I had my first search as a Ring Finder today, and I’m happy to report that it was a success!!!
I received a call from Ginger this morning (Saturday, 16 February 2019). She told me that she had lost her gold engagement ring on Wednesday (cold and rainy day) and that she’s had that ring for 34 years. I’m 32, so she’s had that ring 2 years longer than I’ve been alive! I knew I had to find it. I grabbed my gear and headed her way.
I arrived at her farm in Gurley, Alabama. Ginger explained that she had rented a metal detector and spent numerous hours trying to find her ring. With no luck, she went on Craigslist to post an ad for help. She saw my posting on there (which I had just renewed yesterday) for the Ring Finders. Ginger told me that her ring meant a lot to her and she was devastated that it was lost. She recently had it repaired and it was weighting heavier than before. She showed me 2 spots that she thought it could’ve fallen off and I got to work.
The first area I searched was where she had tossed a tape measure. Ginger had actually grabbed a bolt and reenacted the throw a few times before I got there. I setup a grid and searched that area for about an hour, but no ring.
We moved on to the next spot, which was by a few hay bales that Ginger was working around. She had moved a tarp off of the bales and was standing on top of one of the bales to help move a few. I detected along her path there. Next, I started detecting the sides and top of the bales. I got a great signal on the top of the right hay bale. I pulled out my pin pointer, started scanning, and saw that beautiful gold on gold — her lost engagement ring!!! We were both so excited and Ginger was very happy to have her ring back! It was such an awesome feeling to be able to reunite Ginger with her lost engagement ring! Total search time was about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Ginger, it was a real pleasure to find your ring, and thank you for calling the Ring Finders!!! As Chris Turner always says, I love my job! I agree 100%
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14 Replies to “Lost Engagement Ring Gurley, AL…Found!”
Congratulations to you both!
Great start… Hope you successes continue.
Thank you! I hope they do too!
Great job on your first find! Nice ring too!
Thanks, Dave! Very beautiful ring!
Very nicer recovery! Congrats on #1…Happy Hunting!!!
Thanks, Chris!!! I really appreciate it!
Way to go Christina on ur first find the first one is always sweet
Thanks Matt! It sure is 🙂
Great work christina.. it has reminded me of my first professional ringfind and the personal happiness it brought me besides that of my client. Unlike Gingers ring so full of stories mine was a newly weds plain mens band, what was special for me was it was on an island, was my first dive in years, first underwater detector I’d used which was a borrowed garrett infinium, it was in foot high seagrass and the second thing I found before I even set up my grid!! I’d gone out to check I was still comfortable diving, and then to test the detector! MMM still brings tears to my eyes. Hope you get a call again soon as returning rings is real addictive and that addiction needs feeding on a regular basis.
Thank you, Sean! You’re absolutely right, finding and returning rings is very addictive! I had called Chris when I got home after finding Gingers ring and told him that very thing. Thanks, hope I get another call soon too! I definitely have the itch again lol. Thanks for sharing your first ring find story! Awesome recovery considering the conditions! I know that first one we’ll never forget! Happy hunting!
Christina nice work you’ll never forget those smiles after a recovery, it never gets old! Really amazing to help someone out through this process.
Happy hunting 🤙
Thank you Jeff! I bet it doesn’t. To me, it almost feels like an addiction lol. I can’t wait for my next call to be able to help someone. Happy hunting!
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