Brian Carpenter, Author at The Ring Finders

Lost Platinum Wedding Ring – Found! Pittsburgh, PA (Second find of the day!)

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Brian Carpenter – Ring Recovery Specialist- Pittsburgh, PA and Indiana, PA. Lost your ring or other valuable jewelry? Call or text 814-244-2300 for assistance.

I was just on my way home from finding another ring when I received a text from Randy asking if I could look for a lost ring in the Bethel Park area of Pittsburgh. As luck would have it  (for both of us!) I was only a short distance away since I was returning from the other job. I immediately called Randy back and he informed me that he was performing a tree service job when he realized that he lost his wedding band.

When I got to the job site I could see Randy had been hard at work and with the cold weather it is understandable how his ring slipped off his finger. We talked briefly and he thought maybe it flew off his hand starting his chainsaw, or that it possibly slipped off his finger when he was cleaning up trimmings and dumping them in the woods. I went to the back where he had started the saw and began my grid search…an hour or so later – no luck. I expanded my search to other parts of the yard where he had been working and then over to where he had been dumping the trimmings. While I was searching Randy was diligently sorting through some of the trimmings and things to make it easier for me to get in there and search. I looked in the area where the limbs and things had been dumped…no luck. I was starting to think that it was lost in the woods and that I would never find it. I had one last area to check, the path he was taking from the work site to the woods. This seemed to be the least likely place and after three hours I was hoping that I was going to have enough daylight to conduct a second search as my optimism started to fade. Meanwhile Randy had strapped on his climbing gear and impressively scaled a tree and was back at work.

I started searching the path from the trees to the dump site and after a few passes I had a solid hit in a pile of leaves he had blown off to the side. I reached down and there was the platinum ring! I walked over and jokingly asked Randy if he wanted to come down to get his ring or if he wanted me to throw it up to him. He rapidly descended from the tree and came over to get his ring. He was as elated that I found his ring as I was relieved. I think we were both starting to doubt I was going to find it.

Randy thanked me several times and we talked briefly before he started back to his task at hand. Once again he climbed the tree and was back at work. In my brief time with Randy it is apparent that he is a genuine and hard working guy who I am extremely happy that I was able to reunite with his ring and if I ever need a tree guy I know who to call!

Today was also a first – two recoveries in one day – thank you to Bob and Randy for trusting me to look for their rings and thankfully I was able to come through for both of them.



Lost Wedding Ring – Found! in Pittsburgh, PA

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Brian Carpenter – Ring Recovery Specialist, Pittsburgh, PA and Indiana, PA. Lost your ring, car keys, cell phone, other precious metal valuables or jewelry? Metal Detecting Service. Call or Text 814-244-2300 as soon as possible for assistance.

I received a text from Bob asking me if I would be willing to look for his lost wedding band in the Pittsburgh area. We spoke briefly on the phone to work out the details and agreed on today. The ring was believed to have been lost while gardening and was thought to be in one of his flower beds or in the woods where he dumps his clipping. Bob explained to me that the ring was more than just a wedding band, but an heirloom with significant meaning.

Of course as I set out to meet Bob I was greeted by the first snow of the year, albeit just some flurries with a dusting here or there along the way. However, by the time I reached Bob’s house the snow had stopped and the sky was turning blue, I was hoping it was a good omen for my search. The thought had crossed my mind while on my way to send Bob a text and tell him we would have to wait for better weather as I am a “fair weather” ring finder when I was a few minutes from his house, but then my better judgement told me to remember – “you are a ring finder, not a comedian” so I held off.

Bob was warm and welcoming when I met him and showed me the area to be searched. Despite the cold weather he wanted to be outside to accompany me while I searched. I checked the front flower gardens and not really so much as a peep on my machine. I asked Bob to show me where he dumped his clipping and he took me back to the edge of the woods. My thought was a quick check there before I started searching the yard between the flower beds and the woods. No sooner did I start searching the clippings and my AT Pro hit the sweet spot. I reached down into the clippings and pulled out the gold wedding band with a channel of diamonds. Bob checked his watch, I had been there less than a half hour total.

As I handed the ring over to Bob I could see all the emotions his face – thankfulness, relief, happiness…  Bob was kind enough to share the story of his ring with me. It is not my story to retell, but I will say that it is one that touched the heart, probably similar in many ways to some of the stories that other ring finders have heard as well, and it underlines the importance of what we do. It was a great pleasure to meet Bob today and an even greater one to return his heirloom wedding band!



Lost Gold Wedding Ring – Found! Baden, PA (Pittsburgh Area)

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Brian Carpenter – Ring Recovery Specialist, Pittsburgh, PA and Indiana, PA. Lost your ring or other valuable jewelry? Metal Detecting Service. Call/Text 814-244-2300 as soon as possible for assistance.

I received a text from Mr. Lopez who stated that he had lost his ring while gardening at his residence and would like my assistance. Upon my arrival Mr. Lopez stated that he had been working in his garden in the front yard and had spent some time in the back yard as well. Mr. Lopez had a front yard that is one big impressive garden with several different species of flowers and plants. The challenge here would be to make it around all of the plants and flowers without disturbing all of his hard work and not missing any of the terrain where the ring could be hiding at the same time. I began my search and BAM! within the first few minutes (a personal best!) I found the ring hiding in a tuft of grass. When I knocked on the door Mr. Lopez was concerned that I was knocking so quickly after getting started that maybe his cat had escaped from the house, however much to his surprise it was because I had found his ring. I was relieved to have found Mr. Lopez’s ring and return it to him as he had mentioned about having to replace it and I believe that some things can just not truly be replaced.





Lost Diamond Ring in Apollo, PA – Found!

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Brian Carpenter – Ring Recovery Specialist, Pittsburgh, PA and Indiana, PA…Lost your ring?…Metal Detecting Specialist – Call/Text anytime 814-244-2300.

I received a call from a gentleman who wanted to inquire if I could help find his wife’s diamond ring that was believed to be lost in the side yard at their house. I arrived at the house and was shown the area to search. It was believed that the ring had fallen off of her finger while playing ball with the children in the yard. I was feeling quite confident as I normally do at the beginning of most of my searches, however once I turned on my machine and ground balanced there was an abnormally high amount of interference, so much so that it began to make me nervous as I have never encountered this much chatter before. I started to change my settings and had to turn the sensitivity down to the the lowest level to cut out all the interference, not how I normally search for sure. I started my grid search of the area and just after I started my second grid area I found the white gold diamond ring about an hour in to my search!

When I knocked on the door I showed Brittany’s husband the ring and asked him if he would like to give it back. He told me I could have the honor of returning it to Brittany. Then the moment every “ring finder” cherishes the BIG smile and the excitement that comes with returning that which was lost.



Lost Wedding Ring – Pittsburgh, PA…Found

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Brian Carpenter – ring recovery specialist, Pittsburgh, PA – lost your ring? Metal detecting service – call or text 814-244-2300 anytime. I received a text from a client who lost his silver wedding ring in his backyard. With all the inclement weather his gutters were full and needed cleaned out. He was cleaning his gutters out from on the roof of the back porch and when he discarded some of the debris and his wedding ring fell off and landed on a steep hillside in the backyard. I arrived and started my search and a short time later I located the silver wedding band and Josh  had it back in no time.


Lost Rings – Pittsburgh and Indiana, PA Metal Detecting Service

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Brian Carpenter – Ring and Valuable Metal Item Recovery…lost your ring, jewelry, or other metal valuable, call me for assistance in locating it as soon as possible.  I am available in the Western Pennsylvania area and serve Pittsburgh, Indiana (PA) and other nearby areas, 814-244-2300. I work on a reward basis meaning you pay what you think my service was worth to you for recovering your lost ring or valuable. I cannot promise that I will be able to recover your lost ring or valuable, but you can count on me to give an honest and diligent effort in doing so.