Wedding Ring Found In Vermont Tag | The Ring Finders

Found Wedding Ring Frozen in the Ground

  • from Burlington (Vermont, United States)


Got a call yesterday from a guy who had lost his wedding ring last Summer. He was doing some landscaping around his house, which involved planting a tree, some flowers, moving and replanting sod, followed by spreading mulch. He bought a metal detector, but got discouraged by all the signals in the ground. Months later a coworker told him about The Ring Finders service.

Despite the ground being frozen hard this time of year in Vermont, I decided to give it a try, hoping it wouldn’t be too deep. Also, there is a Winter Storm warning predicting deep snow for tomorrow!

He was away for the day, but he gave me a great sketch of where he had been landscaping. There was a wire fence, aluminum siding on the house and many years of dropped metal things in the ground that made it a real challenge trying to sort out the better signals. I searched for about a half hour and was beginning to think I should wait until Spring when the ground was thawed, when I got a good mid range signal coming from under a rock. I moved the rock and used my pinpointer to narrow down the target area. Slowly and extremely carefully, I chipped away the frozen dirt until the golden rim was exposed. I hammered my trowel into the soil beside it and out it popped. It was still in great shape even after having a rock on top of it!! I waited for him to come home from work and was greeted by a huge happy smile!

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Lost Wedding Ring Found in Montpelier Vermont

  • from Burlington (Vermont, United States)

Last week I got an email from a guy who lost his wedding ring. His dogs go to work with him and around 11:00 each day he takes them for a walk on nearby trails in the woods. While driving home, he noticed his ring was missing from his finger. It had been getting tight on his fourth finger so he was wearing it on his pinky until he could get it resized. He had been wearing it every day for over 20 years, so it was hard to have it missing.
We made arrangements to meet on a day that he was in town, and do the initial search together so he could show me the areas he had been with the dogs. I asked the usual detective questions like did he fall anywhere, or did he throw a stick or ball for them, etc. He did remember one area where he had to hang onto his energetic dogs while a strange dog walked by. So, I suggested we concentrate there first. After a quick search near his office, we went up to that spot. A nice strong signal rang out and I reached down with the pinpointer. There it was, out of sight, pushed down into the soft soil by someone stepping on it. We cleaned it up and it was still in perfect condition. Sure seemed nice to have it back where it belonged, he was very happy and so was I! I love these successful searches!

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I received a very nice thank you letter from him:
“Mike, I cannot tell you how many people have heard this story and were amazed (myself included). You are a good man and are doing a great thing……I will never be able to look at the ring again without thinking of this. Thanks again”

Extremely Sentimental Family Ring Found near Rutland Vermont

  • from Burlington (Vermont, United States)

Got a call from a very distressed and heartbroken woman Thursday night. She explained to me that her elderly mother had passed away about a week earlier, and had asked that her wedding ring, that she had worn daily for a very long marriage, be given to her granddaughter. She had been wearing it while doing gardening and yard work when it came up missing. The ring wasn’t even close to fitting her!! But, I understand why she was wearing it, it was like a part of her mother and she couldn’t let go of it until it was in her daughter’s hands. I felt real bad for her and told her not to worry, we would find it. So, 2 days later I drove to her house, she walked me all around her property to show me the areas where she had been working, and then we began the hunt. She stayed right with me the whole time because she wanted to be able to see it right when it reappeared. After a long while, we got to the last area to be searched, when I got the magic tone! There it was, in perfect condition, just barely hidden in the dirt. Down came the happy tears!!! I felt so glad for her and her daughter, it was like her mother was right there looking down on us!


Commentary from client:
I don’t quite know how to thank Mike. I lost a ring that had belonged to my mother that (passed away) on Mother’s day, (and was supposed to be) passed along to my daughter. There was so much emotion tied up in the this ring with the connection to my lovely mom! I hunted for six hours on my own, digging through the gardens where I had been working, hunting through, bags of grass seed where I had been planting grass, and sifting through dirt I had dug. I rented a metal detector and came up blank. I called Mike and he kindly came as soon as he could. We spent an hour or two retracing steps and I was beginning to give up hope as I thought that I had looked pretty thoroughly….. Then we heard the beeps and Mike pulled this ring out of the dirt – in a place where I had looked three times! I was so happy I cried!!! It feels like a little part of my mom and I am so happy to be able to pass this on to my daughter. Mike is so kind and so helpful…! I am sure that he has many great stories to tell. Wonderful person!!!

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