I received a call from friend that I metal detect with regularly asking for some help recovering a woman’s wedding ring. A US Air Force friend of his and his wife were at a local park taking photos in the fall leaves with their baby and whiles tossing some leaves into the air her wedding ring flew off! Although they knew the ring was within a general area it was impossible to locate by eye among the leaves and grass. The following day (Veterans Day) we arrived at the park with our White’s V3i metal detectors and marked out an area where we believed the ring would be laying. After just a few minutes of searching I received a nice solid signal and as I brushed the leaves away I could see the ring laying on the ground! I casually said to Frank “That was easy enough” and he responded you got it already? Yep! He was excited to call his buddy with the great news and I was happy to have been able to help these respected military veterans out. Another great day and recovery. Recovery#106
I received a call from John asking for my help recovering his wedding band he had lost the day before while on the beach. I had recovered a friend of his wedding band a few years back that was lost in the ocean in Long beach Island,NJ so he figured he’d give me a try? I arrived at the location where we had made arrangements at the private beach club to search the area where the ring was lost. I marked off the area and began my grid search waiting for John to arrive. After a few minutes of digging coins & trash John arrived and confirmed that I was in the right area but could probably shrink it down some more then what I had marked out. I told him I like to think outside the box and decided to just keep the search area the size I had chose since he told me that he moved his beach chair a few times throughout the day. About 20 minutes later there was his ring in my scoop! I called out to John and held his ring up! He was just amazed that i had found it and that was found just outside the area where he thought it was lost in so was glad I chose to go bigger. He was very excited and grateful for my service and looked forward to telling his wife the great news! Another great day of the beach! Recovery #102
I received a call from a family asking for my help? They had suffered a terrible house fire Christmas weekend. Since the fire they had returned to the house hoping to recover some jewelry including some family heirloom pieces that were in a bedroom closet but unfortunately the damage was so bad that the area was basically reduced to rubble and debris and they could not find anything.
I arrived at the house and they explained that there was a marble box that had about 30 rings in it including their mothers antique $15,000.00 ring along with some other very sentimental rings.
As we entered the house I felt such as sadness as I walked by the family room to see their burned Christmas tree and ruined unopened gifts,Ugh!
Arriving at the bedroom closet on the 3rd floor the fire had burned the floors almost completely out all the way down to the lowest level were the source of the fire started at the heater. The debris from the contents of the closet,walls and ceilings were now scattered in multiple rooms in the 2 lower sections of the house and garage. I knew this was going to be no easy task but I had to do all I could to help these people.
I decided that the best way to approach this would to be to remove the bigger items from the areas and shovel the charred wet debris into buckets and dump it on a tarp in the driveway where I could more easily search it with my metal detector. While doing this we started finding burned shoes and things that were in the same closet as the jewelry but no marble box yet. Then while shoveling I looked down and seen a gold ring in the pile! I yelled out “I got one” and the wife came into the room with such a hopeful happy look on her face. She identified it as one that was in the box. Now I knew I was in the right area and we went outside to dump the full buckets and I started scanning the debris. Having my White’s V3i setup with a gold program before I knew it I was locked onto a target and spotted another ring under the coil! Again I yelled out ” I got another one”! Moments later another! Before I knew it we were getting 2-4 rings per bucket and the joy of handing them to the couple was just incredible as they would remember when and how the rings had come into their life! As happy as they were the most important ones to them had yet to be found which were the mothers antique diamonds. As the time had passed and the debris piles yielding less now we wondered where they could be? I returned to the closet floor area and noticed a large amount of debris was laying on the duct work between the 2 levels of the house and knocked it down to the floor below. As I shoveled it up I noticed what was left of a melted ring box. Carefully opening it, it was hard to tell since they were nearly encased in the melted plastic but there were the missing rings! I couldn’t wait to tell the owners and as I held it up yelling “I got it”! The wife just started crying with big smiles! and her husband just kept saying I can’t believe it,your absolutely amazing! By now a few neighbors had come over to join in the excitement and couldn’t believe it! Now as the wife had calmed down some she looked at all of the rings and counted them 24 total and felt that I had indeed found them all! Along with the rings we were able recover 2 big boxes of family pictures and memories from the burned debris which can probably be restored. She will taking the rings to a jeweler to have them cleaned and restored like new!
I received a message on my Facebook page N.J. Lost Ring Finder from Samantha asking if I possibly help find her wedding ring she had lost in the snow? She stated that while throwing the dogs ball in her backyard she felt the ring fly off her finger and although she and her husband had searched for it even after purchasing a metal detector the ring was nowhere to be found. Searching the internet she came across my Facebook page and decided ask for my help as she was missing her cherished wedding ring more and more as the days went by as she had only been married a year. We agreed to meet that weekend and give it a try! Arriving at her house I was greeted by Samantha & Clint and we entered the backyard where there was still some snow covering the area but nothing like the 2 feet of it when the ring was lost the week before. I asked Samantha to reenact how she threw the ball that day and when she did I noticed that although the ball went in a forward direction the motion of her left hand was actually more to the left. I searched the cleared area where the ball landed first with no success except for a few pieces of foil and a nickel and told her I believe it’s in the area to the left where the snow covered patio furniture was stored. We moved the furniture onto the lawn area and I began my search and with minutes I received the signal I was looking for from my White’s V3i metal detector . Scraping away the snow I could see her beautiful diamond ring shinning through the snow. I turned to Samantha with my hand out to hers and handed her the ring. She immediately began crying with tears of joy and thanking me so much! What an awesome site it was to see her and her husband smiling again as she put the ring back on her finger. Another great day! Another great recovery!
I received a call from Karen asking if I could come out to find her husbands wedding ring he lost while doing yard work ? She stated that they had just been married the previous weekend and when Joe came in the house after doing some yard work she noticed he wasn’t wearing his ring and he hadn’t noticed it had fallen off. As the days passed she had seen how upset he was and they started thinking about buying or renting a metal detector and came across my ring finders recovery service in the area on the internet. I assured them that if the ring was on the property I could find it and we agreed to do the search the following day after work. Arriving at their house Joe showed me the areas he had been working in and also had some bags of grass and debris which I would also search. Covering a section of the backyard and dumping and searching the bags and still no ring so I decided I would move out front to continue the search. While walking to the gate I continued swinging my White’s V3i metal detector and as I passed a storage shed I received a nice solid gold signal in the grass at a shallow depth. As I moved the grass aside Joe’s 1 week old ring glimmered in the sun! The whole time during the search Karen & Joe had been watching for the magical moment and just as Joe had gone in the house for a moment I found it and held it up for Karen to see. Her face lit up with happiness and as she took a deep breath I handed her the ring and called joe outside stating I found it! As Joe walked out his first words to me were “Your a miracle worker” and shook my hand. He then asked where it was and when I showed him he was surprised how it got there. What an awesome feeling it was to reunite this ring with these newlyweds and see the smiles on their faces! Another great day! Another great recovery!