Smiles are the best things we find! I got a call from a young lady that tells me she lost two rings while on a big water slide that was made for a party with lots of friends. The rings meant a lot to Fran and she thought she’d never see the rings again so she was going to rent a metal detector and went on line and found The Ring Finders Directory.
My wife and I met Fran at 8PM just before it got dark and she showed us the huge hill where they had the slide that weekend. I could see the flatten grass where the slide was placed and this helped with our grid search.
After just minutes of turning on my big flood light we found one ring that was flattened into the ground. After a 14 hour day at work then 2 hours into the search we decided to call it a night. I knew it would take daylight to find the second ring as it was hard to do a grid in the low light we had.
We sent a picture of the ring to Fran and told her we’d go out and search on the weekend for the gold & jade ring. I went out and bought a new metal detector(Whites V3i) and I was excited to give it a go, our son wanted to join the search and Beverley and I were excited to have him as the search area was pretty huge.
I wasn’t feeling all that great when we got there and it was a hot day so I slowly started to set up my new detector and Jamie ask me if he could give it a go, I said sure and his mother let him use the Whites XLT that she was going to use. I just started to grid search when I hear Jamie and Beverley shouting…Found It! Found It! I’m thinking found what? It was almost like Jamie walked right to the ring!
With such a big area to search that day Jamie knocked it out of the park! I was so proud of him and happy to know that I could go home and rest…Like his mother he has the knack of find what people thought was lost forever.
I was at work on a Monday and I received a call from a young lady who ask me if I could find her husbands lost diamond wedding band at Centennial Beach in Tswwassen BC. She told me that the ring could have been lost while he was playing volleyball or out in the ocean while he was swimming.
I met with Sasha that evening and before the park was closed she showed me the area that the ring could be lost in and it was huge! I got permission from the park ranger to stay and search the area for a few hours, Sasha went home and I spent 3 hours searching the dry sand and a little bit of the water. I had no luck the first night but I felt good that it wasn’t in the dry sand and I knew that it would be a long shot that someone already found it in such a huge area when the tide is out.
My wife Beverley came out a week later at low tide to help me grid search the wet sand, she was ready to go out and find the ring and the competition was on! I found a two dollar coin and yelled out that I did! Then a couple of quarters, some dimes and after 1 1/2 hours of a slow grid search I got another signal and found a nickel, and I yelled out to Beverley more change…A second later she yells out…FOUND IT! I’m thinking what? Then she yells out again…FOUND IT! I FOUND THE RING!!! I thought she was joking until i see her dancing in the ankle deep water .
I couldn’t believe it! It only took us 1 1/2 hours in a huge area to find the young man’s ring! This was amazing and Beverley was so happy! It’s a great feeling when you can help someone and this young couple told us that they had given up and were ready to claim it on their insurance.
It was nice to do another hunt with my wife and this was the first time we had ever been to this beach, we met a lady who was metal detecting the beach and we talked for a while, she told us that she was 90 years old! OMG!!! We still have a good 40 years of helping people find what they thought was lost for ever!!!
One other note…We got an email that night and someone had lost his wedding band at the same beach we found this one…Beverley found that one too at midnight!
We received an email at 1o:15 pm from a young man that lost his ring at Centennial Beach, Boundary Bay, Tsawwassen. The strange thing was that we had a search that morning for a man’s lost ring in water. It was a massive area and we found it in a few hours…My wife found it! She was so excited!!! that video will be up as soon as we meet the person who lost the ring and give it back…
So this search Danny told me that he knew the area the ring came off at and my question was did you lose it by a log? Yes he replied, not far from a log. I knew we had to hit the beach ASAP because if we waited till the next day someone could beat us to it…
We met up and discussed the search and set out to the location he lost the ring. I have a big battery powered light that lit the way to the area he lost his ring.
Because Beverley found the last ring at this beach she decided that she’d find this one too. Danny was confident that the ring was lost in a relatively small area so Beverly started her grid search and within 5-10 minutes she found his ring!
Beverley was so happy that Dan got his ring back and this was only the second time we ever hunted this beach! The same day Beverley found a diamond ring(32 diamonds) for a man that lost it a week before we were able to search for it…
I’m so happy that my wife is excited to compete with me…I just hope she lets me find a few!
This was a 911 call at around 5pm when I was still at work, I talked to the young lady and she told me that she had lost a very special ring that was given to her by someone she loves very much! She spent hours searching in the water with googles and the ring as most do just disappeared into the sand below.
I assured her that as soon as I got off work that would be right there to find her ring, she told me that she knew the spot and I was hopeful for a very quick recovery… She waited at the spot for 4 hours until I got off work and arrived at the beach.
It was dark when I arrived, I was sure that it would be a fast recovery as she showed me the area the ring was lost. Well it took 2 hours before the ring showed itself! I could tell that Tina was losing hope and I wanted to get a first time reaction so I told her my batteries were dying and I needed to change them.
As I got out of the water I started my video camera and started to talk to her about the search and about how many pennies I was finding…Then I reached into my scoop and held out her ring!
Her face lit up and the ring that meant the world to her was back where it belonged!
I love my Job!
Lost something? Call me ASAP!
You can watch the video of the search below…Thanks for watching!
Just before I was getting ready to call it a night I received an email that a young lady had lost both her wedding & engagement rings at the dog park at Kits Beach. I emailed the person right away and asked them to call me, minutes later we were discussing the search.
Because the rings were lost at such a high risk area…(beach and by a log) I knew that we’d have to get out ASAP to search for the rings. The young man agreed to meet me at 11:45 pm, we met and he showed me the area he thought the rings would be in…
After a few swings of my metal detector and no rings I began to move to the front of the log where they never searched for the rings and within a minute I found one of the rings…
Minutes after the wedding ring was found I found the engagement ring! Smiles all around! The rings were not where he thought they’d be but its my job to think of why they’re not there and expand my search area. For some reason the rings were deep! After discussing the search he told me that they have a 70 lb. dog that was play right were the rings where found…
An innocent flip of a beach towel catapulted Pamela’s precious ring into the abyss of endless loose sand. Despite her best search efforts, and those of her friends, the ring seemed destined to never to grace her finger again. And its story might well have ended were it not for the phone call Pamela made to a Wisconsin member of The Ring Finders.–Paul Humphreys. After hearing Pamela’s story, Paul arranged to meet her the next afternoon at Bradford Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan near downtown Milwaukee. Pamela pointed out a living-room sized area close to the water’s edge whee she believed the highly sentimental token made its fatal leap. After only 10-minutes of searching with his Whites XLT Metal Detector, the ring’s hiding place was no match for the detector and Paul’s skills. What a joy to present yet another lost ring to its overjoyed owner! And as his practice, 25% of the reward he received, is donated to the Waukesha Memorial Hospital, the medical facility that helped Paul return to his love of metal detecting after battling serious cancer.
To date most of my hunts have included searches for rings and other lost personal items. But the use of a metal detector goes beyond just rings. I initially purchased my Whites Classic ID metal detector 11 years ago to search my property for underground lines and property markers. Since then I have loaned out that detector to search for wiring in new construction, for a friend to look for a pair of glasses lost on a snowy hike and yes for several property marker searches.
Recently I was asked if my detector could locate the lid from a chewing tobacco can. I responded that it would be able to see the metal part of the can and followed up his question with one of my own. Why?
The response got me ready to hunt. He told me a story about his grandparents who hid money in their yard in these containers and who knows what else. In one can there was a reported three thousand dollars. They lived in an area rich with history and many detectors had been by asking for permission to hunt their property. They had always said yes, but restricted them from searching around the house.
This led the person asking me the question to think there may be much more in the ground and he wanted me to do a property search. Currently the ground is nicely frozen, so this will have to wait until spring, and I will report back on what I find.
Another friend spoke with me about searching his late fathers property as they had already found $37,000 in cash in a drawer when they went through his estate. The father had owned a coin op car wash pre–1965 and had told the kids, when I die you can bet I will have several large drums of silver coins in the yard.
So you see besides searching for rings or keys, there are other good uses for a metal detector.
If you have a property that you think holds buried treasure and would like a hunt done, then let me know. If you are in the Washington State area I can help you out and depending on the treasure, I could be willing to travel. I can also set you up with a Ring Finder in your area who I am sure would be more than happy to help you out.
Now if spring could only hurry up so I can get to that estate search and see what treasure is waiting to be found.
The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from New Jersey, John Finnerin is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes & yards, and other outdoor areas…
The Ring Finders Metal Detecting Service has its first member from North London, Everton Burbridge is an experienced treasure hunter that offers his metal detecting service for helping people who have lost their jewelry at the beaches, parks, lakes & yards, and other outdoor areas…