Saturday night laughs continued well into the night, including the walk home, when Wiley decided to launch his buddy into some dense shrubs. When all the laughter stopped, proving no hard feelings, payback came quicker than anticipated. Wiley’s keys happened to be in his friends hand and now they were gone. When a visual search the following day was unsuccessful Wiley gave me a call about noon but unfortunately I didn’t get the message until dark. With the help of truck lights, phone lights, the Makro Racer Golds small elliptical coil and a Garret Pro-pointer I was able to find the keys buried below 12+ inches of shrub limbs just as the snow was starting to fall.
Thanks for the call Wiley and cheers to many more fun evenings!
Portland & The Columbia River Gorge
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Every ring is precious, Doug & Pegs wedding bands are quite unique. They both lost their spouses, who were also friends, so when Doug & Peg decided to get married they had their spouses rings cut in half and melded together by a jeweler; see the two distinct colors of gold.
Doug explained how he lost his ring most likely while searching for his property corner stakes in some ground cover. He and Peg both looked, then rented a metal detector, which was followed by an internet search and discovery of The Ring Finders. It wasn’t a surprise that he wasn’t able to find it with the rented metal detector because his ring was within inches of nearby rebar. My Makro Gold Racer with elliptical coil was able to separate the two metals enough to investigate and the pro-pointer did the rest.
The Ring Finders has given me an opportunity to meet some great folks and witness, first hand, how special a returned memento is… Smiles, from ear-to-ear! Doug & Peg, thank you for your warmth and the opportunity to make this Valentine’s Day a little more special!
Portland to The Dalles & all areas in between
Nick called and asked if I would search for something other than rings. With the variety of metal detectors I own and my experience I was certain I could help him, “What did you lose?” He explained how a titanium and steel suppressor was shot off the end of his rifle barrel while target shooting 3+ months earlier. Intrigued by something different I asked a few more questions and we met the following day. With the target at 30 yards and he believed he’d seen it tumble through the pasture grass I expected a 10-15 minute search with my CTX 3030 and large 17″ coil. 1.8 hours later, after expanding the search laterally well beyond what we thought was reasonable, there it was, mostly buried; knowing it had to be there pushed me to keep searching regardless of what may be thought reasonable!
Nick mentioned he had borrowed a friends dads metal detector and found out real quick a precision tool generally requires more knowledge than what a couple you-tube videos provided. Experience, persistence, and the right detector/coil combo can make all the difference.
Nick, It was a pleasure chatting with you today. Thanks for the call!
A familiar truck pulled into my driveway and asked if I was free to look for a ring that was lost on a nearby property. Ben hadn’t been married more than a month when he managed to fling his ring off his finger and out the back of the truck while unloading material. Ben, his brother, & cousin looked for a while but the length of the grass and other debris made the success of a visual search nearly impossible. They had a good idea of where it should be, even tossed a nickel to simulate the loss (which I found), but like other ring finds they were a little surprised when my CTX 3030 sounded off where it did. We discussed a lot of theories of how it got there, bottom line, he had it back and was no longer fearing the dog house!
Glad I could help Ben and please pass along to others the good work of The Ring Finders.
My customer was pruning rhododendrons and moving debris when he noticed his wedding band missing. He felt the ring loosen earlier in the cold damp weather but only had a little more to trim so he continued working. He visually searched around the plants, adjoining property high grasses, and the debris bin until nightfall with no luck. That evening he was focused on finding a professional with the correct equipment and experience to help find his wedding ring. His email read “I came across your website and it’s clear you’ve helped many other people with similar situation.” An email exchange and a morning search netted the heavy 14k wedding band that I found in knee high grass; a great way to start October! Thank you for the call.
The Ring Finders Portland & The Gorge
Nina explained how her daughter had lost a special ring from Ellie’s grandmother and asked if I could help. I grabbed a couple detectors and arrived at Draper Girls Orchard about 12 miles South of Hood River. Pictures showed the ring on Ellie’s finger at the washstand after picking fruit so it had to be between there, the goat feeding area and their car. As we walked the area Ellie explained how soapy water and sibling horseplay may have contributed to the ring loss… that’s where I started and within minutes I had the special 18k ring in hand. Nina & Ellie were both overjoyed and surprised I had found it there since all family members had spent a few hours looking. The right tools & experience, like all professional services, makes all the difference!
My wife and I had a great post-find chat with Nina & Ellie whose family was in the Hood River area, from Philadelphia, for the eclipse, kite surfing, and a snow skiing racing camp. Sounds like a great adventure and now it’ll be a little happier! Thank you for the call.
Joey, while visiting Oregon, lost his wedding band at Oneonta Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. I found the ring in about 5′ of water and mailed it back to him in San Francisco. The video describes the event and shows the beautiful gorge & falls.
Thank you for the call Joey and I was very happy to find and return such a special memento!
Dennis lost his gold wedding band after finishing a round of golf. His normal routine was to attach the ring to his watch and place them both in his bag. On the fringe of the 18th green he removed both, needed to move, but didn’t recall the details of the loss just that he was in a few locations around the green when he noticed the ring was gone. He looked for it visually a few times, alerted the clubhouse, and posted a 3-round golf reward. Forward to our meeting 3 weeks later… Dennis described me as his last hope! I brought 2 of 7 detectors I own, chose the one I felt would be best for the task, and a few minutes later I uncovered Dennis’ wedding band entangled in the short grass. Excitement… handshakes, high fives, hugs, laughter and shock… have I mentioned I love providing this service for folks!
If you purposely drop a ring on the fringe of a green, even step on it, it’s right there in plain sight, but it’s odd how they can also disappear – Call a member of The Ring Finders to find that special memento that you think you should see but don’t.
Thank you for the call Dennis and please share your shock and joy with others.
Portland Oregon & The Columbia River Gorge I will travel nearly any distance to recover your special memento!