I received a call from a gentleman (Jim) who had lost his wedding band. He stated that he lost it in his yard on November 9th while moving a brush pile of tree branches that had been accumulating over the years. . It was a 14K white gold band. Jim had looked for his ring, had moved all the brush to a burn pile, checking every branch to make sure the ring was not on a branch. He stated that there was lots of leaves, etc. under the pile and even though he carefully had looked in the leaves, etc. the ring was still eluding him. He looked me up on “The Ring Finders.com” web site hoping that I could find the ring for him and gave me a call. I was out of town on another search, and would not be home for quite some time, but as he explained the area (his yard) to me I stated that there was no chance of someone else finding his ring so we would get in contact when I returned.
I arrived home for the holidays and Jim and I made plans to look for the ring. It had snowed most days since he had lost the ring, but there was a thaw over the last few days so the snow pack was no not as deep. On the assigned day it was turning to snow again. There was about a 3” snow fall during the night and early morning but nothing that would stop the search.
I arrived at Jim’s house, introduced myself and unpacked my detector. Jim escorted me to the area where I set up my detector for the conditions and started the search. It did not take too long before I got that familiar “tone”, and I pulled out my pin pointer. Jim started to pull back the leaves, etc. and we were both surprised how deep the ring had gone down. Jim dug down about 4 inches and there is was. Jim’s jaw dropped and he said “No – No, I don’t believe it. There it is” and he pulled it out of the ground, dirty but back into his hand. I think you can see the thrill, the disbelief, and the happiness on his face in the above picture.
He put the ring on his finger and we walked back to his house to show his wife. Jim’s wife was all smiles, so I have TWO happy customers. I’ve said this before, “Happy wife means happy life”
Jim and myself said our goodbyes, and he gave me a very nice “finders fee”. Thank you very much Jim
This points out something that everyone who losses a valuable should do. If it is lost on public property, (beach, park, sidewalk, etc.), GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE ASAP, as the longer you wait the better chance that someone else finds you valuable. BUT don’t give up on anything lost on private property. .