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!
I got a call from Ian asking if I could look for his fiancee’s engagement ring. He had heard about the success of The Ring Finders and immediately found my information. They had torn the house apart so they figured it had to be in the yard. The next morning I arrived at their home, met with Ian & Callie and looked at a picture of the beautiful Ruby & Diamond ring. Callie remembers walking to the chicken coop and later taking their dog out so we walked those areas and talked about her activities that day. A couple hours later, after using 2 different detectors and expanding my search to the side and front yard, I came up empty. 100% confident the ring was not in their grass or surrounding plants I ended the search and suggested they check sink p-traps and go through each article one-by-one, room-by-room, as I was sure they would find it. They were a little disappointed but both deeply appreciative and stated by eliminating the yard I rekindled their focus to further search the house. About 40 hours later I got a call from Ian saying they had found the ring… what a great ending!
I believe my expertise and effort, regardless of outcome, gives the owner the best chance of finding their treasured item and some piece of mind knowing they used the best resources possible… in this case my search refocused their efforts to the house and it was a huge win!
Thank you Ian and Callie for the call and I wish you the very best!
The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service can locate your lost engagement ring, wedding ring,
favorite piece of jewelry, family heirloom, or other important personal item.
I can search virtually any location. Some of the most common are parks, beaches, creeks, yards, gardens, and even underwater.
If you lost your RING or other precious item “Don’t Wait-Call Now!” 509-365-8010