring hitting the metal culvert not the driveway as he thought. The ring was in great shape.
And for the fun part, we went up to the door and rang the bell, the wife came to the door and she said “No Luck Huh” and we just smiled and I open my hand revealing her husbands “Palladium Wedding Ring”, she said “Oh my gosh, let me go get him” he was thrilled and we had “Another Successful Hunt for the the Dallas Ring Finders”.
God I love this hobby!
Till next time, detectors ON!
Don & Ellen