Joseph was working at a clients house when he placed his cobalt/meteorite ring into his pocket as he was going to be working with some harsh chemicals that may cause damage to his ring. During the day he went outdoors to get a bucket of water from the hose bib, he also drove to the local Home Depot to get some supplies. Later that day he noticed his ring was gone so he returned to the house and searched it with no success. After a couple of days Joseph found my profile on TheRingFinders.com and contacted me. We setup a date for me to come and search for his ring at the house where his ring went missing.
Upon my arrival Joseph told me the story of the rings disappearance. We talked with a neighbor in case the ring fell on to the street in front of their house. They had not found a ring so that option was off the table. We then visited the yard and he showed me around the areas of the yard that he had been in. Before I grabbed my detectors I decided to look in Joseph’s truck even though he told me that he had searched it pretty thoroughly already. We both searched under the drivers seat with our cell phone flashlights. I then started reaching behind the plastic covers on the seat anchor brackets, the only way to search them as you can not see the brackets due to the covers. It was there that my fingers felt a familiar shape, the ring. Joseph was more than a little surprised that the ring was there and he was also very thankful to get his prized wedding band back.
Ring recovered 6-5-2019
Got a call from a friend asking if I wanted to help him find a ring in waist deep water. I said sure ill meet you there. we got to the location and started swinging after about 45 minutes I decided to move more off to the side the first target I got was the ring. My friend gave me the gentleman’s phone number so I called him stating that I found hit and made arrangements to meet the next day.He told me he wasn’t going to tell his girlfriend that I found it just that she had to meet a friend of his fathers. He also told me that the ring was given to her by an aunt that had passed about 11 years earlier. The next day I met up with him and introduced myself and asked her if she was having a good vacation she responded with yes, I said even though you lost this and held my hand out with the ring in it. I could see her eyes watering up a little with sheer excitement.
An email came in earlier in the week describing the “chain of events”: Howard and his son were doing some work last weekend along the fence of his property; pulling old fence posts using Howard’s tractor and his 12′ long chain. After the work was complete, they threw the chain in the bucket of the tractor and Howard’s son headed for the garage. Along the way, his son decided to level off an area of dirt, leaves, and compost… once back at the garage – no chain anymore. Howard was pretty sure the chain was in a 25 sq ft area of a freshly leveled dirt mix, but had no idea how deep it could be. They searched for the chain, even used an old metal detector they had on hand, but could not locate it anywhere. So Howard emailed me through the RingFinders and we settled on a time to link up – Friday around 5pm. Once on site, Howard showed me the area, I got my machine ready for the search and off I went… 6 swings in and I heard the unmistakable tone through the headset… Howard’s chain has been found.
Received call to go to a volleyball court to locate a mens wedding band. Married for only 3 weeks. While playing his ring came off. Used my XP Deus and located ring in about 1 minute.
In Chicago I was contacted to search for a ring that was lost when she was throwing stones at amorous opossums in the back yard. It was a collapsible 18K ring with diamonds. Less than 30 minutes and I found it. I was using my XP Deus and was surprised to see that it rang up at 78 using 18 kHz. It seems that 18K can come in very high.
Got a call this morning around 9AM…
Martin, the caller, is on a family trip from the Philippines, he is visiting and staying with extended family in Oakton, Virginia. As the story goes, after a family get-together yesterday, his family gathered in the back yard in front of the pond for a family photo. Martin had removed his wedding ring and placed it in his pocket just before the photo. Just after the pictured was taken, Martin pulled a Kleenex out of his pocket to hand to his wife… later he realized his ring was no longer in his pocket and must have flung out when removing the Kleenex. He and his family searched the grounds thoroughly, but could not find the ring.
Today was his last full day in the area, he begins his journey back to the Philippines tomorrow morning and could not stand the thought of leaving his wedding ring behind. He did a quick internet search and The RingFinders pointed him to me. I got the address (my gear always at the ready) and made my way to Martin.
I arrived and was introduced to the wonderful family. I had Martin show me the area where they had gathered for the photo, and I gridded off a search area. Within an hour my machine revealed the rings grassy hiding spot… I motioned to Martin that his ring is found and snapped a photo for the book of smiles as he placed the ring back on his finger.
Monday, the 20th around 4PM I got a call from a lady stating that her husband has lost his wedding ring and wanted to know if I could help. She explained the situation: Her and her husband, Josh, had been clearing a wooded area behind their house. Fearing he may lose his ring, Josh removed it and placed it in his pants pocket. After the days work was complete, Josh made his way to the laundry room to rid his dirty cloths… that’s when he realized that his wedding ring was no longer in his pocket. Both searched as best they could and then attempted to borrow a metal detector from a family member; but the family member had heard of The RingFinders and suggested they contact a local finder – ME! We agreed upon a meeting time – the next day at 5PM.
I arrived at exactly 5PM and met Josh, he retold the story and took me to the area where he spent the day before clearing brush. The area was covered with about 8″ high ivy – prime hiding spot for a wedding ring. I marked off a search area and began my search… an hour later, I called Josh over to get his ring.
So glad to see a ring back on it owners finger.
My Son… not Josh who chose not to be photoed up close
Mike R. was sledding with his youngsters and after all the fun was over he looked down and his wedding ring was gone. After renting a metal detector and searching the front yard of his house for a couple days Mike decided to call theringfinders.com. He had found the site when Goggling “Rent a metal detector” I was on my to do a little water hunting when I got his call this last Tuesday. Good news was I had all my equipment and was obviously in the mood for some metal detecting, so I made a U turn on 93 and scooted up to Manchester in about 30 minutes.
Mike’s yard had 100’s of targets, so I can understand his failure to find the ring on his own. It’s hard enough to use some metal detectors even when there are few targets much less many. I hunted for about an hour and even left the front yard to check all other possibilities, but came up empty handed. So after talking to Mike again I started the labored task of removing every target I came across. Fortunately for me about the 20th target turned out to be the ring. You see the yard was mostly bare dirt and it was hard to believe that a ring could hide in plain sight, but it had. One little piece of debris was sitting on top of the ring. So when I bent down to to flick the dirt up where the tone was I had this shinny ring staring me in the face. I kind of chuckled because here I was the pro trampling all over the top of this guys ring. Not actually stepping on it, but definitely under foot.
Here is a picture of Mike after getting his ring back.
So July is off to a good start. Around 8pm on July 2, I got a phone call from Lisa; there was a ring lost in her front yard and she needed help finding it. It all started several hours earlier when a young couple had a flat tire on the road just adjacent to her yard. During the course of changing the flat, the couple’s engagement ring became lost. Lisa and her husband helped the couple search for hours for the ring with no luck, the engaged couple went home for the night and Lisa searched the Internet for ring-finding help, where, thanks to The Ring Finders, she found me. My gear was already loaded, so off I went. I was able to get an hour of searching in that night in the area where the couple remembered losing the ring… nothing. I returned to the scene on July 3 around 12:30. I staked out that area for a daytime search and cleared some of the thicker vegetated areas with my Garrett. I was joined by the couple around 1:30 and after a few questions, we did some recreation with a “toss” ring that I had in my kit… this gave us a better target area slightly different from the original search area. The engagement ring was back on the happy fiancee’s finger 30 minutes later.
Wonderful people all around. Thanks to Lisa and her husband for kindly helping out two (at the time) strangers. And I want to wish the happy couple many joyful years together
The Happy Couple with their ring…
…back where it belongs!