I recently got a call from “Brenda” who came to Transcona to visit her folks for the Christmas holidays. While attending a gathering at a relatives house, Brenda had her engagement ring slip off her finger just before she entered the house. The ring fell and hit the cement step and bounced out of site. Brenda and her husband to be, drastically sifted through the snow in freezing temperatures (-30C) to no avail. The next day while talking aboutthe lost ring, Brenda was told by her mother in law that she heard on a CBC Radio Winnipeg program about a Metal Detecting Service available that searches for lost jewelry. Without hesitation Brenda went on the internet and before long she came across “Lost Jewelry Recovery Service” and emailed Randy (myself) who responded and set up a search time. When I arrived at the location in -29C weather I knew I had to search reasonably fast so the detector wouldn’t freeze up from the intense cold. I searched the area in question with my White’s XLT detector set in Gold mode but could not come up with any solid hits, So I went outside the grid that Brenda told me the ring might be in and came upon a pile of snow that was piled up after the couple had been searching on their own the night before. The ring was not in the pile of snow but I swung the detector outside the pile and soon got a strong signal about 3 feet away from the pile. I gently swept the snow way from the target to reveal a beautiful white gold diamond solitaire engagement ring. I was very happy that I was able to find this ring when I did because the detector was very cold and so was I. The search took about an hour in total and at -30C that”s long enough outdoors. When Brenda came outside from warming up in the house and seen that I had recovered her lost ring she was jumping for joy. I guess it looked pretty grim there for a while but persistence paid off once again for “Lost Jewelry Recovery Service”
I’m glad you don”t have to go back home to Edmonton without your ring Brenda, and I’m sure you feel the same.